Nutrition spotlight

Staying in Scope with Nutrition

Christopher Mohr, PHD, RD
Christopher Mohr, PHD, RD
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How often do you hear questions like: “How much protein should I have?” “What do you think about intermittent fasting?” “Should I follow the [insert name of current popular diet] to lose weight?” It’s not surprising. Nutrition and fitness certainly can’t ...
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Certified Personal Trainer spotlight Youth Fitness

Family Exercises: 5 Easy Tips to Keep a Family Well

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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We can teeter on using the term "fit" to refer to a family's health and wellbeing, but that can all-too-often encompass a notion that a family's goals are performative. Being WELL is the goal.
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Nutrition spotlight hypertrophy

Recipes for Gaining Muscle (Try These Foods!)

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter
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Gaining muscle is not quite as easy as going to the gym and lifting weights. That is just one part of the equation. In reality, gaining muscle requires two main things: a stimulus for growth and the energy to grow tissue.
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Certified Personal Trainer stress spotlight

The Causes of Stress: A Breakdown of the Physiology [Guide]

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana
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Stress stimulates appetite, it increases abdominal fat, it increases risks for disease and it can even play a role in our intimate relationships. The list could keep going, but what exactly is stress and how is it connected to all these consequences?
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American Fitness Magazine trx American Fitness Magazine Fall 2020 spotlight

The Origins of TRX Training®: Creating a Global Training Brand

Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Shirley Archer, JD, MA
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  Originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. When Randy Hetrick “MacGyvered” the predecessor for today’s TRX® Suspension Trainer™ while serving as a Navy SEAL officer in 1997, he had no idea he was creating an entirely new ...
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mental toughness spotlight

Self-Care: 5 Tips for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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Self-care is a word that keeps emerging in news articles and company-wide employee emails during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the unprecedented stress many individuals face, some companies are re-establishing their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ...
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spotlight

Master Instructors of the Month - September 2020

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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NASM and AFAA are stewards of what it means to be the best and brightest in fitness and wellness. Both brands are focused on building a diverse and unique community dedicated to creating a better and brighter future in the industry.  
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Certified Personal Trainer spotlight

Setting Smart Fitness Goals: How to Overcome Mental Hurdles

Cherilyn McLester, PhD
Cherilyn McLester, PhD
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Exercise is often associated with physical exertion and adaptations such as weight loss, improved athletic performance, and increased strength. However, one thing that these variables all have in common is that they are not mindless.
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Certified Personal Trainer CPT Q & A spotlight

Q & A with Sal Stowers

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If you’re a fan of daytime television, you probably recognize Sal Stowers. She’s a regular on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, where she plays police detective Lani Price. As you'll see, though, that is just a small part of who she is and what she's passionate ...
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spotlight Behavior Change

Bringing About Meaningful Behavior Change

Sam Arnold
Sam Arnold
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Meeting new people can lead to many things in life. For personal trainers and behavior change specialists specifically, the situation can offer up opportunities to network, connect with someone in a new field or part of town, and potentially even gain a ...
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