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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web: September 2015

Most people know that fitness is important. Perhaps your clients eat well and get some physical exercise every day. Maybe they’re even serious about their physiques, and work out consistently. Whatever the case, you can always take their game to the next level as a personal trainer.

Top 10 Fitness Consultants on Twitter

When it comes to incorporating fitness into our daily lives, we could use a little help. Twitter is a great tool for the dissemination of fitness information and chockfull of tweets from fitness consultants, but there are a few who really hit the mark. Here’s a list of the top 10 fitness consultants to follow […]

5 Tips to Earn More Money as a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, you’re probably finding yourself struggling to attract and retain your clients in an attempt to maintain a relatively steady cash flow. If you’re offering 10- and 20-pack sessions to your clients, then you’re probably wasting precious time. If you’re not using the right strategy, then you’re missing out on many opportunities […]

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Top Personal-Trainer Certifications for Business Growth

We all come to a crossroads in our lives when we have to make a significant choice. For many, this concerns their careers.  As a personal trainer, you incorporate constant variety including new clients, new workout routines and fresh playlists in your everyday work. But what about employment opportunities? While you certainly have a variety […]

Pursue Your Passion for Fitness

Does your passion for health and fitness run so deep that you’re continuously looking for ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle? Did your afternoon jog turn into your evening ritual? Has every meal become the epitome of a healthy Pinterest-worthy recipe? If so, weave health and fitness into every aspect of your life, including your […]

How to Maximize Results from Kickboxing Workouts

Knockout body? Check. Massive endorphin release and high-intensity intervals? Double check. Do you really need another reason to pick up your gloves? If you do, kickboxing delivers a fresh, fun and thrilling workout where throwing punches and using the impact of your foot are the focal points of each session. The sport that capitalizes on […]

Incorporating Foods Rich in Vitamin D into a Diet Plan

It’s the middle of summer, so foods rich in vitamin D are probably not at the forefront of your clients’ concerns since we absorb it from sunlight. But what about the rest of the year? Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium, a mineral we need to consume on a daily basis for excellent bone […]

What Preventative Care Services Are Covered by Medicare?

We’re often asked why preventative care is so essential to our everyday lifestyles. The most important part of preventative health care is that it alleviates the risk of chronic illnesses going unnoticed. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 […]

How to Make Money as a Personal Trainer: 5 Tips for Success

Growing a successful personal-training business is achievable with the right resources. Finding success in a highly competitive industry, however, is often easier said than done. Whether you’re in the early stages of your career or you’re well-versed in the industry but experiencing a lag in business, it may be related to your sales approach.

10 Delicious Superfood Smoothie Recipes

It’s pretty well-established that we are huge advocates of superfoods. Not only do superfoods contribute to your overall health, which is a serious plus, but they’re extremely beneficial for optimal performance. If you’re looking to cool down and get your superfood fix this summer, you’re in luck. We have picked out 10 delicious smoothie recipes, packed […]