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Eight Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight in the fitness industry as one of the hottest topics in recent conference programming, workshops and ...

Cardio and Creative Core

Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to cha...

10 Questions to Ask Before Opening a Studio

Many fitness professionals dream of designing a studio that reflects their unique perspective and approach to health and fitness—a pla...

Do Fitness Trackers Make You Healthy?

My client Mary walks into the gym and I ask her how she is feeling and whether she has stayed active. With a sigh, she tells me she’s ...

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Wake Up Your Glutes!

It’s a sad fact of modern life that the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in the body, often becomes inhibited and “turns off.” Ironically, this inhibition can be the culprit behin...

Sample Class: Add It Up!

There are several ways to define “functional training,” but essentially it involves moving the body through different planes of ...

Building Self-Efficacy in Overweight and Obese Clients

You know them well: your obese clients who have tried everything: weight-loss meal programs, fat-burner pills, crash diets, gym memberships;...

Lifestyle Medicine: An Emerging Medical Specialty

Fitness and wellness professionals know the importance of building a strong referral program with allied health professionals, such as physicians, but making connections is not always easy. Personal t...

Yoga, Meditation and Brain Training

People with yoga or meditation experience are able to learn how to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people who do ...

Has High-Intensity Exercise Gotten Out of Hand?

Many of today’s popular fitness offerings are based on a “go-hard-or-go-home” attitude. And new programs on the market suggest this extreme fitness trend may even be escalating. Some...

Launching Small-Group: How to Get It Right

Launching a small-group training (SGT) program in your facility may seem like a win–win–win. However, leading effective SGT sessions requires a very specific skill set. “Small-group t...

Raising the Bar

Asymmetrical bar training (ABT) can help clients enhance their sense of balance while improving their core strength and rotational power.

Does Exercise Order Really Matter in Resistance Training?

Research on resistance training design finds that the chief variables include intensity, volume, recovery between sets and exercises, workout frequency, equipment and speed of movement (Simão et al....

10 Step Marketing Guide

Smart fitness professionals know it takes a lot for a business owner to be successful. You need the right programs to create new business an...

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