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From the 1984 Olympics to the Founding of the ISSA

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From the 1984 Olympics to the Founding of the ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association was the first organization to educate and certify personal trainers. What few people know is the motivation behind the development of this institution and the vision of its founders.  This is the story of the founding of the ISSA.

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Kyla Gagnon Travels to Paradise For Her Fitness Business

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Kyla Gagnon Travels to Paradise For Her Fitness Business

Victoria, B.C.-based personal trainer Kyla Gagnon has created a career that, for her, was made in heaven. Read on to see how she expanded her business to include a retreat in Bali. 

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Leo Figueredo: From Overweight Teen to Personal Trainer

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Leo Figueredo: From Overweight Teen to Personal Trainer

From an overweight teen to personal trainer, Leo Figueredo uses his past to help others find a way to a healthier life. Read the full article on the blog to learn how this ISSA trainer turned his life around and started his own business.

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Chris Romano: ISSA Master Trainer and Olympic Weightlifter

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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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Adrian Kurre - Getting Certified to Extend Life

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Adrian Kurre - Getting Certified to Extend Life

After eight rounds of yo-yo dieting with the same 50 pounds, Adrian Kurre finally realized it just wasn’t working. So, he turned to science and discovered the ISSA. Check out his story and see where the future is taking him.

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Dan Weller: No Limits On Learning

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Dan Weller: No Limits On Learning

During his nearly 50 years of coaching football, Dan Weller has emphasized the critical role strength and fitness plays in maximizing performance. At 71 he remains passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping athletes reach their potential.

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Lisa Dougherty: Improving Lives with Medical Fitness

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Lisa Dougherty: Improving Lives with Medical Fitness

On a mission to improve lives for those dealing with and recovering from medical challenges, Lisa Dougherty has developed a medical fitness network to connect fitness and health professionals across the globe.

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Andy Dooley: Living Life With Arms Wide Open

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Andy Dooley: Living Life With Arms Wide Open

Andy Dooley was told he’d have to choose between fitness and faith—be a trainer or be a pastor. But he wasn’t willing to settle for one or the other. Dooley now operates a growing fitness business and serves as a youth pastor in his home community. 

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Inspiration Story: Mike Lee

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Inspiration Story: Mike Lee

The motivation to be fit and inspire others to do the same comes in many forms, especially when faced with mortality. Once out of shape and heading down a dangerous path, Mike Lee is now a successful ISSA trainer, fitness model and actor, and growing presence in the online fitness coaching world. Read his journey here.

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Angie Gunner's Intent to Raise the Barre

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Angie Gunner's Intent to Raise the Barre

So you think you can dance? Angie Gunner thinks you can, too, and more specifically believes that you should be doing it on a regular basis as part of a healthy lifestyle. Read the full article here. 

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More than just a student, I became part of the ISSA family

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More than just a student, I became part of the ISSA family

Sharon Lipton is 68 years old and strong! She competed as a bodybuilder at age 51 and won the overall in the NPC Max Muscle Natural. People of all ages respect her great knowledge and how she helps folks maintain a youthful, fit body and mind. Her motto is 'Believe in yourself,' and 'Go Get 'um!' Read Sharon’s story to be inspired and know that you are never too old to be a personal trainer!

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Inspiration Story: Jeremy Scott

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Inspiration Story: Jeremy Scott

What do potential employers look for when hiring great trainers? Fitness author, business owner, and former competitive bodybuilder Jeremy Scott walks us through the qualities that take fitness professionals from good to great. Then, he weighs in on the importance of practical application in the ever-changing landscape for personal trainers and nutrition coaches. Read his full article here.

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