Senior Fitness

Fitness After 50: 5 Reasons to Stay Motivated In Your Training

Maria DiGiuseppe |
I take for granted that I get up daily and know I'm going to do exercise. It's the way I think, but it's NOT the way everyone thinks. It's my routine because I'm a personal trainer.
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Weight Loss Nutrition spotlight

How Many Carbs Should You Eat a Day to Lose Weight?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Low carbohydrate diets have become a very popular tool for weight loss over the last several decades. While much of the scientific rationale behind why they are utilized for weight loss, such as the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis, have largely been ...
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Weight Loss

Normal Weight Obesity: How to Manage a 'Skinny Fat' Body Composition

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Many of us (and our clients) have a fixation on the weight scale. We judge our fitness, progress, and unfortunately, at times, self-worth, based on that number that appears on the scale when we step on it first thing in the morning.
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Workout Plans

How Effective Are Resistance Band Workouts?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’re motivated to get your daily workout in but can’t always make it to the gym, you’ll likely get moving outside, do some bodyweight exercises, or maybe you break a sweat in the home gym you built! However, buying free weights and other fitness ...
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Recovery

Muscle Soreness & DOMS: How to Prevent & Treat Sore Muscles

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’ve ever done any type of strenuous exercise, I’m sure you have felt the effects of it the next day. Can’t move. Stiff. Aching… what most of us allude to as muscle soreness.
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Fitness

The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
In a world of limitless fitness tech options and gadgets, is it still valid to judge the intensity of your workout based on how it feels? Short answer: Yes! The RPE scale is a simple, yet surprisingly accurate way to monitor intensity of exercise.
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NASM CPT Podcast

FIT Summit Topics from Singapore

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The “NASM-CPT Podcast” spans the globe as Rick Richey made the 9,500-mile trek from New York City to Singapore for this very special road show. In this episode, Rick deep dives into key points of discussion from the FIT Summit where he is serving as a ...
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Nutrition

6 Tips for Avoiding and Responding to Food Cravings

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
“Why do I have no self-control with unhealthy foods?” is a common question a person might ask themselves after he or she makes the impulsive choice to eat junk food. This is especially true if there is an established goal related to eating healthier, ...
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CPT

Tax Deductions for Gym Gear

Pat Darby, CFP®, EA
Pat Darby, CFP®, EA |
It is a common misconception that everything related to your fitness business is a tax deduction. In reality, there are some limitations and rules that you need to be aware of. Many think just because something is used “while running your business” ...
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wellness spotlight

What is a Wellness Coach and Why Are They Important?

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Most people know what they “should” do to foster a life of wellness. Eat a balanced diet and avoid processed foods, get regular movement, prioritize sleep, reduce stress, and cultivate a positive outlook on life that includes purpose, meaning, and ...
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