Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Be Healthy Without Restricting Foods: 8 Tips for Success

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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I have often heard clients, fitness center members, and friends share their weight loss journey through improved nutritional habits over my fifteen years as a fitness and behavioral change professional. Most of these examples and stories are positive and ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

How To Meal Prep For Weight Loss

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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When it comes to embarking on a weight loss journey, or even if you’re looking to make some minor changes in your diet and create more stability and consistency, planning ahead is always going to be helpful! Remember, what will work best for you and your ...
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Fitness Exercise Library

How to Do a Plank With 4 Variations: Position & Form

Melissa Hatton
Melissa Hatton
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Do you remember the recent social media "planking" fad where individuals would perform planks in some precarious and curious places? While some were photoshopped to express creativity and superhuman strength, when performed correctly, he plank is an ...
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wellness Behavior Change

Examples of Behavior Change Goals Through Small Steps and Tiny Habits

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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As a behavior change specialist, many of our clients like to set new goals for the New Year. By this time of the year, however, it’s estimated that a large majority of people who set New Year’s Resolutions have already given up. If you work in a larger ...
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Women's Fitness NASM-PES

Weight-Lifting for Women: Why Women Should Lift

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Weight-lifting was historically an exercise modality that women shied away from for fear of being "too masculine" or "getting too big." Female strength sports did not become fully recognized until the 1970s and 1980s with the recognition of female ...
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CPT Research Study

Research Review: Adequate Dietary Protein Has Associated Benefits for Postmenopausal Women (60-90 Years)

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Ideal protein (PRO) intake is a topic of much debate in the fitness community as the benefits and recommended intakes can vary greatly depending on the source. Likewise, PRO needs can be considerably different depending on an individual’s baseline ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Helping a Client Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Most clients have a goal in mind when they start working with a personal trainer. As trainers, our main objective is to help our clients reach their goals safely and efficiently. We'll do everything we can to help our clients, but what if their goal ...
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wellness

7 Ways to Reduce Stress Through Mindfulness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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As we navigate work and personal life, there will be moments when thoughts of an unknown situation and its related outcomes will weigh heavily on one's mind resulting in feelings of stress and rumination. This blog will talk about 7 ways you can ...
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Fitness Workout Plans

Maximize Bench Press Form by Addressing These Common Issues

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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The ability to perform horizontal pushing patterns, like a chest press is an essential component of anyone's movement capability. Perhaps one of the most utilized methods for practicing this movement in the gym setting, aside from the pushup, is the ...
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Fitness

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease With Hardiness Coaching

Patricia VanGalen
Patricia VanGalen
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Like a leaky roof, do we patch the hole and hope for the best? Or do we replace and restore it and do the maintenance to optimize it, despite extreme weather conditions? In ski-speak, we joke about variable conditions, which are never predictable. In ...
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