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How is Inflation Impacting Fitness?

How is inflation impacting your clients’ fitness and wellness budgets? Are people tightening their belts not because they’ve lost weight, but because they have fewer dollars to spend at the gym? A recent survey asked…

A Fitness Resolution Revolution

Resolution Revolution!

We’ve heard all the classics:  Lose weight! Get into shape!  Start going to the gym! New year, new you! While New Year’s resolutions are the kindling that spark our clients to reach out to us for help, the professional community has to fan the flames with the right balance of skill, enthusiasm and fun to help clients sustain their inner fire for change.

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…

Families and fitness

10 Ways to Help Families Change

Families need you! A growing body of research makes it clear: Families provide a powerful force in supporting—or opposing—better health behaviors. Indeed, the authors of a state-of-the-art review in a prestigious cardiology journal call families…

Virtual personal training assessment

Virtual Training Assessments

Virtual personal training isn’t new, but the business aspect is growing, thanks to increased demand and improved technology across the board.

Transgender client training

Inclusivity for Transgender Clients

More than ever, creating inclusivity is vital for fit pros. And, thankfully, the fitness industry is opening up its arms to transgender clients. It couldn’t be more important. Think about it: The aim is to help people lead healthier lives, but there are many who may not feel comfortable in the current fitness environment.

Stroke recovery training sessionl

Stroke Recovery Training

Although many trainers may believe that ongoing stroke recovery is either the sole purview of physical therapists or limited to those so infirmed that progress is limited, there is an incredible opportunity to make a profound difference to survivors.

Exercise session with trainer.

Overcoming Barriers to Exercise

There are many factors that motivate people to start exercising. And there are just as many reasons that they stop! Overcoming the barriers that clients face is a critical part of training success.  Here are some strategies to help:

Strength Training for Women

Adding programming that addresses strength training for women allows you to customize your offering and provide great client support. The key is in understanding muscle physiology and what women, specifically, need to succeed.

Strong Starts

The warmup. Is it simply a time for small talk while people trickle in, or is it an opportunity to ignite attendees’ best efforts? This may be the class section that fitness instructors plan the least, yet devoting some time to designing the warmup is really worthwhile. Why? Because starting on a strong note significantly affects the outcome of the entire workout. We want our participants to get the most from our classes, so let’s set them up for success.

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