Offer ends Monday, May 28, 2018.

April 5, 2018

A Parent's Worst Nightmare Inspired Him to Become a Trainer

Last year, Joseph Jackson had back issues, numbness in his legs and couldn't sleep. He weighed 365 pounds. His doctor said that he was morbidly obese and suggested weight loss pills. He had little-to-no confidence and felt defeated when it came to finding a workout routine that fit him and that he could physically do. Follow how Joseph completely turned his life around and became an ISSA certified trainer.

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March 29, 2018

Meet Sandy. She has no patience for Parkinson's.

At the ISSA there are as many reasons why people become personal trainers as there are personal trainers. What's your Why?  When Sandy was growing up, she saw the benefits of gaining the upper hand on the disease through fitness with her father and always wanted to become a Personal Trainer to work with Parkinson’s patients and also those with special needs.

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March 22, 2018

A Wake-up Call That Inspired a Transformation

How did I get here? That’s the question we all ask. In a “blink of an eye” we go from that young vibrant person ready for the world to a “less than healthy, less than skinny, not quite fit, taking a few minor prescription medications that everyone takes” person. We find ourselves looking in the mirror at a person we don’t even recognize.

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March 15, 2018

Why I became a Personal Trainer

Fitness was always a passion of Kristine Casali, a working mother of two in a family business.  After meeting ISSA Personal Trainer Jeremie Guarderas and through his encouragement, motivation, and inspiration, she decided it was time to do something for herself and became a personal trainer.

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March 8, 2018

Sometimes a Little Push is All You Need

Laura Hughes is the successful owner of #Strong, a private fitness studio in New Braunfels, Texas. After struggling with her own weight and fitness, Laura relied on the guidance and mentorship of several dedicated trainers, including a coach that got her into powerlifting and then becoming certified with the ISSA.

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March 1, 2018

Rebuilding the Confidence and Self-Esteem of My Client

Alexa Soloman left the gym and a verbally abusive coach after ten years of suffering for the sake of success. Then ISSA certified trainer, Ronny Camacho, became Alexa’s mentor and conditioning coach. His goals: rebuild her confidence and reignite the fire that had been smothered at her previous gym. Her lowest low became an opportunity for the start of a new chapter!

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February 27, 2018

Meet ISSA Trainer ‘Lady Hammer’

Stephanie Hammermeister, a certified ISSA trainer, is competing in the 30th Anniversary Arnold Sports Festival. This is her second invitation to the event after having entered the world of professional figure competition just a few years ago. Regarding prepping for the show, she's got a balanced approach and long-game mindset to making each hard decision work to her advantage.

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February 22, 2018

John Rahn - Believe and Impact Lives!

By getting his accredited certifications through the ISSA, John Rahn hung the certificates on the wall in the garage so that when people came down, it showed credibility and that he is a reputable fitness professional.   Today, his gym is the top spot in the area for young athletes.

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February 15, 2018

This ISSA Professor Served 27 Years in the US Army

The ISSA has been distinguished as a Top 10 Military Friendly School, a responsibility we hold in highest regard. But it isn’t just an award that we earn, it’s a service that we are privileged to provide to our country’s heroes. Bob Rollins is a 27-year Veteran of the US Army. You could call him Sergeant Major, but as a student in one of his classes, “Professor” will suffice.

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Olga Fikotova Connolly | February 13, 2018

How an Olympian helped a college student overcome tough odds

What needs to be accomplished in health and fitness depends on teaching one another and learning from one another in a race for the prize of exchanging pessimism with optimism.  A student with a visible scoliosis curve asked Olga to help her. Her previous experience of wearing a brace proved unsuccessful and subsequent surgery recommendations frightened her so she sought out another way.

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