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Fitness Tips for the Holidays

Training Tips

Fitness Tips for the Holidays

Don’t let the holidays drag you down. Check out our fitness tips for the holidays to make this your healthiest year yet.

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Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Business

Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

An often overlooked component of the personal training business is the status of independent contractor vs. employee. Many trainers and club owners do not fully understand the differentiation between the two, nor how detrimental it can be to make a mistake when determining the status of a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be literally abused if they do not know what their classification truly is. 

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Practical Periodization

Training Tips

Practical Periodization

Periodization is one of the most important parts of a fitness programs ultimate success, yet few trainers and gym-goers truly understand how to employ the concepts and principles behind it. The lack of a bridge between these theories and their practical, everyday application is partly to blame. As you can probably tell from the title, this article attempts to bring periodization down to a practical and usable level.

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Registering for a Race

Registering for a Race

Signing up for a race is about more than just the medal at the end. It’s also a great way to help clients achieve their goals by keeping them accountable and committed to their personal success.

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Clark Bartram Turned Callie's Life Around

Transformation Stories

Clark Bartram Turned Callie's Life Around

It all started when I was looking for something to watch on TV and stopped on The Biggest Loser. I saw the contestants and noticed I was similar to them. And I was shocked, I weighed the same or more than the women on the show.

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Fitness Nutrition: Why and How

Nutrition

Fitness Nutrition: Why and How

A certification in nutrition - is it for you and what can you expect? Get the facts here on it all, including the latest on how much you can make and other career opportunities.

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Andy Dooley: Living Life With Arms Wide Open

Success Stories

Andy Dooley: Living Life With Arms Wide Open

Andy Dooley was told he’d have to choose between fitness and faith—be a trainer or be a pastor. But he wasn’t willing to settle for one or the other. Dooley now operates a growing fitness business and serves as a youth pastor in his home community. 

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Healthy Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Nutrition

Healthy Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Grocery shopping is an everyday task that can set you up for nutritional success or lead you down a slippery slope to poor eating habits. Check out these grocery shopping tips and share them with your clients to help support their nutrition goals.

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Inspiration Story: Mike Lee

Success Stories | Transformation Stories

Inspiration Story: Mike Lee

The motivation to be fit and inspire others to do the same comes in many forms, especially when faced with mortality. Once out of shape and heading down a dangerous path, Mike Lee is now a successful ISSA trainer, fitness model and actor, and growing presence in the online fitness coaching world. Read his journey here.

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Food Logging: The What, Why, and How to Get Client Results

Nutrition

Food Logging: The What, Why, and How to Get Client Results

A food log is more than just a planning tool to keep your clients out of trouble. It can provide insights that will empower you and your clients to work toward healthier eating habits.

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What is the Keto Diet?

Nutrition

What is the Keto Diet?

When it comes to diets aimed at weight loss, the role of the personal trainer is to be informed well enough to have an educated response for the client. This means staying on top of the latest trends, and no weight loss plan is hotter today than the keto diet. This diet (high fat and moderate protein) and its effects haven’t been scientifically proven over the long term. Further, benefits can’t be generalized to a specific population. But here’s the skinny on what you and your clients need to know.

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Exercises for Knee Pain to Get Your Clients Mobile Again

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Exercises for Knee Pain to Get Your Clients Mobile Again

Got knee pain? Got a client complaining of knee pain? Try out these exercises that will help tame that pain and get them back in the game with healthier, stronger joints.

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