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  1. Diastasis Recti: When the Abs Don’t Come Together

    Things your clients may split: a training session, with a friend their pants, while doing a deep squat their abdominal muscles Sometimes an unnatural divide can develop between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle bundles, a condition doctors call diastasis recti. It’s usually associated with pregnancy, but it can happen to me...

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  2. How to Help Clients Beat Belly Fat

    How many times have you trained a client who couldn’t lose weight no matter how hard you trained him or how “clean” he insisted his nutrition was? It’s frustrating for both fitness professional and client when the waistline doesn’t budge in spite of what seems enough effort. However, the reason belly fat can be so intr...

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  3. Metabolic Effects of HIIT

    High-intensity interval training is enormously popular in the fitness industry this year. HIIT workouts typically include short bursts (6 seconds to 4 minutes) of intense exercise (≥90% maximal aerobic capacity) alternating with relief breaks of varying lengths (Kessler, Sisson & Short 2012; Boutcher 2011). The workouts include a limitless var...

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  4. Functional Fitness for Pregnancy

    A woman’s body will change more in 9 months of pregnancy than a man’s will in his lifetime—and she needs an exercise program to match the transformation. So says maternal exercise expert Farel Hruska, national fitness director of FIT4MOM® (formerly Stroller Strides®) in San Diego. “The biomechanics of motherhood are ...

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  5. Diaphragmatic Breathing’s Influence on Core Stability and Neck Pain

    Everyone from elite athletes to average clients can benefit from learning more about breathing or reprogramming the way they breathe. More specifically, by teaching them techniques that emphasize diaphragmatic breathing, you will help them meet their exercise goals.

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  6. Optimal Recovery After Exercise: Nutrient Timing

    When it comes to exercise program design, educated fitness professionals know that rest, recovery and regeneration are just as important as training intensity and consistency. Clients get better results and reach their goals more quickly when they learn how to take care of their bodies in a smart, sound manner. Nutrition is also a key component of ...

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  7. The 25 Most Significant Health Benefits of Physical Activity & Exercise

    People of all ages can improve the quality of their lives and reduce the risks of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and type 2 diabetes with ongoing participation in moderate physical activity and exercise. Daily exercise will also enhance one’s mental well-being and promote healthy musculoskeletal function through...

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  8. Fit to Travel

    Whether we’re vacationing with our family or heading to the 2015 IDEA World Fitness ConventionTM with 12,000 other fitness enthusiasts, it can be challenging to stay fit when we’re on the road. Even the healthiest exercise professionals can get caught off-guard with aches, pains, stress and guilt that prevent us from having fun and fu...

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  9. Belly Fat: Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the differences between male and female belly fat?

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  10. The Physiology of Fat Loss

    Fat may seem like the enemy of civilized people—especially sedentary ones. Yet we cannot live without it. Fat plays a key role in the structure and flexibility of cell membranes, and it helps regulate the movement of substances through those membranes. Special types of fat, known as eicosanoids, send hormone-like signals that exert intrica...

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  11. The Barre Boom Bonanza

    Susan Grimm, 60 years old, in Orlando, Florida, says, “When I opened the door of the 1 Body Studio, managed by Leslee Bender, I felt at home. I had been turned away before from an expensive local barre studio. After two C-sections and much weight gain, I felt horrible about myself. I tried health clubs but always felt out of place. In 1 Bod...

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  12. The Importace of Protective Legal Documentation

    Personal training is a business. All businesses, especiall...

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  13. Legal & Risk Management

    Accidents happen, regardless of how diligent and professional you are. Protect yourself. No matter how long you have been in business or how many certificates you hold, chances are that someday you will be faced with a lawsuit. Liability insurance is a means of protecting yourself in that event. There are two types of liability insurance: general ...

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  14. Protect Your Company and Yourself

    businessAre you doing all you can to keep your business safe? Are your insurance needs covered? If not, you may be interested in IDEA’s affordably priced comprehensive insurance packages. Types of coverages include: commercial general liability personal injury liability sexual abuse liability professional liability ...

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  15. Eating a Better Breakfast

    The alarm rings and you press “snooze” one time too many. By the time you roll out of bed, you think it’s too late for break- fast so you don’t eat. While some people do skip breakfast on a regular basis, it’s not a good idea. The potential perils include a more sluggish metabolism as the body shifts into starvation-re...

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