Further Your Career with Advanced Personal Training Education

    One of the most simple, yet overlooked, options for career advancement is to ask your current employer if there is opportunity for growth, or if you can take on more challenges. While it may be intimidating to approach your manager with a career question, especially if you're unsure what his or her response may be, these direct questions will help you to identify potential growth in your career and may even lead to a promotion. In the event that your current employer isn't currently offering an opportunity for advancement, you do have many other options. This may mean acquiring an advanced certification, such as the master personal trainer certification, or expanding your reach and teaching a Pilates or yoga class when you aren't training your clients in the gym.

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    6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Personal-Training Goals

    As a personal trainer, you're responsible for motivating your clients and seeing their goals all the way through. On the not-so-obvious side, you must lead by example if you want to become and stay successful in this competitive, ever-evolving industry. In other words, practice what you preach and you'll be sure to inspire your clients. And while experience, education and customer-service skills are paramount for success, if you aren't training at the same speed and nourishing your body with a clean diet, your clients may follow suit.

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    Under, Over, in Between? Facts on Healthy Weight Management

    Too overweight, too underweight, not toned enough... Society puts a huge amount of pressure on the image we're "supposed" to see in the mirror. But what really constitutes a healthy weight and how can one achieve it? Perhaps the first thing you should know is anyone can lose weight and achieve his or her goal—with the right tools and strategy, of course. It's not without a challenge, however, especially considering that more than 600 million American adults suffer from obesity and 1.9 billion adults identify as overweight. You can help your client turn his or her exercise and nutrition program into a lasting lifestyle change.

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    Teaching Holistic Health and Wellness Practices at an Early Age

    Have you developed certain habits from your parents? Perhaps they're the food you enjoy, the activities you participate in, or the music you listen to each day. Regardless of the habit, the point is that much of our interests, traditions and etiquette has a direct correlation to our childhood. And, while not everything we love or hate spurs from our youth, there's certainly no denying its impact. So let's get your child or an adolescent client started on developing these healthy habits early, in an effort to bring a lifetime of nutritional and physical benefits. 

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    How a Calorie Counting Diet Can Negatively Impact Your Health

    For decades, calorie counting has been more than a trend. In fact, it has now become a lifestyle for those hoping to drop a few sizes. Is calorie counting, however, one of the worst strategies for losing weight? That's what Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth, is saying, and he has more than 1,200 scientific studies to back him up. Whether you believe calorie counting is effective or not, I'm sure we can agree on one thing: counting calories takes the joy out of eating. So how can we get that feeling back?

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    5 Mindful-Eating Tips for a Healthier, Happier You

    We have all been there—that moment when you start snacking and you realize you just devoured the entire box of cookies or bag of chips. What would you do if you found out that you could have prevented that binge session by adopting the practice of mindful eating? 

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    Inspire Your Personal-Training Clients to Love Fitness

    As a personal trainer you may jump out of bed each morning ready to crush your next workout. For the average person, however, that excitement may not come naturally, or at all. Fortunately all hope isn't lost—you can help your clients shift their mindset and think more positively about their next session. 

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    Is Healthy Snacking the Key to Weight Loss?

    For as long as we can remember, dieters have always treaded carefully on the topic of snacking. But now, experts state otherwise with respect to healthy snacking. "Healthy snacks ensure you won't be ravenous come mealtime and keep your fat-burning metabolism revved up," says Aleisha Fetters of Health magazine. So those who may be worried that snacking will derail their health and fitness goals should think again. It may just support a number of benefits, including being the key to weight loss. 

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    What Does it Take to Start a Personal-Training Career?

    Growing a highly successful business in the personal-training market is achievable with the right personal traits: ambition, dedication, and of course, a savvy drive for the health and fitness industry. And frankly, there is no better time than the present to pursue a business venture such as this, because when it comes down to it, business is booming. 

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    Popular Exercises for High Blood Pressure

    Your clients who are suffering from high blood pressure, aka hypertension, are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29 percent of American adults have high blood pressure—"that's 1 in every 3 American adults." What's even more concerning is that hypertension is often referred to as the "silent killer," because it typically doesn't trigger any symptoms. But you can help.

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