ISSA | January 8, 2018

What Nutrition Advice Can a Personal Trainer Give?

Trainers are often asked by their clients to talk about exercise, nutrition, supplements, and more, yet they’re often unsure of what they should and shouldn’t talk about. As a qualified trainer, you likely possess a fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Given your choice of profession, you’ve likely committed yourself to doing what you can to help your clients improve their health, body composition, and performance.  

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Christina Estrada | January 4, 2018

From the Chief Editor: Lessons from 2017

It’s important to review where we have been so that we can make intelligent decisions about where we want to go. This is true in both our professional and personal lives. We must take time to reflect on the past year; to identify mistakes and make corrections; to review the data and set goals; to decide whether our previous steps have set us on the right path, a different path, or the wrong path.

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ISSA | December 28, 2017

Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

The motivation for a lifestyle change is often ignited by fear, as in this client success story; fear of ill health or missing out on life. Once sparked, keeping that fire burning takes dedication and expert guidance. Allison shares her story of how ISSA Trainer, Andy Dooley, helped her through her trials to triumph over anxiety and a lifetime of dieting. 

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ISSA | 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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ISSA | 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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ISSA | 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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