Trading in Depression for Competitions

Fitness has been a core factor in all of my life seasons. It's given me the ability to fight disease, be at my optimal mental and physical health, and give me the confidence to leave an abusive relationship. If it wasn't for fitness, I'm not sure where I would be right now.

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9 Foam Rolling Secret Benefits Everyone Should Know | ISSA

Foam rolling and other types of self-myofascial release are a common part of any trainer’s toolbox. But, there are some key secrets the best trainers know when using SMR in client programs--learn 9 of these secret benefits of foam rolling from our experts to set yourself apart from other trainers.

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Changing Lives Around the World as an Online Fitness Trainer

Nathan DeMetz is an ISSA certified trainer and now runs an online personal training and wellness business with his wife, Grace, from home in Indiana. He has clients around the world, including the U.S., Korea, Kuwait, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Read his fitness journey and comprehensive approach to fitness here!  

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What does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

ISSA Trainer Niki Bryant has helped Monica Gossmeyer change her life so much that she has decided to become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer so that she can learn more and share with others.

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Best time to Consume Protein?

There’s no question that adequate protein intake is essential for building and strengthening muscle tissue. But, is timing of protein intake important for maximizing these gains? Experts don’t always agree on the question of whether hypertrophy and strength can be affected by precise timing of protein (before, during, or after training). In 2013 a group of sports science researchers gathered the best existing research on this common question. We review this analysis here.

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What's Your Why? Meet Brenna Cliver

Meet Brenna Cliver, an ISSA certifed trainer, Ms. Health & Fitness competitor and rejector of mediocrity. "If there’s one piece of wisdom I could pass on to anyone who is hesitating in their journey towards strength and health, it is this: 'Action is not a result of motivation; motivation is a direct result of action.' And, excellence is always a standard to live by."

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Staying grounded as a career soars [Interview]

Personal trainer. Magazine columnist. TV host. Celebrity health and wellness coach. In this interview Obi Obadike talks about his widespread success in the fitness industry, and at 42 he’s poised for even greater success in the future. Through it all, he works every day to distinguish between making it big and “going Hollywood"

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How does Mindfulness Achieve Weight Loss?

The ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer course discusses nutritional coaching which is about personal trainers listening to their clients to find out the needs and goals; learning the client’s current lifestyle; discovering what’s important to them; and working alongside each client to create an approach that’s unique -- a plan that fits into their lifestyle and helps them achieve their results.

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I’m a Certified Trainer, So Why Do I Need One?

It’s Scary to Admit, You May Need a Trainer. It takes some courage to hire a trainer when you are one. I personally was embarrassed by the idea. I went through all the courses; I got certified. Why do I need a trainer? And what if my trainer catches me with bad form? What if I can’t finish a tough workout?

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Your Dad won't hire a trainer? Help him become one

Before we talk about your shopping spree, let’s make sure we’re clear on why your Dad needs a trainer. Did you know Mom’s body wasn’t the only one that went through some changes when you came into the world? You know what I’m talking about.

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