Fitness, Personal Training, & Exercise Science

The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles On The Web for November 2015

Especially this time of year, both you and your clients start looking for extra ways to stay healthy and fit. Luckily, with you at their side, they don’t have to worry about staying knowledgeable on topics such as diet, fitness and motivation. Here are 15 articles to absorb and pass on to your clients, family & friends, so they can become the better versions of themselves.


1. Getting back on your feet after splurging on sweet treats is never easy. You know that, and your clients know it too. Instead of beating yourself up, or allowing them to beat themselves up, share this bag of tricks: recognize the symptoms, jump on the scale, start tracking your calories again, or remind yourself why you’re doing this in the first place.

2. Low-calorie, balanced, protein-rich, farm fresh meal plans can help keep you full and may be a good way to lose weight. Here are some great 1500-calorie meal plans to try at home and pass on to the people who depend on you to help them reach their fitness goals.

3. Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to chow … as is pretty much all of December. So how do you cope with the sweets overload in a healthy manner? Try these tasty morning recipes, which will fill you up and give you a decadent fix.

4. Stuffing: a crucial Thanksgiving dish, even for vegetarians, and a classic diet-ruiner. Here’s how to get stuffing to lighten up, fifteen ways from Thursday (see what we did there?).

5. Time for a more realistic approach to diet! One size fits all just doesn’t work, so work with what you were given instead of trying to forge a square peg into a round hole.

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6. Sometimes clients don’t know where to start … and if they haven’t expressed what works for them and what doesn’t, you may not either. 

7. Helping your clients reach their goals may mean helping them find extra motivation when you’re not there. Share these great benefits of working out with pals … but skip the part about boozing after workouts, because that’s an obvious total myth.

8. Looking for an effective but simple exercise to share with your clients to help burn off the holiday fat? Tony Gentilcore’s blog has the workout you’re looking for with his band-resisted, 1-legged hip thrust

9. Personal training is about more than tossing off diet and exercise advice. It’s also about helping your clients learn to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies. Here are some reasons to quell “fat talk” and build body confidence stat.

10. Looking for a motivational story about how much impact personal trainers can have? Check out this profile of trainer Kayla Itsines, who routinely encourages women of all ages to become their best selves.


11. Any workout that requires “only” 5 minutes is usually not the best recommendation, but this 30-day ab plan may actually have the power to effect a big change in only a month. Plus, each trick comes with a video to help you see the moves so you’re sure your teaching them right.

12. It’s important to realize that fitness isn’t just about looking amazing at all costs. It’s also about feeding your body right, giving it the rest it needs, and finding a healthy balance. This is a lesson Christina Goyanes learned when she discovered that her amazing-seeming fitness regimen was actually an eating disorder.

13. And he’s an ab-smashing plan for dudes too. Whether you’re a girl or a guy, you can use these moves.

14. The plank and it’s variations has a reputation for being an awesome way to get fit faster, but here’s an argument for doing more with less.

15. Here’s an honest-to-goodness look at why you should be teaching your female clients to lift weights.

Now you can use your extra knowledge boost to improve your own life, as well as the lives of the people you work with and train.

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