Dean Spiros | October 19, 2017

From 'The World's Most Jacked Athlete' to becoming a Personal Trainer

Micahel Ray Garvin was billed 'The World’s Most Jacked Athlete'.  After a knee injury ended his hopes for an NFL, he turned his attention toward making a name for himself as a certified fitness trainer and is now helping others maximize their athletic abilities.

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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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Dean Spiros | October 11, 2017

Breaking Free and Finding Sanctuary in Fitness

Jessenia Gallegos has faced some difficult challenges in her young life. Each time, she turned to exercise to see her way through, and it has turned her into a fitness sensation.  

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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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Elaine Lange | October 3, 2017

Learning by the Numbers: Age Appropriate Sports Development

A couple's experience in Egypt to work with the coaches and players of a youth soccer program with the purpose of the program of training young kids, but also to use sports as a bridge between communities and cultures.

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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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Alexander Van Houten | September 19, 2017

Why You Need to Convince Your Senior Clients to Take up Meditation

Did you know that in less than ten minutes per day your older clients could significantly improve their training and results? The hard truth is that as we age our brain volume declines, particularly in the areas that guide motor functions. But, research is discovering that the simple act of meditating, for just a few minutes a day, could make all the difference, and actually turn back the clock.

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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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September 12, 2017

When Fitness Is Bigger Than Self: Changing Lives of Others

Lily Thorig was a 30-year-old stay at home mother of 2 and was severely over weight.  Fast forward to today, she has not only been able to keep the weight off but was given the opportunity to work at The Camp. She is now Co-District Director for six of their gyms and working on getting her ISSA personal training certification.

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September 8, 2017

My sister has breast cancer. Can she still work out?

My sister found out she has breast cancer and is wondering if she can still workout at the level she is accustomed to?

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