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HIIT OR MISS? THE GOOD—AND NOT-SO-GOOD—NEWS ABOUT HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING.

Oct 31, 2017 12:34:44 PM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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You’re no doubt familiar with high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—quick, intense bursts of exercise interspersed with short active-recovery periods—and its promise of amazing fitness benefits in a small amount of time. But how buzz-worthy is it? Here, Charlie Hoolihan, NASM-CES, PES, shares the good, the not so good, and some tips to help it work for clients at every level.

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WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING? The good and the bad on everyday beverages

Oct 31, 2017 7:32:44 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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What are you drinking? The good and the bad on everyday beverages—and what they mean for your clients’ performance.

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CREATING YOUR WOW: FACTORS FOR BUILDING YOUR BRAND

Oct 30, 2017 9:26:22 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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You strive to acquire new customers and retain existing customers. Don’t let your efforts go to waste. Discover how you can create WOW experiences that will turn your customers into your very own loyal brand ambassadors.

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10 Ways A Personal Trainer Can Help You

Oct 30, 2017 4:00:08 AM / by Sam Underwood posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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A personal trainer can change your life in numerous ways – here are ten of the most common:

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Sports Therapy: What is it?

Oct 30, 2017 3:54:13 AM / by Sam Underwood posted in Career Guidance

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Sports therapy is an aspect of fitness/healthcare and nutrition concerned with prevention of injury and rehabilitation. They’re also sometimes known as athletics trainers. There are numerous ways into the industry, through leisure centres, sports clubs, schools and other routes. Here, we explore some of the more common ways to have a career in sports therapy.

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Fun and Healthy Snacks for Halloween

Oct 27, 2017 10:25:49 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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It’s Halloween season, which means sweet treats, a few tricks and an all-round good time! But what about the temptations to indulge in snacks that are counter-productive to a healthy and balanced diet? Below are some quick, easy and fun alternatives to the usual sugar-laden snacks, great for family Halloween parties or even to give out to trick-or-treaters!

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THIS SEASON’S NUTRITION SPOTLIGHT: SWEET POTATOES!

Oct 20, 2017 4:29:17 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice

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Sweet potatoes have found their way onto everyday menus and, in some cases, have even bumped the traditional white potato out of our kitchens. But what makes the sweet potato nutritionally different than their relegated white potato cousin? Are they really the better choice? Rated as one of the best vegetables you could eat, the sweet potato has versatility and some rather impressive nutritional benefits (1).

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Music's Exercise Influence

Oct 12, 2017 2:46:57 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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What tunes are powering your workout? From rap and hip-hop, to hard rock and dance, each genre has the potential to take you to that higher level, push you through the last rep, or get you to the next mile marker. Music can psych you up before exercise even starts. It can make training feel less difficult. It’s an ergogenic aid that you can adjust for immediate results. Here we’ll take a look at some of the benefits and research regarding the role of music on exercise.

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Fall for these foods

Oct 9, 2017 4:04:05 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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Nutrition, flavour, and versatility: Some seasonal selections have it all.

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COMMITMENT ISSUES: WHEN EXERCISE MOTIVATION HITS A ROADBLOCK

Oct 9, 2017 1:34:13 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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In comes the phone call, or maybe a text, your client—the one who did so well in the beginning—is getting in touch to say they won’t make their next session. Then it’s the one after that. When they make it back, they’re down on themselves for their lack of motivation.

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EXERCISE FEEDBACK AND CUEING: GETTING YOUR CLIENTS MOVING CORRECTLY

Oct 4, 2017 7:00:57 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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Teaching a client a new exercise, or even learning a new one yourself, can be a downright challenge. See how different forms of feedback can get the performance just right.

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10 TIPS FOR A POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION-BUILDING CLIENT RAPPORT

Oct 2, 2017 5:52:38 AM / by Amanda Goh posted in Career Guidance, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice, Uncategorised

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It’s been said that in the first seven seconds of a customer or client meeting you, they’ll make 11 impressions about you. Make them positive impressions with our 10 quick tips to building positive rapport.

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Part Time Personal Training - A Flexible Career Opportunity

Oct 2, 2017 2:37:35 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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Personal training is a unique career that lends itself to both part-time and full-time opportunities. Whether you’re just launching into the job market or already established in a different career, part-time personal training can be an ideal entry point into the fitness industry.

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