December 21, 2017

Journey from Cirque du Soleil to Personal Trainer

Shelli Epstein is a professional acrobat and performer with a background in gymnastics. She currently performs in the Cirque du Soleil show ‘Luzia’. Previously she performed in the Franco Dragone show ‘The House of Dancing Water’. In addition to her performance career, Shelli is a dedicated, ISSA-certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist.

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Thomas Munck | December 18, 2017

7 Tips to Keep the Clients Coming Back

As personal trainers, our mission is to help clients achieve their goals. It’s a simple mission when you think about it, but how do we retain clients once we have helped them get to where they want to be? There are certain tools we can use to reassure our clients that we are always thinking about them, their results, and will commit to them long-term.

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December 14, 2017

What do Food Trucks and Boot Camps Have in Common?

The recipe for success for this ISSA Certified Trainer includes a dash of innovation and a healthy helping of passion. His box truck turned mobile gym and smoothie bar is a genius mashup, bringing fitness, nutrition, and mindset to a park near you. 

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Dean Spiros | December 12, 2017

How an ISSA Education Changed Cat Smiley’s Life

From writing a book on healthy eating to being named ISSA ’s trainer of the year in Canada three times, Cat Smiley knows no limits when it comes to success in her career. Her goal with her clients is to cultivate a culture on a social level as well as a motivational and physical level.

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November 30, 2017

Iron Sharpens Iron: How One ISSA Superstar Inspired Another

Nancy tells the story of how after she turned 50, ISSA Trainer Kristi Tauti helped take her to a new level.  The ”Fit” lifestyle has become part of her life in both exercise and nutrition. This has inspired her to become an ISSA Trainer in which she strives every day to be her best and inspire others to be healthy. 

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Dominique Groom | November 28, 2017

Shoes Set the Foundation for Proper Movement

Do you cringe every time you see your training client come in with those ratty old sneakers? Does she complain about pinched toes or wear running shoes to lift? If so, it may be time to have a talk with your client about appropriate shoes. Hear from one of our experts on the common mistakes clients make with shoes and how you can correct them.

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Dean Spiros | November 24, 2017

A Second Chance to Live and Becoming a Personal Trainer

After being critically injured seven years ago in an automobile accident, a thankful David Byrnes tells his story of how he was given a second chance to live and how his recovery led him to become a personal trainer.

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Ronnie Nicastro | November 22, 2017

The A-B-C's of Strength Training for Clients

The benefits of strength training are abundantly obvious to trainers and fitness professionals. We know that the right program, designed for each individual, can have a tremendously positive impact on each and every training client. And yet, our clients tend to resist resistance training. Help your clients lose their fear of weights, lifting, and resistance, and help them make strength training a regular part of their fitness routine.

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Jason Williams | November 17, 2017

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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Josh Wardle | November 14, 2017

Mobility Training: Your New Pre-Workout

Have you heard about mobility training? Dynamic stretching? Corrective exercises? Instead of pre-workout supplements, we want you and your clients to get on the mobility training bandwagon. It prepares your body for exercise, trains you for proper joint and muscle movements, makes workouts more effective, and reduces the risk of pain, both immediately and long after a workout.

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