Nutrition

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

Warm weather is finally arriving, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy barbecues and picnics. Summer parties can be tough to enjoy when you’re focused on healthy eating, but it is possible to avoid making this annual tradition a calorie landmine. Our latest post on the ISSA blog is chock full of tips for healthy grilling this summer.

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Training Tips

Psychology of Overtraining: Are You Over-Motivating Clients?

As trainers, we try to keep our clients motivated and accountable so they don’t give up on their goals. We want them to do their best and succeed, but are we ever pushing them too far?

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Nutrition

Do You Need to Add BCAA Supplements to Your Workout Plan?

While branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) play a vital role in strength training, many fitness enthusiasts debate the value of BCAA supplements. Unsure which side you’d choose? Read on for more about BCAA supplements.

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Weight Loss | Nutrition

4 Reasons Your Client Isn’t Losing Weight That No One is Talking About

You and your client have hit a wall. Weight loss just isn’t happening. What do you do? Before you let your client give up in frustration, consider these four weight loss roadblocks that not everyone knows about, not even most trainers.

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Training Tips

How to Train Like a Scientist: Keeping a Training Log

What does the scientific method have to do with personal training? Everything, if you want to build an optimized training plan for your clients, which includes keeping an effective training log.

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For Women | Special Population

Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

Not sure if you or your client should exercise during pregnancy? There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but read on for what to consider if you want to stay fit while pregnant.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Shoulder Exercises to Reduce Injury

We often use our shoulders more than we realize and a shoulder injury can really put a damper on daily life. Read on to uncover common shoulder problems, as well as exercises you can take on to build strength and prevent injury.

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Nutrition

The Best Diet to Support Gut Health – And Why it Matters

Do your clients often complain about an upset stomach or other GI issues? The problem may be their dietary choices. As a nutrition and fitness coach, you need to understand gut health and the dietary choices that impact it. Check out the latest ISSA post on gut health and how to optimize it.

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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Nutrition

Plant-Based Protein: Exploring Options Beyond Chicken

Think plant-based diets are lacking in protein? Think again. There are more than enough plant-based protein options to support an active lifestyle.

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Training Tips | Strength Training

Upper/Lower Split: The Best Workout Plan?

There are many different training methods you can use with clients, but for the most efficient and effective, you need to get on board with the upper/lower split. Find out what the research says and how to schedule the best strength sessions for your clients.

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Nutrition

The Cheat Meal – Making it Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s possible to do a cheat meal right, and it can provide motivation, inspiration, energy, and may even contribute to long-term success. Here’s why you should consider cheat meals, for you and your clients.

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