Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    5 Ways to Increase a Client's Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

    Does your client lead a sedentary lifestyle?

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    6 Best Exercises to Boost Your Client’s Weight Loss Efforts

    You think you’ve got it: the perfect blend of strength training exercises that’ll help your client achieve their dream body.

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    What Is Diastasis Recti and 4 Tips on How to Train Clients Experiencing It

    Does your client complain of an ‘overall feeling of collapse and weakness’ in their cores? Is your client getting increasingly self-conscious about their rounded, protruding belly ‘pooch’ – and desperate for your help in getting rid of it?

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    6 Questions to Ask in Your Coaching Session That Can Help Clients Overcome Self-Doubt

    Motivational interviewing is a powerful tool to support clients in being active leaders of their own health and wellness journey. 

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    5 Ways to Program Progressive Overload for Clients without Adding Weight

    The process of designing a client’s fitness program can feel a little like building with Legos.

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    4 Ways to Measure Your Client’s Fitness Progress without a Scale 

    Craft individualized workout program, check. Walk your client through every movement to ensure proper lifting form and technique; check.

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    Postnatal Fitness: Exercising After Pregnancy

    The postpartum recovery period comes with its own set of physical changes.

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    10 Tips to Prevent Injury When Designing a Client's Routine

    Client injury. Also synonymous with the word “nightmare” when you’re a certified personal trainer, especially when the said injury is sustained as a direct result of your training program.

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    What Is Ideal Body Weight and How to Calculate It 

    Ideal body weight, also called lean body weight, is a family of indexes that have been used for almost 150 years. It is used in emergency settings, and its use has been reinforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    Coach Resource: Prevention and Treatment of Pregnancy-Induced Diastasis Recti

    A woman’s abdomen expands significantly over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy—it stretches and widens to make space for a growing baby, the placenta, and the fluids that will nourish and carry the baby to term. 

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