By Len Kravitz, PhD
Low-Back Stability Training
n the fitness world today, the terms core function, core strength, and core stability have found their way into exercise program design. For example, clients are now in need of exercises for the critical torso muscles (transverse abdominis and multifidus muscles), posture/ spinal assessments, training movements to correct muscl...
By Pam Pedlow, MHK
Focus on Eccentric Training
Add a new dimension to your clients' programs with a training method that is effective and efficient.
ince the typical client's number-one excuse for not exercising is usually "lack of time," what personal trainer would not be happy to find a more efficient form of exercise to incorporate into clients' programs? Eccentric training m...
By Gregory Florez
Understand What Clients Want From E-Mail
fter 15 years and 30,000 personal training clients, we've learned at First Fitness Inc. that a service is not valuable, no matter how strongly we may feel about it, unless our clients use it. In the past four columns I've discussed how to find and create Web-based content, communicate electronically with your clients ...
Exercise and Substance Abuse
Programming recommendations and exercise considerations for clients in rehabilitation programs.
BY DEBORAH GOEMANS TURNER AND RONALD J. DOUGHERTY, MD
It is well known that individuals addicted to alcohol and other substances often suffer from low selfesteem and high levels of depression and anxiety. There is also much evidence that exercise can mitigate the...
A guide to inner strength for the athletic client: relax, activate, focus, image and, ultimately, flow.
IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER JANUARY 2001
Take a good, hard look at your clients. Do you consider them athletes? Although their athleticism may be hidden under layers of unused muscle or fat, they are athletes nonetheless. Of course your clients may not be of Olympic caliber, ...
It’s rewarding to hear older-adult partic- ipants say they can more easily perform activities of daily living as a result of tak- ing your classes. Participants at a low level of physical function are especially likely to notice a difference. When working with these individuals in a group setting, you may need to rely on seated activities, to ensure safety and success.
The Pilates magic circle is a versatile, portable and affordable piece of resistance equipment. Originally designed by Joseph Pilates himself, it can enhance just about any workout routine.
newsletter_teaser: The Pilates magic circle is a versatile, portable and affordable piece of resistance equipment. Originally designed by Joseph Pilates himself, it can enhance just about any workout routine.
Standing work on the reformer offers a perfect way to improve overall balance and posture and is a great complement to any other workout or Pilates routine. In this article, you will learn how to introduce the classic standing work—with a contemporary twist—to clients at any level, and you’ll learn how to progress or regress moves for those who need more or less.
Pilates is touted as one of the most successful methods for increasing core stability and flexibility.newsletter_teaser: Pilates is touted as one of the most successful methods for increasing core stability and flexibility. Several studies have defended these claims, but a recent hypothesis that creating stability locally will create flexibility globally further supports them.
What do you think of when you hear “senior fitness”? For some personal trainers, the term might conjure images of gentle exercises performed in a noncompetitive environment.
However, older adult fitness levels and abilities vary just like their younger counterparts.