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ProSource: June 2015

ProSource: June 2015

6 Tips for Self-employed Fitness Pros: Timely Advice to Take Your Business to the Next Level

By Amanda Vogel, M.A.

Making the switch from full-time work to being a self-employed health and fitness professional can be a huge challenge, especially if you’re used to having a regular schedule. Distractions, lack of self-discipline and taking on too many clients or projects are just a few of the things that can derail your best efforts. Here are six of the most common mistakes self-employed fitness pros make and how to avoid them.

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In an effort to help you more efficiently earn continuing education credits while you explore ProSource, you can now take the quiz as you read. Get the latest, science-based information on a wide range of topics while you work on requirements for your recertification. To start, simply select the article of your choice below.

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Stretching Techniques for Alleviating Muscle and Joint Pain (Part 2)

By Justin Price

As a health and fitness professional, many of your clients undoubtedly turn to you for help in managing chronic muscle and joint pain, a common and debilitating problem. In this second installment of a three-part series, learn how to progress your corrective exercise strategies and understand when it is appropriate to incorporate stretching exercises with clients who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

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15 Creative Strategies for Mastering the Art of Exercise Adjustments

By Megan Senger

Do you lead small- or large-group training sessions? With so many different fitness levels to accommodate, strategic regressions and progressions must be a mainstay of your toolkit. Learn how to avoid progressing clients too quickly, and important tips for focusing on safety and intelligent programming so you can deliver variety and intensity to every client you instruct.

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ACE-sponsored Research Evaluates the Effectiveness of Pedaling Backward

By Maria Cress, B.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Thomas Kernozek, Ph.D., and Carl Foster, Ph.D., with Daniel J. Green

The Cascade CMXRT recumbent exercise bike provides resistance for pedaling in both forward and backward directions. Pedaling backward doesn’t translate directly to the movements performed during a typical bike ride, but can it provide benefits beyond those seen with regular cycling? ACE teams with the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse to find out.

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What Every Health and Fitness Pro Needs to Know About Liability Insurance

By Carrie Myers

Whether you work part-time as a health and fitness professional or it’s your full-time career, it’s critical that you protect yourself—and your future—by carrying adequate insurance coverage. After all, insurance can provide the security you need to focus on your clients and growing your business. Learn how to choose the right policy and coverage to meet your individual needs.

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Reality Check: Is Cholesterol Really No Longer a Concern?

By Daniel J. Green

“Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” This one-sentence bullet point appears in the developmental documents for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the media is already sounding the alarms. But is this really a dramatic shift in thinking or just the next step in the evolution of our understanding? And how should you respond to questions about the changing Dietary Guidelines?

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