Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    Health Coach vs. Personal Trainer: Key Differences and Similarities

    Consumers no longer view “wellness” simply as “improved fitness and nutrition,” but, instead, as a much broader and holistic path—one that encompasses better long-term health management, mental health (specifically, mindfulness), and sleep.

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    6 Exercises That Could Help Regulate a Client’s High Blood Pressure

    Your client has high blood pressure. Understandably, they’re worried about the effect physical activity could have on their blood pressure. 

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    The Newest Fitness Tech You Need to Know as a Personal Trainer

    Given that the world has spent the last two years in and out of lockdowns (due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), it’s no surprise to learn that technology is increasingly cementing its place within people’s fitness routines.

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    Tackling Imposter Syndrome as a Health and Fitness Professional 

    Imposter syndrome is experienced by the best of us. It makes us doubt our abilities and may keep us from taking steps toward our professional goals. 

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    “Gymtimidation” No More: Build Your Client’s Confidence with These 6 Tips

    “To be honest, I’m afraid of working out in the gym.”

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    Virtual Fitness Is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Adapt as a Personal Trainer.

    The pandemic has forced the world online. Meetings, lectures, church services, and even lifecycle events—like weddings and funerals—have gone virtual. In fact, for many individuals, a typical day right now could play out entirely in the digital world.

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    Health Impact of Loneliness and Social Isolation and How Health and Wellness Coaches Can Help

    Between 50% and 80% of adolescents and adults report feeling lonely. Loneliness, isolation, and lack of human connection are associated with low health-related quality of life. At the foot of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home and social distancing orders, health advocates warn that social isolation and loneliness in certain populations may even be the next public health crisis. 

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    5 Proven Techniques to Speed Up Your Client’s Recovery Time

    If your client is looking to build muscle faster (naturally, of course), the first thing you’d do is increase their training volume since it’s the key driver to hypertrophy.

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    Influence of Stress on the Immune System and Autoimmune Disease

    Physical and psychological stress are natural experiences in all beings with complex neurological systems. On a biological level, the function of stress is to help us to respond and adapt to a changing environment to increase our chances of surviving and thriving. 

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    Have a Client Struggling with Poor Posture? Here’s How to Fix It

    When you meet a new client, one of the first things you should look out for is their ability to maintain proper posture.

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