Becky Fox | May 14, 2018

Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully understood and so there is no cure. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps to improve health, fitness, mood, and symptoms of those living with this condition. Exercise is just one lifestyle change that can greatly increase the quality of life for those with fibromyalgia.

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Amber Dobecka | May 10, 2018

Should a Pregnant Woman Push Hard in Workouts?

Being pregnant and training regularly throughout pregnancy is like the girl at the gym who’s on the stair climber with ankle weights: She’s working twice as hard just to keep up.  But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

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Eric Brody | May 1, 2018

Is Your Phone Sabotaging Your Workout?

I was recently reading about the best iPhone cases for the gym and it occurred to me that there’s a bigger issue here. Does your phone help you in the gym or does it just distract you from your workout program?

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Thomas Munck | April 24, 2018

Help Clients Get Results with Carb-Cycling

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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Thomas Munck | April 19, 2018

Tips to Help Clients Understand Carbs

While experts will likely continue to debate how to include carbs in the diet for maximum health and workout results, one thing will always remain true: everyone needs carbs. Based on current research, cycling carbs in your diet in a thoughtful and strategic way is the best way to utilize this important nutrient.

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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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