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Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Performance | Training Tips

Pick up a Kettlebell, Change Your Life

Have you tried kettlebell training yet? Have you introduced your clients to it? Let me share with you the five most important reasons I love kettlebell training and why I love to convert others to the philosophy of the kettlebell workout. Find out why this type of training is perfect for your clients who have less time to work out, new mothers, older clients, and really anyone else on your training list.

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Moji Oluwa: From Olympic Weightlifter to Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Moji Oluwa: From Olympic Weightlifter to Personal Trainer

Inspired by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Moji Oluwa developed a passion for strength and fitness at an early age and became a multifaceted success in the United States.

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Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

Safety / Injuries

Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

DOMS is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. At some point, your clients will experience it and this may put a damper on your training plans and their success. Here’s all you need to know about DOMS and how to help your clients cope.

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How to Train with Intensity

Sports Psychology | Training Tips

How to Train with Intensity

In every gym where you've worked out, you have probably seen the ugly grimaces of bodybuilders engaged in what looks like maximum effort under heavy iron.

If you could look into the minds of these bodybuilders, you could find out if they were truly involved in high-intensity training because...

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Jason Vaught On Becoming a Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Jason Vaught On Becoming a Personal Trainer

Jason Vaught knows what it takes to make a change, and BE the change. Transforming his own body through research and practice, he pursued an ISSA education to learn the science behind his transformation and to start a business helping others. Jason found his real passion helping people discover the deeper meaning behind their desired transformation and now coaches clients in behavioral nutrition.

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People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Safety / Injuries | Special Population

People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Getting fit at the gym and working with a trainer should not be limited to people who have no health issues. Everyone can work out and should work out, right? What about people who are prone to having seizures. These can be dangerous, especially in a crowded gym full of people and equipment. As trainers, we accommodate all of our clients’ special needs. Here’s how to work safely with an epileptic client.

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Why You Should Choose Intensity over Duration

Performance | Sports Psychology

Why You Should Choose Intensity over Duration

Do your clients understand that less is more according to the latest research science? Do they know that pounding it out for hours on the treadmill is not the most effective way to burn calories and build muscle? If your clients want results fast, you need to convince them to ditch the extra workouts and stick to short, intense routines. Here’s how to make your case.

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Exercise and Growing Connections in the Brain

Sports Psychology | Performance

Exercise and Growing Connections in the Brain

What are your training sessions doing to your client’s brain? Only good things research tells us.  According to sports science, the brain gets a workout every time we challenge our bodies. You can actually train your client’s brain to learn better and improve the willpower when training the body.

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The Decompression Advantage

Technology

The Decompression Advantage

If you knew of an exercise that not only decompresses and strengthens your spine and back, but also increases the athletic performance of you and your clients, would you do it and recommend it?

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Jump on the BANDwagon

Technology

Jump on the BANDwagon

Here’s why you need to forget the naysayers and introduce your clients to the resistance band…

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What ISSA Certification Means to Brian Theiss

Success Stories

What ISSA Certification Means to Brian Theiss

Brian Theiss became the first ISSA certified trainer nearly 30 years ago, and since that time has distinguished himself the world over as a game changer in thousands of people’s lives.

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Heart Disease: How Exercise Can Prevent a Silent Killer

Safety / Injuries

Heart Disease: How Exercise Can Prevent a Silent Killer

The biggest killer in the U.S. today is almost totally silent. You may not know if it’s sneaking up on you until it’s too late. Find out how regular exercise can counteract this silent killer and how a certified trainer can help hold you accountable as you work out to live a better, healthier, and longer life.

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