Nathan DeMetz | March 13, 2018

Online Training: Is It a Good Fit For You?

Online training is a training dynamic in which a client works with a trainer without physical proximity to that trainer. As a business—which is what you are whether you run a traditional business or freelance—you must consider the online presence of these training services and adjust your own business model to accommodate the desire of individuals to have online access to the goods and services they want.

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Mathew Foster | March 12, 2018

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are a real pain – in more ways than one. Not only do they cause you a lot of pain, they also restrict your mobility and prevent you from enjoying the physical activities you love. What's more, they can take a very long time to recover from.

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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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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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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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Paul Hovan Jr. | February 21, 2018

Building Muscle Simplified: Not as Complicated as you Think

Are your clients begging you to help them get bigger, more muscular arms? Do you have a client that has plateaued in his efforts to bulk up? You can help your clients achieve their goals, but there are no quick fixes, only the facts, backed by research.

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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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