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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CPT spotlight

The Talk Test: An Underrated Fitness Tool for Personal Trainers

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There are endless tech options available when it comes to tracking intensity levels during a workout, but technology sometimes requires a learning curve, and it can be expensive.
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wellness spotlight

6 Practical Steps to Manifesting

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
In the plethora of information available on the internet, finding concrete and user-friendly information on how to make a life change or successfully work towards a new goal can be overwhelming. The good news is that working towards your intentions does ...
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Nutrition spotlight Behavior Change

A Look at Motivational Interviewing in Fitness

Justin Kompf
Justin Kompf |
One of my biggest interests in health and fitness is behavioral coaching. Many chronic health issues boil down to decisions people make day in and day out. Coaching is both an art and a science that can help people change their behavior and thus their ...
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Nutrition spotlight

Comprehensive Guide to Dieting for Vegan and Vegetarian Athletes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
An athlete can eat a vegan or vegetarian diet without sacrificing their performance or body composition, but it takes planning and intentional food choices to be successful.
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Nutrition spotlight

Vitamins and Supplements For Athletes: Providing an Athletic Edge

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Supplements have been at the heart of athletes for millennia. There are reports of athletes consuming non-traditional food items before the competition to improve performance as far back as the original Olympic Games.
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