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To Succeed, Find Your Niche

The year was 1994, and I was fresh out of school. I was a former captain of my college track team who loved speed training, and my goal was ...

7 Ways to Win New Members

As the midyear lag sets in, many fitness managers and owners search for fresh ideas to attract new members. In fact, it’s a business imperative: According to the International Health, Racquet & ...

Online Booking Helps Trainers Maximize Their Business

A recent survey of nearly 1,000 health and wellness professionals, including fitness trainers, provided an enlightening look at both their f...

The Simple Truth of Complex Science

The genetic tests that are now available to the general public seem like something from the future. To some people, the results of these te...

A Best Way to Improve Functional Strength?

A popular goal among weightlifters and exercise enthusiasts is to improve functional strength training—that is, to produce higher-qual...

"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...

The Caffeine Buzz That Keeps on Giving

Those unsettling espresso jitters may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, are...

Nutrition Facts Panel Puts Spotlight on Added Sugars

It’s been more than 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods a major retr...

Effects of Exercise May Vary Based on Age

Antioxidants play an important role in defending cell membranes and other structures from damage. Studies have found an association between a key regulator of antioxidant signaling, nuclear erythroi...

Get Intense: HIIT the Highway!

High-intensity interval training is still enjoying a wave of popularity, thanks to its ability to stimulate results in less time than other ...

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