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Facts About Fat Burners

Weight Loss | Nutrition

Facts About Fat Burners

Ergogenic aids for fat loss – useful or useless? Let’s review the safety and effectiveness of some commonly used options to ensure you’re in-the-know next time a client asks you about them.

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Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Strength Training | Weight Loss

Lift Weights to Lose Weight

There is a common misconception many of your clients may hold: cardio is the best and really only way to lose weight. Change your clients’ minds and help them reach their weight loss goals sooner with strength training sessions in addition to regular cardio.

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Breaking Through Those Workout Plateaus

Nutrition | Strength Training | Training Tips | Weight Loss

Breaking Through Those Workout Plateaus

Are you hitting a stage in your training when continued progress suddenly becomes harder to achieve? Head to the blog for more on avoiding these ever-maddening workout plateaus.

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Strength Training for Fitness and Weight Loss

Strength Training | Weight Loss

Strength Training for Fitness and Weight Loss

Strength training usually isn’t the first thing people think about when trying to lose weight—but it should be! Build lean muscle and lose more fat. Get the details here, on the blog.

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Is Cardio Really the Secret to Fat Loss?

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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4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight

Weight Loss | Nutrition

4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight

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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The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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Best Diet For Weight Loss?

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Best Diet For Weight Loss?

So, we've got three wildly different plans and successful weight loss with each one. Some would ask the question, “How can this be?” I would ask the question, “Are these plans so different after all?” You see, instead of focusing on the differences between the three strategies that achieve the same result, I think it's more important to focus on the similarities.

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3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat

Weight Loss | Training Tips

3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat

While it is true that there is no magic pill, or potion to promote healthy and rapid fat loss, there are however, proven scientific methods to help personal training clients burn fat instead of muscle during their workouts, and afterwards as well.   An educated and qualified personal trainer can provide the most up-to-date fitness information possible to help people achieve their fat loss goals while at the same time, improve their health and fitness. 

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Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

Performance | Study Series | Weight Loss

Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

Success Stories | Transformation Stories | Weight Loss

My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

At 38, Laurie Gouley had high blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, anxiety, and depression. She made a decision to change her life and begin living. She joined a health coaching center, started her journey, and found ISSA - the certification that took her health to another level.

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Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Nutrition | Special Population | Weight Loss

Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Talking about dietary fat is just part of the job as a professional trainer. Here, we’ll review fats and the essential role they play in the health of your clients. This info, and the shareable infographic will help you give sound advice as a fitness and nutrition coach.

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