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
Man doing yoga
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
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
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
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
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