April 10, 2018

Does lack of sleep hinder muscle growth or performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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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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Dominique Groom | April 3, 2018

DOMS - Why Some People Suffer More Than Others

DOMS, we all get it sometimes, but have you ever noticed that some people suffer more than others after an intense workout? Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out why some people are more prone to post-exercise muscle soreness than others. We’ll update you on the latest findings about gender, genetics, and DOMS so you can better help your clients work out pain-free.

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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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Eric Brody | March 27, 2018

Can Ginger Help with Exercise Recovery?

As a fitness professional and likely nutrition enthusiast, you have probably heard that ginger is great for exercise recovery. You’ve also heard that about a lot of other foods and supplements, so what’s the real deal? We’ll break it down for you here and give you a run down on all the sports science research related to ginger, muscle pain, and post-workout recovery.

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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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Ronnie Nicastro | March 20, 2018

Coffee and Fat Metabolism

Everyone wants to get rid of fat but there are many varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal. Many fitness professionals are touting the benefits of coffee for losing unwanted fat, but they’re not telling the whole story. Let's dig into the concept of fat loss via caffeine consumption or coffee and it impacts on fat metabolism.

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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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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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