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
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
Sept. 1 2010
Hot summer days call us to the water, and whether you are a casual dipper or serious swimmer, yoga can really help your strokes. Swimming, like any repetitive exercise, causes overuse in some muscle groups... View More
May 26 2010
Let's get real: We all know how to breathe since it's something that occurs automatically, spontaneously and naturally, so it seems silly to think that you can be instructed on how to breathe better, but... View More
March 15 2010
Swimming and yoga actually have a lot in common because both focus on breathing diaphragmatically (deeply from the middle body) and also moving the body in rhythm along with the breath. So a great way... View More
Feb. 3 2010
Whenit's official that a specific client is suffering from a true-bluehangover,integrating yoga into a workout can helpeasethe symptoms of a throbbing headache, excess fatigueandthe after-effects of dehydration,... View More
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Dec. 28 2009
You know the situation: Your reliable client is suddenly late, and she arrives breathless and frazzled. It’s your job to not only provide the best and safest workout possible but also help her feel... View More
Aug. 26 2009
Pilates Products Pilates has proven broad appeal to exercisers of all ages and levels of fitness and agility because of its focus on toning muscles and improving balance and alignment. At its most essential... View More
April 27 2009
Whether you’re teaching 40 health club members or 400 conference attendees, seek to include and inspire in your yoga group classes. Personally, I never bring notes, and I rarely write an outline.... View More
April 9 2009
Despite the struggle to contain costs, one human resources offering is proving resistant to cutbacks: company wellness programs. Traditional health benefits cover employees who fall ill. But workplace... View More
Feb. 25 2009
The Alabama Department of Public Health is one of eight state health departments selected to receive grants to support the development of physical activity and nutrition programs in partnership with selected... View More
Jan. 28 2009
YogaFit, one of the largest training institutes of mind/body fitness education in the US, this month launched a national community outreach program designed to help at-risk groups and individuals take... View More
Dec. 30 2008
How clearly I remember the days when my exercise routine was driven by countless and unnecessary repetitions. When I was performing reps, I did anything to distract myself � talk on... View More
Dec. 29 2008
In the ever-expanding health and fitness market, there are opportunities to do good work and to expand business models. Wellness programs for the home health care market are a tremendous opportunity for... View More
Dec. 29 2008
There are three distinct areas of exercise as it relates to health care � and reimbursement. Most trainers and fitness professionals are aware of cardiac rehab, which actually began... View More
Nov. 17 2008
Pilates has grown exponentially over the past decade in and around the club scene – fulfilling the needs of regular exercisers, athletes, rehab clients and even children. Basically anyone who desires... View More
Nov. 17 2008
The demand for Pilates programs in fitness facilities has grown rapidly over the past decade with 10.7 million North American participants a year. This is an extraordinary increase of 602% since 2001.... View More
Nov. 7 2008
With over 10 million people participating in Pilates today, there's no wonder personal trainers are jumping at the chance to certify. By adding Pilates to their current repertoire, they can retain more... View More
Oct. 22 2008
An online game might be the secret weapon for winning the war against childhood obesity. Researchers at George Mason University have designed and tested a nutrition education program called "Color My Pyramid"... View More