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Personal Training

2022 Personal Trainer Institute

The Synergy of Togetherness

We’ve all had to pivot these last 2 years—and not just while leading clients through multiple planes of motion). We’ve also learned that virtual training can add valuable dimensions to our offerings. But let’s face…

Hip Hook

The Real Deal Behind the Hip Hook

“The Hip Hook is the first and only muscle release tool for both the psoas and iliacus muscles—the primary hip flexors. You can’t relax one without relaxing the other,” explains Koth.

Fitness class

Creating a Fitness Class Family

As group exercise instructors, we can get wrapped up in creating
choreography, choosing music, cuing effectively and teaching proper
technique. While all these aspects are important, we sometimes lose
sight of the overall picture and miss the opportunity to connect with
participants.

Man stressed and floating above desk to illustrate stress physiology

Stress Physiology

We all intuitively understand the growing and widespread impact of stress on mental health, but stress physiology is just as deleterious.

Training with a purpose at Personal Trainer Institute 2022

Training With a Purpose

What past years have taught the fitness industry is that we must continue training with a purpose no matter what the world throws us.

Diaphragm anatomy

Diagramming the Diaphragm

Breathing, hiccups, abdominal thrusts—these are just some of the many actions that require the steady work of the diaphragm.

exercise, life purpose and happiness all fit together

Exercise, Life Purpose and Happiness

Exercise, life purpose and happiness are a trio of ideas that enhance each other in meaningful ways. While your clients might not agree about the happiness part when they’re in the middle of a set of burpees, linking all the beyond-the-biceps benefits together can provide motivation and greater success.

loaded movement

Loaded Movement 101

Studying biological and morphological behaviors reveals key basic adaptations inherent in the human body. Namely, changing postures and taking on external loads are critical to our health and survival.

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