Christina Estrada | June 27, 2017

Fit Mom: Inspired by Pregnancy, Now Inspiring Others As Personal Trainer

As a follow up to our popular story on motivating postpartum clients, we talk to a fitness pro who rocked the world with her viral video showing that you can—and should—stay fit during pregnancy. Find out how she managed to work out every day of her pregnancy, how she stayed in great shape, and how her baby inspired her to change her view of her own body.

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Dominique Groom | June 21, 2017

Should your client exercise while sick?

You’ve seen that one person struggling to get through her workout - sneezing, blowing her nose, and looking absolutely miserable while trying to get in a training session…in spite of a nasty cold. She may even be hoping the workout will help her get over it sooner.  Should you take a break from your workout schedule or should you push through it?

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Alexander Van Houten | June 16, 2017

Give the Gift of Fitness for Father’s Day

Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? How about the gift of health, fitness, and no more Dad Bod? The gift of a personal trainer is a great idea and so thoughtful that your dad will truly be surprised. It’s not a gift to be chosen lightly, though. Everyone needs something different from a trainer, so let us show you how to pick out the perfect fitness professional for your dad so he gets the most out of his sessions.

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Dr. Chad Waterbury | June 14, 2017

Corrective Exercise - Are You Doing it Right?

Do you know how to cue corrective exercises for your clients? Do you know what it means to cue an exercise? Cueing is all about guiding your client through good form, correcting bad form and correcting movement compensations. There is a right way and, if not a wrong way, at least a less effective way to do it. We’ll walk you through what cueing is and how to do it right to keep your clients pain-free and injury-free.

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Dominique Groom | June 9, 2017

Battling the Postpartum Pooch…Why Sit-ups Aren’t Cutting It!

Even the fittest, most active new moms struggle to lose that part of post-pregnancy weight.  You could do a hundred sit-ups and crunches a day and still not get that flat belly back.  As a trainer, you can help your new-mom clients lose that little belly and get their confidence back at the same time.

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Dr. Fred Hatfield | June 5, 2017

Overtraining…Is This the Roadblock Holding You Back from Meeting Your Fitness Goals?

You’re eager, you’re passionate, and you’re ready to push your body to the limit to achieve your fitness goals. Hey, that’s great, but have you ever heard of something called overtraining? It’s real and it can actually backfire on your progress and goals. Here we tell you all about physical overtraining, what it is, what it feels like, and how to avoid it, in you or in your clients.

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Christina Estrada | May 30, 2017

Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

I am a retired scientist, age 55, I recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and also have the Masters certification [Master Trainer] from ISSA as well, do you think I am too old to be a fitness trainer and to be taken seriously, do you think people will respond well since I am an old guy, I don't look my age at all and am in fantastic shape, however fitness trainers are usually half my age, thoughts?

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Ronnie Nicastro | May 23, 2017

Celiac Disease or an Irrational Fear of Gluten?

Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.

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Dr. Sal Arria | May 19, 2017

A Tribute to Frederick Hatfield from Dr. Sal Arria

Losing Fred is not only losing a brother, a partner and great friend for nearly 40 years, but I want you to know that the WORLD has lost one of the most influential fitness icons of all time.

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Dr. Sal Arria | May 19, 2017

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Frederick “Dr. Squat” Hatfield

The ISSA family was shocked and saddened this last weekend (5/14/2017) by the passing of one of our beloved co-founders, Dr. Frederick Hatfield, also affectionately known in the fitness industry as “Dr. Squat”.

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