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Active Stress is Bad And Other Lies

Stress is Bad And Other Lies

For decades, research has suggested that frequent exposure to stress is inherently bad, but recent studies suggest that stress in and of itself may not be the monster we’ve made it out to be. ACE Pro Brett Klika offers some easy and effective strategies for decreasing the negative effects of stress on your life.

Active The 7-minute Routine That Will Leave You Feeling Amazing All Day

The 7-minute Routine That Will Leave You Feeling Amazing All Day

The list of things we should be doing every day to feel and move better is getting longer every day, but who has the time? ACE Pro Brett Klika offers up a simple “toolkit,” with which you can build a powerful physiological and psychological engine in only a few minutes each day. Perform these eight following exercises in succession each morning, or whenever you need a “feel good” pick-me-up.

Fitness Active Exercise Easy for Big Gains

Exercise Easy for Big Gains

The highest performers in the world know that to ensure safety, efficiency and continued effectiveness of a training program, the “yin” of high-intensity training needs to be paired with the “yang” of rest, recovery and “easy” training. Learn how to balance various intensities to maximize performance gains and minimize injury risk, as well as eight ways for integrating strategic “easy” exercise into your clients’ programs.

Active 3 Fat Loss Myths to Stop Believing Now

3 Fat Loss Myths to Stop Believing Now

With so much conflicting information out there, it can be a challenge to separate fact from fiction when it comes to reducing fat and losing weight. ACE Pro Brett Klika examines three particularly common and pervasive myths that everyone needs to stop believing now.

Active 5 Ways to Reset and Revitalize in the New Year

5 Ways to Reset and Revitalize in the New Year

To many, the New Year means a clean slate. A reset. A fresh start to living the life we want to live. Here are five ways to reset and revitalize your body, heart, mind and soul for your mission to connect with your best self.

Career Active Your Career Roadmap as a Personal Trainer: Where Are You Now?

Your Career Roadmap as a Personal Trainer: Where Are You Now?

With more than 20 years as a health and fitness professional, Brett Klika knows a thing or two about building a career and creating success in the fitness industry. Drawing on his own experience and that of countless others in the industry, Klika shares his career roadmap for creating a long and successful career in fitness.

Behavior Change Active 6 Ways to Retrain Yourself for a Healthier New Year

6 Ways to Retrain Yourself for a Healthier New Year

Thinking about those New Year’s resolutions? Here are six of the most common debilitating “old” beliefs you may try to bring into the New Year, and how you can retrain our mind, body, and soul to overcome them.

Behavior Change Active Getting Kids Moving: How to Compete With Video Games

Getting Kids Moving: How to Compete With Video Games

There’s no getting around it—nearly 80% of American children are not meeting the minimum guidelines for physical activity each day. So, what’s a parent or educator to do? Youth expert Brett Klicka argues that what takes place in our own homes—and the examples parents set for their kids—is the most important factor in raising healthy, active kids.

Fitness Active 3 Essential Movements for Your Kids

3 Essential Movements for Your Kids

Are you concerned about your child’s physical development and ability to move properly? While there are many critical movements that must be developed during early childhood, here are three specific movements to try with your children to make sure they are on the path to be able to participate, perform and enjoy physical activity for a lifetime.

Active The Science Behind a Better Night’s Sleep

The Science Behind a Better Night’s Sleep

If you find yourself struggling with sleep, here are some practical strategies to calm the mind and body, allowing sleep to be a time of physical, mental and emotional recovery.

Wellness Active 3 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Exercise

3 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Exercise

Virtual technology is here to stay, so if our goal as teachers, parents and health mentors is to get kids excited about exercise again, we need to acknowledge the competition and step up our game. Here are three ways we can start making exercise “cool” again to get kids off the couch and enjoying physical activity as a lifestyle.

Fitness Active How to Create an Unmatched Personal Training Experience

How to Create an Unmatched Personal Training Experience

Clients want to feel confident that you have his or her best interests in mind. Creating this experience for clients is not a matter of just being an “energetic” butt-kicker. Rather, it’s a process of identifying all of the opportunities within a training session to connect and empower. Here are the four “E’s” to creating an unmatched training experience for your clients.

Behavior Change Active Three Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself

Three Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself

Do you feel like you don’t have the self-discipline or willpower to accomplish your goals? Those are just buzzwords, argues ACE pro Brett Klika, who offers three powerful ways to motivate yourself to start living extraordinary right now.

Fitness Active 3 Steps for Crafting Simple Fitness Programs

3 Steps for Crafting Simple Fitness Programs

To make program design fast and simple for you and effective for your clients, keep it simple. Here are three steps to quickly creating simple programs that deliver tremendous results, while helping clients feel more confident and competent.

Career Active Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Business and Brand?

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Business and Brand?

Communicating with your current and potential customers through social media can be a low-cost, yet extremely effective way to grow your brand. However, when used improperly or without a strategy, social media can be a significant waste of time that can actually hurt your business. Answer these three questions to help you create a social-media roadmap that will help you grow your business and enable you to change more lives.

Active Two Classic Exercises Everyone Should Master

Two Classic Exercises Everyone Should Master

Learning how to do two classic foundational exercises—the push-up and the hip hinge—can help you build get fit, strong and flexible for life. Begin by mastering these two oldies but goodies, watch your strength, fitness and flexibility skyrocket while you avoid injuries.

Wellness Active Why Active Kids Are Smarter Kids

Why Active Kids Are Smarter Kids

Physical activity plays an important role in brain growth and development, yet children aren’t receiving nearly enough physical activity in schools. By providing children with opportunities to move more, we’re playing a role in improving their physical fitness AND their cognitive performance.

Career Active 3 Steps to Reach More People and Make More Money as a Health and Fitness Professional

3 Steps to Reach More People and Make More Money as a Health and Fitness Professional

As a health and fitness professional, you have the opportunity to share your positive influence with people all over the world. Follow this three-step strategy to reach more people with your life-changing ideas and perspective, grow your business and start living an extraordinary life while helping others do the same.

Behavior Change Active  Better Communication for Better Client Results

Better Communication for Better Client Results

When it comes to exercise and making healthy lifestyle choices, very client is unique, with varying levels of skills and motivation. Understanding your clients’ motivations and attitudes about exercise can help you tailor your communications and expectations to accommodate each individual’s needs. Learn how to identify the four common client types and how you can use this information to create more relevant and engaging personal-training experiences.

Fitness Active Three Exercises Health and Fitness Pros Can Teach Better

Three Exercises Health and Fitness Pros Can Teach Better

The human body is an amazing machine, and when it works the way it is supposed to, that machine gets really strong, mobile and lean. Take a break from counting reps and setting timers and re-focus on coaching clients to mastery on three simple, “familiar” moves: the push-up, squat and basic breathing.

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