CPT Fitness Senior Fitness

Are Older Adults Indifferent, Scared, and Reluctant to Exercise?

Jena Walther, MS |
Exercise can bring numerous benefits to older adults, both physically and psychologically, so why aren’t they active enough? Sometimes the biggest challenges to training this group, or even getting them to attempt any exercise at all, are their perceived ...
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Fitness Cardio

New Programming Ideas for Traditional Cardio Exercise, Part 1

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Cardio programs continue to evolve given the changing needs and desires of exercisers. Driven in part by time constraints, but also by emerging research, it is the shorter, more-intense, yet time-efficient programs that are perhaps the most popular ...
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Fitness Assessments

Kinetic Chain Assessments Streamlined

Geoff Lecovin |
Corrective exercise - as an exercise discipline - uses a systematic process that involves identifying neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, developing a plan of action and integrating a corrective strategy. This process requires knowledge and application of ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Whole Grains and Nutrition: There's More Than Meets The Eye!

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
What’s all the interest in grains? Dietary guidelines recommend that at least half of the grains we eat are whole grains. Whole grains, gluten-free, enriched, refined, and pseudo-grains, what does it all mean to your diet and health? Here we’ll take a ...
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CPT Fitness Weight Loss

Assessing Change - Beyond the Number on the Scale

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
When clients want to change their body composition, such as losing fat or gaining lean mass, how will you determine if they are meeting their goals? You can use a weight loss calculator, BMI calculator, skinfold measurements, and more.  There are many ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition Recovery

Prep and Recovery: New Cornerstones to Effective Exercise Programming

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Looking for optimal exercise training results? What you do before and after could be just as important as the actual training itself. Discover where to focus pre-exercise efforts and what to consider for post-exercise recovery.
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans

30 Minute Workout Programs for Busy Clients

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Here’s a quick 30-minute workout that will get clients on the road to fitness! These short, effective routines are perfect for online personal trainers who have busy clients that don't have the time to make frequent gym appointments! The biggest excuse ...
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CPT Fitness Senior Fitness NASM

Boosting Brain Fitness – Understanding the Brain-Exercise Connection

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Neuroplasticity was a relatively unknown term until the 1970s when scientists began accepting the notion that our brain is a not a physiologically static organ, becoming fixed shortly after birth with approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) (1, ...
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Fitness

5 Fitness Myths-Busted!

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? Here, Brent Brookbush, DPT, PT, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, CSCS, ACSM-H/FS, NASM Master Instructor, and author of Fitness or Fiction: The Truth About Diet and Exercise, gets to the bottom of ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

Heat: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies for Training in the Heat

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
Keeping athletes and clients performing at their peak while also avoiding heat-related illnesses takes preparation and planning. Bodies need time to adapt to the increased physiological demands of training in warm environments. But even with preparation ...
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