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This HOT Diet Trend is NOT Recommended for Women!

Nutrition | For Women

This HOT Diet Trend is NOT Recommended for Women!

So what’s with this fasting thing. Should I be doing it?  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked this question this year, I’d be able to buy enough bacon to feed all the fasted cardio people on the step mills. 

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Rebuilding the Confidence and Self-Esteem of My Client

Success Stories

Rebuilding the Confidence and Self-Esteem of My Client

Alexa Soloman left the gym and a verbally abusive coach after ten years of suffering for the sake of success. Then ISSA certified trainer, Ronny Camacho, became Alexa’s mentor and conditioning coach. His goals: rebuild her confidence and reignite the fire that had been smothered at her previous gym. Her lowest low became an opportunity for the start of a new chapter!

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Meet ISSA Trainer ‘Lady Hammer’

Success Stories

Meet ISSA Trainer ‘Lady Hammer’

Stephanie Hammermeister, a certified ISSA trainer, is competing in the 30th Anniversary Arnold Sports Festival. This is her second invitation to the event after having entered the world of professional figure competition just a few years ago. Regarding prepping for the show, she's got a balanced approach and long-game mindset to making each hard decision work to her advantage.

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John Rahn - Believe and Impact Lives!

Success Stories

John Rahn - Believe and Impact Lives!

By getting his accredited certifications through the ISSA, John Rahn hung the certificates on the wall in the garage so that when people came down, it showed credibility and that he is a reputable fitness professional.   Today, his gym is the top spot in the area for young athletes.

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This ISSA Professor Served 27 Years in the US Army

Success Stories | Military

This ISSA Professor Served 27 Years in the US Army

The ISSA has been distinguished as a Top 10 Military Friendly School, a responsibility we hold in highest regard. But it isn’t just an award that we earn, it’s a service that we are privileged to provide to our country’s heroes. Bob Rollins is a 27-year Veteran of the US Army. You could call him Sergeant Major, but as a student in one of his classes, “Professor” will suffice.

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How an Olympian helped a college student overcome tough odds

Case Studies | Success Stories

How an Olympian helped a college student overcome tough odds

What needs to be accomplished in health and fitness depends on teaching one another and learning from one another in a race for the prize of exchanging pessimism with optimism.  A student with a visible scoliosis curve asked Olga to help her. Her previous experience of wearing a brace proved unsuccessful and subsequent surgery recommendations frightened her so she sought out another way.

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How a Five-Time Olympian Became a Personal Trainer

Success Stories

How a Five-Time Olympian Became a Personal Trainer

At the age of 84, five-time Olympian Olga Connolly continues to study exercise and fitness and to share her expertise in her adopted country.

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A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

Transformation Stories

A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

As we go through life, “life happens”, how we react to it is what determines the outcome. My “outcome” was depression, becoming overweight and struggling with fitness. I once armed myself with Prozac, Ambien and food to get through the “emotional pain,” then I noticed something in the mirror. The girl staring back at me wasn’t me, so I took one big scary leap of faith and headed to Jeremy Scott Fitness for the first time.

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Fred Hatfield Inspired Me to Be a Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Fred Hatfield Inspired Me to Be a Personal Trainer

Joe Ladnier AKA "the Mississippi Monster" details his journey toward becoming a legendary powerlifting and personal trainer with the inspirational help and guidance of Dr. Frederick Hatfield.

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From the Chief Editor: Lessons from 2017

Editor's Corner

From the Chief Editor: Lessons from 2017

It’s important to review where we have been so that we can make intelligent decisions about where we want to go. This is true in both our professional and personal lives. We must take time to reflect on the past year; to identify mistakes and make corrections; to review the data and set goals; to decide whether our previous steps have set us on the right path, a different path, or the wrong path.

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Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

Transformation Stories

Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

The motivation for a lifestyle change is often ignited by fear, as in this client success story; fear of ill health or missing out on life. Once sparked, keeping that fire burning takes dedication and expert guidance. Allison shares her story of how ISSA Trainer, Andy Dooley, helped her through her trials to triumph over anxiety and a lifetime of dieting. 

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Journey from Cirque du Soleil to Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Journey from Cirque du Soleil to Personal Trainer

Shelli Epstein is a professional acrobat and performer with a background in gymnastics. She currently performs in the Cirque du Soleil show ‘Luzia’. Previously she performed in the Franco Dragone show ‘The House of Dancing Water’. In addition to her performance career, Shelli is a dedicated, ISSA-certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist.

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