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ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSAonline, 5 Strategies to Boost Your Box Jump Results
5 Strategies to Boost Your Box Jump Results

Box jumps are a great way to build muscle, improve speed, and increase power. Here are five strategies for helping your clients get the most from this plyometric exercise.

ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSAonline, How to Find a Personal Training Mentor (And Why to Get One)
How to Find a Personal Training Mentor (And Why to Get One)

Finding a personal training mentor isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips that will help, along with factors to consider. And if you’ve never thought about getting a personal training mentor, we also share the benefits of finding one.

Transformation specialists can work in a variety of fields. Some even help promote behavioral changes in health and fitness. Here are several reasons to become a transformation specialist in this area.
Why Become a Transformation Specialist in the Fitness Field?

Transformation specialists can work in a variety of fields. Some even help promote behavioral changes in health and fitness. Here are several reasons to become a transformation specialist in this area.

Science-Backed Benefits of Exercise Therapy
Science-Backed Benefits of Exercise Therapy

How do you know whether exercise therapy can help a client? The best way to decide is to follow the science. Here’s what research says about the benefits of exercise therapy.

What Is the NBHWC Certification for Health Coaches?
What Is the NBHWC Certification for Health Coaches?

If you’re a health coach, getting national board certified can help advance your career. The NBHWC offers health coaches national credentials. Here’s what you need to know.

ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSAonline, Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee, Should I Be a Personal Trainer Contractor or Employee at a Gym?
Should I Be a Personal Trainer Contractor or Employee at a Gym?

As a new trainer, you have career choices to make. A big one is working as a contractor or an employee. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision.

ISSA, International Sports Sciences Association, Certified Personal Trainer, ISSAonline, Nutrition, Nutrient Timing for Bigger Muscles, Benefits of Nutrient Timing and How to Do It
Benefits of Nutrient Timing and How to Do It

In fitness, we often talk with clients about fat, carb, and protein intake. We discuss quality sources of each and how much to consume. However, nutrient timing matters too. Here’s why, and how to do it based on exercise type or fitness goal.

Unlocking Freedom: ISSA's Impactful Work with Prisons
Unlocking Freedom: ISSA's Impactful Work with Prisons

By forging partnerships with correctional facilities nationwide, ISSA is transforming lives behind bars through fitness education, certification, and the likelihood of employment upon release.

The Essential Guide to Part-Time Personal Training
Why and How to Become a Part-Time Personal Trainer

You don’t have to work full-time as a personal trainer to enjoy this fitness role. Learn several benefits of training others part-time, as well as how to get started—even if you have no experience.

7 Alternative Jobs for Personal Trainers
7 Alternative Jobs for Personal Trainers

Think training clients in the gym is your only option as a personal trainer? That’s just the beginning. Explore these alternative uses for your personal training certification.

What Does a Transformation Specialist Do in Fitness?
What Does a Transformation Specialist Do in Fitness?

It can be incredibly rewarding to work as a transformation specialist. Not familiar with this fitness role? Learn what a transformation specialist does. We also share how to become one.

What Is Exercise Therapy and How Does It Help?
What Is Exercise Therapy and How Does It Help?

Want to better help your personal training clients who are injured or have a chronic illness? You can do this as an exercise therapist. Learn what exercise therapy entails. We also share how it can help clients with both acute and chronic conditions.

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