Vibration foam rolling (VFR) reduces muscle stiffness and increases joint range of motion more effectively than static stretching (SS).
Here’s a peek into that world where the mind can explore new ways of approaching classic formats; where your imagination can stretch along with your body; and where your spirit can soar through pure and powerful inspiration that nourishes the soul.
To improve muscular endurance with kettlebell training, a periodized 6-week program produced more improvement than a nonperiodized one.
Can fitness professionals use heart rate variability data to help clients fine-tune their workouts and their all-important recovery?
Your clients may soon be able to use a shirt or pair of pants as an effective alternative to a wrist-worn activity tracker.
Obesity is a complex disease with many underlying factors and causes. The oversimplification of weight loss that many coaches and trainers subscribe to (“move more and eat less”) tends to blame clients for lacking self-control, being…
Researchers have developed a system of leg trackers, in contrast to those worn on the wrist, that’s more accurate at monitoring activity.
Researchers have developed a method to leverage fitness tracker data to create tailored digital messages specific to the wearer.
The TRX Bandit is a universal-fit, ergonomic handle that attaches to one or more strength bands to improve comfort, control and performance.
Many believe that specialty apparel improves performance. New findings show that compression socks also offer beneficial sensory feedback.
“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.
Personal trainers understand that one program does not fit every client and that genes may play a role. Still, it can be frustrating when you have two clients who appear similar in numerous ways but…
Updated on November 2, 2021 Successful personal trainers are effective teachers and know how to apply learning theories. While personal training in part involves changing the body, teaching is the art of changing the brain—not…
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.
What programs or fitness equipment are you finding most popular with participants as they begin to return to in-person training?
Have you tried self-massage tools? Here, Paul Kleiman, president of MassageU and U-Selfcare.com, explains various kinds of tools.
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.
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.