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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

For Women | Special Population

Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

Not sure if you or your client should exercise during pregnancy? There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but read on for what to consider if you want to stay fit while pregnant.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, The Do’s and Don'ts of Pregnancy Nutrition

Nutrition | For Women

The Do’s and Don'ts of Pregnancy Nutrition

Trainers working with pregnant clients are responsible for two people. Learn how to guide pregnant women to make better nutrition choices and use our simple “Do’s and Don'ts” handout to make it easier for them.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Should a Pregnant Woman Push Hard in Workouts?

For Women | Safety / Injuries

Should a Pregnant Woman Push Hard in Workouts?

Being pregnant and training regularly throughout pregnancy is like the girl at the gym who’s on the stair climber with ankle weights: She’s working twice as hard just to keep up.  But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Are you having trouble getting or keeping moms in the gym?

For Women | Training Tips

Are you having trouble getting or keeping moms in the gym?

Moms are selfless, taking care of everyone else before worrying about their own needs. But moms can only be their best for their families when they make their health a priority. However mom's fitness tends to fall last on her to-do list. As an ISSA Personal Trainer, you can change that. In this article, learn how to get to know the moms in your community and motivate them to join you in the gym and make fitness a priority.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Personal Trainer

Success Stories | For Women

Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Personal Trainer

As a follow up to our popular story on motivating postpartum clients, we talk to a fitness pro who rocked the world with her viral video showing that you can—and should—stay fit during pregnancy. Find out how she managed to work out every day of her pregnancy, how she stayed in great shape, and how her baby inspired her to change her view of her own body.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Postpartum Pooch - Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It

For Women

Postpartum Pooch - Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It

Even the fittest, most active new moms struggle to lose that part of post-pregnancy weight.  You could do a hundred sit-ups and crunches a day and still not get that flat belly back.  As a trainer, you can help your new-mom clients lose that little belly and get their confidence back at the same time.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 5 Tips for New Moms Who Need Extra Workout Motivation

For Women

5 Tips for New Moms Who Need Extra Workout Motivation

Some of the busiest people in the world are moms, especially new moms, and we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. That means that fitness often takes a backseat to everything else we have to get done. If this sounds like you, let our expert trainer—and new mom herself—share the tips that will help you get motivated and stay motivated to prioritize your own health and fitness and keep up with working out.

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