Dean Spiros | October 10, 2018

Inspiration Story: Paula-Jean Doyle

Doyle lives with multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disorder that damages the central nervous system. She is currently symptom free, despite deciding to forgo the disease-modifying drugs recommended by her doctor. Instead, she relies on a dedicated fitness program, a healthy diet and what she is convinced was some divine intervention.

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Jane Curth | October 3, 2018

Fighting Sarcopenia with Exercise and Nutrition

With aging comes more medical concerns, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia and a whole host of others. One of the lesser-known threats to aging populations is Sarcopenia and we’re going to talk about what it is, how it develops in the body, how to manage it, what can be done to prevent it, and most importantly how someone can use exercise and nutrition to treat it.

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September 14, 2018

Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Talking about dietary fat is just part of the job as a professional trainer. Here, we’ll review fats and the essential role they play in the health of your clients. This info, and the shareable infographic will help you give sound advice as a fitness and nutrition coach.

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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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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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Dominic Frazier | September 15, 2017

Dealing with Epilepsy as a Fitness Professional

Hear the personal and inspiring story of ISSA certified trainer, Dominic Frazier, who has accomplished so much in sports and fitness while battling a serious, chronic illness. His story helps inspire others to use fitness to overcome challenges.

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Ronnie Nicastro | May 23, 2017

Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.

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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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Jenevieve Roper | October 25, 2016

Are Your Clients Thinking about Going Gluten-Free?

Your client is talking about hopping on the gluten-free bandwagon. She thinks it will make her healthier and help her lose weight. Here’s the ammo you need to convince her that most people do not get any benefits from giving up gluten.

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