10 Things to Avoid in Your Strength Training Workouts

    At AFPA we truly believe that there is a science behind everything; especially when it comes to fitness, or more specifically, strength training. To get the most out of any workout you need to focus on form, posture and what each individual body can handle. If you're looking to improve strength training for you or your client, than this post is for you! In today's blog post we will delve a little deeper and look at 10 things you should avoid during your strength training workout.

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    5 Crash Diets That Will Derail Personal Training Efforts

    Crash diets have always had a huge appeal to people who are looking to drop pounds and drop them quickly. Unfortunately, they are not always the ideal way to go when you're working on a long-term weight-loss goal, but we can't deny they provide substantial results. 

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    15 Food and Nutrition Habits for a Healthier Happier You

    A healthy lifestyle isn't just about being physically fit; it also means staying conscious of your overall diet. We are big advocates for enjoying life, so if you're just starting out with a new diet and fitness plan, think of ways you can gradually improve your food and nutrition habits. In today's post you'll gain insight into how you can make better diet decisions and improve your food and nutrition habits.

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS & The Media

    While the ice budget challenge is not new, as it has been around in one form or another during 2013-2014 it as gained national attention very recently and is now primarily linked to raising money for greater awareness, and "research" in the area of ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis–commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease]. There has been criticism from a variety of corners citing the possible dangers of dumping ice-cold water over your head, perhaps leading to a Vagal Nerve response, to taking donations away from other charities.

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    Improve Your Lifestyle with a Healthy Meal Plan

    At AFPA we are always striving towards one common goal: to be the best we can be. In order to achieve this, we work towards improving our body and mind with an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. We are always looking for new ways to inspire our readers with fun and stimulating ways to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. But, let's not forget the importance of cleaning up our diet with a meal plan that fuels and satisfies! In today's post we are going to delve a little deeper into the importance of making better decisions with your meals and help you to start feeling fit inside and out!

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    15 Outdoor Fitness Ideas You Can Enjoy This Labor Day

    Between late-night BBQ's, afternoon summer cocktails and lounging on the beach, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of year-round fitness - but the fix is really simple.

    With all of the great workouts you can still enjoy this Labor Day weekend (and before fall and winter arrive), there is still time to find the perfect balance between staying healthy and treating yourself.

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    Juicing: Boost Your Immune System to Fight Disease

     

    Juicing: Boost Your Immune System to Fight Disease

    According to the CDC’s 2012 data brief, more than 35% of U.S. men and women were obese in 2009–2010. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and it is growing larger by the day.  This epidemic can be directly linked to how our culture prioritizes nutrition.  

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    Top 5 Running Injuries and How to Prevent & Treat Them

    Top 5 Running Injuries and How to Prevent & Treat Them

    While running is a popular activity that presents a number of important health benefits, it’s not without its risks. Running injuries can affect anyone, from experienced runners who push treat them themselves hard to beginners whose muscles are not used to running. Many runners experience an injury at some point or another, due to overuse, improper technique, or another similar factor. So what are some of the most common running injuries? Below are five of the most common running injuries.

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    Looking for Skinny Summer Cocktail Recipes?

    Looking for Skinny Summer Cocktail Recipes?

    Mixers, syrups, and sodas really get people into calorie trouble, because most drinks start with 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits that only have around 96 calories, but mixologists can easily turn that into a drink with hundreds of calories.

    Also, consider that whether you're drinking a

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    Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

     

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    The two primary fee structures you’ll use for your personal training business are hourly and flat-fee contract service agreements. While some trainers use one or the other exclusively, most use a combination. It’s a good idea to offer a variety of service agreements and hourly rate structures but not so many that your prospective clients are confused. Keep your fee structures simple but with sufficient options to suit both your clients’ ability to pay and their individual fitness needs.

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