Strength Training | Training Tips

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.

Read more

Business

How Much Do Personal Trainers Make?

Becoming certified as a personal trainer is the first step in what has the makings of a fulfilling and lucrative career.

Read more

Nutrition | Weight Loss

Best Diet For Weight Loss?

So, we've got three wildly different plans and successful weight loss with each one. Some would ask the question, “How can this be?” I would ask the question, “Are these plans so different after all?” You see, instead of focusing on the differences between the three strategies that achieve the same result, I think it's more important to focus on the similarities.

Read more

Nutrition

Counting Macros: A Reliable Way To Lose Weight?

Counting macros has become a popular way to lose weight, fine-tuning the age-old process of counting calories to create a customized plan.

Read more

Nutrition

Could Intermittent Fasting Benefit Your Clients?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage in dieting, but do you have all the facts? Get them here so you’re ready when your clients start asking questions.

Read more

Youth Fitness

Kids and Strength Training: When Can They Start?

Kids can strength train.  And they can benefit from it.  Don’t stop reading this article until you’ve seen the science and learned the techniques to keep kids safe when you’re training them.

Read more

Weight Loss | Training Tips

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. 

Read more

Training Tips

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.

Read more

Business

Personal Trainers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

An often overlooked component of the personal training business is the status of independent contractor vs. employee. Many trainers and club owners do not fully understand the differentiation between the two, nor how detrimental it can be to make a mistake when determining the status of a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be literally abused if they do not know what their classification truly is. 

Read more

Training Tips

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.

Read more

Registering for a Race

Signing up for a race is about more than just the medal at the end. It’s also a great way to help clients achieve their goals by keeping them accountable and committed to their personal success.

Read more

Transformation Stories

Clark Bartram Turned Callie's Life Around

It all started when I was looking for something to watch on TV and stopped on The Biggest Loser. I saw the contestants and noticed I was similar to them. And I was shocked, I weighed the same or more than the women on the show.

Read more