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Learning Theories and Personal Training

Applying Learning Theories to Personal Training

By Terry Eckmann, PhD / November 3, 2021

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 physically rewiring it, but arranging information and experiences to stimulate learning. Learning involves a change in behavior and alters thinking…

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loaded movement

Loaded Movement 101

By Michol Dalcourt / November 1, 2021

Studying biological and morphological behaviors reveals key basic adaptations inherent in the human body. Namely, changing postures and taking on external loads are critical to our health and survival.

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

By Joy Keller / October 6, 2021

If your social media strategy is making you feel exhausted, you’re not alone. Knowing how to market yourself is critical.

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Look up from lockdown

Look up from Lockdown

By Joy Keller / August 24, 2021

The lockdown created a new space to explore, and there’s less good news, good news and great news trending among fitness consumers amid the pandemic roller coaster. Personal trainers, group fitness instructors and fitness entrepreneurs are ready to meet movement-hungry people wherever they are on the path to health, wellness and happiness. 

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Virtual personal training assessment

Virtual Training Assessments

By Joy Keller / July 14, 2021

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

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Person with bad posture

Posture Correction for Static Damage

By Justin Price, MA / July 7, 2021

The word posture tends to evoke the image of a schoolgirl standing perfectly erect with a book on her head. More accurately, static posture refers to the way in which a person holds his or her body or assumes certain positions, such as sitting, standing or sleeping. The cumulative effect of the time spent in certain positions can lead to prolonged static-posture damage to both the musculoskeletal and myofascial systems of the body.

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Francesa Schuler announces new council

New Council Offers Louder Voice for California Fitness Professionals

By Joy Keller / June 23, 2021

“Health is essential.” This was one of many key remarks made during a press conference to announce the re-opening of California fitness facilities.

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Man with Shoulder pain

Frozen Shoulder? Identify Dysfunction

By Eric Beard, MS / May 19, 2021

Our clients work hard to develop shoulders that are aesthetically pleasing, and learning how to spot shoulder impingement and other dysfunction is an integral part of the big somatic “picture.”

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DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING & NECK PAIN

Diaphragmatic Breathing & Neck Pain

By Nicole Nelson, MS / February 15, 2012

Everyone from elite athletes to average clients can benefit from learning more about breathing or reprogramming the way they breathe. More specifically, by teaching them techniques that emphasize diaphragmatic breathing, you will help them meet their exercise goals.

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Exercise and inflammation

Exercise and Inflammation

By Charlie Hoolihan / October 24, 2008

As fitness professionals, we know that exercise can help boost the body’s immune system. But did you know that physical activity can actually produce an inflammatory response, leading to chronic inflammation? And when a body becomes chronically inflamed, a host of negative and potentially injurious conditions can result.

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