People With Disabilities in Fitness
If you think it feels great making the fit fitter, consider how rewarding it could be to share your knowledge of movement to empower and advocate to those who are frequently overlooked: people with disabilities….
Machine-Based and Free-Weight Training for Functional Aging
Programming tips to help seniors age not just with grace but with strength through free-weight training and machine-based training.
Body-Weight HIIT Exercise
Combining these modes of training to create a body-weight HIIT exercise program has proven benefits we’ll explore below.
Understanding Women’s Menstrual Cycle and Needs
A study of women’s soccer clubs in Europe shows that coaches lack education around the menstrual cycle, hormonal contraception and pregnancy.
Gender Gap in Physical Activity Research
Researchers draw attention to the gender gap in exercise studies and the need for more understanding of gender-specific physiology.
Walking With Wearable Activity Trackers
Wearable activity trackers encourage people to walk up to 40 minutes more per day, leading to more weight loss over 5 months.
Programming for Exercise and Medications
Here’s a look at common medication groups, and recommendations for programming for exercise and medications.
Degrees of Functional Abilities, Demystified
The Hierarchy of Functional Aging model includes eight categories of functional abilities to help you assess and training clients.
Fit Tech Data for Coaching Success
Wearables and the fit tech data they produce have become an opportunity to deepen the client and fitness professional relationship.
Virtual Stress Reduction
A recent study shows that viewing a virtual illusion of exercising from a first-person perspective can stimulate feelings of stress reduction.
Today’s Fitness Participation Trends
Increases in fitness participation after COVID-19 restrictions lifted included treadmill use, cross training and stair climber use.
What Do You Think About Exercise Gamification?
Exercise gamification is increasing in popularity. What methods are you using to introduce gamification elements into your training programs?
Young Men at Risk for Muscle Dysmorphia
A study reveals new risks for eating disorders and body image issues among young men, including muscle dysmorphia.
Sportswear Contains High Levels of BPA
Recent testing conducted by the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California, discovered high BPA levels in athletic clothing.
The Power of Exercise for the Autism Community
Research shows that for the autism community, exercise goes beyond the health-related benefits and can improve behaviors
Weight Stigma Among Teens
New research finds that weight stigma causes harm to teens, especially those from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Inspiring Attendees to Inclusive and Impactful Careers
Here’s a review of what the 2022 IDEA World Convention had to offer in personal training, exercise science, community-building and, as always, inspiration.
Forest Bathing or Urban Parks?
Forest bathing in an actual forest, in contrast to walking in an urban park, provides superior health benefits, according to a report.
Fitness Social Media Images
How are you using imagery in social media to promote fitness? Research suggests weight-inclusive imagery is more effective.
Women’s Sports Injuries
To address the gender gap in sports rehab, researchers created an overview of common women’s sports injuries and guidelines for rehab.