Weight Loss

Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

What is the secret to fat loss? Cardio, calories in/calories out, or some other variation? Get the details here in our latest article on the ISSA blog.  

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Nutrition | Performance | Strength Training | Training Tips

How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Love fitness? Enjoy working with people? Spend all of your time at the gym anyway? You may as well turn that time into a career. Learn the few simple steps you need to take to launch a great new career as a certified personal trainer.

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Success Stories

Chris Romano: ISSA Master Trainer and Olympic Weightlifter

Chris Romano’s competitive fires still burn at the age of 38, and the ISSA master trainer is making his mark as an Olympic weightlifter.

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Senior Fitness | Strength Training

The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors

Looking to add to your personal training offerings? Why not work with older adults? Seniors get major benefits from strength training. We’ll explain how in this newest ISSA blog post and help you get started working with safely with senior clients.

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Training Tips | Strength Training | Business

Are You Training Your Glutes the Wrong Way?

These days, the glutes get a lot of attention, and it’s well deserved. When your glutes are built and strengthened the right way, they not only make your body look better, but they also increase your performance and can diminish knee pain. The problem is that most people aren’t taking an optimal approach to training for the highest level of glute development.

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Transformation Stories

Bobbi-Jo Asher: From 450 Pounds to Freedom and Fitness

After battling emotional and physical struggles all the way into her 40s, Bobbi-Jo Asher decided to take back control. Read about her inspiring journey from obesity to ISSA certified and the owner of a yoga studio.

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Nutrition

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

Warm weather is finally arriving, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy barbecues and picnics. Summer parties can be tough to enjoy when you’re focused on healthy eating, but it is possible to avoid making this annual tradition a calorie landmine. Our latest post on the ISSA blog is chock full of tips for healthy grilling this summer.

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Training Tips

Psychology of Overtraining: Are You Over-Motivating Clients?

As trainers, we try to keep our clients motivated and accountable so they don’t give up on their goals. We want them to do their best and succeed, but are we ever pushing them too far?

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Nutrition

Do You Need to Add BCAA Supplements to Your Workout Plan?

While branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) play a vital role in strength training, many fitness enthusiasts debate the value of BCAA supplements. Unsure which side you’d choose? Read on for more about BCAA supplements.

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Weight Loss | Nutrition

4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight That No One is Talking About

You and your client have hit a wall. Weight loss just isn’t happening. What do you do? Before you let your client give up in frustration, consider these four weight loss roadblocks that not everyone knows about, not even most trainers.

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Training Tips

How to Train Like a Scientist: Keeping a Training Log

What does the scientific method have to do with personal training? Everything, if you want to build an optimized training plan for your clients, which includes keeping an effective training log.

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For Women | Special Population

Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

Not sure if you or your client should exercise during pregnancy? There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but read on for what to consider if you want to stay fit while pregnant.

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