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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How does exercise help stroke victims?

Safety / Injuries | Special Population

How does exercise help stroke victims?

The professional personal trainer will successfully build a program for a stroke victim client and coach them through to program completion. As you can imagine, when someone suffers a stroke and loses their independence, lack of motivation becomes a barrier to success.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

Safety / Injuries | Special Population

Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully understood and so there is no cure. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps to improve health, fitness, mood, and symptoms of those living with this condition. Exercise is just one lifestyle change that can greatly increase the quality of life for those with fibromyalgia.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Dealing with Epilepsy as a Fitness Professional

Special Population | Success Stories

Dealing with Epilepsy as a Fitness Professional

Hear the personal and inspiring story of ISSA certified trainer, Dominic Frazier, who has accomplished so much in sports and fitness while battling a serious, chronic illness. His story helps inspire others to use fitness to overcome challenges.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Special Population | Nutrition

Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Safety / Injuries | Special Population

People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Getting fit at the gym and working with a trainer should not be limited to people who have no health issues. Everyone can work out and should work out, right? What about people who are prone to having seizures. These can be dangerous, especially in a crowded gym full of people and equipment. As trainers, we accommodate all of our clients’ special needs. Here’s how to work safely with an epileptic client.

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