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Define your Roadmap for Better Fitness, Nutrition, & Wellness

By Brian Bender, Ph.D. | Sep 26, 2017 9:00 AM

 
The path to good health and fitness is similar to driving directions. You may find your way to your destination based on suggestions from friends or family. But you will have greater success, and with much greater efficiency, if you know where you are starting and how you are doing along the way.

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Is a Career in Personal Training Right for You? 6 Questions to Ask

By Matt Solomon, B.S. | May 31, 2017 8:00 AM

If you love fitness and want to expand that passion into a career in personal training, your timing is excellent. The field shows considerable growth and competitive salaries, while providing opportunities for meaningful job satisfaction and long-term prospects.

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6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

By AFPA Fitness | Apr 11, 2017 8:00 AM

Are you passionate about physical fitness, training and motivating athletes to excel and improve their performance? Do you already have knowledge and expertise from participating in sports throughout your life? As a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, you can work with a variety of different athletic individuals, from aspiring to professional athletes. If you're interested in a career that is not only fulfilling mentally, but physically, and inspires others in the process; a professional fitness career could be right for you.

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5 Fitness Jobs You Can Pursue with a Certificate

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 14, 2017 8:00 AM

Have you always been passionate about a career in fitness but uncertain of how you could pursue it?

Whether you recently received a health-related degree, official certification, or you don't see a future at your current job; taking the proactive next step is essential to planning your career in fitness. One of the most desirable things about a career in fitness is the endless amount of opportunities. 

In this post, we will share five fitness jobs you can obtain with your certification:

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Shoulder Injuries: Pain, Diagnosis & Exercise Rehabilitation

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Jan 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Over 1 million shoulder injuries are reported each year and occur primarily in a gym setting. Learn how you can prevent shoulder injuries from happening to you:

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4 Ways Fitness Instructors Can Avoid Burnout

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Sep 21, 2016 8:00 AM

In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.

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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles for March

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Mar 24, 2016 8:57 AM

As the weather warms up, many people begin to focus on nutrition and fitness in order to look great in those summer clothes and feel better on those sunny days. This is a great time to look for the real truth about maintaining a healthy weight, staying fit, avoiding injuries, and looking fantastic. Here's some recent wisdom about fitness, health, and nutrition.

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The Top 15 Health & Fitness Articles for February

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Feb 24, 2016 1:50 PM

February is the month of St. Valentine's Day and supposed to be all about love, hopefully including self love! It's also the month when people may start to struggle with those New Year's resolutions that seemed like such good ideas in January.

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5 Essential Training Tips for Working with Postnatal Clients

By Elle Kealy | Nov 18, 2015 1:46 PM

If you’re a personal trainer or fitness coach of any kind and you work with women, then the chances are you’ve worked with or will work with women who’ve had a baby.  Even if postnatal fitness isn’t your specialist area, you’re going to need to know the essential programming tips to keep your clients safe while helping them to reach their fitness goals. 

Postnatal isn’t just the period immediately following birth. I’d consider women up to 2 or even 3 years postpartum to be postnatal clients in many respects, although you will be able to progress clients a little faster if they gave birth some time ago. Postnatal is forever!

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

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Sep 30, 2015 3:53 PM

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.

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