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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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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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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Nutrition

The Best Diet to Support Gut Health – And Why it Matters

Do your clients often complain about an upset stomach or other GI issues? The problem may be their dietary choices. As a nutrition and fitness coach, you need to understand gut health and the dietary choices that impact it. Check out the latest ISSA post on gut health and how to optimize it.

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Nutrition

Plant-Based Protein: Exploring Options Beyond Chicken

Think plant-based diets are lacking in protein? Think again. There are more than enough plant-based protein options to support an active lifestyle.

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Nutrition

The Cheat Meal – Making it Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s possible to do a cheat meal right, and it can provide motivation, inspiration, energy, and may even contribute to long-term success. Here’s why you should consider cheat meals, for you and your clients.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Coaching Tasks - What You’ll Actually Do

If you’re looking into nutritional coaching as a career, you need to know what you’ll actually be doing. Check out this latest ISSA post where we give you the rundown on important nutritional coaching tasks.

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Nutrition

Women and Protein – An Essential Guide

The topic of protein can be really confusing for your clients. This is especially true for women since most information available is for men. To help your female clients meet their nutrition, fitness, and weight goals, you need to read this complete guide to women and protein.

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Nutrition

How to Make a Healthy Kitchen

You might be ready to start building healthy eating habits, but is your kitchen? Check out these top tips to turn your kitchen into a supportive environment for a healthy lifestyle.

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Nutrition

Overcoming Client Diet Struggles: Breaking Down Barriers

What’s holding your client back from making better food choices? We asked trainers and you told us. Check out real, actionable strategies for helping your clients make good choices and meet their nutritional goals.

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Nutrition

Can Ginger Help with Exercise Recovery?

As a fitness professional and likely nutrition enthusiast, you have probably heard that ginger is great for exercise recovery. You’ve also heard that about a lot of other foods and supplements, so what’s the real deal? We’ll break it down for you here and give you a run down on all the sports science research related to ginger, muscle pain, and post-workout recovery.

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