Clients Ask: How Did I Get Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is not something you catch and it’s not all a result of genetics. It’s widely prevalent among clients today and trainers should know the basics to effectively train people with this condition. Factors like stress, genetics, diet, and activity level impact its onset and remediation. Read through the tactics we recommend to help prevent metabolic syndrome. We’ve also included a sharable list of tips to help you and your clients live a healthy lifestyle.  

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Success Stories

Rockin’ the House - And Some Killer Abs [Interview]

"We were known as the band that worked out,” says Wittig. “We had hundreds of pounds of plates and barbells loaded under the bus. And I always carried a set of resistance bands with me. I still advocate that everyone should have a set of bands, because you can do everything with them.” Read the full interview here.

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Performance | Safety / Injuries | Senior Fitness | Strength Training | Training Tips

Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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Transformation Stories | Weight Loss

Inspiration Story: Kerry Blum Overcomes it All

Kerry Blum is the meaning of inspiration. She lost over 50 pounds in 8 months, overcame cancer, battled the aftermath of orthopedic surgeries, and went on to be an ISSA trainer. Read her powerful story here.

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For Women | Safety / Injuries | Strength Training

How to Improve Posture at a Work Desk

Sitting may be unavoidable but using good posture and limiting the amount of time you sit can lessen the negative effects. Many of us sit at a desk for work about 8 hours a day. With so much time spent at this one location, it is important to think about how to improve posture at a desk. Have your clients (or you) follow these tips to set up a workspace that keeps them feeling great.

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Safety / Injuries | Training Tips

How to Relieve Tight Muscles in the Neck and Shoulders

As trainers, we know upper back tension is rampant among clients. In this article, we explore things that can lead to tight muscles in the neck and shoulders and what to do about it. We also give you a great sharable “How To” for your clients.

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Senior Fitness

Does a Personal Trainer for Seniors Pay a Better Salary?

Personal trainers are on the hunt for clients who can afford their services, need their product offerings, and make ongoing fitness a consistent priority. The best way to secure consistent business is by catering to a large and untapped market: Baby Boomers and the Great Generation. So, how does being a personal trainer for seniors command a better salary? We’ll explore the needs of these dream clients and how you can earn a better salary by tapping into their market in this article.

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Nutrition | Weight Loss

Losing Weight Too Fast: What are the long-term results?

We all have thoughts about the popular tv shows which highlight competitions to lose weight quickly. Most of us have a feeling it’s not the best approach and sometimes wonder where these contestants are long-term. Wonder no more with this exceptional research review. The results are staggering!

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Nutrition | Performance | Weight Loss

Healthy Benefits of Green Olives

Olives are a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet, so they attract research attention on their healthy benefits. There might be more benefits of eating olives such as improving body composition. This article is a summary of the research conducted on the effect of table green olives. Hint: There’s seven surprising benefits that came from the study!

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Success Stories | Safety / Injuries

Living strong and making the most of it

Autoimmune diseases can be debilitating and emotionally defeating. But that didn’t stop former IRONMAN athlete and fitness competitor Kelly Kolicko. Read her inspirational story and journey with ISSA trainers and reignite your motivation to be the healthy lifestyle influence to others.

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Q&A | Safety / Injuries

How does sitting impact my posture?

By now, most of the fitness world knows our society spends too much time sitting and the corresponding impacts on posture and movement. This article helps you break down how it happens and what you and your clients can do about it. Then, we give you a sharable resource you can give to your clients to help them set up their work space in a better way. Check out the latest from ISSA here. 

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Success Stories

ISSA Success Stories with Robert Wilson

An interview with fitness expert and author Robert Wilson talks about happiness and purpose in far-away Saudi Arabia. Gone are the aimless days tinged by drugs and alcohol. The desire and need for change, along with a little good fortune, helped him become the person he always wanted to be, living successfully in an environment and a career he loves.

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