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Tuck Tykes in Early to Prevent Future Obesity

Do you let your little ones stay up past 8 p.m.? You may want to rethink that practice, say researchers from The Ohio State University Colle...

Gender Differences in Body Image Dissatisfaction

Body image dissatisfaction is associated primarily with women. However, a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12538) suggests the conditi...

Fitness Facility Technology Benefits and Challenges

Fitness professionals cannot afford to ignore technology’s impact on client relationships. Activity trackers, apps and other fitness a...

Three Top Uses 
for Visualization

Top performers harness the power of imagery to perform at their peak. Here are three reasons why your clients may want to follow their examp...

Aging and the Brain

Experts point to five types of aging that can help us understand the concept of neuroplasticity:

Enduring Intensity

Enduring Intensity by Charlie Hoolihan High–intensity interval training, or HIIT, does more than improve VO2max: It has been sho...

Raising Rates: Fear is the Real Issue

Do you cringe when you think about raising your rates, or do you get excited? Most trainers report a combination of both. Everyone wants to ...

Building Community in Group Ex Classes

As group exercise instructors, we can get caught up with creating choreography, choosing music, cuing effectively and teaching proper techni...

"How do you handle a client who comes in sick or with an obvious medical condition?"

I ask the client to obtain a medical clearance from a doctor before we can train. I explain that this is precautionary for his or her own he...

Workstation Alternatives

The growing body of evidence on the health risks of sitting for hours on end has a lot of exercise pros wondering: Should we encourage clients to use standup desks or workstations that...

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