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    Recent Posts by John D. Binford, B.S.

    College: Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT), Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) Certifications: NASM CPT, AFPA Sports Nutrition Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Sports Nutrition, Sports Specific Training, Group Exercise Instructor Motto: “You only have one life to live, might as well be the BEST at it.”
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    2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Fitness Lover

    Have the holidays snuck up on you again this year? Don’t get overwhelmed with the search for the perfect present! We’ve compiled a guide of some of the best holiday gifts for fitness lovers, and it should serve as inspiration for sourcing presents for everyone on your list.

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    15 Cool Workout Gadgets that Actually Work

    With the tremendous growth of wearable technology, workout gadgets have become an integral part in the health and fitness industry. Whether you’re looking to gain the edge you need against your competition, track data to become healthier, or you want something that’ll help you recover faster – there’s a gadget that’ll suit your needs.

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    10 Steps on How to Become a Personal Trainer

    Whether a career in personal training has been a long-term goal or you’ve just started considering taking the leap, now is the time for a jump-start that can turn your passion for fitness and for helping others into a growth-driven personal trainer career opportunity.

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    11 Tips to Maintain Fitness and Nutrition During the Winter

    As daylight hours get shorter and holidays ramp up, winter schedules and routines tend to shift. That’s when your clients’ fitness and nutrition habits can take a hit. Whether it’s from rounds of holiday parties or from ice storms raging outside, there’s a tendency to downshift healthy eating and regular activity.

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    Fitness Resources to Make You A Better Personal Trainer

    If you want to be a better trainer, you can up your game in no time by diving into the right fitness resources. These apps, podcasts, videos, blogs, books, and more will give you the guidance, skills, inspiration, data, and information to become a better personal trainer and help your clients meet and exceed their health and fitness goals.

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    Get Outside: How to Make Exercise Fun

    When you think of exercising, there is a good chance you picture a large gym with wall-to-wall mirrors, grunting powerlifters, and fitness classes featuring trendy exercises you can barely pronounce. The truth is, gyms, fitness studios, and exercise classes can easily overwhelm—or bore—the health-conscious individual.

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    What is the Cost of a Personal Trainer Certification?

    With more than one-third of adults in the United States battling obesity, it’s time to turn your passion for health and fitness into a career as a personal trainer. You have the drive to help others live a healthier lifestyle. Now, all you need is the training and certification. But how much will it cost?

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    5 Things to Look for in a Health Coach Program

    A simple Google search on “health coach program” returns about 139 million results—although, obviously, you won’t have millions of programs to compare.  But you may have a dozen or so that are serious contenders when it comes to your choice. How do you whittle it down to just a few top picks?

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    10 Apps and Software That Personal Trainers Can Use With Clients

    Whether you’re a new personal trainer looking for the best ways to communicate with your clients or a seasoned veteran who needs help keeping up with clients, chances are you’ve researched different apps and software to help with your business.

    And with the recent growth in the development of apps and software, it’s an absolute must to start using technology if you want to skyrocket your personal training business into new levels.

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    17 Tips for A Successful Personal Trainer Business

    If you are entering the profession of personal training, right now is a time of growth and opportunity. Awareness of the benefits of personal training has been expanding for over a decade, as has the client market.

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