Business | Training Tips

Getting Experience as a Personal Trainer

Gaining experience as a new trainer can seem challenging when you’re just getting started. Check out some of our favorite ways to start building your personal training resume and launch your career.

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Nutrition

The Process of Change – Making Lasting Nutrition Habits

The process of change is really hard, but with a good nutrition coach as a guide anyone can develop lasting, positive health habits. Here’s what coaches need to know about how people change and how to harness these steps to guide clients.

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Performance | Training Tips

Does Lack of Sleep Hinder Muscle Growth or Performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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Special Population

Post Pregnancy Workout Plan

Losing weight and getting into shape post-pregnancy can be a daunting task. So, we’ve compiled our favorite tips to work off that baby belly and get you back on track for a healthier future with your kids.

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Nutrition | Youth Fitness

Family Fitness Tips – Creating a Family Plan

Have you ever worked with families in training sessions? It can be rewarding to help parents and kids make positive lifestyle changes, but it also presents a unique challenge for the trainer. Check out our latest tips for creating a family-friendly fitness and nutrition plan.

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Nutrition

Hydration – A Comprehensive Guide

Hydration is so important to optimal performance in the gym and at athletic events, but do your clients know how to do it right? It may be more complicated than they realize, so check out this comprehensive guide to help your clients hit their goals and stay healthy and hydrated.

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Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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Technology | Training Tips

Activity Trackers: Why You Need One and How to Choose

Can activity trackers—GPS running watches, fitness trackers, or smartwatches—be useful tools? Are they helpful for clients or trainers? Get the low-down on key features and tips for choosing between some of the top-rated options.

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Performance | Training Tips

Rest periods Between Sets: Everything you ever needed to know!

Rest periods between sets is an integral and often overlooked contributor to the success of any strength training program. Chances are, you are not optimizing this crucial variable. So what is the trick to get the most out of your rest? Well, it depends on your training goals and level of conditioning. Optimal rest periods between sets can vary from 30 seconds or less up to 5 minutes!

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

Considerations for Common Overtraining Injuries

By virtue of exercising consistently, your clients can be at risk for overuse injuries. Whether it’s from lifting, running, playing a sport, or even just living life, injuries from overtraining can sideline a client for weeks, if not months. This article will let you know what to look out for, how to respond to, and how to prevent common overtraining injuries. 

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Strength Training | Training Tips

Do Cardio and Strength Training Actually Work Against Each Other?

Resistance training is the key to strength, and aerobic training is critical to cardiovascular health and is a preferred method to reduce body fat. Obviously we need to do both, right? Well, it turns out the answer to that question depends on you (or your clients’) goals. Numerous scientific studies show that aerobic training and resistance training at the same time might not always be the best choice.

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Business

How Much Do Personal Trainers Make?

Becoming certified as a personal trainer is the first step in what has the makings of a fulfilling and lucrative career.

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