Podcast

An Interview with Snowboarding Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Host and NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey is joined by four-time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis. The two will discuss her journey to the top of the snowboarding mountain, her passion for fitness, her decision to become an NASM Certified Personal trainer, ...
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Nutrition spotlight Behavior Change

A Look at Motivational Interviewing in Fitness

Justin Kompf
Justin Kompf
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One of my biggest interests in health and fitness is behavioral coaching. Many chronic health issues boil down to decisions people make day in and day out. Coaching is both an art and a science that can help people change their behavior and thus their ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Comprehensive Guide to Dieting for Vegan and Vegetarian Athletes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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An athlete can eat a vegan or vegetarian diet without sacrificing their performance or body composition, but it takes planning and intentional food choices to be successful.
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wellness Nutrition spotlight

What is a Wellness Coach and Why Are They Important?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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You wouldn’t believe it would take a nutrition expert to understand the basics of nutrition, especially when eating is a necessity of life. However, you’d be really surprised to know that many people don’t even know what an example of a protein is!
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wellness spotlight

Exercise as Stress Management: How Workouts Help Your Wellbeing

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager
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Exercise should not be stressful. I repeat exercise should not be stressful. Exercise should alleviate stress.
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Muscles

What is Muscle Action? Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Muscles

Mel Siff 0
The process of muscle contraction is central to all fitness, strength and sports training, yet there are many aspects of this apparently well-known phenomenon that are not adequately understood even at a more popular level.
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Weight Loss Nutrition

Foods for Weight Loss: The Top 15 Foods to Shed Calories

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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When it comes to weight loss, or teaching clients how to calculate calories, the formula is quite simple. You must burn more calories in a day than you consume. This would put you in a calorie deficit. To lose 1lb per week, it is suggested to consume 500 ...
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Weight Loss

How to Lose Water Weight Effectively

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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I’ve had many a client come into their workout in a panic because they seemingly gained 3-5 pounds overnight. The conversation goes something like this: “I can’t believe I put on 3 extra pounds yesterday,” says the client. “What do you mean?” I ask. They ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Vitamins and Supplements For Athletes: Providing an Athletic Edge

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Supplements have been at the heart of athletes for millennia. There are reports of athletes consuming non-traditional food items before the competition to improve performance as far back as the original Olympic Games.
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stretching spotlight

The Benefits of Stretching: Learn the Advantages of Flexibility

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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“Make sure you stretch!” - Something we often hear before or after we participate in any sort of exercise. But is stretching that good for you? What exactly are the benefits of having a regular stretching routine?
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