Cross-over cone touch start_0
Sept. 24 2009
The final segment of Brian's Functionally Fit knee miniseries analyzes the cross-over cone touch, an exercise ideal for increasing dynamic quad, hamstring and gluteal strength. See 'Related Resources'... View More
Sept. 9 2009
I wish I would have had this book when I first started training; I would have avoided years of stagnation and limited traction. I am, however, glad I have it now. Even as a seasoned trainer (yes, I am... View More
Sept. 9 2009
For an independent trainer, especially one just starting out, using the web is one of the best ways to find new training clients. The people that need training the most are usually the ones that spend... View More
Anterior Med Ball Lunge with Rotation Start_180x27
Sept. 9 2009
Part four of the Functionally Fit knee miniseries analyzes the anterior medicine ball lunge with trunk rotation, a great exercise for countering valgus overload and improving motor and muscle function.... View More
Lateral Band Walk Start_180x270
Aug. 27 2009
Part three of the Functionally Fit knee-focused miniseries looks at the lateral band walk/lunge, a pair of procedures that help counter IT band syndrome, informally known as runner's knee. See 'Related... View More
Aug. 26 2009
A budget crunch and a tight economy have squeezed many businesses, and the business of personal training is no different! Experienced trainers are looking at ways to service clients and offer variety in... 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
Aug. 12 2009
As trainers, we get so tired of anything promising to spot-remove fat. However, we know that “lean thighs” or a “flat belly” are terms that clients will continue to buy, regardless... View More
SL Posterior Reach_270x180
Aug. 12 2009
Brian Schiff's Functionally Fit continues to target the infamous knee with a pair of glute-strengthening, quad-building, hamstring-empowering exercises: single-leg posterior and anterior reaches.See... View More
Aug. 5 2009
If my history serves me correctly, personal training and personal computers both became mainstream at about the same time, somewhere in the mid-1980s. You can call it coincidence if you want, but ever... View More
Wall Sit Shallow_180x270
July 29 2009
Brian Schiff's Functionally Fit takes a new step - or, more appropriately, a bend - into a new miniseries. This time, he takes a look at exercises that help training one of the most troublesome parts... View More
July 17 2009
Setting your hourly rate as a fitness professional can be a bit perplexing to those new to the industry or in business for themselves for the first time. There is a perfect balance of factors to blend... View More
July 17 2009
The vast majority of personal trainers entered the field because they care deeply about helping people. But many personal trainers do not realize that the teaching they give and information they share... View More
July 8 2009
Now in its third edition, The Triathlete’s Training Bible remains a go-to source for anyone wanting a huge helping of knowledge to accompanying their tri-training. Based on Coach Joe Friel’s... View More
Tripod oblique crunch 1_270x180
July 8 2009
Brian Schiff gives his last entry into his backache-curing miniseries of Functionally Fits with the tripod oblique crunch. No equipment required on this one, just your hands, feet, legs and the rest! See... View More
July 8 2009
Here's the number-one thing I love about being in the fitness industry: You can set up your fitness business any way you want, and no one will stop you. For some trainers that might mean having a... View More
Right MB Chop Bottom_180x270
June 24 2009
Brian Schiff shows off his chops (excuse the pun) in this week with a look at diagonal chops. You'll need a medicine ball for this core-focused power exercise, as well as a client, of course!See 'Related... View More
June 10 2009
Already a New York Times bestseller, The End of Overeating is an interesting read about why our clients are so prone to eating more than is good for them.This book examines how food manufacturers discovered... View More
June 10 2009
Have you ever wondered what separates the winners from the losers in the fitness industry? It's got to be something because salaries for full-time trainers range everywhere from less than $30,000 to over... View More
June 8 2009
Nearly two out of three Americans are overweight, and many are more than 100 pounds heavier than normal for their height. When a person has 100 pounds or more to lose, it may be a struggle to get them... View More