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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 ...

Raising the Bar

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

Three Self-Care Moves for Sleep

It should be easy: A person works a full day, drops into a vigorous boot camp after work, and then falls into bed exhausted, but satisfied. She’s asleep in minutes, right? That would be nice, bu...

Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis: More Than Just Bad Posture

Excessive thoracic kyphosis (ETK) is a disproportionate forward rounding or curvature of the middle and upper back, also known as the thorac...

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The Parkour Phenomenon

Parkour gyms have seen increased demand as the training protocol has been featured more and more in films and commercials. The increasing po...

How Exercise Helps Depression and Anxiety

“I’ve been active much of my life but have also struggled with depression from a young age,” says Kris Cameron, ACE-certif...

Functional Strength Training Combinations

Functional training essentially involves moving the body through different planes of motion while working multiple muscle groups and challenging balance. This Add It Up! strategy includes an upper-bod...

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...

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....

Fascia and Function in a Changing World

Some personal trainers have an insatiable appetite for knowledge and growth opportunities. 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East, held in Alexandria, Virginia, February 25-27, offered an "e...

Small-Group Training: Tricks of the Trade

Five small-group training experts answer questions about this burgeoning trend. Topics include working simultaneously with clients at differ...

Stress-Fighting Foods

Stress and pain diminish quality of life for millions of Americans and cost billions in healthcare expenses and lost wages.

Anaerobic Training: Program Design

Most personal trainers design anaerobic workouts for their clients—it is an innovative strategy that helps many people reach their goals. Competitive athletes have been training anaerobically fo...

Proven Benefits of Pilates

Did you know that Pilates continues to grow in popularity, and its practice is now familiar to people around the world? Maybe you’ve a...

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