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ProSource: September 2016
ProSource: September 2016

The Art of Intelligently Sequencing Yoga Classes

By Jessica Matthews, M.S.

Regardless of what specific style of yoga you teach, optimally sequencing yoga postures within each class experience is essential to maximizing both benefits and safety. Learn more about the art and science of intelligent sequencing and how to construct inclusive, purposeful yoga classes that leave students feeling balanced and harmonious, both physically and energetically. Read More »

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The Movement Variability Matrix

The Movement Variability Matrix

By Anthony Carey

When it comes to exercise programming, many health and fitness professionals prefer to stick to the basics, but that isn’t always the best way to address the unique goals and physical limitations of each individual client.The Movement Variability Matrix is a valuable tool in that it provides a framework for developing clearer and more expanded options when designing corrective exercise programs for your clients.  

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Effective Strategies for Exercise Cueing

Effective Strategies for Exercise Cueing

By Pete McCall, M.S.

Effective communication and the ability to coach others to perform movements safely are essential to your success, and research suggests that some approaches may be more effective than others. Learn the differences between external and internal focus and how you can help clients and class participants learn new movements or skills more quickly and better retain the information.

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Coaching Behavior Change: How to Plan For and Address Relapses

Coaching Behavior Change: How to Plan For and Address Relapses

By Natalie Digate Muth, M.D.

Relapses are a normal part of the behavior-change process. In this latest installment in an ongoing series on coaching behavior change, learn how to help clients recognize triggers for relapse, prepare them for these triggers and practice how to address them, and coach them on how to resume an intended behavior change after relapse occurs.

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Fish Oil Showdown: Anti-inflammatory Effects of EPA vs. DHA

Fish Oil Showdown: Anti-inflammatory Effects of EPA vs. DHA

Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation that plays an important role in cardiovascular diseases. Current evidence suggests that EPA and DHA supplementation is an effective option for reducing inflammation, but whether one is more effective than the other remains unknown. A recent study pitted EPA against DHA to determine whether one could be considered more anti-inflammatory than the other.

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Train Your Brain to Be More Empathetic

Train Your Brain to Be More Empathetic

By Carrie Myers

When it comes to training clients, what’s your personal style? Do you push hard and demand all-out effort or do you take a softer approach to encouraging them to be their best? While every client responds differently, research suggests that empathy is an important component of the trainer-client relationship. The good news: You can train yourself to become more empathetic and help your clients be more successful in achieving their goals. 

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