Business | Training Tips

Getting Experience as a Personal Trainer

Gaining experience as a new trainer can seem challenging when you’re just getting started. Check out some of our favorite ways to start building your personal training resume and launch your career.

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For Women | Strength Training | Special Population

For Women Weight Lifting is Essential, Here’s Why

Too many women are afraid to do heavy weight lifting, but the benefits of doing so are overwhelmingly positive. Check out the latest ISSA blog post and help get more of your female clients to embrace strength training and add it to their regular routines.

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Nutrition

The Process of Change – Making Lasting Nutrition Habits

The process of change is really hard, but with a good nutrition coach as a guide anyone can develop lasting, positive health habits. Here’s what coaches need to know about how people change and how to harness these steps to guide clients.

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Performance | Training Tips

Does Lack of Sleep Hinder Muscle Growth or Performance?

Rest is paramount to experience increased muscle mass. Your clients may have the drive to reach their desired results, but not getting an adequate amount of sleep can hinder performance and muscle gain.  

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Special Population

Post Pregnancy Workout Plan

Losing weight and getting into shape post-pregnancy can be a daunting task. So, we’ve compiled our favorite tips to work off that baby belly and get you back on track for a healthier future with your kids.

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Nutrition | Youth Fitness

Family Fitness Tips – Creating a Family Plan

Have you ever worked with families in training sessions? It can be rewarding to help parents and kids make positive lifestyle changes, but it also presents a unique challenge for the trainer. Check out our latest tips for creating a family-friendly fitness and nutrition plan.

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Nutrition

Hydration – A Comprehensive Guide

Hydration is so important to optimal performance in the gym and at athletic events, but do your clients know how to do it right? It may be more complicated than they realize, so check out this comprehensive guide to help your clients hit their goals and stay healthy and hydrated.

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Nutrition | Weight Loss

The Right Way to Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Knowing how to match workouts to proper fueling for maximum weight loss and muscle gain isn’t intuitive. Your clients likely have no idea how to do it. It’s up to you as a trainer to guide them through the healthy, productive, but slow and steady approach to losing weight and getting stronger. 

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Protein, Carbs, and Fats: A Quick Overview

"What should I eat?" A good place to start in figuring that out is understanding protein, fats, and carbs so you and your clients can make informed decisions. In this article, we take a closer look at these important macronutrients – what they are, how they work, why they’re needed and what they mean for your clients’ nutrition.

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Technology | Training Tips

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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Performance | Training Tips

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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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

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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