wellness spotlight

How to Lower Cortisol: 8 Ways to Regulate Cortisol

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Metabolic syndrome, hair loss, insomnia, frequent colds and flu, missed menstrual periods, ulcers, and orthopedic pain are just some of the health problems blamed on excessive stress.
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Sports Performance Nutrition spotlight

Nutrition for Athletes: Gaining an Understanding of Sports Nutrition

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Ever wonder about the various fields you could work in if you were to pursue a nutrition degree or certification? The extent of your options is much larger than you imagined. You could apply to work in hospitals or home care settings, work within the ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Attract More Clients as a Nutrition Coach in 8 Steps

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Whether you are a NASM Nutrition Certified Coach or a nutrition professional looking to expand your coaching business, it is important to know how to attract more clients and build a successful coaching business.
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spotlight Cardio

Heart Rate Zone Training: Does It Work or Not?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
From wearable fitness trackers to group fitness classes that use heart rate monitors, it’s not uncommon to be incentivized to train in specific heart rate zones to see the results that you want. Does heart rate training work?
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Nutrition spotlight Hypertrophy

Alcohol and Muscle Growth: How it Affects Muscular Development

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
As you prepare yourself a nice dinner, you may think to pair the meal with a nice wine. Or perhaps the weekend rolls around and you plan social outings with friends or relatives, in which you think to indulge in a few drinks.
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CPT spotlight

Drop Sets for Gains: Why This Lifting Format Works

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Strength training research points to the importance of training to muscle failure to maximize exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy (Willardson 2007). Many gym-goers use a standard horizontal load system, also known as a straight-set, to reach this goal.
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Senior Fitness spotlight

Why Become a Senior Fitness Trainer? Career Outlook, Salary, and More

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
"The gym is mostly for grandma; she belongs there more than the rest of us do. We are doing this for recreation, she is doing this to sustain her independent way of life." (Isratel, 2021)
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wellness spotlight

Reasons Why You Should Become a Wellness Coach

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
It is somewhat shocking to look at statistics on death and chronic illnesses in the United States only to realize that many of these diseases are entirely preventable by lifestyle choices. Metabolic disorders (i.e., dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes), ...
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spotlight Personal Trainer Marketing

How to Make a Personal Trainer Business Plan

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Personal training can be one of the most rewarding careers an individual can pursue. You get to connect with people on a meaningful level, you positively impact their lives, and you can work in a field that you are passionate about.
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Nutrition spotlight

Do You Need to Take Protein Powder If You Are Serious About Fitness?

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Protein, Protein, Protein. By this point, most of us are aware of protein's muscle-enhancing benefits — especially regarding exercise. But does attaining the highest levels of fitness require the addition of protein powders to your diet?
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