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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Setting Fitness Goals is Essential to Long-Term Success

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Setting Fitness Goals is Essential to Long-Term Success

Do your clients have goals? Are they specific and measurable? Do they work toward those goals in every session? If the answers are no, you aren’t doing your best work as a trainer. Check out the latest ISSA blog to find out why setting fitness goals is so important and how to do it right, for you and your clients. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 5 Best Exercises to Include in Your Core Workout

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5 Best Exercises to Include in Your Core Workout

The abdominals often seem like one of the hardest body parts to target. Check out five of our favorite exercises—beginner level and advanced—to help engage your core. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Use Motivational Interviewing for Personal Training

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How to Use Motivational Interviewing for Personal Training

If you want to help your clients achieve long-term change, motivational interviewing is a must. What is motivational interviewing and how do you do it? This article explains.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Rotational Movement Exercises for Building Strength

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Rotational Movement Exercises for Building Strength

Rotation exercise is left out of many training programs. There is such a high demand to train other foundational movement patterns that these exercises are often saved for last. Find out what rotational exercises should be a top priority for strength gains. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Why Do I Have Tight Muscles in My Legs And How Do I Ease It?

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Why Do I Have Tight Muscles in My Legs And How Do I Ease It?

Tight muscles can affect your client’s workouts. What do you do when the tightness is in their legs? The first step is to identify the cause. The next is to find ways to ease the tension. This article explains how to do both.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 5 Ways to Get a Good Workout with Your Dog

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5 Ways to Get a Good Workout with Your Dog

Regular physical exercise is good for you and it’s good for your dog. So, why not work out together? Here are five ways to get more fit with your favorite furry friend!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Mind Over Muscle: Psychological Components of Fitness

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Mind Over Muscle: Psychological Components of Fitness

Mental preparation can enhance performance and help clients achieve better physical results. Up your game with these tips to harness the power of your brain, here on the blog.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Stability Ball Exercises—Build Muscle, Balance, & Endurance

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Stability Ball Exercises—Build Muscle, Balance, & Endurance

Unstable surface training is great for improving balance and performance. Try implementing these stability ball exercises and take your client’s results to the next level. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Busy Schedule? Trainer Tips on How to Fit in Your Workout

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Busy Schedule? Trainer Tips on How to Fit in Your Workout

Fitting in a workout isn’t always easy, especially when you have a busy day. What can you do to help your clients find time to exercise, no matter how packed their schedule? Here are a few simple options.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Using Positive Psychology with Personal Training Clients

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Using Positive Psychology with Personal Training Clients

Personal trainers use many tools to help clients improve their fitness. One that works to get (and keep) them in the right mindset is positive psychology. Here are a few techniques for boosting a client’s optimism, which means better training results.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Use Commitment Devices with Personal Training Clients

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How to Use Commitment Devices with Personal Training Clients

If a client is going to reach their fitness goals, commitment is necessary. But how do you get them to stick with your training program no matter what? These commitment devices can help—and they may not be what you think!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 7 Bodyweight Back Exercises to Build Strength, Reduce Injury

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7 Bodyweight Back Exercises to Build Strength, Reduce Injury

You can do bodyweight exercises at home, in a hotel room, or even in the park. Which movements are best at strengthening the back? Here are seven to add to your workout.

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