Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    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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    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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    How Exercise Impacts Anxiety and Depression

    Exercise is generally considered an activity that primarily benefits our physical health. From improving muscle strength, balance, and oxygen flow, there are dozens of fitness-related reasons to stay active throughout your lifetime. 

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    8 Things to Consider Before Building an Effective Personalized Fitness Plan 

    Despite what social media and popular fitness DVDs try to tell the masses, fitness coaches and personal trainers know that there is no such thing as a universal fitness plan that works for everyone. 

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    5 Areas to Explore When Deciding the Best Fitness Plan for Your Client

    Every client is different. They come to you from diverse backgrounds, harboring varying fitness goals, knowledge, skills, and even levels of motivation in following the fitness plans you've designed for them.

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    5 Tips for Building Confidence When Working with Clients as a Health & Wellness Professional

    It’s no secret. When you are confident in your coaching abilities, you inspire a sense of trust in your clients. 

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