Nov. 24 2008
Editor’s note: This article is the second part of a series of articles assisting trainers in discovering niche markets to help jump-start their careers.
Nov. 19 2008
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Sept. 23 2008
Two of the most popular forms of mind/body exercise today, yoga and Pilates have both shown their strengths in the fitness industry. Now they show aptitude toward training an extensive niche market: athletes.... View More
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
Sept. 23 2008
Maybe it's been awhile since you took your certification test. Maybe the club you work at doesn't require comprehensive assessments before you bring on a new client. Or maybe you'd be hard-pressed to define... View More
Sept. 5 2008
The only thing worse than losing a client to an injury is losing a client to an injury you caused! About 30 years ago, we learned that straight-legged sit-ups were bad for us because it caused back... View More
Aug. 21 2008
If following a set of instructions was all people needed to get fit, we'd all be in our living rooms watching leotard-clad instructors on television. After all, toning up this way is cheap and convenient,... 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. 21 2008
When it comes to nutrition, some fitness professionals are afraid to utter a word, whereas others perform detailed analysis, offer individualized advice and devise complete meal plans. Confusion can exist... View More
Aug. 13 2008
When someone first starts an exercise program that you have created, they will probably see some pretty good results for the first three to six weeks. After that, it is very common that every three to... View More
Aug. 13 2008
We're all familiar with training in our 'fat-burning' zone. But did you know that your fat-burning zone should be experienced throughout the day, even when you're not exercising? In fact, one of the biggest... View More
July 22 2008
Have you debated about eliminating body fat testing all together? Maybe you have gone to the opposite extreme and apply a very extensive... View More
July 11 2008
I am completely convinced that a person's fitness level is primarily determined by how they see themselves in their own mind. If someone can use their imagination to picture themselves as fit... View More
July 11 2008
What to do if you suspect your client has an eating disorder By Amanda Tikalsky... View More
July 7 2008
Weight loss and healthy eating seems so simple: Eat fewer calories than you expend, and you will lose weight. But ask any of the 50 million individuals who are attempting to lose weight each year, and... View More
June 13 2008
Our clients cooperate with what we ask of them. Keeping regularly scheduled appointments, showing up on time for their appointments and giving 24-hour notice if they must cancel all make us happy. But... View More
BY A-ha
June 13 2008
It's a litigious society. We've all heard the saying. In a field like personal training where there is tremendous one-on-one interaction in both a physical and psychological manner, the opportunities for... View More
April 25 2008
As millions of Americans cut down on carbohydrates and sugar, the sales of artificial sweeteners have been booming! Some people worry about artificial sweeteners — possibly because they are called... View More
April 21 2008
Long ago in Italy, it was an unusually hot summer's day. It was so hot, in fact, that it caused all the citizens of Florencegreat suffering, yet there were two men that seemed to suffer more... View More
April 21 2008
Espresso, Red Bull, cappuccino, green tea, black tea, chocolate, coffee, mountain dew, colas, Excedrin and other pain relievers, diet pills, many cold remedies… what do they have in common?... View More

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