February 2017


6 Ways To Help Clients Rediscover The Joy In Exercise
Why can't the fitness industry gain more ground against inactivity? It could be because we're promoting effort at the expense of enjoyment.
The 4 Most Common Running Injuries And How To Address Them
Use corrective exercise to help clients stay on track with their mileage goals.

Personal Training

Thriving After A Stroke
Client Success Story: Despite a grim prognosis, this stroke survivor is thriving thanks to a knowledgeable and passionate trainer.
Intellectual Property In Fitness
Fitness Entrepreneur: Discover why patents, copyrights and trademarks matter.
3 Rowing Workouts To Boost Strength, Endurance, And Aerobic Capacity
Ex Rx: Don't forget about the rowing machine—it's a perfect tool to help clients improve all areas of fitness.
Do You Offer 30-Minute Personal Training Sessions?
Tricks of the Trade: 7 trainers weigh in on the debate about whether to offer half-hour sessions.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
5 Reasons To Ditch The Diet Mentality
Nutrition: Research suggests intuitive eating may be a promising way to maintain a normal body weight and a healthy relationship with food.

Group Exercise

The Group Fitness Trifecta
Skills & Drills: Measure your progress with a three-pronged approach to metrics.
Flexibility Plus
Ebb: Sneak in some extra mobility moves during the cooldown.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Help clients mix it up with classes that challenge and refresh.
Sample Class: Body-Weight Barrage
Class Take-Out: Teach participants how to master movements with this fun and scalable body-weight class.


3 Ways To Use Stress To Fuel Peak Performance
Inner IDEA: Learn three strategies that sometimes may be more effective than trying to relax.

In Every Issue

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Making News
Aging And Cardiovascular Disease: Exercise To The Rescue!
Research: Physical activity can preserve the health of our arteries, potentially adding to our lifespans.
To Help Clients Succeed, Keep Change Simple
Bridging the Gap: Samuel L. Berry, MS, emphasizes the importance of careful listening and urges fitness professionals to take the process of change one step at a time.
On-Demand And App-Based Training: Getting Clients Via Smartphone
Fitness Technology: Apps and online tools streamline the process of clients finding the right fitness pro at the right price in the right location.
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A Minor Issue?
Body Lab: Only about half of people have a psoas minor muscle—does it matter?

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