Inspiration Story: Mike Lee

The motivation to be fit and inspire others to do the same comes in many forms, especially when faced with mortality. Once out of shape and heading down a dangerous path, Mike Lee is now a successful ISSA trainer, fitness model and actor, and growing presence in the online fitness coaching world. Read his journey here.

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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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Food Logging: The What, Why, and How to Get Client Results

A food log is more than just a planning tool to keep your clients out of trouble. It can provide insights that will empower you and your clients to work toward healthier eating habits.

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What is the Keto Diet?

When it comes to diets aimed at weight loss, the role of the personal trainer is to be informed well enough to have an educated response for the client. This means staying on top of the latest trends, and no weight loss plan is hotter today than the keto diet. This diet (high fat and moderate protein) and its effects haven’t been scientifically proven over the long term. Further, benefits can’t be generalized to a specific population. But here’s the skinny on what you and your clients need to know.

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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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Reading Blood Profiles

CMCs, CMPs, and Lipid Profiles—common but confusing blood tests for your annual exam. Are you caught up on the components of a full blood test and why they’re important to your overall health?

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Angie Gunner's Intent to Raise the Barre

So you think you can dance? Angie Gunner thinks you can, too, and more specifically believes that you should be doing it on a regular basis as part of a healthy lifestyle. Read the full article here. 

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Exercises for Low Back Pain – Help Your Clients Get Relief

Trainers have the power to help their clients get relief from low back pain, one of the most common types of chronic pain. With these simple exercises and stretches, you can guide your training clients to greater strength and flexibility and less pain.

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How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Love fitness? Enjoy working with people? Spend all of your time at the gym anyway? You may as well turn that time into a career. Learn the few simple steps you need to take to launch a great new career as a certified personal trainer.

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More than just a student, I became part of the ISSA family

Sharon Lipton is 68 years old and strong! She competed as a bodybuilder at age 51 and won the overall in the NPC Max Muscle Natural. People of all ages respect her great knowledge and how she helps folks maintain a youthful, fit body and mind. Her motto is 'Believe in yourself,' and 'Go Get 'um!' Read Sharon’s story to be inspired and know that you are never too old to be a personal trainer!

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