Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    Integrative and Holistic Factors that Contribute to Autoimmune Disease

    Autoimmune diseases are those that develop in conditions where the body’s cells are unable to distinguish between pathogenic cells and its own cells. The result: The immune system destroys its own cells. 

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    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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