Workout Plans

Great At Home 15 and 30 minute workouts

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Here are two great workouts in two convenient time-frames that can be performed just about anywhere and will help to you and your clients stay active and moving. And if you hadn't heard, NASM has a free course on designing optimal at-home workouts. And a ...
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Workout Plans

3 Workouts for anywhere you are

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Have limited space and even less equipment to workout? Consider these three Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) workouts that you can do almost anywhere.
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Workout Plans American Fitness Magazine

A 9-Exercise Body-Weight Workout

Crystal Reeves
Crystal Reeves |
Originally appeared in the winter 2015 issue of the American Fitness Magazine. Body-weight workouts are getting big buzz right now as people discover that the only equipment you really need to get fit is with you all the time. Want to give your clients a ...
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Women's Fitness Workout Plans Core Training

Progressive Exercises for Post-Pregnancy

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols |
As a Pilates instructor, I’ve worked with many women who wanted to regain strength and muscle tone after pregnancy. Some of them complained about abdominal pressure, pain or weakness even years after giving birth.
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warm-up Workout Plans

Warm-up in the Cold Months

Adam Annaccone
Adam Annaccone |
Exercise junkies know the benefits of a successful warm-up routine: increased blood flow, increased endorphins and activation of the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems. Those exercisers looking to take their routine outdoors in the cold winter ...
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Workout Plans

How to Help Desk-bound Clients Thrive

Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Shirley Archer, JD, MA |
Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. It’s likely that many of your clients spend the majority of their time sitting at a desk, staring at a screen. They then sit in their cars for a long commute. When they arrive at ...
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CPT Fitness Workout Plans

9 of the Best Arm Sculpting Exercises to Tone & Strengthen

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Are you looking for stronger and more defined arms — the type of arms you can show off? If you’re looking for the best exercises for flabby arms to become toned and sculpted, try these strength-training arm exercises.
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Workout Plans

Sagittal, Frontal and Transverse Body Planes: Exercises & Movements

Andrew Payne
Andrew Payne |
We live in a three-dimensional world. Our bodies need the ability to move in all three dimensions.
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CPT Workout Plans

Exercise Progressions and Regressions: How To's of Scaling Movement

Ken Miller
Ken Miller |
“You need good form,” or “technique is everything” are just a couple of the staple statements you hear fitness professionals and strength coaches say. This is what personal trainers are known and hired for, making sure that the client is using good ...
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CPT Group Fitness Workout Plans

Embracing the Group Effect

Ingrid Owen |
As group fitness instructors (and hybrid trainers), we know that members join our facilities for various reasons, with the primary reason to improve their fitness and health. Clearly the simplicity of that motivation does not mean it's easy to meet or ...
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