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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Dominique Groom | July 25, 2017

Dress for Success....Or at Least Injury Prevention

If your clients aren’t wearing the right gear when you train them, they could get hurt. They could also be suffering from poor performance. You know what to wear in the gym, but your clients need your guidance. Read on to find out what to tell your clients about workout gear and how to present it to them as a way to improve performance and safety.

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Dominique Groom | June 21, 2017

Should your client exercise while sick?

You’ve seen that one person struggling to get through her workout - sneezing, blowing her nose, and looking absolutely miserable while trying to get in a training session…in spite of a nasty cold. She may even be hoping the workout will help her get over it sooner.  Should you take a break from your workout schedule or should you push through it?

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Dr. Fred Hatfield | June 5, 2017

Overtraining…Is This the Roadblock Holding You Back from Meeting Your Fitness Goals?

You’re eager, you’re passionate, and you’re ready to push your body to the limit to achieve your fitness goals. Hey, that’s great, but have you ever heard of something called overtraining? It’s real and it can actually backfire on your progress and goals. Here we tell you all about physical overtraining, what it is, what it feels like, and how to avoid it, in you or in your clients.

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Dr. Scott Hoar | May 9, 2017

How to Deal with your Client's Plantar Fasciitis

A client of yours has been having chronic troubles with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis for years.   Whenever these issues get too bad, she stops running and stops working out.  Then she gains weight and is unhappy.  After a few months, her foot starts feeling better and she get’s back to working out.

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Dominique Groom | April 18, 2017

Is DOMS Cramping Your Client’s Style?

DOMS is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness. At some point, your clients will experience it and this may put a damper on your training plans and their success. Here’s all you need to know about DOMS and how to help your clients cope.

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People with Seizures Can Train: Here’s How to Do it Safely

Getting fit at the gym and working with a trainer should not be limited to people who have no health issues. Everyone can work out and should work out, right? What about people who are prone to having seizures. These can be dangerous, especially in a crowded gym full of people and equipment. As trainers, we accommodate all of our clients’ special needs. Here’s how to work safely with an epileptic client.

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