Training Tips | Technology

On-Demand Workouts: The Death of the Personal Trainer?

Advances in technology affect more than just the functionality of our phones, they also impact our workouts. Activity trackers, on-demand workouts, live streaming fitness classes—it’s like you have full access to a gym right from your phone or a monitor at home. Do real, in-person personal trainers still have a place in the market? 

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Bigger Muscles or Stronger Muscles?

As a trainer, you want to help your client meet his goals.  But did you know that the recommendations for gaining muscle mass and increasing strength are totally different and depend on the individual? Learn how to master the art of designing a strength training program that maximizes your client’s success. 

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Business

Advice from the Pros: Tips for New Personal Trainers

New to personal training? Get our top tips from the pros to ensure you succeed as a fitness professional.

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Training Tips

Setting Fitness Goals is Essential to Long-Term Success

Do your clients have goals? Are they specific and measurable? Do they work toward those goals in every session? If the answers are no, you aren’t doing your best work as a trainer. Check out the latest ISSA blog to find out why setting fitness goals is so important and how to do it right, for you and your clients. 

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Understanding and Using the Overload Principle

Do you understand the overload principle well enough to plan the most effective programs for your clients? We’ve got you covered in this latest post about progressing safely and maximizing training gains.

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Safety / Injuries

Flexibility Training: Finding Your Best Range of Motion

Flexibility training, while often overlooked, is a key component to reaching peak performance and overall good fitness. Read on to get the details on static and dynamic stretching and improving your range of motion.

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For Women | Training Tips

When clients ask, “How do I build the perfect glutes?”, here’s my response...

Your female client wants a bigger butt, glutes or backside? It’s what most women want, and you can achieve it through targeted, specific training. Here’s how.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Coaching Tasks - What You’ll Actually Do

If you’re looking into nutritional coaching as a career, you need to know what you’ll actually be doing. Check out this latest ISSA post where we give you the rundown on important nutritional coaching tasks.

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Nutrition

Women and Protein – An Essential Guide

The topic of protein can be really confusing for your clients. This is especially true for women since most information available is for men. To help your female clients meet their nutrition, fitness, and weight goals, you need to read this complete guide to women and protein.

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Success Stories

Adrian Kurre - Getting Certified to Extend Life

After eight rounds of yo-yo dieting with the same 50 pounds, Adrian Kurre finally realized it just wasn’t working. So, he turned to science and discovered the ISSA. Check out his story and see where the future is taking him.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Tips for Better Workout Recovery

Feel like you’ll lose progress if you take time off? Think again. Workout recovery is about more than just taking a break.

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Safety / Injuries | Military

Are Sit Ups Bad for You? The U.S. Military Seems to Think So…

Is the long reign of the sit-up finally over? Will the crunch be far behind? Here’s the scoop on why no one is doing sit-ups anymore, and why you and your clients should be crunching and planking to maximize core strength and minimize your waistline.

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