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Lessons from 40 years of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The history of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) provides a fascinating glimpse into what has stayed the same (eat plenty of fruits...

6 Steps to New Habits

Use the habit loop to establish new daily habits that will help to achieve a desired outcome. Follow a six-step approach to creating new, go...

Reviewing Contracts and Liability Releases

I started my personal training business in 2003. With 9 years of law practice under my belt at the time, I capably prepared all my contracts...

Abdominal Separation and the Female Core

Imagine a balloon—a standard latex party balloon. You put a tiny seed in it. A watermelon starts to grow. You pick up the balloon with...

Total-Body Training Moves, Featuring P.J. Stahl and the PowerWave

Keep your clients guessing or simply change up your own workout with new moves and new equipment. Power Systems Master Coach PJ Stahl breaks...

A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

As a fitness professional or nutrition coach, you know calories matter. Fundamentally, human body weight is controlled by energy balance-cal...

How Pilates Helps Athletes

Professional athletes of all kinds have discovered that adding Pilates to their training can improve performance, reduce injury, speed recov...

Tai Chi: The Perfect Balance for Aging Adults

Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven the benefits of ...

Good Posture: Benefits & Exercises

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

Too Much Sitting Accelerates Aging, Dementia Risk

Scientists have linked extended bouts of sitting with increased risk of heart disease; certain types of cancers; pain and injury; early mort...

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