Here are some exercises to get older adult clients steady on their feet once more through spatial awareness and proprioception.
Whether you’re helping clients recover from an injury or improve their performance, attention to joint stability will play a pivotal role.
Fit pros can boost clients’ health by coaching them to get more physical activity when they’re going through major life events.
Exercise is known to be an effective treatment for chronic, nonspecific lower-back pain — a common malady experienced by millions.
People with heart disease can accrue additional health benefits with increasingly higher physical activity levels.
Telling a person to “take a hike,” used to be a bit of an insult, but sending someone on a trek is really more of a favor. Besides having physical benefits, hiking improves mental health by fostering a relationship with nature. Research shows that spending time among trees and the great outdoors reduces blood pressure, lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels, and amps up the immune system (Mitten 2016).
Is there a positive relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exercise? Yes! And personal trainers can make a real difference.
Power training for your active agers can be a vital part of programming. By helping your clients maintain speed, you will do them the service of training them for the sport of life.
As you help your clients understand the benefits of moving more, it’s important to remind them that all movement doesn’t need to be done in the gym.
The pandemic paused play time for thousands of budding athletes, and it took a toll.
The warmup is an obvious time to prepare muscles and educate people about their bodies. Why not use this time for movement preparation?
Familiar motions of the wrist joint, such as waving, knocking or using a hammer, seem simple, yet beneath the surface is a complex structure.
Fall prevention is a vital part of functional training for your aging clients. Changes in communication between the nervous and muscular systems as age we are likely to result in a loss of balance, which is a risk factor in the older population. Kyle Stull, DHSc, a content development manager at NASM and an instructor for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Concordia University, offers some practical advice in training clients for fall prevention.
Virtual personal training isn’t new, but the business aspect is growing, thanks to increased demand and improved technology across the board.
Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven their benefits—particularly for older exercisers—yet most fitness professionals seem to know little about the practice….
Arthritis is a major health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23% of all adults in the U.S., more than 54 million people, have arthritis. As a fitness professional, you can make a difference. Both the CDC and the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) agree that exercise is an important tool in arthritis pain management and prevention.
How does corrective exercise programming fit into your business? Clients who are self-motivated to work hard are already star pupils. But what do you do when a client, because of injury, overuse patterns or some other type of dysfunction, can’t quite make it out of the gate? Many people want and need help with reducing pain in addition to meeting functional fitness goals. One goal dovetails into the other.
Gardening is an endurance activity whose moves are best primed through a good functional training program. Record numbers of new gardeners make this a prime opportunity to market special programming for the gardening enthusiasts in your community.
Though your body makes it look easy, dynamic shoulder moves are the result of several muscles and tendons in the rotator cuff anatomy.
The most effective way to prevent lower-back pain will come as no surprise to fitness professionals: It’s exercise for a healthy spine.