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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The Carnivore Diet: What You Need to Know

Would you be interested in a diet where you only eat meat for every meal, every day? We are talking a rib-eye steak for breakfast, lunch, and maybe even dinner. The meat lovers out there are probably salivating from the thought of this; well, it’s real, and it’s the called the Carnivore Diet. Read the article to find out more regarding the all-meat diet that is all the buzz lately in the health and fitness world.

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The Qualities Found in a Good Nutrition Coach

What makes one nutrition coach stand out from the rest? Check out our top 6 qualities of a good nutrition coach. Then download the handout to use as a checklist for selecting your own coach or as goals list if you are one.

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Type IIa Muscle Fibers: Training for Explosiveness

As trainers we love those serious clients who really want to dig deep and take their training to another level. Find out how to better help these athletes train to muscle type and hit their power, strength, and speed goals.

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Inspiration Story: Jeremy Scott

What do potential employers look for when hiring great trainers? Fitness author, business owner, and former competitive bodybuilder Jeremy Scott walks us through the qualities that take fitness professionals from good to great. Then, he weighs in on the importance of practical application in the ever-changing landscape for personal trainers and nutrition coaches. Read his full article here.

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Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

The IT band is too often overlooked until it suddenly causes pain. Help your clients prevent IT band injury with a few simple exercises. And check out the “how to” handout you can give your clients to keep them on the right track.

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