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5 Most Popular Articles in 2021

By Sarah Kolvas / January 14, 2022

What piqued reader interest this past year? Here we recap our top 5 popular articles that received the most reads in 2021!

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Power Training for Older Clients

By Judy Minich / October 5, 2021

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.

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Fall prevention training helps seniors stay active.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

By Judy Minich / August 24, 2021

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.  

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Are Functional HIIT Workouts the Fountain of Youth?

By Sandy Todd Webster / August 16, 2021

How functional HIIT workouts can slow aging, improve mobility, increase strength and power, and deliver metabolic conditioning with impact.

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Bone Density and Healthy Aging

By Ryan Lynch / May 8, 2021

If you work with adults 50 and older, it may be time to educate them about the impact exercise can have on bone density and healthy aging.

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Functional Aging and Hormone Health

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / October 11, 2018

Understanding functional aging and the impact of activity on hormones can arm fitness trainers to help clients with their active aging goals.

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Fall Prevention Strategies

By Lawrence Biscontini, MA / April 17, 2016

Fall prevention is one of the top goals for our active-aging clients.

Historically, the training approach to help clients was a functional “train-to-transfer” mentality, but strategies for balance improvement and fall prevention have come a long way. Thanks to a combination of scientific research and success stories of fitness pros working with this population, we know more now than ever.

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