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Winter is Coming – 3 Ways to Gain Personal Training Clients

Winter is just around the corner and now is a great time to gain personal training clients. During the winter months many people become winter weekend athletes. And many do not prepare for the physical demands of their sports such as snow skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. The result is often injury due to inadequate […]

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Improving Posture is not Just Stretching

Poor posture is common among many people, but improving posture is possible. Often tips for improving posture will focus on stretching short muscles and endurance exercises for the upper back and neck. Those are definitely great concepts, but improving posture can take more than that. This article will show 3 mobilizing exercises for the underlying […]

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4 Simple Shoulder Exercises for Less Shoulder Problems

The shoulder can be a common area of pain and problems for many people. Fortunately, doing the proper shoulder exercises can help decrease many problems and even eliminate shoulder pain. When most people think of shoulder exercises, they think of working on the “Delts”. There is nothing wrong with doing shoulder exercises for the deltoid […]

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Senior Personal Training – More than weights and cardio

The term senior is designated for people 65 or older. Senior personal training is a rapidly growing area for trainers as every year the population of that age group continues to grow. As such it is crucial that a trainer knows the essentials of senior personal training. Understand that this age group requires more than […]

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BOSU – Physical Therapy or Fitness – It Works

The BOSU is an inflated half ball on a rigid platform. By it very design this device can be used for either physical therapy or fitness programs. It is versatile and can be used alone or with other physical therapy or fitness related equipment. Exercises can be developed to span a range from low level rehabilitation to […]

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Can Exercise Help Treat Arthritis?

By Nick Jack, contributing author   Arthritis is a very common health problem I see as a rehabilitation trainer every week and one that affects millions of people all over the world. It can be extremely painful and significantly change your lifestyle and overall health. Most people think of this as an “old person’s” condition […]

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Featured exercise for November – Wobble Board Push Up

Exercise Pro Live lets you provide video exercise programs to you clients. It is easy to use and affordable. Sign up for a free no obligation 2 week trial. This exercise of the week is called the Wobble board push up. It is a great variation for core conditioning as well as an excellent exercise […]

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Featured Functional Exercise – Opposite Ankle Reach

  Functional athletic exercises are crucial for training clients for returning to sports activity. One leg stance and knee bends combined with trunk rotation are excellent movement patterns to improve balance, coordination and reintegrating neurological feedback patterns. Combining these elements is not only crucial for post rehabilitation programs but necessary for specificity of training with […]

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Featured Exercise – Functional Core 3 Way Lift

  Functional exercises are crucial for training clients to meet the needs of their sport or daily activities. Adding a second component of core stability can further enhance exercise program effectiveness. Combing these two elements is not only crucial for post rehabilitation programs but necessary for specificity of training with athletes. This video demonstrates a […]

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5 tips for creating functional exercise programs

Knowing how to create functional exercise programs is crucial for the health professional. While there is nothing wrong with traditional weight training programs in terms of building strength or stamina, these types of exercise programs typically train only isolated muscle groups. For instance, a person may train to bench press two hundred pounds, yet still […]

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Six essential functional tests for senior adults

Whether you are a physical therapist, athletic trainer, chiropractor, personal trainer, or wellness professional, at some point in time you will interact with the senior adult. Fitness is typically related with the younger or middle aged adult, but people over 60 need adequate strength, flexibility and endurance to sustain function and perform normal activities of […]

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Are your fitness tests accurate? Find out

Are your fitness tests accurate? Fitness tests are performed in many settings, such as athletic training, wellness programs, and personal training to help establish fitness baselines and to track improvement. But are your fitness tests accurate with results that are stable and consistent over time? This is called reliability. Without reliability, your tests may not […]

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3 Superfood tips for healthier meal plans

Superfood is a catch all term for foods high in antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins. Superfood groups are touted to have many beneficial properties and contribute to a person’s general health. While there are many claims to the benefits of superfood, from reducing risk of disease or improving emotional wellness, the scientific studies are not conclusive. […]

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How to expand your personal training business with senior test assessments

Most personal training businesses and personal trainers are interested in retaining clients and adding new clients. This just makes sense. People will drop out of programs, so it just makes sense to try to gain new clients. While personal training is often viewed as working with a healthy and average youthful population, there are other […]

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Poor posture improvement with 4 easy exercises

This article will discuss poor posture of the upper back and neck and provide some suggestions for exercises to correct the problem. Poor posture in the upper quadrant can lead to various problems and symptoms such as pain in the neck, shoulder and upper back muscles, joint dysfunction, arthritis, headaches, and fatigue. Poor posture can […]

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Nutrition Assessment in 3 easy steps

Determining a proper nutrition assessment can be a daunting task whether you are a nutritionist, dietitian or personal trainer. What percentage of carbohydrates, fat and protein do they eat? How can you tell if a client is lacking in certain nutrients and vitamins just by looking at them? Are they getting enough selenium, potassium or […]

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Aquatic Training is more than just swimming

When many people hear aquatic training they think of swimming or treading water. But it is much more than that. Aquatic training has many benefits, and swimming and the rewards of such is one aspect of it, mainly due to the properties of water itself. The buoyancy component provides an environment of decreased weight for someone engaged […]

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Personal trainer nutrition assessment made easy

Personal trainers are mainly known for performing fitness assessments, establishing wellness goals, creating fitness programs and working with their clients to educate and motivate for a healthy and fit lifestyle. Advanced training and certifications in nutrition have opened up the potential for the personal trainer to expand their services by offering nutrition assessment and counseling. […]

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Five Tips for Improving Balance

It is common to hear people say they were born a klutz and have terrible balance; the truth is that with proper training, improving balance can be achieved in almost anyone. After all, no one is born with the ability to stand on one leg, ride a bicycle or glide across the ice on skates. […]

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3 Ways to increase personal trainer referrals from physical therapy clinics

When most people think of personal trainers, one of the first things that come to mind is high level fitness training and weight lifting. However there is a large market for personal trainers in the post rehab market, working with regular everyday people and clients that have just finished their physical therapy rehabilitation. Quite often […]

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Three crucial personal trainer tools to increase business

Personal training can be a tough business to stand out in for many reasons. In every city and community there are typically a large amount of personal trainers per capita. There are many reasons for this which could be a whole blog in itself, and may be in the future. Regardless of why, one needs […]

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