Nutrition

What to Eat Before a Workout: Preworkout Nutrition Tips

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
When you're on the way to the gym, what's the best snack to grab? A granola bar? An apple? What about a sandwich? So many possibilities to choose from, but what's the best option? Well, much of that will largely depend on the type of workout you are ...
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CES spotlight

10 Effective Shoulder Pain Exercises: Correct Your Shoulder Today!

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Shoulder pain, prior injury, or overall dysfunction is a very common problem in both the athletic and general populations in a personal training practice. A complaint of shoulder pain occurs in 16 to 26 percent of adults and is the third most common ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Count Macros The Easy Way to Reach Your Nutrition Goals

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
If you’re an avid gym user, friends with a bodybuilder, or sat in on a novice nutrition course I’m sure you’ve heard of the term “macros” or “counting macros.” But what is the significance? Do you need to count macros to be healthy? Have no fear, all ...
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wellness spotlight

Learn How to Use The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) as a Coach

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
As a wellness coach, it can be helpful to consider incorporating tools into your coaching practice that can accentuate your work with a client. Overall, coaching tools can be helpful to add in if they bring value to the coaching experience and help a ...
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Training Benefits

Resistance Training Exercises & Concepts You Should Use

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, and at least 2 days of full-body resistance training per week. What counts as resistance training and how can you get started today? ...
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Weight Loss wellness

Preventing Stress-Related Weight Gain: 4 Strategies You Should Try!

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Many adults, especially those between the ages of 20 and 50, report high levels of psychological stress. Many of us are constantly over-scheduled, over committed, overworked, and fail to spend adequate time on self-care.
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Workout Plans

How to Increase Your Bench Press Max: The Best Ways to Bench More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you’re competing against others, or just competing against yourself, increasing your bench press max (the maximum weight that you can bench press in a single repetition) takes intentional effort. This article provides practical advice to help you ...
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wellness spotlight

Breaking Down Chronotypes and Their Benefits to Understand Sleep Types

Dr. Allison Brager
Dr. Allison Brager |
Remember those days of staying up well past midnight in college? Weekend or weekdays, hanging with friends or no friends, we all may think in our thirties and forties, how did we do that? The answer lies in tiny molecular clocks present in every tissue ...
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Nutrition spotlight

L-Arginine Supplement Benefits: Should You Supplement?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
So, you want to make gains? Well, when we are strolling the aisles of any supplement shop, the whole point is to find a magic powder or pill that will give us an extra leg up on our performance right?
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Sports Performance OPT Model

Plyometrics: Developing Power With Plyometric Exercises

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI |
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? Or who want to increase their explosive strength?
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