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Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress

Physically active young people can do better in school and improve their self-expression, self-confidence and social interaction compared wi...

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...

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-...

Stress, the Brain and Heart Disease

New evidence may show the physiological link between stress and heart disease, as it manifests in the mind, and then, in the body. The study, reported in The Lancet (2017; doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)3...

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...

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 ...

New Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Lower-Back Pain

While some people with lower-back pain may doubt whether movement is the answer, new treatment guidelines from the American College of Physi...

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