Fitness Training Benefits

Breathe Right: Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
The act of breathing seems incredibly simple, but doing it properly can be surprisingly complex--and of vital importance to your clients' performance.
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Fitness Holidays Nutrition

5 Practical Tips for Surviving the Terror of Halloween Candy

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Halloween is just around the corner, which means just one thing, copious amounts of sugar-loaded treats void of any real nutritional value—the splurge that is all in the spirit of Halloween. But is it worth the results you and your clients have worked so ...
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American Fitness Magazine Behavior Change

Force of Habit: How Behavior Change Science Impacts Success

Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Shirley Archer, JD, MA |
Originally published in the fall 2017 issue of American Fitness Magazine Personal trainers know successful training programs require time, progression and individualization. Yet trainers often have clients who just don't achieve their goals-they fail to ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Weather Got You Feeling SAD? Here's 4 Mood Boosters.

Geoff Lecovin |
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and
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CES Fitness Sports Performance Joint Health

Shoulder Function: Enhancing Scapular Stabilization

Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC |
Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool in manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our hands in front of, ...
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Top 4 Secrets of Highly Successful Fitness Professionals from AFS

Chuck Leve |
Imagine, for a moment, the first day of your first job. Were you nervous? Anxious to get out there and prove yourself? Did you wonder which fellow co-workers were going to become your friends? Were you afraid to make a mistake?
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Research in Review: Does a Shortened Hip Flexor Limit the Hip Extensor and Lower Extremity Biomechanics?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Using the overhead squat assessment as one of the series of assessments, this study examined the affect of hip flexor length on lower extremity strength, activation and biomechanics.
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CPT Fitness

5 Tips to Cue Your Training Clients for Better Movement

Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Cueing is a vital skill that every fitness professional should master. It is essential for coaching proper technique and it creates a connection between you and your client, conveying how in-tune you are to their movement and performance.
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Fitness Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Work Off Your Halloween Candy

Brian Kent, NASM-CPT, CES, PES |
Before you grab a Halloween fun size candy out of the cauldron, here's the creepy calorie count that will have you haunting the gym.
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CES CPT stretching

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Stretches: Corrective Exercise for the Wrist

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Wrist injuries are very common. This is especially true for those on the ice and snow, and also in wheeled sports and activities such as skating and skateboarding in more recent years. In fact, wrist injuries are the second most common type of upper ...
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