Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    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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    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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    Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches: Can They Improve Your Client’s Health?

    It wasn’t all that long ago when all “wearable fitness technology” meant was a simple pedometer—capable only of measuring an individual’s step count. But now? Technology has advanced so significantly that there are two separate categories of wearables:

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    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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    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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