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February 2012

Is Yoga Hazardous or Helpful?

The Biomechanics and Benefits of Advanced Yoga Postures

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Using Postural Assessments to Eliminate Pain

By Justin Price, M.A.
The second in a three-part series focused on postural assessments, this article explains how specific postural assessments can be used to uncover musculoskeletal deviations that commonly cause people to experience pain. Plus, learn an array of easy and effective strategies for helping clients alleviate pain and improve function.
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Secrets to Making Money as a Personal Trainer (and What NOT to Do!)

By Carrie Myers

Are you maximizing your income potential as a personal trainer? Or do you find yourself losing money due to cancellations, inconsistent policies and ineffective marketing efforts? Learn some of the secrets highly successful personal trainers use for increasing income while also improving client loyalty and retention.
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Are Sports Drinks a Smart Choice for Young Athletes?

By Natalie Digate Muth, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.
It’s no secret that kids need to drink plenty of fluids during physical activity, but are sports drinks really the best choice? Natalie Digate Muth explores the latest research on kids and hydration and offers guidelines on how to choose the best fluid source for young athletes.
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From Ancient Greece to Zumba: 50 Events, People and Trends That Have Shaped the History of Fitness (Part 2)

By Lance Dalleck, Ph.D.
From Jack LaLanne to Jane Fonda, Jazzercise to Curves, numerous people, workouts and events have shaped the state of fitness as we know it today. In part two of this series, we highlight the most recent 25 notable events, people and trends that have influenced the history of fitness, beginning with the modern fitness movement and culminating with you—the fitness professional.
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The Key to Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions

We’re just a few weeks into the new year, but for some, the resolve and motivation that was so strong on January 1 may already be waning. A new research study suggests that a simple writing exercise may hold the key to actually sticking with and achieving our goals.
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Rethinking Core Training

Core training is a now-common term that is frequently misused. To determine what it really means for trainers, how to use it most effectively in training your clients, and to gain a solid understanding of the movement patterns, read our FitNovatives Expert Blog Post from ACE’s own Pete McCall.
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Why Small-group Training Is Smart Business

With the start of 2012 and the New Year’s resolution crowd eager to jump onto the fitness bandwagon, personal trainers are in high demand. With a small window to maximize these opportunities, trainers everywhere will be looking to beef up their client roster in the coming weeks. Keeping clients engaged, motivated and coming back for more takes creativity, skills and forward thinking on the part of trainers.
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The Link Between the Endocrine System and Exercise

Exercise is physical stress applied to the human body. Learning what roles hormones and chemicals play to create different physiological responses is critical to exercise design and to achieving favorable responses for your clients. Do you know which hormones are responsible for muscle growth vs. breaking down muscle tissue? Are you proficient in designing safe and effective exercise programs that maximize muscle growth and fat utilization based on hormonal response to training stimuli?
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