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Sarah Kolvas

Sarah Kolvas is the associate editor for Fitness Journal.

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Personal training client Leta during her corrective exercise

Corrective Exercise Success Story

May 10, 2021

For many, watching a baseball game at home is a simple pleasure, but for retired teacher and baseball fan Leta, sitting on her couch for an extended period often meant debilitating backaches. In 2018, she found corrective exercise and functional-aging specialist Damien Joyner, JD. His patience and skillful training turned out to be a brand-new ballgame.

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Personal rubbing their shoulder and rotator cuff

Rotator Cuff Anatomy

May 10, 2021

Though your body makes it look easy, dynamic shoulder moves are the result of several muscles and tendons in the rotator cuff anatomy.

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Salivary glands

Breaking Down Salivary Glands

March 8, 2021

It’s well-known that salivary glands are key components of the digestive system, allowing us to consume nutrients, but there’s more to these oral organs!

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Personal trainer Tim Minnick and client Rocky E

Aging Into Fitness

January 11, 2021

Rocky E. had never set foot inside a gym, but at age 60, he was ready to try something new and reached out to personal trainer Tim Minnick.

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Teeth anatomy

Toothsome Facts

January 11, 2021

Whether you’re eating, speaking or smiling, your teeth play a big role in daily life. These small structures in the mouth are complex and powerful.

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Spleen Anatomy

Screening the Spleen

November 9, 2020

Though known for being a nonessential organ, the spleen plays a significant role in immunity and blood health as the blood’s filtration mechanism.

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IDEA World Virtual 2020

Inspiring Greatness at IDEA® World Virtual 2020

September 30, 2020

For the first time in 38 years, the global fitness community that is the IDEA® World Convention was not able to meet in person. Despite that, the crackling energy and essential rite of gathering to share ideas and buoy each other breathed fresh air into the 8,000 attendees, sponsors and presenters who attended via the ether on August 21–22.

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Natiya Guin and Desi Bartlett

A Pregnant Pause

September 8, 2020

Desi Bartlett, MS, CPT, E-RYT, met Natiya Guin at her yoga class and later guided her training through her second pregnancy.

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Thyroid anatomy

Thanking the Thyroid

September 8, 2020

Part of the endocrine system, this butterfly-shaped gland secretes hormones into the bloodstream as directed by the pituitary gland.

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