10 Healthy Smoothie Bowls You Will Crave Every Morning

    If you have been on social media lately, you have likely seen smoothie bowl recipes and pictures surfacing everywhere. Even Health magazine recently praised the smoothie bowl as "the best thing you can do with a blender." Beyond its picture-worthy presence, the dish is one of the healthiest ways to start your morning, besides which it's satisfying and delicious. With fresh fruit and vegetables as the base, which is topped with superfoods such as goji berries and maca, you will have a diet-friendly breakfast in just minutes.

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    How to Strength Train at Home for Optimal Results

    As a personal trainer, we all have our favorite way to get and stay in shape, whether it be going for a run, challenging your core in a Pilates class or working up a sweat in the SoulCycle studio. While all of these workouts seem achievable to you in a day or two, what about your clients? Since they likely don't have unlimited access to the gym or the time in their schedules to book a session with you every day, you may have to guide them in the right direction on your off days.

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    How to Make Exercise Fun for Your Clients

    For many, exercise and enjoyment do not go hand-in-hand, especially for your less motivated clients. This however, is not an opportunity to give up, but to inspire your clients through new and engaging forms of exercise. And let's face it, as a personal trainer your clients are looking to you for inspiration and you must become a master motivator if you want your clients to see their goals all the way to the end.

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    How to Help Your Clients Achieve Their Personal Fitness Goals

    Do you recall the first time you met each of your clients? How about that first note of confidence? Has it started to fade away? While your clients may have felt motivation initially, they may have lost that first spark of excitement or lost sight of why they wanted to achieve a specific goal in the first place. If that's the case, the best thing you can do as a trainer is to remind your client that a setback doesn't have to lead to failure. Just ask Amy Morin, a contributing author at Forbes: "Almost every behavioral change involves at least one or two setbacks...the way you respond to those setbacks, however, is what determines the likelihood of reaching your goals." 

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    Nutritionist-Approved, Protein-Packed Snacks for Pre-Workout

    Providing your body with the carbohydrates and protein it needs is absolutely essential for fueling a successful workout. In fact, according to experts at Livestrong: "You can maximize your workout as well as your energy throughout the day if you eat the right foods pre sweat session." 

    As a nutritionist, you will want to advise your clients to eat between 45 and 60 minutes before each workout, depending on what they choose to eat and the intensity of the workout. For example, if your client is going to perform a high-intensity interval workout he or she may want to reach for something lighter, like bananas or an apple with almond butter, but we will get into the pre-workout snacks in a moment. 

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    10 Tips to Help you Earn your Strength and Conditioning Certification

    Have you been considering a career in sports and fitness but are not sure where to begin? Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can acquire the skills and education you need to succeed in the health and fitness industry. Before you can begin, however, you will need in-depth training and education through a professional certification program. We can help you set yourself up for success with these 10 comprehensive tips. 

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    The Ultimate Running-Music Playlist for 2015

    How many times has one of your clients wanted to give up during a workout? What about you? Well, according to health expert Gretchen Reynolds in contribution to The New York Times, you both are certainly not alone. In fact: "Intense, highly demanding exercise has many health benefits and one signal drawback. It can be physically unpleasant, which deters many people from beginning or sticking with an intense exercise program." 

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    What is the Correct Form for Squats?

    As a personal trainer you have a unique opportunity to help people become healthier and influence those individuals in a positive way. However, you can't effectively accomplish that goal if you can't provide your clients with clear instructions for performing a movement, such as a squat. Not to worry, we have you covered on this compound, full-body movement. Let's take a closer look:

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    6 Healthy & Effective Energy Drink Alternatives

    It probably comes as no surprise that Americans love to consume unhealthy things—from energy drinks to junk food—but where do we draw the line? And when does it start to impact our day-to-day functions negatively? Furthermore, when does it start to impact our health and fitness goals negatively?

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    6 Tips on Staying Healthy at Work

    It's that time of year again—when our bodies become more susceptible to the common cold, the flu and other highly contagious illnesses. Avoiding these can seem impossible, especially when we're surrounded by our sick colleagues all day. However, with that being said, there are effective steps we can all take to stay healthy all year long. 

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