Activity Trackers: Why You Need One and How to Choose

Can activity trackers—GPS running watches, fitness trackers, or smartwatches—be useful tools? Are they helpful for clients or trainers? Get the low-down on key features and tips for choosing between some of the top-rated options.

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Rest periods Between Sets: Everything you ever needed to know!

Rest periods between sets is an integral and often overlooked contributor to the success of any strength training program. Chances are, you are not optimizing this crucial variable. So what is the trick to get the most out of your rest? Well, it depends on your training goals and level of conditioning. Optimal rest periods between sets can vary from 30 seconds or less up to 5 minutes!

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Considerations for Common Overtraining Injuries

By virtue of exercising consistently, your clients can be at risk for overuse injuries. Whether it’s from lifting, running, playing a sport, or even just living life, injuries from overtraining can sideline a client for weeks, if not months. This article will let you know what to look out for, how to respond to, and how to prevent common overtraining injuries. 

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Do Cardio and Strength Training Actually Work Against Each Other?

Resistance training is the key to strength, and aerobic training is critical to cardiovascular health and is a preferred method to reduce body fat. Obviously we need to do both, right? Well, it turns out the answer to that question depends on you (or your clients’) goals. Numerous scientific studies show that aerobic training and resistance training at the same time might not always be the best choice.

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3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat

While it is true that there is no magic pill, or potion to promote healthy and rapid fat loss, there are however, proven scientific methods to help personal training clients burn fat instead of muscle during their workouts, and afterwards as well.   An educated and qualified personal trainer can provide the most up-to-date fitness information possible to help people achieve their fat loss goals while at the same time, improve their health and fitness. 

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Fitness Tips for the Holidays

Don’t let the holidays drag you down. Check out our fitness tips for the holidays to make this your healthiest year yet.

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Practical Periodization

Periodization is one of the most important parts of a fitness programs ultimate success, yet few trainers and gym-goers truly understand how to employ the concepts and principles behind it. The lack of a bridge between these theories and their practical, everyday application is partly to blame. As you can probably tell from the title, this article attempts to bring periodization down to a practical and usable level.

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Top Tips for New Personal Trainers

About to launch your new personal training business? Before you do, check out these pro tips from the trainers with years of experience.

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Just Got Certified? Where to Work as a Personal Trainer

You’re a certified personal trainer, now what? Knowing where to work as a personal trainer is the next step, and we’ll give you all the information you need to make that big decision.

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Exercises for Knee Pain to Get Your Clients Mobile Again

Got knee pain? Got a client complaining of knee pain? Try out these exercises that will help tame that pain and get them back in the game with healthier, stronger joints.

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