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
Roll Out - Start_edit
June 7 2009
This week, you'll need to keep your eye on the ball - or at least your elbows. Brian Schiff outlines a really simple stability ball exercise: the roll-out. It's great for tightening up the abs while, at... View More
June 1 2009
The childhood obesity epidemic in America has reached an unprecedented level. For the last several years, experts and parents alike agree that something must be done - yet according to the National... View More
Swimmer & Superman Start_edit
May 28 2009
The following is a continuation of a subseries of Functionally Fit exercises aiming to boost lower back strength and also assist those with lower back problems. This week, Brian Schiff analyzes four different... View More
May 26 2009
They always say you shouldn't go into personal training for the money, but I think the reality is that most of us do. And why not? If you're an independent trainer that's booked solid at the industry average,... View More
May 20 2009
In the term "personal training", I think the word that gets lost a lot of times is personal. The personal dimension to what we do is very, very important. And this doesn't go only for the contact we have... View More
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May 13 2009
The following is the start of a subseries of Functionally Fit exercises aiming to boost lower back strength and also assist those with lower back problems. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
May 13 2009
A tactilely pleasing book (it's sweat-proof!) with a highly functional design, Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes is a great tool for trainers who coach runners as well as a gift for race- or triathlon-bound... View More
April 28 2009
Life's activities compete for time, and when push comes to shove, a workout is often the first thing to slide. When time is limited or you want to offer something different, yet effective, to group fitness,... 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
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April 23 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training with steps on how to perform the long step forward lunge, without a stride. This simple, two-step exercise is ideal for those with knee or patello-femoral... View More
April 17 2009
I just read an article at ABC news online on how artificial sweeteners in diet soda can actually cause people to gain weight (from a Purdue University study)! Though not fully researched and proven, your... View More
April 15 2009
Getting clients is a lot like bird-hunting. Any bird hunter will tell you that even if you know how to get the birds, you still need a "bird-dog" to bring them to you. A "bird-dog" is also a way to describe... View More
April 7 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training, this time focusing on the lateral box step-down, an exercise ideal for increasing VMO strength. Brian remarks, "It is a preferable alternative... View More
March 9 2009
Some fitness goals cannot be achieved without paying attention to the diet, and you don't have to be a dietitian to teach someone how to read a food label. Why not educate your clients on how to read the... View More
March 9 2009
Many people enter this field with great intentions. They love exercise and they welcome the opportunity to help others improve their lives and reach their fitness goals. However, not long into actually... View More
March 5 2009
No matter what your neighborhood or part of the country or world you live in, there are definitely many luxury residences in your area. These are buildings or complexes that are home to large numbers of... View More
March 5 2009
Editor's Note: This article is part of a series of articles focusing on several niche markets of the fitness industry. Search "Special Populations"... View More
March 5 2009
In 1933, Henry Ford wrote to the President of the University of Chicago advocating the formation of a “University without Walls”. This was based off a survey done by University... View More
Feb. 11 2009
Many fitness pros mistakenly believe that their knowledge has real, marketable value, that just because they have multiple certifications, a bachelors or a masters, they should be compensated. But it is... View More