Dominique Groom is a certified ISSA trainer and stay at home mother of two who strives to stay active as well as get others active. She has a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports science with an emphasis in rehabilitation. Her passion is running and hiking with her kids in tow.
Safety / Injuries
To heat or to ice is the age-old question in sports injuries. Get the low down here on exactly when to use the ice pack and when to use the heat pack, as well as the situations in which one or the other may cause more harm than healing.
Most athletic gear is pretty high-tech these days, but some people are still clinging to those old cotton sweats and t-shirts. Help your clients get material-smart when it comes to workout clothing. Here’s what you need to know...
DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.
Do you cringe every time you see your training client come in with those ratty old sneakers? Does she complain about pinched toes or wear running shoes to lift? If so, it may be time to have a talk with your client about appropriate shoes. Hear from one of our experts on the common mistakes clients make with shoes and how you can correct them.
What’s the scoop on compression gear? Do you use it? Have your clients asked about it? Get the rundown on what compression gear is, how it works, and what benefits it can provide. We’ll give you all the answers so you can inform your clients and help them decide what kind of athletic gear makes the most sense for their workouts and recovery time.
Safety / Injuries
If your clients aren’t wearing the right gear when you train them, they could get hurt. They could also be suffering from poor performance. You know what to wear in the gym, but your clients need your guidance. Read on to find out what to tell your clients about workout gear and how to present it to them as a way to improve performance and safety.
You’ve seen that one person struggling to get through her workout - sneezing, blowing her nose, and looking absolutely miserable while trying to get in a training session…in spite of a nasty cold. She may even be hoping the workout will help her get over it sooner. Should you take a break from your workout schedule or should you push through it?
Even the fittest, most active new moms struggle to lose that part of post-pregnancy weight. You could do a hundred sit-ups and crunches a day and still not get that flat belly back. As a trainer, you can help your new-mom clients lose that little belly and get their confidence back at the same time.
DOMS is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. At some point, your clients will experience it and this may put a damper on your training plans and their success. Here’s all you need to know about DOMS and how to help your clients cope.
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