The New Culture Club

A bowl of yogurt is a near-perfect snack. Each spoonful provides muscle-building protein, bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin D, potassiu...

Class Plan: Lower-Body Moves Revisited

Help your students improve lower-body strength by taking them through unique variations of the lunge, squat and deadlift. Round out the rout...

Low-Fat Versus Low-Carb Diet? It’s a Draw

For decades researchers have sought to find the best diet to help people achieve the elusive goal of permanent weight loss. In the context o...

A Body Image Problem in the Fitness Industry?

Fitness professionals often bemoan how clients can be too appearance-oriented in their fitness pursuits, harboring a negative body image and/or unrealistic expectations around shaping the “perfe...

Warmup Plan: Targeting the Hips

Eager class participants want to tap into their highest potential, and group fitness instructors have been acknowledging this by offering wo...

New Study: Weight Training vs. Cardio for Older Adults

Weight training or cardio? For older clients who are trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at...

How Pilates Helps Athletes

Professional athletes of all kinds have discovered that adding Pilates to their training can improve performance, reduce injury, speed recov...

Strengthening the Ankle After Injury

A sprained ankle has far-reaching effects that personal trainers need to understand to help clients heal and regain mobility. A sprain tears...

Why Introductory Offers Attract New Clients

Early in my career as a personal trainer, I was confused as to why my client base was growing at a glacial speed. After all, I had spent yea...

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