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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 ...

A Best Exercise for Improved Jump Performance?

Do you work with individuals who want to improve jump performance? Perhaps it’s time to introduce the dead lift into your client&rsquo...

Asian Americans Face Significant Health Risk

It may be time to focus health promotion efforts toward Asian Americans. Research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (20...

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...

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Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for ol...

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....

Bug Love: New Ways to Eat Fermented Foods

Although not particularly glamorous, eating “bugs” is now considered essential for better gut health. And our increasing appetit...

Positive Body Image Posting Guide

If you regularly use social media such as Facebook and Instagram, you will have noticed posts plugging fitness by way of body-conscious phot...

Vegetarian Diets Are Good for Planet Health, Too

Data on more than 73,000 participants in the Adventist Health Study strongly suggest that consuming a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions wh...

A Back-Pain Solution

Starting with the basics. Personal trainer Jamal Younis first met 38-year-old Jessica in August 2014. Jessica, a former competitive collegia...

Playing Hurt

When Gray Cook was a high-school athlete, his coaches would comment, “That Gray Cook sure can play hurt.” He had over 20 fractures before he was 18, what with his love of football and moto...

Mind-Body Moves for Kids

Today’s fast-paced digital world pressures children to grow up fast. Kids need coping skills, and mind-body practices that teach awareness and mindful movement can reduce stress, offer playful o...

Kettlebells and Cardiovascular Improvements

Despite being around for quite some time—the International Union of Kettlebell Lifting suggests their origin can be traced to Ancient Greece—kettlebells have become a popular “trend....

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