Keeping Clients on Track With a Holiday Workout Plan

    Ah the holidays, they're officially here! Tis the season of joy, celebrations, loved ones, giving, and of course, indulging—because let's face it, it wouldn't be the holidays without office parties, cocktail hours and feasting! While you should never discourage your client from treating themselves once in a while, it's important that they keep their goals in the back of their mind when they go for seconds. To avoid weight-gain and that sluggish feeling during the holiday season, (and into January), use these helpful tips to keep your clients on track and motivated all season long.

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    Healthy Comfort Foods to Try this Holiday Season

    With the holiday season in full-swing, your patients are not only in the midst of celebrating with family, friends and their colleagues, but they're also busy filling up on holiday comfort food and indulging in holiday-inspiring cocktails. While the holiday's are notorious for being accompanied with temptations, your patients don't have to completely derail their goals and good habits to get their fill. 

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    3 Things Aspiring Fitness Professionals Need to Know

    The key to becoming a successful personal trainer is having a passion for what you do. When you're passionate about the industry you're in, the people you encounter will feel inspired to emulate that feeling; especially during a one-on-one training session. Before you can officially give yourself the title of a personal trainer, you need to have the right education and a certification - and that's just the foundation. Successful trainers will need to have attention to detail in order to know when to correct their client's form or if they're training multiple clients at once, as well as a knowledge of different workout programs and the ability to tailor plans to client goals.

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    5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Health Fitness Specialist

    A certified health and fitness specialist (HFS) performs pre-participation health screenings and physical health assessments, interprets results, and develop exercise programs. Because of their knowledge and expertise, health fitness specialists are a great choice for supplementing doctors and other medical personnel at any hospital or medical practice. 

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    Get Started on the Path to Becoming a Physical Fitness Trainer

    Whether you're a seasoned health and fitness professional, just developing an interest, or you're in the market for a fulfilling career but you're unsure of the path you want to take: a career in personal training can help you discover your own personal success, while inspiring others to lead a more fulfilling lifestyle in the process.

    Before you jump into anything that you may still be exploring, it's important to first establish your goals and objectives. What are you hoping to accomplish from your career? Are you motivated enough to lead by example and push your clients to be the absolute best they can be? This involves a multitude of things, including ensuring that you're in your best possible physical shape and are in a positive mental state to give your clients something to envision at the end of their own journey.

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    The Best Workout Program for your 'Lazy' Clients

    When one of your clients is brand new to eating clean and training hard, what is exactly going through their mind? We can venture a guess to say it's a multitude of things, including:

    • This is a lot more work than I thought it would be (in fact, it's extremely challenging).
    • I don't have time for this because frankly I'm way too busy (Is there a quick fix?)

    Whether your client is feeling discouraged or they are lacking motivation, simply remind them that reshaping their lifestyle doesn't have to mean hours at the gym. In fact, there are a number of different ways your client can start working out smarter, not longer. Share today's post with your clients so they can start feeling motivated and excited about working towards their fitness goals.

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    5 Healthy Thanksgiving Food Ideas Everyone at the Table Can Enjoy

    With the holidays right around the corner, there is always one thing on everyone's mind: savory dishes and holiday-inspired cocktails. That's right, the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, come with temptation - but your clients don't have to go cold turkey just to stay on track with their nutrition goals. 

    With turkey, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cranberries and leafy greens at the heart of the dinner table, your clients (and even you) can stay on track even during the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season. So feel free to pull up a chair and indulge! Thanksgiving doesn't always have to lead to a food coma and the notorious "morning after" hangover - instead, use it as a jumping-off point for a savory and healthy holiday season!

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    How to Make Home Workout Routines for YouTube

    Lately, more and more people are turning to YouTube to get in optimal shape and try out new activities. Whether someone is looking to squeeze in a quick, but highly-effective workout, can't afford a gym membership, or doesn't feel comfortable enough with their self-image - working out with a fitness YouTube channel is becoming a more desirable option. Let's face it, not all of us can afford to spin for thirty dollars a class, and not all of us feel confident enough to work out in a room full of physically fit people. And that's okay.

    So if you're in the market for a new goal that challenges you physically and mentally, while inspiring others in the process, why not hop on YouTube and create a channel that pushes your audience to burn fat, sculpt muscle and increase their energy - all from the comfort of their own home.

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    Healthy Meal Plan Ideas & Fitness Motivation for Trainers

    As a personal trainer, you aren't just responsible for motivating your clients to be their best possible self, you have to do the same for yourself. Leading by example is one of the strongest, most powerful motivational tactics you can use when you work in the health and fitness industry. Think of it this way: To your clients, your role as a personal trainer is to inspire the people around you to push themselves and, in order for you to do that, you need to push yourself before you can effectively inspire and motivate your clients.

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    How to Create Fun Workout Routines for Women

    As a personal trainer, we have all been there: that moment when your client waltzes in the gym and has no interest in today's workout (regardless if they have made it to their appointment slot or not). Whether your client is short on motivation, or they're short on time, we have put together a few of our favorite workouts and tricks for getting your female clients excited about their fitness goals. Plus, the workouts we put together are so effective and energizing that if you decide to jump in and perform them, you'll feel the burn too (bonus!).

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