Helping Addicts Through Fitness

    Recovery from substance abuse is extremely stressful both physically and mentally. While most treatments for addiction involve verbal counseling, some addicts may benefit from a more physical, hands-on form of recovery.

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    Setting Personal Training Business Goals

    Everyone knows the importance of setting goals. As personal trainers, we’re constantly revisiting our client’s health and fitness goals to establish the right plan and steps to get them where they want to be. But when it comes to our own personal and business endeavors, we often forget about the importance of setting goals.

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    How to Write an Optimized Personal Trainer Bio for More Sales

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published January 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Personal training provides individuals with an opportunity to mold healthy and physically active lifestyles, and can be widely appealing for a number of different reasons. But in order to get to this point, a personal trainer must work on their business sense to build up the necessary clientele. Unfortunately, this doesn't always come naturally, so we've come up with a few tips on how to write a personal trainer bio to help you get started on your venture.

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    11 Things to Know About Training Clients 65+

     

    From losing muscle mass, decreased flexibility, compromised balance, old injuries and medical issues, training senior clients may require a more intricate approach and a different workout regimen compared to your younger clients. Training elderly clients aged 65+ doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve come up with 11 key points for you to consider.

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    Shoulder Injuries: Pain, Diagnosis & Exercise Rehabilitation

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    4.5 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:

    The shoulder is an incredible structure. It is complex, versatile and efficient. An expense many times is incurred as a result of these advantages, and it is often a very unforgiving part of the body. Still, many medical professionals agree that the mechanical perfection of the shoulder is unsurpassed when compared to the other joints. For example, the shoulder is the only joint that can rotate 360 degrees, making it the most mobile.

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    9 Exercises To Increase Your Brain Power

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published May 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    We all want to hit the gym at some point in our lives in an attempt to get the perfect beach body for the summer, or simply to tone our muscles and stay in shape. Building muscles might be our goal, but how often do we think about building our brain? Chances are that most people don’t even realize the positive impacts of physical exercise on brain power and function.

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    Anabolic Steroids and The Depression Connection

    Testosterone is thought to be the root of male aggression. Above-average levels of testosterone have been observed in incarcerated violent criminals and in athletes engaged in semi-violent sports such as football, lacrosse, and ice hockey.

    The term “roid rage” has been applied to the explosive and often irrational behavior seen in men and women who use anabolic steroids (especially those that are highly androgenic) on a regular basis above the therapeutic dosage. Many marriages and friendships I have known have fallen on hard times as a result of the severe mood swings that many steroid users experience. The irritability experienced by males and females on anabolic /androgenic steroids are paralleled by a condition that millions of women each month endure, commonly referred to as “premenstrual tension syndrome”. Anabolic steroids, however, also have the opposite psychological effect in many abusers.

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    11 Top Personal Trainer Fitness Trends for 2019

    The fitness industry is more popular now than ever before. In fact, it’s been growing by at least 3% every year and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As the years go by, researchers and industry leaders are constantly improving and finding new, more efficient ways to get fit.

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    Closed Chain Exercise For Legs and Knees

    One interesting idea in exercise and rehabilitation divides exercises into closed chain and open chain. Chains are links of body parts, such as foot, ankle, knee, and hip during walking. In a closed chain the end of the chain farthest from the body is fixed, such as a squat where your feet are fixed and the rest of the leg chain moves. In open chains the end is free, such as in a seated leg extension.

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