Ronnie Nicastro | November 22, 2017

The A-B-C's of Strength Training for Clients

The benefits of strength training are abundantly obvious to trainers and fitness professionals. We know that the right program, designed for each individual, can have a tremendously positive impact on each and every training client. And yet, our clients tend to resist resistance training. Help your clients lose their fear of weights, lifting, and resistance, and help them make strength training a regular part of their fitness routine.

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Jason Williams | November 17, 2017

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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Josh Wardle | November 14, 2017

Mobility Training: Your New Pre-Workout

Have you heard about mobility training? Dynamic stretching? Corrective exercises? Instead of pre-workout supplements, we want you and your clients to get on the mobility training bandwagon. It prepares your body for exercise, trains you for proper joint and muscle movements, makes workouts more effective, and reduces the risk of pain, both immediately and long after a workout.

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ISSA | November 10, 2017

Retirement Was Just The Beginning: A New Career In Fitness

Master Sergeant (ret) Patricia Baisden is a true hero, both for her service to the country and her dedication to helping combat the youth obesity epidemic. Using experiences from her long military career as well as her ISSA education and personal trainer certification, Baisden is taking steps to help young people care about health and fitness.

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Sara Fleming | October 31, 2017

Children and Olympic Weightlifting: An Interview with Mike McKenna

It’s hard to believe, but when you see the video of a child lifting up huge barbells in her gym and how serious she is about her training, it brings up a lot of questions.  Mike McKenna discuss these questions you may have.

 

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ISSA | October 26, 2017

Simple is Sustainable: Obi Obadike's Program Kick-started This Incredible Transformation

After trying several fad diets and going back to the gym,  Rose Bolton reached out to Obi Obadike who was writing a diet and exercise book with Morris Chestnut called, “The Cut”.   She learned how simple is better when it comes to the food you put in your body and found herself feeling like a new person that radiated throughout every aspect of her life.

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Dr. Chad Waterbury | October 23, 2017

Are you training your glutes the wrong way?

These days, the glutes get a lot of attention, and it’s well deserved. When your glutes are built and strengthened the right way, they not only make your body look better, but they also increase your performance and can diminish knee pain. The problem is that most people aren’t taking an optimal approach to training for the highest level of glute development.

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Dean Spiros | October 19, 2017

From 'The World's Most Jacked Athlete' to becoming a Personal Trainer

Micahel Ray Garvin was billed 'The World’s Most Jacked Athlete'.  After a knee injury ended his hopes for an NFL, he turned his attention toward making a name for himself as a certified fitness trainer and is now helping others maximize their athletic abilities.

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Dominique Groom | October 17, 2017

Cotton vs. Synthetic: Why the natural choice may not be cotton

Most athletic gear is pretty high-tech these days. It is typically made from a synthetic material, a synthetic blend, or a synthetic-natural fiber blend. Some people are still clinging to those old cotton sweats and t-shirts. It’s your job as a trainer to make sure your clients are material-smart when it comes to workout clothing. Here’s what you need to know...

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Dean Spiros | October 11, 2017

Breaking Free and Finding Sanctuary in Fitness

Jessenia Gallegos has faced some difficult challenges in her young life. Each time, she turned to exercise to see her way through, and it has turned her into a fitness sensation.  

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