Sept. 23 2008
Editor's note: This is the first of a series that will illustrate the necessities of working with certain populations of society. Look for the continuation of the series on training seniors in the next... View More
Aug. 21 2008
Editor's note: This article is the first in a series that outlines steps and key concepts for the trainer who has the desire to tackle the youth obesity epidemic. Youth obesity has become the epidemic... View More
Aug. 6 2008
As a club owner, manager or other staff member, have you ever wondered what seniors look for in a health club? Obviously, with the growing older adult population, this should be a concern for your facility.... View More
April 21 2008
With everyone from Oprah to infomercials touting how quickly boot camps can whip participants into shape, camps are popping up in Everytown, USA, quicker than fast food restaurants. The opportunity to... View More
March 17 2008
In the increasingly competitive fitness industry today, an emerging client is the injured athlete. Whether discussing an adolescent soccer player recovering from a knee injury or the middle-aged adult... View More
March 7 2008
There is nothing more frustrating than making the effort to get your clients in better shape, only to find them sidelined from your routine by a back injury. While people tend to recognize the risk of... View More
Feb. 12 2008
Through both my articles and seminar series, I discuss the Art of Coaching quite frequently. The Art of Coaching infers that it is not what you know as a coach that matters its how you can relay it to... View More
Jan. 14 2008
Whenever I come into contact with a coach or trainer who preaches the virtues of machine-based strength training for young athletes, the same argument is typically offered: machines are safer for kids... View More
Nov. 28 2007
Since there are more than 77 million tennis enthusiasts in the US, according to Sports Illustrated, and tennis is the number one female sport in the US, there is a good chance you have a client who plays... View More
Nov. 7 2007
A Similar PhenomenonIn 1911, researchers begin taking special interest in a horse owned by a German mathematician named Von Osten. The horse, aptly named Clever Hans, was reported to able to count, add,... View More
Nov. 7 2007
The National Council on Youth Sports is reporting that kids are joining two, three or more teams at once. The NCYS Reports on Trends and... View More
Aug. 23 2007
One of the most important characteristics that separate the great trainers from just the good ones is the ability to understand what's really working and to project the fitness trends to come in the months... View More
Aug. 23 2007
It is well documented that while exercise may not cure many of the illnesses and diseases that are brought on by aging, it can definitely help to slow down or even reverse some of the adverse affects that... View More
Aug. 23 2007
It is well documented that while exercise may not cure many of the illnesses and diseases that are brought on by aging, it can definitely help to slow down or even reverse some of the adverse affects... View More
July 18 2007
Despite the exhaustive research that proves the endless benefits of regular activity exist, an astounding 50% to 60% of adults are still... View More
July 18 2007
For most fitness professionals, prenatal exercise is a topic covered by eight to 10 bullet points in the final chapter of their certification... View More
Feb. 22 2007
In today's world, there is an increasing awareness of how sedentary lifestyles and poor nutritional habits affect our children's overall health and wellness. As fitness professionals, we are aware that... View More
Jan. 16 2007
Americans are enjoying physical activity in record numbers, and it's no surprise that physical injuries are on the rise as well. Lower extremity injuries, including those to the hip, knee, foot and ankle,... View More
Sept. 20 2006
Participants in youth sports and recreational activities number in the millions across the country. Every field, court and gym in every city throughout America is filled with kids playing a variety of... View More
Sept. 20 2006
Much attention is focused on baby boomers and their fitness and wellness needs, as they are the first generation of Americans who have grown up exercising. In fact, boomers are joining health clubs at... View More