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From Stroke to Strength

It’s not often that a personal training client’s initial screening reads “blocked cranial arteries in the left hemisphere,...

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). ...

Fitness and Flexible Blood Vessels

Clients often focus on the many aesthetic benefits of exercise, including weight loss and improved skin tone (Jaret 2011). Remind your hard-...

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...

9 Ways to Elevate the Group Fitness Experience

Think about all the feel-good experiences that compete with your group fitness classes: a fun night out on the town, quality time with famil...

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...

Get in the Game!

Fitness facilities compete to offer cutting-edge movement trends, but what about cutting-edge technology? The fitness world is becoming ever...

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 ...

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...

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