Sept. 1 2012
The business of fitness involves much more than helping people attain the perfect physique. Any industry professional knows it takes considerable focus on balancing a variety of elements to create a healthy... View More
book review
April 1 2012
Matt Fitzgerald, renowned sports journalist, recounts the 1989 Ironman World Championship race, known as the "Iron War" between two of the world's most dominant athletes, Dave Scott and Mark Allen. Fitzgerald... View More
book review
March 4 2012
A fantastic reference book for any fitness professional's library, Irene Lewis-McCormick's new book A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength, offers a user-friendly guide focused on dispelling myths and... View More
book review
Jan. 3 2012
A fitness professional can never have too many books and resources on human anatomy and kinetics. Frederic Delavier's Core Training Anatomy is a perfect addition to any fitness professional's library;... View More
book review
Dec. 2 2011
In Smart Marathon Training, Jeff Horowitz offers one of the most comprehensive perspectives on training smarter, not harder, for marathons and half-marathons. Most importantly, he demonstrates the effectiveness... View More
book review
Oct. 25 2011
From preface-to-conclusion, Jonathan Bailor cleverly articulates the misinformation that has inundated Americans' views on fat loss for the last 30 years. His book is not just an enjoyable read, but his... View More
book review
Sept. 30 2011
As fitness professionals, we are just as much in the mindset and motivation industry as we are in the fitness industry. Ed Tseng's book, "Game. Set. Life." is a quintessential read, not only for personal... View More
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Sept. 4 2011
As a competitive athlete for more than 35 years, I train everyday with a balanced body/mind philosophy. With heart disease levels at an all time high, taking unneeded stress levels off the heart is a good... View More
book review
Sept. 4 2011
In the spirit of PFP's Mind and Body theme for September and October, Think Fit 2 Be Fit, is a perfect book that embraces the connection of the mind-body connection for ultimate health and wellness. Tammy... View More
June 22 2011
With how much time people spendsitting hunched over atdesks and computers or stuck intraffic on their commutesto and from work, it's no surprisewhen we see a clientwith poor posture. Not only does poorposture... View More
April 6 2011
A compilation of wisdom from some oftoday's leading fitness professionals, Total Body Breakthroughs is a fun readto not only get you pumped up about training, but also to lend new tips, ideas,and strategies... View More
March 23 2011
Running and outdoor sports, while beneficial, leaves our bodies tight in many areas - usually the hamstrings, hips, quadriceps and calves. A good yoga practice can balance the body, bringing flexibility... View More
Jan. 31 2011
Yoga continues to be one of the fastest growing exercises in America, and the exercise science field is finally catching up with the growing trend of yoga as a great form of functional fitness. We are... View More
Jan. 5 2011
Calling itself The Pilates Bible sets the bar high, but this book lives up to its title. It is a comprehensive detailing of Pilates, from fundamentals on the mat to advanced exercises on Pilates-specific... View More
Dec. 7 2010
Daily YOGA for stress POSTURES You and your clients can take all of these postures out of the gym and use any time of year. Chest Expansion Great for good posture, anti-aging, mood elevating and expanding.... View More
Dec. 2 2010
Long hours, deadlines, finances, politics, personalities and confinement – let's face it: Work is stressful. Most employees deal with their stress with a break of some kind and usually not a healthy... View More
Dec. 2 2010
As new fitness professionals, we work to improve the health and performanceour clients' bodies. Our primary focus is on forcing the body to adapt toincreasing workloads by building muscle and burning fat.... View More
Dec. 2 2010
It would be remiss of PFP to have a mind and body issue and leave out the third part of the trilogy, "spirit." I know, never talk religion or politics. Well, this wouldn't be the first time I went against... View More
Sept. 17 2010
In recognition of the month of September being declared "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the OAC is issuing a national call for all Americans... View More
Sept. 1 2010
As Pilates increases in popularity, so does the appeal to personal trainers to add Pilates classes to their repertoire. Offering Pilates classes creates more choices for your existing clients, and because... View More