Fitness

Working Out with a Cold: Debunking the Myths

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The changing of seasons can bring about the onset of colds, viruses, and even flus. Much like working out with covid, there are a lot of questions to consider when working out while sick. Some of these illnesses can last several weeks, sidelining your ...
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Nutrition American Fitness Magazine

Nutrient Timing: Pre and Post-Workout Questions Answered!

Lee Murphy
Lee Murphy |
Originally appeared in the 2017 spring issue of American Fitness Magazine. Diet and exercise are the primary pillars of a healthy lifestyle plan. But can coordinating eating and workout schedules improve our fitness results? And if so, how should our ...
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Workout Plans

Personal Training for Golf: Help Clients Prepare for an Event

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actuallyless prepared to play the game.
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Fitness Evaluations: Keeping Goals on Track

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
How are those goals coming along? Setting a goal is about making changes, looking at what is -- in the here and now -- and what we want it to be. Creating and committing to the path to get there is what makes for the challenge. Regularly evaluating ...
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American Fitness Magazine Youth Fitness

Getting Young Athletes Off to a Strong Start

Mike Bracko |
  Originally appeared in the 2017 spring issue of American Fitness Magazine. Conditioning can keep kids off the sidelines by improving skills and reducing injuries. You've probably heard that today's youth are lazy, overweight and addicted to gaming. ...
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CPT Sports Performance stretching

Flexibility Training: Why Stretching and Flexibility is Important

Mike Bracko |
Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. 
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CPT

Exercise Progressions: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
If you’re a physical trainer, and you are using the calendar to progress clients, it’s time to think about digging deeper into the how and why of progressions. Understanding the phases of learning and the neural continuum can help you make ...
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CPT Fitness Personal Trainer Marketing

3 Ways Technology Can Motivate Clients to Exercise More

Amanda Vogel, MA |
As a personal trainer, you’re already skilled at holding clients accountable and pumping up their motivation. But, hey, it doesn't hurt to have a few additional tricks up your sleeve.
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CPT Fitness

The Career Paths of a Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Explore the different career paths and opportunities as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)!
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Fitness Nutrition

Healthy Eating Out Options - Dining Out in Good Health

Emily Bailey |
With so many responsibilities and not enough time, sometimes eating out seems like the most reasonable option for fueling up. Unfortunately, restaurant dishes are often loaded with calories, as well as the saturated fat, sodium and sugar that make these ...
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