CPT personal training clients spotlight

Five Ways to Overcoming Barriers to Effective Communication

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS
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Communication is the largest single factor that determines the quality of our relationships. As trainers, instructors, and other health professionals, our ability to communicate effectively will drive our careers' success.
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Exercise and Nutrition- A Marriage Made in Heaven- but for our bodies.

Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D., CSCS 0
Many trainers are very well aware of the power of both exercise and nutrition to influence our performance and our health. Unfortunately, many trainers have made themselves nutrition experts and are practicing nutritional therapy illegally. Yes, ...
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Glutes spotlight Squats Exercise Library

How to Perform Goblet Squats for Stronger Glutes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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Squats are a staple exercise in any workout. From bodyweight squats to barbell squats and everything in-between, you can find a squat variation that uses almost any equipment type. Not only is the squat one of the most functional exercises, but it's also ...
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Glutes spotlight Exercise Library

How to Do a Glute Bridge: Form, Workouts, and More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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After hours of sitting at your desk, sitting behind the wheel, and sitting on the couch, the glutes can become underactive. Over time, our bodies adapt to long hours of sitting, resulting in unwanted back pain and tightness, along with some faulty ...
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Nutrition spotlight Behavior Change

How to Be Healthy Without Restricting Foods: 8 Tips for Success

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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I have often heard clients, fitness center members, and friends share their weight loss journey through improved nutritional habits over my fifteen years as a fitness and behavioral change professional. Most of these examples and stories are positive and ...
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Weight Loss Nutrition spotlight

How To Meal Prep For Weight Loss

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski
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When it comes to embarking on a weight loss journey, or even if you’re looking to make some minor changes in your diet and create more stability and consistency, planning ahead is always going to be helpful! Remember, what will work best for you and your ...
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Fitness spotlight Exercise Library

How to Perform a Standard Plank With 4 Variations

Melissa Hatton
Melissa Hatton
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Do you remember the recent social media "planking" fad where individuals would perform planks in some precarious and curious places? While some were photoshopped to express creativity and superhuman strength, when performed correctly, he plank is an ...
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spotlight Behavior Change

Examples of Behavior Change Goals Through Small Steps and Tiny Habits

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey
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As a behavior change specialist, many of our clients like to set new goals for the New Year. By this time of the year, however, it’s estimated that a large majority of people who set New Year’s Resolutions have already given up. If you work in a larger ...
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strength Women's Fitness spotlight

Weight-lifting for Women: Why Women Should Lift

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Weight-lifting was historically an exercise modality that women shied away from for fear of being "too masculine" or "getting too big." Female strength sports did not become fully recognized until the 1970s and 1980s with the recognition of female ...
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Certified Personal Trainer Research Study spotlight

Research Review: Adequate Dietary Protein Has Associated Benefits for Postmenopausal Women (60-90 Years)

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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Ideal protein (PRO) intake is a topic of much debate in the fitness community as the benefits and recommended intakes can vary greatly depending on the source. Likewise, PRO needs can be considerably different depending on an individual’s baseline ...
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