February 22, 2018

John Rahn - Believe and Impact Lives!

By getting his accredited certifications through the ISSA, John Rahn hung the certificates on the wall in the garage so that when people came down, it showed credibility and that he is a reputable fitness professional.   Today, his gym is the top spot in the area for young athletes.

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Paul Hovan Jr. | February 21, 2018

Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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February 15, 2018

This ISSA Professor Served 27 Years in the US Army

The ISSA has been distinguished as a Top 10 Military Friendly School, a responsibility we hold in highest regard. But it isn’t just an award that we earn, it’s a service that we are privileged to provide to our country’s heroes. Bob Rollins is a 27-year Veteran of the US Army. You could call him Sergeant Major, but as a student in one of his classes, “Professor” will suffice.

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Olga Fikotova Connolly | February 13, 2018

How an Olympian helped a college student overcome tough odds

What needs to be accomplished in health and fitness depends on teaching one another and learning from one another in a race for the prize of exchanging pessimism with optimism.  A student with a visible scoliosis curve asked Olga to help her. Her previous experience of wearing a brace proved unsuccessful and subsequent surgery recommendations frightened her so she sought out another way.

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Dean Spiros | February 8, 2018

How a Five-Time Olympian Became a Personal Trainer

At the age of 84, five-time Olympian Olga Connolly continues to study exercise and fitness and to share her expertise in her adopted country.

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Sara Fleming | February 6, 2018

From the 1984 Olympics to the Founding of the ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association was the first organization to educate and certify personal trainers. What few people know is the motivation behind the development of this institution and the vision of its founders.  This is the story of the founding of the ISSA.

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February 1, 2018

A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

As we go through life, “life happens”, how we react to it is what determines the outcome. My “outcome” was depression, becoming overweight and struggling with fitness. I once armed myself with Prozac, Ambien and food to get through the “emotional pain,” then I noticed something in the mirror. The girl staring back at me wasn’t me, so I took one big scary leap of faith and headed to Jeremy Scott Fitness for the first time.

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January 30, 2018

How Fred Hatfield inspired me to build my business and become a personal trainer

Joe Ladnier AKA "the Mississippi Monster" details his journey toward becoming a legendary powerlifting and personal trainer with the inspirational help and guidance of Dr. Frederick Hatfield.

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Christina Estrada | January 23, 2018

How Do I Keep Clients Motivated?

How do I keep clients motivated? No matter how much I preach to them that they’ll lose weight and sometimes inches they just won’t hear me out I’m in my 5th month as a trainer.

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January 8, 2018

What Nutrition Advice Can a Personal Trainer Give?

Trainers are often asked by their clients to talk about exercise, nutrition, supplements, and more, yet they’re often unsure of what they should and shouldn’t talk about. As a qualified trainer, you likely possess a fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Given your choice of profession, you’ve likely committed yourself to doing what you can to help your clients improve their health, body composition, and performance.  

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