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Archive for August 2021

Look up from Lockdown

Look up from lockdown

The lockdown created a new space to explore, and there’s less good news, good news and great news trending among fitness consumers amid the pandemic roller coaster. Personal trainers, group fitness instructors and fitness entrepreneurs are ready to meet movement-hungry people wherever they are on the path to health, wellness and happiness. 

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Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Fall prevention training helps seniors stay active.

Fall prevention is a vital part of functional training for your aging clients. Changes in communication between the nervous and muscular systems as age we are likely to result in a loss of balance, which is a risk factor in the older population. Kyle Stull, DHSc, a content development manager at NASM and an instructor for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Concordia University, offers some practical advice in training clients for fall prevention.  

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Pilates Training Is a Game-Changer

Woman performing Pilates training on a reformer.

Strong evidence shows that Pilates training is an effective conditioning method for healthy individuals, particularly those wanting to increase core stability. Furthermore, Pilates can be a game-changer for athletes. Benefits of Pilates Training Here’s a quick look at some of the evidence-based benefits of this style of exercise: Builds Muscular Strength and Endurance Multiple studies…

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Exercise Boosts Neuroplasticity, Helping Depression

Enjoyable exercise can lift mood and improve neuroplasticity in adults.

In studying physical activity’s effect on depression, researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany found that exercise simultaneously lifts mood and boosts neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change. It is neuroplasticity that lets us adapt to challenges and learn new processes. With its key findings, this research provides further evidence that physical activity benefits the brain. The…

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Experience MELT: The What, How and Why of MELT

MELT method class

If you’re wondering what a MELT class is like, it’s not a silly question. Chances are MELT will feel familiar but also unlike anything else you’ve done before. We use a soft roller, but MELT is not foam rolling. We’re moving our bodies, but it’s not stretching and we don’t even consider it a workout. So no wonder there’s a bit of mystery around what it’s actually like.

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Breathe More Efficiently and Effectively While Exercising

Merrithew Breathing Exercises

Breathing is something we do every minute without actively or consciously thinking about it, but it’s a fascinating process that is essential to life. Here we look at some of the different breathing techniques and explain how you and your clients can harness the breath to calm the mind, fuel the body and gain a competitive edge.

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