Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Enrolling in Nutrition School

    Whether you've been passionate about nutrition for years or you're considering adding nutritional insight to your health coaching or fitness training career, nutrition school can be the educational boost you need.

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    12 Tips to Get Beach Body Ready

    Summer cannot get here soon enough! All the months spent indoors, waiting for the warm weather will finally be worth it when you bust out the swimming suit. If the thought of wearing a bikini has you nervous, there is still time to get beach body ready!

    Don’t worry, we're not talking about extreme, unsafe diets that deprive you of food and leave you feeling tired or irritated. Instead, we’ve put together this beach body guide that everyone can use to get a physique they'll be proud of!

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    Become a Health & Wellness Coach in Six Months or Less

    You can choose from a wide variety of programs to learn how to become a health & wellness coach that vary from structured college courses to self-paced, home study, distance learning online classes. If you are looking to make a change and try a new career guiding others to healthier living, it is possible to complete a program in six months. How, you might ask? Read on to learn more.

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    6 Ways to Make Your Clients' Workouts More Fun

    As a personal trainer, it's important to keep your clients motivated to continue to come back for training sessions time and time again with you. Not only does this help ensure you receive a paycheck, but having a high turn-out also means you must be doing something right. Generally, while clients realize that their training sessions must be taken seriously, they tend to enjoy them more when their personal trainers make more of an effort to make things interesting, and fun. So, what are some techniques you can try to make your clients' workouts more enjoyable? We've got some ideas.

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    Debunking Common Muscle Building Myths

    As a personal trainer, you likely see a number of clients who come to you looking to build muscle. Whether they're looking to get toned, shredded, or any variation thereof, of course you want to do everything you can to help them reach their goals.

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    The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles on the Web for January 2016

    The beginning of the year presents its own special health and fitness challenges. For many, it's cold outside, but it's also the time to get the next year off to a healthy start. January health and fitness topics tend to focus on sticking to resolutions, reducing food cravings, staying fit indoors, and taking off that extra ten pounds you might have gained during the holiday season.

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    What It Takes To Attain A Master Personal Trainer Certification

    Becoming a Master Personal Trainer requires time and dedication, and reaching this goal can be a big investment for your future. Our recent research has indicated that the median salary for a personal trainer is $56,000 and the 10 year job growth rate is as high as 24 percent-- significantly higher than average. This means that hardworking professionals have a fantastic opportunity to put their skills and talents to use and build a career that they love.

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    Top 5 Apps for Personal Trainers and Health Coaches

    As a certified personal trainer or health coach, you are in the business of improving people’s lives. It is rewarding and invigorating, but also comes with challenges. How can you stay on top of the individual needs and progress of each client? Many clients come to you because they need help overcoming the obstacles to making positive, lasting changes in their lives – how do you keep them motivated? How do you manage a growing business?

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    The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web: September 2015

    Most people know that fitness is important. Perhaps your clients eat well and get some physical exercise every day. Maybe they’re even serious about their physiques, and work out consistently. Whatever the case, you can always take their game to the next level as a personal trainer.

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