What Is Meditation? Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way fitness is an approach to training the body. Someone with no knowledge of fitness tools and methods may think her lack of strength or endurance is inevitable; she may not see that it could change with consistent training and a…
10 Ways to Help Families Change
Families need you! A growing body of research makes it clear: Families provide a powerful force in supporting—or opposing—better health behaviors. Indeed, the authors of a state-of-the-art review in a prestigious cardiology journal call families “a linchpin for cardiovascular health promotion throughout the life course” (Vedanthan et al. 2016). Whether you work primarily with children,…
Niche Marketing: Not for Every Fitness Business
Niche marketing doesn’t work for everyone. Case in point? Mike Z. Robinson, 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and founder/owner of MZR fitness in San Luis Obispo, California, has purposefully avoided the trend of super specializing with his client population.
Pandemic Pause and Youth Athletics
The pandemic paused play time for thousands of budding athletes, and it took a toll.
Cooking Techniques and Tips That Deliver
With a little bit of knowledge about cooking techniques and tools that maximize nutrient retention, you’ll get more bang for your food buck.
Fitness and Health Motivation on the Rise
Fitness professionals can take advantage of a newly discovered health and fitness motivation as facilities begin reopening.
Upgraded Movement Preparation
The warmup is an obvious time to prepare muscles and educate people about their bodies. Why not use this time for movement preparation?
Takeout Food and Life Span
Researchers found that people who frequently ate takeout food or meals prepared outside their home increased their risk of early mortality.
Nitrates in Vegetables Help Build Muscle
While protein is the go-to nutrient for building strong muscles, new research suggests that nitrates in vegetables are important, too.
Unhealthy Eating Habits From the Pandemic
By probing into how the pandemic affected eating behaviors in young adults, investigators revealed links to six unhealthy eating habits.
HIIT Benefits Health
High-intensity interval training is popular among all ages. Beyond its convenience and efficacy, research shows HIIT benefits health, too.
Research-Based Yoga for Seniors
If you’d like to elevate your fitness services, adding yoga for seniors will set you apart and help your older clients even more.