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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Training Tips

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Clients may resist certain types of workouts, like intense strength training or a slow run on the treadmill, but trainers know both aerobic and anaerobic exercises are beneficial. Get the quick and dirty guide explaining it to clients.

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Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

Success Stories

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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What’s the Definition of Good Nutrition?

Nutrition

What’s the Definition of Good Nutrition?

How do you define good nutrition? Hint: It’s not just calories in and calories out. We’ve broken down four steps to keep you and your clients focused on good nutrition in support of your long-term goals. Plus, you can download a cheat sheet to share with your clients so everyone stays track.

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Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

Performance | Study Series | Weight Loss

Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

Success Stories | Transformation Stories | Weight Loss

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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Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Nutrition | Special Population | Weight Loss

Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Talking about dietary fat is just part of the job as a professional trainer. Here, we’ll review fats and the essential role they play in the health of your clients. This info, and the shareable infographic will help you give sound advice as a fitness and nutrition coach.

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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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Success Story: Lauren Brooks Kettlebell Queen

Success Stories

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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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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Clients Ask: How Did I Get Metabolic Syndrome?

Nutrition

Clients Ask: How Did I Get Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is not something you catch and it’s not all a result of genetics. It’s widely prevalent among clients today and trainers should know the basics to effectively train people with this condition. Factors like stress, genetics, diet, and activity level impact its onset and remediation. Read through the tactics we recommend to help prevent metabolic syndrome. We’ve also included a sharable list of tips to help you and your clients live a healthy lifestyle.  

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

Success Stories

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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Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

Performance | Safety / Injuries | Senior Fitness | Strength Training | Training Tips

Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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