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By Topic: Special Populations
The Dos and Don’ts of Post-Pregnancy Fitness
Jan. 16 2024
The post-pregnancy period is a remarkable journey for new moms, marked by the joy of motherhood and all the physical changes and mental challenges that come with it...
Training Your Clients for What They Like to Do and Want to Do in Life
Jan. 5 2024
At Functional Aging Institute (FAI), we talk all the time about training your clients for ‘need to do,’ ‘like to do,’ and ‘want to do’ activities...
Considering Medical Fitness?
Sept. 27 2023
Does the idea of integrating your passion for fitness into the medical model excite you?...
Keeping Our Clients Strong — and Injury-Free — as They Age
July 6 2023
Exercising safely and effectively is important at any age, but it becomes even more crucial as your clients enter their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond...
Train Your Mature Clients Towards their Dreams
June 27 2023
When clients say they are now doing things they haven’t done in years or never even dreamed possible, you know you are changing lives!...
Training Clients with Neurodivergence
May 11 2023
You may recall working with a client that sometimes lacked motivation, signed up to work with you then disappeared for a while or missed appointments...
A Unilateral Hinge Progression for Healthy Hips
June 15 2022
Hinges and step-ups are progressive movements that, with the health client, would lead to performing split squats or lunges...
Explode Your Youth Athlete Performance Program
April 22 2022
The 6-step program built on principles, not tactics...
7 Elements of Functional Aging Training Program Design
April 20 2022
7 key elements for any program, whether 1-1 training, small group or large group fitness...
Coaching Young Athletes
April 20 2022
Stick to a few best practices in youth training to keep them healthy while making them stronger, faster, and better at their game...
Getting Fit With Fragile Bones
April 13 2022
Create safe exercise programs for your clients on the osteoporosis spectrum by educating yourself about bone health...
Is It Time to Specialize?
Nov. 2 2021
The last year and a half has forced the majority of us in the fitness industry to reevaluate, and perhaps question, our career. We have seen countless facilities close their doors and personal trainer
Is Online Training Appropriate for Everyone?
June 2 2021
What about the older generation that might be uncomfortable in a big box crowded gym? Or those who are not looking to fit into a bikini this summer?...
Understanding Grief and Parkinson’s
Feb. 15 2021
How to incorporate the brief grief questionnaire (BGQ) in assessment and training program development for clients diagnosed with the disease...
Breast Cancer’s Best-Kept Secret: Lymphedema
Nov. 10 2020
After 25 years of working with cancer patients I would venture to say that only about 90% of them knew what lymphedema was...
The Largest Opportunity in Fitness History
April 20 2019
Helping a potential stream of clients live long, healthy, meaningful lives...
The sushi-roll effect
April 10 2019
With insight, understanding, and prior planning, clients will experience the “sushi roll effect,” receiving what they want, wrapped in what they need, and hopefully coming back for more...
The Female Factor
Jan. 3 2019
Understanding the most common forms of pelvic floor dysfunction...
Get creative with obstacle course racing (OCR) training
June 20 2018
Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is arguably the largest fitness movement the world has ever seen...
More Than the Proper Dose
Dr. Tracy Hagemann
April 3 2018
Prescription medications can be roadblocks to your client's fitness goals, but with the right knowledge and some clever modifications, anything can be overcome...