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Active Do Your Genes Make You Hate (or Love) Exercise?

Do Your Genes Make You Hate (or Love) Exercise?

Did you see all the headlines telling you that your genes are the reason why you don’t love to exercise? Well, it’s not quite that simple. ACE Pro Jonathan Ross takes a closer look at the research and the hype surrounding it, and has some great advice for those who struggle to enjoy exercise.

Active Exercise Works Better if You Believe It Will

Exercise Works Better if You Believe It Will

Did you know that your attitude, thoughts and feelings about exercise can determine how beneficial it is for you—for your body, your brain and your mental health? If you hate exercise, says ACE Pro Jonathan Ross, it’s only because you haven’t found the type of exercise that’s right for you. Here’s why exercise usually works better if you believe it will.

Active Today, Someday or Never

Today, Someday or Never

When will you start exercising: Today, someday or never? If you wait until you have the ideal amount of time, energy or motivation to get started, says ACE Pro Jonathan Ross, you likely never will. Fortunately, fitness doesn’t require you to be perfect to deliver benefits—it only requires that you get started and make today a little better than yesterday.

Wellness Active Plateaus Rule! Why a Plateau Can Be the Best Thing to Happen in Your Pursuit of Fitness

Plateaus Rule! Why a Plateau Can Be the Best Thing to Happen in Your Pursuit of Fitness

Stuck on a plateau and hoping to get off? Jonathan Ross explains why plateaus shouldn’t be viewed as negative. Rather, they’re an opportunity to stop, rest and take stock of where you’re going and what new steps you need to take to get there, and to celebrate the progress you’ve already made.

Active Why Do We Eat When We Aren’t Hungry?

Why Do We Eat When We Aren’t Hungry?

Do you find it a challenge to stop eating, even if you’re already full? You’re not alone. ACE Pro Jonathan Ross explains that many of our attitudes and habits related to eating are learned behaviors. Fortunately, that means we can change them.

Fitness Active 5 Creative Body-weight Exercises

5 Creative Body-weight Exercises

There are endless options for body-weight exercises—squats, lunges and planks, to name just a few. But when people have too many familiar options, they often end up doing nothing because it’s just not appealing enough. Here are five novel body-weight exercises to offer your clients for those times when they need a fun and effective equipment-free workout.

Active Conquer Your Can’t

Conquer Your Can’t

Excuses for not exercising regularly or eating more healthfully are easy to find, but a positive shift in your mindset and perspective can mean the difference between following through on your health-related goals or making excuses for why you aren’t achieving them. Here are some common excuses (I can’ts….) and tips on how to shift your perspective.

Fitness Active How to Maximize Efficiency of Workout Time

How to Maximize Efficiency of Workout Time

Delivering time-efficient, highly effective fitness programs is essential to creating a successful career as a personal trainer or health coach. Here is a creative system for helping you get the most of the time your clients spend in their workouts, and it starts with one simple rule: Always do something with all of your workout time.

Fitness Active Cardio Before or After Lifting?

Cardio Before or After Lifting?

Which should you do first in a single workout, cardio or strength training? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question that accurately applies to everyone. Instead, ACE pro Jonathan Ross explains how to best answer this question based on your individual needs and goals.

Active 6 Exercises to Stimulate Your Abs

6 Exercises to Stimulate Your Abs

It’s important to have a strong core, and not just to look fit and healthy. Our core helps us move throughout life with grace and ease. Integrate these six ab exercises into your routine and you’ll notice yourself moving more mindfully both in your workouts and in everyday living.

Behavior Change Active Health Hacks for the Holidays

Health Hacks for the Holidays

To help you help others successfully navigate the holidays, here are some helpful health hacks for the holidays. Use these with your clients and students to help them sail through the holidays while maintaining fitness, feeling positive, and starting the new year with energy and enthusiasm.

Behavior Change Active Make Mindful Mistakes this Holiday Season

Make Mindful Mistakes this Holiday Season

The holiday season is about to kick into high gear—a two-month hurricane of poor nutrition. As a fitness leader, you have the opportunity to guide your clients to a new perspective and, as a result, new and improved choices. And when they do overindulge, learn how to help clients take the focus off of the bad behavior and instead examine what led them to make bad choices in the first place.

Active 8 Exercises Every Man Should Do

8 Exercises Every Man Should Do

Life is going to throw a lot of stuff at you—heavy stuff—and you don’t want to be that guy who can’t lift it. To help you not be that guy, here are eight moves every man should do, with a brief explanation as to why.

Wellness Active Creative Strategies for Rest and Recovery

Creative Strategies for Rest and Recovery

Recovery from a tough workout is all about getting the right combination of rest and movement to circulate blood, but not so much movement that you are introducing a new challenge to the body. Here are four creative and effective ways to do this.

Active Are You Overtraining? How to Know and What to Do About It

Are You Overtraining? How to Know and What to Do About It

While the popularity of high-intensity interval training has been wonderful for our ability to get results from our fitness programs, it has also brought with it an increase in the prevalence of overtraining. ACE pro Jonathan Ross explains why you may be overtraining, yet still need to move more, and how overthinking and inadequate sleep may be keeping you from enjoying life to its fullest potential.

Fitness Active A 20-minute Workout for the Incredibly Busy

A 20-minute Workout for the Incredibly Busy

Life, says ACE pro Jonathan Ross, is a choice between “busy and unfit,” and “busy and fit.” Everyone is busy. So, what is the fix? With a few simple ingredients, Ross explains how you can make a workout fit the time you have instead of feeling frustrated trying to fit a 60-minute workout into a 20-minute window.

Active Health and Fitness Trends That Can Harm Your Health

Health and Fitness Trends That Can Harm Your Health

From mud runs to detoxes, health and fitness trends constantly come and go. While it’s great to explore new ways of keeping your body healthy, it’s also important to be mindful about the potential harm you could be causing your body by taking things to an extreme, which is often what happens with trends.

Active Just Say “No” to Negativity

Just Say “No” to Negativity

It is said that the average human has between 60,000 – 70,000 thoughts each day. Why not make them positive?

Career Active How to Structure Coaching Sessions Using the CRAFT Model

How to Structure Coaching Sessions Using the CRAFT Model

Coaching is a wonderful experience and can lead to transformations, first of mind and then of body. But getting each session started smoothly and staying on track is essential to seeing results. Learn how to use the CRAFT model, which can help you structure sessions with clients whom you are actively coaching toward fairly clear objectives.

Active Are You Having Fun While you Work Out?

Are You Having Fun While you Work Out?

If you’re having fun while moving your body, it’s easy to forget that you’re exercising. That’s why it’s critical to find creative ways to make physical activity more enjoyable. From walking your dog to playing an informal game of tag at a family gathering, making movement fun will go a long way in sustaining a regular routine of physical activity.

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