Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    The Top New Fitness Trends for 2016

    As a fitness and nutrition professional, is your preferred fitness routine for you and for your clients trending or is it fading into the background? Thanks to some surveys and opinions of experts in the know, you can learn about what’s trending in the fitness world for 2016 and what didn’t make the list.

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    15 Tips On How To Avoid Weight Gain Over The Holidays

     

    Want to avoid dreaded weight gain over the holiday season? These tips will help you stay on track!

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    Meet AFPA member Sara Haley!

    Sara Haley is in the AFPA Member Spotlight!  She is one of the most sought after Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist and creator of the award-winning prenatal workout program, Expecting MORE® and her newly released postnatal program, Expecting More®:The 4th Trimester Workout. With over 15 years of experience as a fitness specialist, including 7 years as a Reebok Master Trainer, Sara has a passion for educating women about staying strong, fit and healthy during pregnancy and beyond, in the safest and most effective ways possible.  

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    The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web for October 2015

    With October slowly coming to an end, now is a good time to take a look back at some of the most valuable and influential health and fitness articles published across the Web during the month of October. Whether you're looking for some valuable information on nutrition-related topics, personal training, or overall fitness, you can find a nice recap of the top blog posts of the month right here.

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    5 Tips to Earn More Money as a Personal Trainer

    As a personal trainer, you’re probably finding yourself struggling to attract and retain your clients in an attempt to maintain a relatively steady cash flow. If you’re offering 10- and 20-pack sessions to your clients, then you’re probably wasting precious time. If you’re not using the right strategy, then you’re missing out on many opportunities that could bring more money.

    If you want to increase your earning potential, then here are some great ways to make money as a personal trainer.

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    Top Personal-Trainer Certifications for Business Growth

    We all come to a crossroads in our lives when we have to make a significant choice. For many, this concerns their careers. 

    As a personal trainer, you incorporate constant variety including new clients, new workout routines and fresh playlists in your everyday work. But what about employment opportunities? While you certainly have a variety of environments to choose from with a personal-trainer certification, you may crave something different if you're thinking about taking the next step in your career.

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    Pursue Your Passion for Fitness

    Does your passion for health and fitness run so deep that you're continuously looking for ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle? Did your afternoon jog turn into your evening ritual? Has every meal become the epitome of a healthy Pinterest-worthy recipe? If so, weave health and fitness into every aspect of your life, including your career.

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    How to Maximize Results from Kickboxing Workouts

    Knockout body? Check. Massive endorphin release and high-intensity intervals? Double check. Do you really need another reason to pick up your gloves? If you do, kickboxing delivers a fresh, fun and thrilling workout where throwing punches and using the impact of your foot are the focal points of each session. The sport that capitalizes on preparing you for danger is now all the rage for getting you in insane shape.

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    Incorporating Foods Rich in Vitamin D into a Diet Plan

    It's the middle of summer, so foods rich in vitamin D are probably not at the forefront of your clients' concerns since we absorb it from sunlight. But what about the rest of the year? Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium, a mineral we need to consume on a daily basis for excellent bone health. It also enhances our ability to maximize a other minerals we need such as iron, zinc and magnesium.

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