Health and Fitness Articles

Showing 4671-4680 of 5071 results for "older adult fitness"

Increasing Professionalism: Building Relationships

by Kristen Horler
Best Practices: Third installment in our series on leadership skills for fitness professionals.
As a fitness professional, you are in the relationship business. Just as the food you eat fuels your body for exercise, relationships are the fuel that feeds your business. But growing your business requires more than having strong interpersonal ...

Pilates and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most meaningful and remarkable experiences in a woman's life. Physical radiance, the surge of endorphins, and excitement about becoming a mother for the first time or again are among the most enjoyable benefits. However, pregnancy ...

"How do you handle the situation when you train a client who also works with another trainer?"

Although I am a former competitive bodybuilder and worked as a personal trainer for many years, I currently offer private yoga, breath work and meditation sessions, emphasizing yoga therapy for people with physical limitations and health issues. I ...

Bartering Personal Training Services

by Sherri McMillan, MS, Alex McMillan
Technology: Trading your services means a higher profit for your business.
If your goal is to increase your personal training profits, one way to succeed is by reducing your expenses. You can save money through bartering-the cashless trading of goods and services that is the most ancient form of business commerce. Bartering is ...

Pilates Equipment Liability and Safety, Part 1

Pilates continues to be among the fastest-growing exercise trends in the United States. All signs indicate that the Pilates fire will continue to spread. Typically, Pilates is practiced under a qualified instructor's close supervision, and this has helped ...

Sample Class: Individualized Indoor Cycling

by Laura Sachs
Class Take-Out: Use variety and purpose to hone in on personal fitness goals.
Indoor cycling is a very efficient and user-friendly exercise. The beauty of this format is that you can increase and decrease intensity at will. You can close your eyes during a drill and visualize to your heart's content. Many participants use indoor ...

The Evolution of the Pilates Professional

Industry Interview: Pilates Method Alliance Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson shares her thoughts on educational standards and the future of the Pilates industry.
Elizabeth Anderson is the executive director of the Pilates Method Alliance, the professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers. Anderson joined the PMA in mid-2007, after moving to the United States from London, where she'd lived for ...

Public Speaking

by Tom Perkins
Personal Training 101: Attract more clients in less time.
Have you ever wondered why public speaking is considered one of the top ways to develop and nourish your fitness business? The answer is simple-an experienced, talented speaker can get exposure to multiple prospects at one time, which makes public ...

Core Challenges of Running a Pilates Business: Part 1

Just ask Pilates trainer and business consultant Michael King, of London, how far the Pilates boom has spread. "There's no place where there isn't Pilates these days," he says. "I just helped open studios in Turkey. We have teachers in Mongolia, in ...

Set Yourself Free

by Kay Cross, MEd
Structure your life and business in a way that inspires you and your clients.
"I spend my days just surviving and getting from one appointment to the next. It seems there are never enough hours to get all the work done and still have some time for me! I feel hassled, hurried and agitated. How do I restructure my life to make it one ...