new year's resolutions COVID-19 spotlight

5 Tips for Setting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions Despite the Pandemic

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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As we consider setting personal resolutions for 2021, it is crucial to recognize that the goal-setting process and the behaviors are chosen to achieve those goals might look different this year due to the pandemic.
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HIIT Workout Plans

HIIT Workouts: Programming, Exercises, and Benefits

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
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One of the most common misperceptions that many fitness enthusiasts have about exercise is that it is necessary to spend hours working hard and sweating buckets to get results.
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Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power in Everyday Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Power is the ability to produce large amounts of force quickly. Are there any athletes that would not want to improve their ability to generate power? Strength and Conditioning Coaches who want to give their athletes some added explosiveness?
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spotlight Sleep

4 Negative Side Effects of Inadequate Sleep and How to Sleep Properly

Pete McCall
Pete McCall
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No one is born knowing how to exercise. It is a subject that must be studied and understood correctly to do it properly. Earning the Certified Personal Trainer credential from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) means that you can design ...
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CPT Fitness spotlight

Active Recovery Workouts: What to Do on Your Rest Day

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a decent amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury ...
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CPT spotlight

CPT's role within a circle of care

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills
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A client may have a wide range of wellness needs, and the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is just one member of a team that consists of medical and other allied health professionals and other supporting individuals working with a client to meet those ...
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diet Nutrition spotlight

What is a Ketogenic Diet and How do You Follow it?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Over the last several decades, we have seen a rise in the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets. These diets have ranged from just low-carb diets to ketogenic diets to even zero carb diets (e.g., The Carnivore Diet).
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Workout Plans COVID-19 spotlight

8 Tips for Transitioning Back to At-Home Workouts During the Pandemic

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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  With COVID-19 numbers rising exponentially across the country, many avid fitness center enthusiasts might be concerned that their local fitness center will close again due to safety precautions and local regulatory guidelines.
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Training Benefits American Fitness Magazine COVID-19 American Fitness Magazine Fall 2020

Moving Forward: A Fitness Pioneer’s Pandemic-Inspired Best Practices

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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  “My whole schtick when I opened in 2013 was to provide the fitness industry’s first one-on-one personal training that’s done in a group setting,” says Donny Day, NASM-CPT, owner of Peak Zone Fitness in Lake Highlands, Texas.
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Thanksgiving Nutrition spotlight

Approaching Thanksgiving with a Healthy Mindset

Abbey Griffith
Abbey Griffith
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As an eating disorder survivor, the holiday season can be scary. In early recovery days, my mental approach to the holidays looked something like this: First, it was Thanksgiving, a whole holiday about food, listening to people talk about their diet ...
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