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Latest Posts By Chris McGrath

Chris is a personal trainer, fitness educator and consultant in New York City who has enjoyed 20 successful years in the health and fitness industry. Through comprehensive fitness and wellness programs, Chris creates personalized solutions to meet health and fitness goals of all levels. With a focus on quality movement and a balanced, healthy lifestyle, Chris emphasizes and teaches realistic actions to maximize potential and enhance overall quality of life.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Strength Exercises That Can Change Your Life

ACE Certified fitness pro Chris McGrath won’t promise these exercises will give you six-pack abs in six weeks, Brazilian glutes or a bikini body—although they can contribute to these fitness goals. They will, however, go a long way toward enhancing your quality of life, functionality, injury prevention and longevity.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Dynamic Warm-up Every Runner Should Try

To many, warming up can feel like a waste of precious workout time, especially to runners. But skipping preparation and recovery strategies does not lead to maximized results and it certainly does not contribute to pain-free running longevity. Teach your clients how to take a few minutes to properly warm up with these multiplanar drills and you’ll be helping them run with better results for many years to come.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Fitness Leadership: Which Side of the Fence Are You On?

As a fitness professional, you are leading your clients toward greater health and fitness. But what do you do when what your client wants and what he or she needs are in conflict with one another? This is when your role as a fitness leader comes into play. Fitness pro Chris McGrath explains why it is your professional responsibility to give your clients what they need so they can achieve the results they want.

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Friday, January 03, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Injury Prevention for the Low Back

One of the best strategies for remaining injury free is to not get injured in the first place. Once the injury cycle has started, however, incidence of future injury increases dramatically. This is especially true of the low back. Fitness pro Chris McGrath explains six principles that will help your clients stabilize and strengthen the core, as well as increase mobility through the hips and thoracic spine.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Working Around Low-back Pain: How to Approach LBP With Clients

With four out of five adults experiencing back pain at some point in their lives, fitness professionals are sure to encounter clients who need help improving their low-back health. Fitness pro Chris McGrath explains how you can develop programs that address good core stability and timing, along with multi-dimensional mobility of the hips and thoracic spine, which can help keep a client’s low back healthy and open up opportunities to build fitness with greater safety and effectiveness.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

Core Training for Injury Prevention

We often hear about the importance of strengthening your core, not only for aesthetic purposes, but for injury prevention. ACE Fitness Expert Chris McGrath discusses how core training helps prevent back injuries and, conversely, why a having a weak core may lead to injuries.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

Program Design for the Average Client

Most of us know there’s no absolute to follow in creating individualized exercise programs for our clients. The recipe differs every time due to their abilities, time constraints, attitude and a host of other factors. Despite the constant variables, there is a recipe to follow. Check out some tips from ACE Fitness Expert Chris McGrath on how you can create custom exercise programs for each client.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Choose the Best Kettlebell Training Course for You

Due to their versatility and effectiveness, kettlebells are becoming more of a staple for trainers working with clients of all abilities. While they’re a great way to incorporate whole-body movement, trainers who’ve never used them before should make sure they know what they’re doing before they whip them into client programs. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you begin incorporating kettlebells into your workouts.

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