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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Special Population | Nutrition

Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, A Tribute to Frederick Hatfield from Dr. Sal Arria

Editor's Corner

A Tribute to Frederick Hatfield from Dr. Sal Arria

Losing Fred is not only losing a brother, a partner and great friend for nearly 40 years, but I want you to know that the WORLD has lost one of the most influential fitness icons of all time.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Life and Legacy of Frederick Dr. Squat Hatfield

Editor's Corner

Life and Legacy of Frederick Dr. Squat Hatfield

The ISSA family was shocked and saddened this last weekend (5/14/2017) by the passing of one of our beloved co-founders, Dr. Frederick Hatfield, also affectionately known in the fitness industry as “Dr. Squat”.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 5 Tips for New Moms Who Need Extra Workout Motivation

For Women

5 Tips for New Moms Who Need Extra Workout Motivation

Some of the busiest people in the world are moms, especially new moms, and we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. That means that fitness often takes a backseat to everything else we have to get done. If this sounds like you, let our expert trainer—and new mom herself—share the tips that will help you get motivated and stay motivated to prioritize your own health and fitness and keep up with working out.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

Safety / Injuries

How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

A client of yours has been having chronic troubles with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis for years.   Whenever these issues get too bad, she stops running and stops working out.  Then she gains weight and is unhappy.  After a few months, her foot starts feeling better and she get’s back to working out.

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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, 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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