Nutrition

Protein, Carbs, and Fats: A Quick Overview

"What should I eat?" A good place to start in figuring that out is understanding protein, fats, and carbs so you and your clients can make informed decisions. In this article, we take a closer look at these important macronutrients – what they are, how they work, why they’re needed and what they mean for your clients’ nutrition.

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Success Stories | Transformation Stories

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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Nutrition

10 Reasons Your Clients Aren’t Losing Weight

Are your clients struggling to lose weight? Review these 10 common weight loss mistakes that could be keeping your clients from their fitness and weight loss goals.

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Business

How to Start a Personal Training Business – The Quick Guide

Thinking of starting your own personal training business? Be prepared for a lot of hard work but also a big reward. We’ll get you started with this quick guide to everything you need to know before you start that business.

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Performance | Training Tips

Training Clients for Obstacle Course Races

One great way to motivate your existing clients and to recruit new ones is to train them for an obstacle course race! Find out how to train someone safely and add value to what you offer with this great article on OCR training.

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For Women | Strength Training

Ladies, Lifting Heavy Won’t Make You “Bulk Up”

Most of the questions I get from my female clients are about whether they will get big and bulky like men if they lift heavy weights. In short, the answer is no. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the fundamental one is our hormonal make up. Us ladies simply do not have the high testosterone concentration necessary to build large muscles.

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Technology | Training Tips

Activity Tracker Competitions with Friends: The How & Why

Tracking your fitness metrics is a great way to stay motivated, but connecting with your friends is where the fun begins. Set up activity tracker competitions with friends to make working out more fun, to get motivated, and to hit more goals faster.

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Nutrition

Kickstart Your Day: 8 Morning Habits for Weight Loss

Developing key habits at the start of the day can lead to better health and potentially help you lose weight. Even if you’re not a morning person, check out these tips to begin your day with a healthy kick.

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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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Training Tips

Beginner Workout Mistakes Everyone Makes

Whether you’re just starting out or have been at it a while, make sure you’re not skipping the basics. Read through these common workout mistakes and get rid of your bad habits.

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Training Tips

Training Tips: The Pectoralis Major

Despite the pectoralis major’s popularity, few people know much about the anatomy and kinesiology of this important muscle. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know to train this muscle safely and effectively.

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Training Tips

What to Expect at Your First Personal Training Session

Heading into your first session with a personal trainer? Or are you a trainer signing up a client for their first appointment? Head to the blog for details on that critical first session to ensure you’re both prepared.

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