August 16, 2018

Living strong and making the most of it

Autoimmune diseases can be debilitating and emotionally defeating. But that didn’t stop former IRONMAN athlete and fitness competitor Kelly Kolicko. Read her inspirational story and journey with ISSA trainers and reignite your motivation to be the healthy lifestyle influence to others.

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August 14, 2018

How does sitting impact my posture?

By now, most of the fitness world knows our society spends too much time sitting and the corresponding impacts on posture and movement. This article helps you break down how it happens and what you and your clients can do about it. Then, we give you a sharable resource you can give to your clients to help them set up their work space in a better way. Check out the latest from ISSA here. 

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Erin McGill | August 2, 2018

9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know | ISSA

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Becky Fox | May 14, 2018

Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully understood and so there is no cure. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps to improve health, fitness, mood, and symptoms of those living with this condition. Exercise is just one lifestyle change that can greatly increase the quality of life for those with fibromyalgia.

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Amber Dobecka | May 10, 2018

Should a Pregnant Woman Push Hard in Workouts?

Being pregnant and training regularly throughout pregnancy is like the girl at the gym who’s on the stair climber with ankle weights: She’s working twice as hard just to keep up.  But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

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Mathew Foster | March 12, 2018

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are a real pain – in more ways than one. Not only do they cause you a lot of pain, they also restrict your mobility and prevent you from enjoying the physical activities you love. What's more, they can take a very long time to recover from.

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Dominique Groom | November 28, 2017

Shoes Set the Foundation for Proper Movement

Do you cringe every time you see your training client come in with those ratty old sneakers? Does she complain about pinched toes or wear running shoes to lift? If so, it may be time to have a talk with your client about appropriate shoes. Hear from one of our experts on the common mistakes clients make with shoes and how you can correct them.

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Josh Wardle | November 14, 2017

Mobility Training: Your New Pre-Workout

Have you heard about mobility training? Dynamic stretching? Corrective exercises? Instead of pre-workout supplements, we want you and your clients to get on the mobility training bandwagon. It prepares your body for exercise, trains you for proper joint and muscle movements, makes workouts more effective, and reduces the risk of pain, both immediately and long after a workout.

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Dominique Groom | October 17, 2017

Cotton vs. Synthetic: Why the natural choice may not be cotton

Most athletic gear is pretty high-tech these days. It is typically made from a synthetic material, a synthetic blend, or a synthetic-natural fiber blend. Some people are still clinging to those old cotton sweats and t-shirts. It’s your job as a trainer to make sure your clients are material-smart when it comes to workout clothing. Here’s what you need to know...

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Dominique Groom | October 10, 2017

Elite Athletes Use It, Should Your Client? Considering Compression Gear

What’s the scoop on compression gear? Do you use it? Have your clients asked about it? Get the rundown on what compression gear is, how it works, and what benefits it can provide. We’ll give you all the answers so you can inform your clients and help them decide what kind of athletic gear makes the most sense for their workouts and recovery time.

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