wellness

How Stress Affects The Body: A Helpful Guide

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
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Stress stimulates appetite, it increases abdominal fat, it increases risks for disease and it can even play a role in our intimate relationships. The list could keep going, but what exactly is stress and how is it connected to all these consequences?
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American Fitness Magazine Recovery

Exploring the Science of Recovery

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
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Recovery from training is becoming recognized as one of the most important aspects of physical activity and overall wellness. As we sort through the myriad recovery strategies and their varied levels of scientific support, it’s important to remember that ...
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CPT spotlight

Drop Sets for Gains: Why This Lifting Format Works

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
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Strength training research points to the importance of training to muscle failure to maximize exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy (Willardson 2007). Many gym-goers use a standard horizontal load system, also known as a straight-set, to reach this goal.
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Cardio

Using Stage Training to Improve Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
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Of the various components that comprise a client’s total physical fitness program, cardiorespiratory endurance is probably the most misunderstood and underrated. In order to understand how to perform cardiorespiratory training in the most effective and ...
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans Cardio

Peripheral Heart Action Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
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We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of controlling the numbers (less calories in, more calories out and weight loss can be achieved).
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Senior Fitness spotlight

Why Become a Senior Fitness Trainer? Career Outlook, Salary, and More

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
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"The gym is mostly for grandma; she belongs there more than the rest of us do. We are doing this for recreation, she is doing this to sustain her independent way of life." (Isratel, 2021)
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wellness

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
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Consistently exercising over time has an array of health benefits. It’s easy for individuals to emphasize the physical benefits of exercise more, but there are a variety of mental health benefits that are just as important to note.
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wellness spotlight

Reasons Why You Should Become a Wellness Coach

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
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It is somewhat shocking to look at statistics on death and chronic illnesses in the United States only to realize that many of these diseases are entirely preventable by lifestyle choices. Metabolic disorders (i.e., dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes), ...
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spotlight Personal Trainer Marketing

How to Make a Personal Trainer Business Plan

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
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Personal training can be one of the most rewarding careers an individual can pursue. You get to connect with people on a meaningful level, you positively impact their lives, and you can work in a field that you are passionate about.
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Nutrition spotlight

Do You Need to Take Protein Powder If You Are Serious About Fitness?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
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Protein, Protein, Protein. By this point, most of us are aware of protein's muscle-enhancing benefits — especially regarding exercise. But does attaining the highest levels of fitness require the addition of protein powders to your diet?
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