October 15, 2018

Exercises for IT band syndrome

The IT band is too often overlooked until it suddenly causes pain. Help your clients prevent IT band injury with a few simple exercises. And check out the “how to” handout you can give your clients to keep them on the right track.

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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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Lindsay Kent | August 31, 2018

Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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August 27, 2018

How to Improve Posture at a Work Desk

Sitting may be unavoidable but using good posture and limiting the amount of time you sit can lessen the negative effects. Many of us sit at a desk for work about 8 hours a day. With so much time spent at this one location, it is important to think about how to improve posture at a desk. Have your clients (or you) follow these tips to set up a workspace that keeps them feeling great.

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Dr. Scott Hoar | August 24, 2018

How to Relieve Tight Muscles in the Neck and Shoulders

As trainers, we know upper back tension is rampant among clients. In this article, we explore things that can lead to tight muscles in the neck and shoulders and what to do about it. We also give you a great sharable “How To” for your clients.

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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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