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Archive for December 2015

Peace, Love, Yoga

Quite often, people are drawn to yoga for its physical benefits. As
practice continues, however, many experience more than physical benefits
and seek the deeper layers of self-exploration and awareness. As a yoga
teacher, you can encourage an internal practice in students by creating
and maintaining a supportive experience in class, by using intentional
teaching techniques and by committing to a strong personal practice.

Creating the Experience

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Building Positive Client Experiences

Pete McCall, MS, CSCS, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and longtime educator in the fitness industry. For the past 15 years, he has dedicated himself to helping clients improve their fitness levels and educating fitness professionals in countries ranging from Russia to Thailand. Prior to starting his own personal training and consulting business, McCall served as an exercise physiologist for ACE, where he was instrumental in helping to develop the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model and contributing to the ACE Personal Trainer Manual (4th Edition).

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Product Showcase

HEALTHIER
RESTAURANT
DINING

A new book titled
Eat Out, Eat Well
aims to help con-
sumers navigate the caloric
and nutritional landmines that are often present in restaurant meals. Author Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to offer step-by-step guid- ance and practical advice to deal with common dining dilemmas such as delayed meals, alcohol consumption, and how to help children eat healthier. For more information or to purchase the book, visit www.shopdiabetes.org.

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3 Ways to Incorporate Whole Foods Into Your Diet

Did you know that the closer a food is to its natural state, the more nutrient-dense it is? Whole foods give you the best bang for your caloric buck since you are eating the entire food with all its vitamins, minerals and fiber, and the food has not been sub- jected to potentially damaging processing.

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Sample Class: Jump & Glide

Have you noticed that participants are showing up to classes ready to be pushed hard? The challenge for you, as the instructor, is to keep class form-focused and safe while providing the dynamic moves participants crave. This workout—which mixes high-impact plyometrics with controlled, fluid strength moves requiring mindfulness—allows you to do both.

Jump & Glide Details

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

At multiple locations throughout the country, Equinox offers

The Pursuit,

an indoor cycling experience that combines video game technology and visuals to create a competitive and interactive ride. There are two class options available—

Burn,

which aims for maximum calorie expenditure, and

Build,

suited for cyclists who focus on distance and endurance.

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Mind-Body Warm-Up for Boot Camp

Fitness continues to evolve as research unveils new and efficient ways to train for health and wellness. This is great news, because people benefit from having plenty of choice. But choice can be confusing for consumers intimidated by the mere thought of walking into a group fitness studio. For newbies, an abundance of choice can trigger questions: Where do I start? What type of fitness is best?

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How to Develop and Use Class Themes

Your group exercise students understand that consistency is the key to reaching their goals, yet they struggle to show up on a regular basis. In addition to being a great teacher who leads effective classes, you may need to drum up creative strategies to get people in the door, ready to give their full effort. If you need a little kick-start to help you generate ideas, the following themes are a great place to begin.

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“Why did you select the name of your business?”

I chose Vit-Ad-Infiniti Fitness as the name of my business because I wanted the name to be original and memorable. It stands for Life Without Limits. I want to be fit and healthy, and I think this name indicates that to me and to other people as well.

Anastasiya Mihailova

Vit-Ad-Infiniti Fitness

Edmonton, Alberta

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Keeping Seniors Motivated

Seniors are the fastest-growing population of Americans in the market for personal training (Kavadlo 2011). Moreover, as a group they have the financial resources to pay for our expertise: 75% of the income and wealth in the U.S belongs to the Baby Boomers, and 10,000 Americans are ?turning 65 every day (FAI 2015).

Clearly, our profession has ample motivation to attract older clients. Yet that does not automatically mean they will stay motivated to work with us. To keep them fit, we have to see things from their point of view.

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Business on a Budget

Is the new year rekindling your desire to open a training facility? What’s stopping you? Do you think you don’t have enough cash to get started?

You aren’t alone. Countless personal trainers share the dream, yet not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first step toward launching your vision.

Discover how to open a facility with relatively low funds—and get a blueprint to help make your dream a reality in 2016.

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Working With a Challenging Client

Challenges.

By age 64, Barbara had suffered her share of injuries and ailments. She had endured breast cancer, two total hip replacements, a frozen shoulder and severe osteoarthritis. Angela McCampbell, personal trainer at Total Body Fitness in Ventura, California, recalls feeling nervous about training this new client.

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Personal Trainers: Add Power to Your Purpose

If knowledge is power, then the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is like
a windmill farm of education. For the past many years, personal
trainers, training managers and entrepreneurs have come to this
knowledge hub to learn from the industry’s top change agents and to gain
the inspiration, insight and purpose it takes to enjoy a
fulfilling and financially rewarding career.

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WHO Panel Concludes Processed Meats Increase Cancer Risk

In late October a report from the World Health Organization published in Lancet Oncology (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S1470-2045(15)00444-1) stated that some of Americans’ favorite processed meats—hot dogs, bacon, pepperoni and the like— significantly increase the risk of developing cancer. All types of red meat “probably” increase the risk, too, said the report from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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Recipe for Health: Hoppin’ John Stew

This dish of rice, black-eyed peas and greens is Southern comfort food that is said to bring good luck and prosperity when eaten on New Year’s Day, because the peas represent coins, and the leafy-green collards or kale suggest dollar bills. This version, from You Have It Made, the new book by celebrity chef and nutrition expert Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, will help you and your clients kick off the year in style. And because it is so tasty, filling and easy to make, it can help you stick to your resolutions throughout the year. Makes 8 servings.

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Question of the Month

Teeth were still being gnashed at press time over the WHO report that processed meat significantly increases the risk of develop- ing cancer and that all types of red meat “probably” increase the risk, too. By now, much of the hoopla has likely subsided. Have your clients asked you about this? What were their concerns, and how did you handle them?

Share your story with [email protected]

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