You hear a lot about continuing education credits in our industry. Do they matter to today’s fitness professional? How does a CEC/CEU impact the daily life of a fit pro?
Diabesity is a common cause of chronic inflammation, so it’s important for fit pros to have a basic understanding of what it is and how it can affect clients. Here, Len Kravitz, PhD, Gabriella Bellissimo, MA and Jessica Smith, MS, CSCS, explain this relatively new term.
Is there a positive relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exercise? Yes! And personal trainers can make a real difference.
Diversifying your fitness business increases your income and gives you an edge over other fitness trainers. But you can have a satisfying career as a certified personal trainer without doing things the old way.
the proliferation of “green exercise” programming resulting from mandated gym closures during COVID-19 has been striking and, by many, welcomed. Like so many of the adaptations that have evolved during this era of pivots, exercising outside is likely here to stay and will give gym owners, fitness entrepreneurs and clients alike more options for creative programming moving forward. Fit pros can use these ideas to keep green exercise sessions fun, safe and productive.
Look for ways to add these sample deadlifts and deadshifts to your training programs. Your body, your clients and your baby will thank you.
If your social media strategy is making you feel exhausted, you’re not alone. Knowing how to market yourself is critical.
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.
Effectively training clients requires us to listen to their needs, but equally important is the knowledge that they can hear you clearly. And then consider those whose hearing loss may make them feel excluded from the fitness world.
The traditional fitness facility has typically been viewed as a place to work out and play sports in order to change one’s physical appearance. However, this has shifted. Wellness—which includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness—has become the buzzword of the decade, and today’s fitness facilities have begun offering a myriad of services, hoping that people will view these locations as the local wellness center. To cover the full wellness spectrum, however, you need to combine forces with other health modalities.
Physical activity can mitigate the risk from poor sleep. This insight on exercise and sleep is according to new research findings.
What programs or fitness equipment are you finding most popular with participants as they begin to return to in-person training?
Here’s another research-backed link between exercise and brain development for parents who don’t yet prioritize their children’s playtime.
When promoting the value of regular exercise, consider sharing the bank account benefits from lower healthcare costs in the golden years.
On days when mental energy is low, the benefits of music for running can help by lifting performance back to normal levels.
What are the best exercises for menopause? A combo of aerobic and strength training seem to be the most effective exercise program.
Researchers revealed more risks of steroids, finding that using anabolic androgenic steroid over time accelerates brain aging.
Is breakfast important for athletic performance? Even if you plan on exercising later, it can be important not to skimp on a morning meal.
How many steps a day does it take to stay healthy? This study found that 4,500 steps per day produced healthy results for longevity.
Have you tried self-massage tools? Here, Paul Kleiman, president of MassageU and U-Selfcare.com, explains various kinds of tools.