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7 Daily Habits of Top Personal Trainers

As a personal trainer, it’s in your nature to challenge yourself to become the best of the best. But how do you keep up with an industry that is not only competitive, but also constantly evolving? When you sweat for a living, you may think all you need is a sequence of smart, butt-kicking routines […]

Smart Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

It’s no secret that nutrition and wellness experts like to dole out advice for eating healthfully. But it’s not the advice that’s lacking—it’s how to find healthy options in a sea of marked-up perishables, meat, poultry and produce. Fortunately, healthy eating on a budget is possible. It just takes a little planning and creativity to […]

Superfoods for Better Living

Brazilian born Bernardo LaPallo lives in Mesa, Arizona and some people are calling him a Supercentenarian after celebrating his 113th birthday. When someone reaches this remarkable  milestone, one might think to ask him, to what do you credit your longevity? According to Mr. LaPallo, he lives by one simple rule, “You are what you eat,” […]

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6 Core Exercises for Building Muscular Strength

In today’s professional world, it’s likely that many of your clients sit for at least eight to nine hours a day. Add another hour on top of that for the commute to and from work, and they’re sitting far too much each week. In fact, too much sitting is linked to chronic illnesses, including heart […]

Your Summer Exercise Bucket List

Break out of your normal workout routine and celebrate the start of summer with our summer bucket list. Whether you hope to tone your body this summer or just soak up the sun and try out new activities, we have you covered.

3 Tricks for Building Endurance & Stamina

As a personal-trainer, you’re always looking for ways to build endurance and help your clients do the same. This, of course, is always easier said than done. For you, maybe you’re trying to accomplish your next marathon. For your new client, however, he or she is likely trying to complete their first mile and finish […]

5 Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating On-the-Go this Summer

We all have different priorities in the summertime. For some it’s staying healthy, hydrated and active. For others it’s lounging on the beach, planning barbecues with friends and engaging in hot-weather activities—jet-skiing, anyone? Regardless of the way you or your clients enjoy spending the summer months, there’s one thing that’s for certain, summer is a […]

8 Healthy Food Alternatives for Summer Recipe Favorites

It’s officially summer, which means barbecue season is in full-swing. If you or your clients are looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite, summer-inspired dishes without the bulk, we have you covered with some of our favorite alternatives that you can enjoy all summer long.

What It Takes to Become a Triathlon Injury-Prevention Specialist

While a triathlon-coaching career alone can be highly rewarding, you can find even more success by finding your niche and standing out from the competition. Consider honing in on a speciality, such as an injury-prevention specialist, so you can take your clients from beginning to end and help them prevent injuries in the process. Next, […]

The Summer Total Body Workout Plan

For a lot of us, this past winter was the season of hibernation. Now that it’s June, the official start of summer is only days away. This, of course, calls for trips to the beach, cocktails on the porch and barbecues on the weekends. While this all sounds like the perfect start to a memorable […]