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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Inspiration Story: Paula-Jean Doyle

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Inspiration Story: Paula-Jean Doyle

Doyle lives with multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disorder that damages the central nervous system. She is currently symptom free, despite deciding to forgo the disease-modifying drugs recommended by her doctor. Instead, she relies on a dedicated fitness program, a healthy diet and what she is convinced was some divine intervention.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Inspiration Story: Dominic Frazier

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Inspiration Story: Dominic Frazier

34-year-old business owner and ISSA trainer Dominic Frazier will tell you he’s only getting started. His enthusiasm has been there from the start, and he put it together with a degree in exercise science from Concordia University in his native state, Wisconsin. Read his article and why he says, “Lookout world, here I come.” 

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

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Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

Megan Gallagher (professional powerlifter and ISSA trainer) is known by over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 290,000 followers on Instagram as Meg Squats. Her success and popularity is built on the platform that athletes — particularly women — should not be pigeonholed or limited when it comes to strength and fitness. Read more about her passion to help others achieve strength over aesthetics here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

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My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

At 38, Laurie Gouley had high blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, anxiety, and depression. She made a decision to change her life and begin living. She joined a health coaching center, started her journey, and found ISSA - the certification that took her health to another level.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Success Story: Lauren Brooks Kettlebell Queen

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Success Story: Lauren Brooks Kettlebell Queen

Lauren Brooks is known to many as “The Kettlebell Queen”. She is an expert in fitness and particularly in kettlebell training for strength and weight loss. But training with kettlebells didn't immediately impress her. It was a brush with fate that lead her down this path.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Rockin’ the House - And Some Killer Abs [Interview]

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Rockin’ the House - And Some Killer Abs [Interview]

We were known as the band that worked out, says Wittig. We had hundreds of pounds of plates and barbells loaded under the bus. And I always carried a set of resistance bands with me. I still advocate that everyone should have a set of bands, because you can do everything with them. Read the full interview here.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Living strong and making the most of it

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Living strong and making the most of it

Autoimmune diseases can be debilitating and emotionally defeating. But that didn’t stop former IRONMAN athlete and fitness competitor Kelly Kolicko. Read her inspirational story and journey with ISSA trainers and reignite your motivation to be the healthy lifestyle influence to others.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Success Stories with Robert Wilson

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ISSA Success Stories with Robert Wilson

An interview with fitness expert and author Robert Wilson talks about happiness and purpose in far-away Saudi Arabia. Gone are the aimless days tinged by drugs and alcohol. The desire and need for change, along with a little good fortune, helped him become the person he always wanted to be, living successfully in an environment and a career he loves.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Trading in Depression for Competitions

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Trading in Depression for Competitions

Fitness has been a core factor in all of my life seasons. It's given me the ability to fight disease, be at my optimal mental and physical health, and give me the confidence to leave an abusive relationship. If it wasn't for fitness, I'm not sure where I would be right now.

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