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Shirley Archer

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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HIIT Benefits Health

September 7, 2021

High-intensity interval training is popular among all ages. Beyond its convenience and efficacy, research shows HIIT benefits health, too.

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Woman performing Pilates training on a reformer.

Pilates Training Is a Game-Changer

August 19, 2021

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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Motivating Older Athletes

August 9, 2021

How do you motivate older athletes? Researchers conducted a qualitative study to understand what motivates older male and female triathletes.

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Exercise and Liver Health

August 9, 2021

Research supports being active for several health benefits and reasons—including the link between exercise and liver health.

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