Senior Fitness | Special Population

Fighting Sarcopenia with Exercise and Nutrition

With aging comes more medical concerns, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia and a whole host of others. One of the lesser-known threats to aging populations is Sarcopenia and we’re going to talk about what it is, how it develops in the body, how to manage it, what can be done to prevent it, and most importantly how someone can use exercise and nutrition to treat it.

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Success Stories

Inspiration Story: Dominic Frazier

34-year-old business owner and ISSA trainer Dominic Frazier will tell you he’s only getting started. His enthusiasm has been there from the start, and he put it together with a degree in exercise science from Concordia University in his native state, Wisconsin. Read his article and why he says, “Lookout world, here I come.” 

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Nutrition

How Much Protein Do I Need: Protein Myths Busted

When clients ask, “How much protein do I need?” can you answer? What about explaining the role protein plays in weight loss and muscle growth? Learn how to give clients what they want and need to know in the world of protein intake here.

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Training Tips

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic: How Do Workouts Change the Body?

Clients may resist certain types of workouts, like intense strength training or a slow run on the treadmill, but trainers know both aerobic and anaerobic exercises are beneficial. Get the quick and dirty guide explaining it to clients.

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Success Stories

Meg Squats looks to change the shape of things to come

Megan Gallagher (professional powerlifter and ISSA trainer) is known by over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 290,000 followers on Instagram as Meg Squats. Her success and popularity is built on the platform that athletes — particularly women — should not be pigeonholed or limited when it comes to strength and fitness. Read more about her passion to help others achieve strength over aesthetics here.

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Nutrition

What’s the Definition of Good Nutrition?

How do you define good nutrition? Hint: It’s not just calories in and calories out. We’ve broken down four steps to keep you and your clients focused on good nutrition in support of your long-term goals. Plus, you can download a cheat sheet to share with your clients so everyone stays track.

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Performance | Study Series | Weight Loss

Mitochondrial Adaptations to Aerobic Training

The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.

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Success Stories | Transformation Stories | Weight Loss

My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

At 38, Laurie Gouley had high blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, anxiety, and depression. She made a decision to change her life and begin living. She joined a health coaching center, started her journey, and found ISSA - the certification that took her health to another level.

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Nutrition | Special Population | Weight Loss

Explaining Fats’ Function to Clients

Talking about dietary fat is just part of the job as a professional trainer. Here, we’ll review fats and the essential role they play in the health of your clients. This info, and the shareable infographic will help you give sound advice as a fitness and nutrition coach.

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Safety / Injuries | Special Population

How does exercise help stroke victims?

The professional personal trainer will successfully build a program for a stroke victim client and coach them through to program completion. As you can imagine, when someone suffers a stroke and loses their independence, lack of motivation becomes a barrier to success.

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Success Stories

Success Story: Lauren Brooks Kettlebell Queen

Lauren Brooks is known to many as “The Kettlebell Queen”. She is an expert in fitness and particularly in kettlebell training for strength and weight loss. But training with kettlebells didn't immediately impress her. It was a brush with fate that lead her down this path.

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Nutrition | For Women

The Do’s and Don'ts of Pregnancy Nutrition

Trainers working with pregnant clients are responsible for two people. Learn how to guide pregnant women to make better nutrition choices and use our simple “Do’s and Don'ts” handout to make it easier for them.

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