September 7, 2018

The Do’s and Don'ts of Pregnancy Nutrition

Trainers working with pregnant clients are responsible for two people. Learn how to guide pregnant women to make better nutrition choices and use our simple “Do’s and Don'ts” handout to make it easier for them.

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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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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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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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Christina Estrada | September 26, 2017

Are you having trouble getting or keeping moms in the gym?

Moms are selfless, taking care of everyone else before worrying about their own needs. But moms can only be their best for their families when they make their health a priority. However mom's fitness tends to fall last on her to-do list. As an ISSA Personal Trainer, you can change that. In this article, learn how to get to know the moms in your community and motivate them to join you in the gym and make fitness a priority.

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Christina Estrada | June 27, 2017

Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Inspiring Others As Personal Trainer

As a follow up to our popular story on motivating postpartum clients, we talk to a fitness pro who rocked the world with her viral video showing that you can—and should—stay fit during pregnancy. Find out how she managed to work out every day of her pregnancy, how she stayed in great shape, and how her baby inspired her to change her view of her own body.

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Dominique Groom | June 9, 2017

Battling the Postpartum Pooch…Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It!

Even the fittest, most active new moms struggle to lose that part of post-pregnancy weight.  You could do a hundred sit-ups and crunches a day and still not get that flat belly back.  As a trainer, you can help your new-mom clients lose that little belly and get their confidence back at the same time.

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Amber Dobecka | May 14, 2017

5 Tips for New Moms Who Need a Little Extra Workout Motivation

Some of the busiest people in the world are moms, especially new moms, and we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. That means that fitness often takes a backseat to everything else we have to get done. If this sounds like you, let our expert trainer—and new mom herself—share the tips that will help you get motivated and stay motivated to prioritize your own health and fitness and keep up with working out.

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Beverly Paquin | January 24, 2017

When clients ask, “How do I build the perfect glutes?”, here’s my response...

Your female client wants a bigger butt, glutes or backside? It’s what most women want, and you can achieve it through targeted, specific training. Here’s how.

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Christina Estrada | November 28, 2016

How to Break Down Barriers to Fitness and Motivate Your Postpartum Client

New moms are under tremendous pressure to get fit after giving birth, to lose the baby weight, and to be skinny again. Instead of pushing a skinny body, the emphasis should be on health and fitness, for the benefit of mom and her baby. Learn how to motivate your postpartum clients with the facts about pregnancy weight, postpartum fitness, and healthy weight loss.

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