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

    College: Sacred Heart University, Florida Atlantic University Certifications: NASM CPT, AFPA Sports Nutrition, Onnit Academy, DBC Biomechanics & Human Movement, Steel Mace Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Sports Nutrition, Sports Specific Training, Kettlebells, Steel Mace & Clubs Instagram: johnbinfordfitness
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    4 Newsworthy Topics That Nutrition Professionals Can Discuss with Clients

    Nutrition professionals are tasked with covering a wide variety of topics, from the effects of sleep deprivation on food choices to the role of exercise in creating a balanced lifestyle.

    One thing that’s worth putting in the rotation of discussion topics is what’s making the news these days. Being able to put newsworthy stories into context can create deeper and more meaningful conversations between you and your clients. Here are four to consider:

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    A Career in Nutrition: Nutrition Consulting Statistics and Facts

    What’s your reason for pursuing a career in nutrition? If you’re totally honest, there’s probably more than one.

    Maybe your own experience with nutrition, food choices, and your health led you down this career path. Or maybe you naturally gravitated to nutrition consulting because you know what a difference a healthy diet can make. And you probably like helping people develop healthy habits, learn to make smart food choices, and transform their body, their health, and their life.

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    5 Ways to Keep Your Personal Training Clients Motivated in the New Year

    When the calendar flips from December to January, it’s tough to resist the feeling of a fresh start. That’s why so many people make New Year’s resolutions and have high hopes of keeping them until the following year.

    But, according to one research report, only 8 percent of those people will reach that goal. Ouch.

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    Sports Nutritionist Salary: What Is Your Earning Potential?

    Develop a nutrition plan for college-level athletes to dominate the competition, build muscle strength and endurance, and recover faster. Give a presentation about food as fuel to a group of coaches at a conference. Write a book to show parents how to serve up healthy snacks to keep their athletes in training ready for the game. Create a customized nutrition plan to help someone run a marathon, conquer a century-ride. Or help active, sports-minded people figure out a nutrition plan that fits their busy schedule.

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    What’s the Best Nutrition Certification for Personal Trainers?

    As many personal trainers discover early in their careers, clients are often eager to hear about what type of nutritional changes they should make to support their fitness efforts. That makes sense, since diet and exercise are so closely linked — if clients are eating junk food, then most likely they’ll have lower energy during workouts, or will take much longer to see results.

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    What is a Nutrition Certification?


    The basic definition of a certification is that it's a form of proof that you've completed coursework in a given field. In addition to studying certain topics, such as nutrition, you've also mastered the material enough to pass a final exam — and probably a few others along the way — that demonstrate your grasp of the material.

    In many ways, though, a certification is so much more than that. If you're studying a field like nutrition, here's what a certification can offer:

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    Top 10 Superfoods to Eat Every Day

    Most of us want to include more superfoods in our diet. After all, these foods pack a huge nutritional punch and have amazing health benefits. However, a quick perusal of the typical superfoods list can be disheartening to say the least. For many of us, it’s simply not practical to eat foods like salmon every single day.

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    5 Nutrition Hacks to Help Your Clients Cut Back On Their Calorie Intake

    When you work as a personal trainer or a nutritionist, it can sometimes be difficult to get clients to subscribe to the old adage that "you are what you eat." All too often, clients will want to lose weight and will put in the effort at the gym, only to continue eating junk food. For many clients, the idea of meticulously counting calories is quite daunting, but by educating your clients with some nutrition hacks for cutting out calories from daily meals, you can get them on their way to achieving their goals.

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    Understanding the Benefits of 'Quickie' Workouts

    Ideally, we'd all have time to exercise for at least an hour a day. However, for many people with busy schedules, lengthy workouts are simply out of the question. If you're a Personal Fitness Trainer, one of the most common excuses you likely hear from your clients is that they simply don't have time to work out. This is where it may be helpful to introduce them to "quickie" workouts, or workouts that last for 15 minutes or less. After all, there are numerous benefits that even your busiest clients can enjoy with a daily quickie workout.

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    Personal Trainers: 5 Things Your Clients Should Know

    Whether you currently work as a personal trainer or are working to become a trainer, the fact remains that it can be a very rewarding job to have. Helping people empower themselves and reach their health and fitness goals is a great feeling. However, there are surely times when your clients will frustrate you or make you scratch your head. Specifically, there are a few things you'll probably find yourself wishing your clients understood!

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