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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.

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...

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...

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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...

Which is Worse for HBP and CVD: Sugar or Salt?

If your answer to the question in the headline was “salt,” you are wrong, say authors of a published study in the online journal...

Ready, Set...Mud!

Does the idea of running a mud race appeal to you? Anyone who signs up for an obstacle challenge—whether for the fun, the teamwork (or...

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...

Building Self-Efficacy in Overweight and Obese Clients

You know them well: your obese clients who have tried everything: weight-loss meal programs, fat-burner pills, crash diets, gym memberships;...

How to Set and Keep Healthy Professional Boundaries

Most fitness professionals have seen and heard it all when it comes to boundaries. The very nature of the profession can lend itself to an intimacy you don’t see in other industries. Besides the...

Self Myofascial Release Without the “Ouch!”

The condition of our connective tissue depends on two factors—how old we are and what we have done in our lives to keep our tissue hea...

Breast Cancer Survivors and Yoga

Interesting findings about the impact of starting a yoga practice on sleep issues and inflammation markers have resulted from a study of 200 female breast cancer survivors. Fatigue and sleep problems ...

Vigorous Exercise and Flu Risk

Want to cut your risk of catching the flu? Preliminary findings from the U.K. Flusurvey suggest that vigorous exercise can help. The survey, an online study run by the London School of Hygiene & Tr...

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...

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