Fitness Nutrition

Is Fructose Actually Bad For You? 5 Truths You Need to Know

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Over the last 10-15 years, there has been a lot of discussion about the role that fructose plays in many of our chronic health issues, including obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and many others. However, most of these discussions are ...
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CPT Fitness

Exercise Adherence Tips: Avoid Using the Words “I Should”

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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Exercise adherence and commitment vary from individual to individual. Some people have an easy time making exercise a regular habit, while others struggle to stay consistent and need a behavioral change. Some struggle due to barriers in their life ...
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CPT Fitness NASM CPT Podcast

Start Your First Personal Training Session with PAR-Q

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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The first session with a new client (or as a new trainer) can be daunting. How do you start the session? What do we talk about? Should I refer them to a physician based on certain answers? What assessments should I perform?
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CPT Fitness wellness American Fitness Magazine

Emotions in Motion: Exercise as an Anxiety Intervention

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS
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In the gym, we expect to use our body’s full range of motion. In life, we’re entitled to a full range of emotions, too. Provided we’re able to express and manage our emotions appropriately, this  is healthy. But for some people, emotions can affect ...
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CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

The Transformation Specialist

Ryan Halvorson
Ryan Halvorson
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It’s a scene many personal trainers know well. You’re working with a client who feels defeated and wants to quit, and you have to show a little tough love. Chris Powell specializes in this. “Every time you tell me you can’t do something, I’m going to ...
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CES CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

Training Edge: Industry News, Insights, and Tools

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio
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Build Neck Strength to Lower Concussion Risk In recent news published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, researchers who examined previous studies on concussion concluded that increasing neck strength “could substantially reduce ...
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CPT Fitness Q & A

Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Tyler Mahfet

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who’s making a difference in their community. For October, we spoke with Tyler Mahfet, a recently certified CPT. After suffering from anxiety and depression as a ...
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CPT Fitness NASM CPT Podcast Muscles

Overactive and Underactive Muscles Part 2: Excessive Forward Lean and Low Back Arch

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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You asked for it – you got it! This is part two of three episodes (listen to part one here) where the topic of over- and underactive muscles will be discussed. This episode will cover two common movement compensations in the overhead squat assessment:
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Fitness Behavior Change

Habit Stacking – A Different Approach to Behavior Coaching

Josh Elsesser
Josh Elsesser
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As fitness professionals, it is our job and responsibility to provide the best opportunities for our clients to succeed in their goals. In addition to providing customized, individualized workout programs, many times, we seek to help change their ...
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CPT Fitness

What Type of Trainer Should You Be? Tips for Choosing a CPT Path

Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, Master Instructor
Rich Fahmy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, Master Instructor
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Where do you even begin to look for a job as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)? This is a common question when first starting out as a newly minted CPT. The good news is that there are more employment options available than you might think at first ...
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