CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

Working Through Cancer: Exercise as a Part of Recovery

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed ...
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Fitness Personal Trainer Marketing

How to Become a Fitness Influencer

Amanda Vogel, MA |
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CES CPT Fitness

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
What is thoracic outlet syndrome? Are there assessments that personal trainers can consider to identify it, and can corrective exercise programming help?
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CPT Fitness Weight Loss

New Year’s Resolutions: If Not Weight Loss, Then What?

Amanda Boyer, MS, RDN, CD, NASM-CPT |
Twenty nineteen is upon us and New Year’s resolutions are on many people’s mind. It is common that goals are oriented around body shape or weight loss, which we have found can sometimes cause more harm than good. If you want to practice from a Health At ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Can You Get Enough Protein (And Other Nutrients) on a Vegan Diet?

Brierley Horton, MS, RD |
FYI: You can find more information on this subject in the NASM course on plant-based diets - which condenses a section of the NASM nutrition certification course into a bite-sized portion.  People choose to “go vegan” for a variety of reasons—perhaps ...
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3 Unwelcome Workout Partners: The Gym Fungus Among Us

Stacey Penney
Stacey Penney |
A post- workout glow, a feeling of strength and happiness, those are the things you and your client's want to take away from the gym. But there may be some not so welcome fungal tag alongs.
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Activity and Cognition: Get Moving for an Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Kandi Stull, MS |
Advertisers market their products to fight that 2:30 crash. Coffee chains promote their afternoon caffeinated happy hours to help get you through the day. Some cultures even have an after-lunch siesta to combat fatigue. What if there was a different way ...
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AFib: What You Should Know When the Heart Skips a Beat

Geoff Lecovin |
Moderately elevating a client's heart rate during physical activity is a goal of most exercise programs, but what about when a client has AFib?
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CPT Fitness

Your Mission Statement: What is it, why you need it, and how to create it.

Josh Elsesser
Josh Elsesser |
Why do you do what you do? Who are you trying to help? What specifically are you going to do to help them? These are some of the questions that you’ll need to answer to have a clear
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance Workout Plans

Understanding Muscle Atrophy: Use It or Lose It

Jerod Langness, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, WLS, Master Trainer |
It is often said, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” but it is rarely discussed what exactly “it” is. With our bodies being so complex it is important to have an understanding of what occurs when getting in shape and when we start down the ...
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