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Suzanne Llano: Becoming a Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Suzanne Llano: Becoming a Personal Trainer

After Suzanne Llano went through a divorce seven years ago, she could have just become another statistic. After she moved from New York to South Florida as a spaghetti-and-meatball-loving Italian, she could have just been another cliche.  Instead, the 47-year-old single mother of two is living life to the fullest as a personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, fitness model and business owner. How’s that for forging your own identity?

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Dress for Success....Or at Least Injury Prevention

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Dress for Success....Or at Least Injury Prevention

If your clients aren’t wearing the right gear when you train them, they could get hurt. They could also be suffering from poor performance. You know what to wear in the gym, but your clients need your guidance. Read on to find out what to tell your clients about workout gear and how to present it to them as a way to improve performance and safety.

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3 Tips to Help Clients Save Money and Get Fit

Training Tips

3 Tips to Help Clients Save Money and Get Fit

Healthy eating and healthy living does not have to cost a fortune. Sure, organic produce costs a lot more and junk food is so easy to pick up for almost nothing, but there are ways that you can help your client make health changes without breaking the bank. We have just three simple and inexpensive things that your clients can start doing right now that will change their lives and improve their health, almost immediately.

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Breaking Down Big Gym Pay

Business

Breaking Down Big Gym Pay

As a trainer or trainer-in-training, you have several options for working with clients, from home-based training to big box gyms. A lot of new trainers set their sights on those big gyms, hoping for the biggest payoff. Before you take that leap, let us show you what payment a big gym actually looks like.  Get all the information before making your next important career decision.

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The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Scary Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. and it may just become a cancer epidemic. The latest scientific research shows that carrying extra weight also carries a serious risk for cancer. The more excess weight is carried on the body, the greater the risk is. Let’s help our clients get informed and get down to a healthy weight that will minimize their risks of developing cancer.

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Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Personal Trainer

Success Stories | For Women

Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Personal Trainer

As a follow up to our popular story on motivating postpartum clients, we talk to a fitness pro who rocked the world with her viral video showing that you can—and should—stay fit during pregnancy. Find out how she managed to work out every day of her pregnancy, how she stayed in great shape, and how her baby inspired her to change her view of her own body.

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Should your client exercise while sick?

Safety / Injuries

Should your client exercise while sick?

You’ve seen that one person struggling to get through her workout - sneezing, blowing her nose, and looking absolutely miserable while trying to get in a training session…in spite of a nasty cold. She may even be hoping the workout will help her get over it sooner.  Should you take a break from your workout schedule or should you push through it?

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Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

Business

Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? How about the gift of health, fitness, and no more Dad Bod? The gift of a personal trainer is a great idea and so thoughtful that your dad will truly be surprised. It’s not a gift to be chosen lightly, though. Everyone needs something different from a trainer, so let us show you how to pick out the perfect fitness professional for your dad so he gets the most out of his sessions.

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Corrective Exercise - Are You Doing it Right?

Safety / Injuries

Corrective Exercise - Are You Doing it Right?

Do you know how to cue corrective exercises for your clients? Do you know what it means to cue an exercise? Cueing is all about guiding your client through good form, correcting bad form and correcting movement compensations. There is a right way and, if not a wrong way, at least a less effective way to do it. We’ll walk you through what cueing is and how to do it right to keep your clients pain-free and injury-free.

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Postpartum Pooch - Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It

For Women

Postpartum Pooch - Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It

Even the fittest, most active new moms struggle to lose that part of post-pregnancy weight.  You could do a hundred sit-ups and crunches a day and still not get that flat belly back.  As a trainer, you can help your new-mom clients lose that little belly and get their confidence back at the same time.

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Overtraining - Roadblock from Meeting Fitness Goals

Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Overtraining - Roadblock from Meeting Fitness Goals

You’re eager, you’re passionate, and you’re ready to push your body to the limit to achieve your fitness goals. Hey, that’s great, but have you ever heard of something called overtraining? It’s real and it can actually backfire on your progress and goals. Here we tell you all about physical overtraining, what it is, what it feels like, and how to avoid it, in you or in your clients.

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Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

Business | Q&A | Senior Fitness

Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

I am a retired scientist, age 55, I recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and also have the Masters certification [Master Trainer] from ISSA as well, do you think I am too old to be a fitness trainer and to be taken seriously, do you think people will respond well since I am an old guy, I don't look my age at all and am in fantastic shape, however fitness trainers are usually half my age, thoughts?

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