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Habit-Based Coaching: Finding the Right Cues to Reap Rewards

One of the most frustrating situations fitness professionals face is working with clients who give their all at the gym, only to throw away ...

DASH of This and That: Best Diet Ever?

Fad diets come and go, but one healthy-eating diet that has endured is the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). ...

Salt Reduction Can Cut Nighttime Awakenings

Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up...

Pilates Breathing and the Core

Pilates breathing techniques not only provide training benefits during Pilates exercises, but also can be a beneficial practice when lifting...

Good Posture: Benefits & Exercises

Posture—or structural alignment—is a key element in any exerciser’s program. As personal trainers and group exercise instr...

Death and Diet Dos and Don’ts

Nearly half of heart disease-related deaths are associated with eating or drinking certain foods, according to survey analyses reported in t...

Sample Class: Rock Bottom

Help your students improve lower-body strength by taking them through unique variations of the lunge, squat and dead lift. Round out the rou...

Turn It Off: The Boob Tube–Obesity Connection

Adults who said they did not watch TV during family mealtimes were 37% less likely to be obese than adults who kept the TV on while eating a...

Sample Class: Strength Training + Step

This class is sure to please both step fans and high-intensity enthusiasts! Using a fun and challenging interval format, it alternates high-...

Help Others Fall in Love With Fitness

We believe that instructors can be the difference between someone falling in love with fitness or walking away, and now we have the research...

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