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June 8 2011
As fitness professionals, we are continually faced withsimilar concerns among our female clientele. They don't want to "bulk up,"they want to "tone" and "lengthen" their muscles, longcardio is the only... View More
June 3 2011
Everytwo or three years we, as certified personal trainers, are required to earn a predeterminednumber of continued education units (CEU) to maintain our certification status.Every recertification period... View More
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May 18 2011
A friend is going through a divorce that has left her numb and confused. She's not sure she wants to go through with the proceedings. The lawyers are pressuring her to move forward quickly but her heart... View More
May 4 2011
I've been battling an out-of-alignment hip, which made itself known through shooting knee pain late in a 14-mile run. This injury, where my right hip was higher than my left, has plagued me for more than... View More
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May 4 2011
This comprehensive guide to avoiding andovercoming running injuries is a must for all fitness professionals who traindistance runners. Beginning with healthy training practices, Running Doc'sGuide to Healthy... View More
May 3 2011
As a certified personal trainer, a good first impression isvital to the success of our business. Our first impression comes in the form ofa personal assessment and provides an opportunity to establish... View More
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April 29 2011
By now weall know that many athletes, depending on their sport, need carbohydrates tomaximize their performance. In fact, hundreds of studies conducted over thepast several decades have shown that carbohydrates... View More
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April 20 2011
I was reminded today of an importantcoaching concept that is so relevant to trainers but often overlooked -- theart of getting compliance. One of my clients struggles to lose weight becausethree or four... View More
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April 6 2011
I spoke last month at the NSCA Personal Training Conference in Las Vegas to a great group of beginning and veteran trainers. The audience seemed to eat up many of the tactics I've used to build a business... View More
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April 6 2011
A compilation of wisdom from some oftoday's leading fitness professionals, Total Body Breakthroughs is a fun readto not only get you pumped up about training, but also to lend new tips, ideas,and strategies... View More
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March 23 2011
During a client session, have you everconsidered that your body language may be giving signals to the client that youare unaware of? Here are a few things to consider to keep you body languageconsistent... View More
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March 16 2011
Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
Barefoot
March 16 2011
...... Barefoot running has become a popular topic amongrunners in the last two years. No doubt the attention of barefoot running hasbeen inspired by the popularity of the book Born to Run by ChristopherMcDougal.... View More
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March 9 2011
It isn't uncommon for fitness professionals to blend a variety of fitness modalities into a workout -- throwing in a bit of yoga at the end of a cardio or strength session is a good example. However, sprinkling... View More
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March 9 2011
It's not hard to pick out the personaltrainers at an industry event -- muscular, dressed in workout clothes eventhough they're in for full day of sitting, gallon jug of water in front of them(sitting can... View More
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Feb. 23 2011
Do you believe that the more you get, the better off you'll be? Or do you believe that the more youcontribute to your team, your gym, your clients -- even when it doesn't seem atto be in your best interest... View More
Feb. 9 2011
It's the most dangerous idea a newclient can have, but it's most likely what drove them to you in the firstplace. It's the "All or Nothing" mindset, the "If I can't exercise everydayand eat perfect then... View More
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Jan. 19 2011
Our clients rely on us to hold them accountable. In fact, that'sprobably the most critical part of our jobs, because if clients aren'taccountable to their goals, chances are they won't succeed.Which begs... View More
Jan. 18 2011
It is January. You could almost say it is the Fitness Industry Buffet! More people make New Year resolutions to get into shape, eat better, lose weight and change their habits. For people in the fitness... View More
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Jan. 5 2011
Calling itself The Pilates Bible sets the bar high, but this book lives up to its title. It is a comprehensive detailing of Pilates, from fundamentals on the mat to advanced exercises on Pilates-specific... View More

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