Dean Spiros | September 24, 2018

Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

Megan Gallagher (professional powerlifter and ISSA trainer) is known by over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 290,000 followers on Instagram as Meg Squats. Her success and popularity is built on the platform that athletes — particularly women — should not be pigeonholed or limited when it comes to strength and fitness. Read more about her passion to help others achieve strength over aesthetics here.

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September 21, 2018

What’s the Definition of Good Nutrition?

How do you define good nutrition? Hint: It’s not just calories in and calories out. We’ve broken down four steps to keep you and your clients focused on good nutrition in support of your long-term goals. Plus, you can download a cheat sheet to share with your clients so everyone stays track.

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Ronnie Nicastro | September 19, 2018

Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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September 17, 2018

My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

At 38, Laurie Gouley had high blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, anxiety, and depression. She made a decision to change her life and begin living. She joined a health coaching center, started her journey, and found ISSA - the certification that took her health to another level.

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September 14, 2018

Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Talking about dietary fat is just part of the job as a professional trainer. Here, we’ll review fats and the essential role they play in the health of your clients. This info, and the shareable infographic will help you give sound advice as a fitness and nutrition coach.

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Jane Curth | September 13, 2018

How does exercise help stroke victims?

The professional personal trainer will successfully build a program for a stroke victim client and coach them through to program completion. As you can imagine, when someone suffers a stroke and loses their independence, lack of motivation becomes a barrier to success.

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Dean Spiros | September 10, 2018

Success Story: Lauren Brooks Kettlebell Queen

Lauren Brooks is known to many as “The Kettlebell Queen”. She is an expert in fitness and particularly in kettlebell training for strength and weight loss. But training with kettlebells didn't immediately impress her. It was a brush with fate that lead her down this path.

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September 7, 2018

The Do’s and Don'ts of Pregnancy Nutrition

Trainers working with pregnant clients are responsible for two people. Learn how to guide pregnant women to make better nutrition choices and use our simple “Do’s and Don'ts” handout to make it easier for them.

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September 6, 2018

Clients Ask: How Did I Get Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is not something you catch and it’s not all a result of genetics. It’s widely prevalent among clients today and trainers should know the basics to effectively train people with this condition. Factors like stress, genetics, diet, and activity level impact its onset and remediation. Read through the tactics we recommend to help prevent metabolic syndrome. We’ve also included a sharable list of tips to help you and your clients live a healthy lifestyle.  

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Dean Spiros | September 4, 2018

Rockin’ the House - And Some Killer Abs [Interview]

"We were known as the band that worked out,” says Wittig. “We had hundreds of pounds of plates and barbells loaded under the bus. And I always carried a set of resistance bands with me. I still advocate that everyone should have a set of bands, because you can do everything with them.” Read the full interview here.

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