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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Inspiration Story: Kerry Blum Overcomes it All

Transformation Stories | Weight Loss

Inspiration Story: Kerry Blum Overcomes it All

Kerry Blum is the meaning of inspiration. She lost over 50 pounds in 8 months, overcame cancer, battled the aftermath of orthopedic surgeries, and went on to be an ISSA trainer. Read her powerful story here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Losing Weight Too Fast: What are the long-term results?

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Losing Weight Too Fast: What are the long-term results?

We all have thoughts about the popular tv shows which highlight competitions to lose weight quickly. Most of us have a feeling it’s not the best approach and sometimes wonder where these contestants are long-term. Wonder no more with this exceptional research review. The results are staggering!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

Nutrition | Performance | Weight Loss

Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

Olives are a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet, so they attract research attention on their healthy benefits. There might be more benefits of eating olives such as improving body composition. This article is a summary of the research conducted on the effect of table green olives. Hint: There’s seven surprising benefits that came from the study!

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 8 Simple Ways to Eat a Balanced Diet

Nutrition | Weight Loss

8 Simple Ways to Eat a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is key to improving your nutrition, performance, and overall wellbeing. But, do you know that the habits to support a balanced diet and healthy eating are just as important as the food itself? Build healthy habits and learn how to eat a balanced diet with these eight tips. 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, What does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

Weight Loss | Transformation Stories

What does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

ISSA Trainer Niki Bryant has helped Monica Gossmeyer change her life so much that she has decided to become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer so that she can learn more and share with others.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How does Mindfulness Achieve Weight Loss?

Nutrition | Weight Loss

How does Mindfulness Achieve Weight Loss?

The ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer course discusses nutritional coaching which is about personal trainers listening to their clients to find out the needs and goals; learning the client’s current lifestyle; discovering what’s important to them; and working alongside each client to create an approach that’s unique -- a plan that fits into their lifestyle and helps them achieve their results.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Coffee and Fat Metabolism

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Coffee and Fat Metabolism

Everyone wants to get rid of fat but there are many varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal. Many fitness professionals are touting the benefits of coffee for losing unwanted fat, but they’re not telling the whole story. Let's dig into the concept of fat loss via caffeine consumption or coffee and it impacts on fat metabolism.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. and it may just become a cancer epidemic. The latest scientific research shows that carrying extra weight also carries a serious risk for cancer. The more excess weight is carried on the body, the greater the risk is. Let’s help our clients get informed and get down to a healthy weight that will minimize their risks of developing cancer.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Fasted Exercise for Faster Weight Loss?

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Fasted Exercise for Faster Weight Loss?

As a personal trainer, you've become the go-to expert that people in your circle turn to for reliable advice on anything related to fitness and nutrition.  One question that can be overheard across the training floors of just about every gym these days has do with the topic of fasted training.  So how do you answer the question “is it better for me to exercise on an empty stomach?”

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Sip Your Way to a Slimmer Midsection This Summer

Weight Loss

How to Sip Your Way to a Slimmer Midsection This Summer

If you’ve been around fitness circles for any length of time, then you’re probably no stranger to the infamous “summer cut.”

It’s a rite of passage taken every year when fitness enthusiasts commit to trimming off the extra layer of “insulation” that kept their midsections warm over those frosty winter months.

Sound familiar?

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Controlling Diabetes is Easier Than You Think

Weight Loss

Controlling Diabetes is Easier Than You Think

Over 40 million people (just in the USA) are suffering with a condition that, for many of them, can be easily prevented if they would follow a few simple rules. Can the power of exercise and nutrition really make all the difference?

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