August 7, 2018

8 Simple Ways to Eat a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is key to improving your nutrition, performance, and overall wellbeing. But, do you know that the habits to support a balanced diet and healthy eating are just as important as the food itself? Build healthy habits and learn how to eat a balanced diet with these eight tips. 

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John Berardi | July 12, 2018

Best Diet For Weight Loss?

So, we've got three wildly different plans and successful weight loss with each one. Some would ask the question, “How can this be?” I would ask the question, “Are these plans so different after all?” You see, instead of focusing on the differences between the three strategies that achieve the same result, I think it's more important to focus on the similarities.

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Eric Brody | July 11, 2018

Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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Christina Estrada | June 22, 2018

How does Mindfulness Achieve Weight Loss?

The ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer course discusses nutritional coaching which is about personal trainers listening to their clients to find out the needs and goals; learning the client’s current lifestyle; discovering what’s important to them; and working alongside each client to create an approach that’s unique -- a plan that fits into their lifestyle and helps them achieve their results.

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Thomas Munck | April 24, 2018

Help Clients Get Results with Carb-Cycling

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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Thomas Munck | April 19, 2018

Tips to Help Clients Understand Carbs

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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Eric Brody | March 27, 2018

Can Ginger Help with Exercise Recovery?

As a fitness professional and likely nutrition enthusiast, you have probably heard that ginger is great for exercise recovery. You’ve also heard that about a lot of other foods and supplements, so what’s the real deal? We’ll break it down for you here and give you a run down on all the sports science research related to ginger, muscle pain, and post-workout recovery.

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Ronnie Nicastro | March 20, 2018

Coffee and Fat Metabolism

Everyone wants to get rid of fat but there are many varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal. Many fitness professionals are touting the benefits of coffee for losing unwanted fat, but they’re not telling the whole story. Let's dig into the concept of fat loss via caffeine consumption or coffee and it impacts on fat metabolism.

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Alexander Van Houten | March 6, 2018

This HOT Diet Trend is NOT Recommended for Women!

So what’s with this fasting thing. Should I be doing it?  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked this question this year, I’d be able to buy enough bacon to feed all the fasted cardio people on the step mills. 

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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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