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Fitness Active 5 Need-to-Know Fitness Career Myths

5 Need-to-Know Fitness Career Myths

People across the globe are becoming interested in careers that allow them to share their passion for health and fitness with others. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the fitness industry, this one’s for you!

Active Exercises to Improve Your Golf Swing

Exercises to Improve Your Golf Swing

If you’re looking for ways to improve your mobility, movement, coordination and strength specifically for the purpose of golf, consider adding the following movements to your exercise program. These exercises will not only help you improve your golf swing, but also reduce your likelihood of developing a low-back injury.

Fitness Active 10 Testosterone-Boosting Workouts

10 Testosterone-Boosting Workouts

Testosterone is an anabolic steroid responsible for promoting the repair and growth of muscle proteins. Currently, there are a lot of half-truths out there regarding low testosterone levels among men and how to raise them. To help clarify some of the misinformation being propagated, here is what you need to know about low-T and what you can do about it in the gym.

Fitness Active Suns out, Guns Out: Arm Workout

Suns out, Guns Out: Arm Workout

Want to add a little definition to your arms so you can show them off the next time the sun is shining? If toned arms are what you’re after this summer, try this strength training workout.

Active 7 Reasons to Bike to Work

7 Reasons to Bike to Work

Over the past decade, the number of people biking to work has increased by 60%. More cities across America are embracing bike-friendly policies and programs, making it safer for people to integrate cycling into their modes of transportation. Biking to work can be tremendously beneficial, not only for your health, but also for the environment. Here are seven reasons why you might want to consider biking to work.

Behavior Change Active Exercises for Different Personality Types

Exercises for Different Personality Types

If you want to be able to make instant connections with new clients and participants, being able to identify their personality types can help. Learn how you can improve your ability to communicate with your clients by understanding the characteristics and traits of different personality types. This can help you identify the most effective ways to design exercise programs for each client’s specific needs.

Active Six Things to Know About Muscle Imbalances

Six Things to Know About Muscle Imbalances

If you notice that the same parts of your body are always a little too sore after a workout or a day full of physical activity, you might have muscle imbalances. The good news is that the right exercise program can help improve your muscle strength and enhance joint range of motion, both of which are essential for eliminating muscle imbalances. Here are six things that you should know about muscle imbalances and how they are created.

Active Exercises for Outdoor Running

Exercises for Outdoor Running

If you enjoy running and want to maximize the enjoyment of your workouts, this workout can help improve the strength of the core muscles that are responsible for controlling stability of the body during the impact of running. These exercises can also be used as an effective pre-running warm-up.

Active 6 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

6 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

The days are getting warmer and the last thing you want to do is head to the gym for a workout on a gorgeous day. No problem. With a little creativity and imagination, you can replicate almost any gym exercise outside and experience these six benefits of exercising in the great outdoors.

Active How to Determine Optimal Intensity for HR Training

How to Determine Optimal Intensity for HR Training

Knowing how to measure and use your heart rate is essential if you want to get the best results from your exercise program. Here are some tips for using heart rate to identify the most appropriate exercise intensity for your needs and goals.

Career Active Top Sightings at IHRSA 2016

Top Sightings at IHRSA 2016

As he does every year, ACE pro Pete McCall compiled a list of the exciting new products and developments on display at this year’s IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) tradeshow, where fitness companies and exercise equipment manufacturers introduce their latest and greatest products. Once again, this year’s offerings did not disappoint. Here are the products that stood out as either new innovations or cool updates on existing designs.

Active Top Fitness Movies That Are Certain to Increase Your Motivation to Train

Top Fitness Movies That Are Certain to Increase Your Motivation to Train

There’s nothing quite like watching a good movie that features fitness as an important element within the story to inspire you to put on your workout gear and start sweating. So, if you could use a little extra motivation to move, be sure to add these 14 titles to your watchlist.

Active 7 Often-overlooked Benefits of Cardiovascular Training

7 Often-overlooked Benefits of Cardiovascular Training

If you’re struggling to find the motivation to add regular cardiovascular exercise to your fitness routine, here are some lesser-known benefits of cardiovascular exercise that just might help you get moving.

Active How Many Reps Should You Be Doing?

How Many Reps Should You Be Doing?

Few of us have time to waste and yet, when it comes to strength training, you may be doing just that if you are using the wrong number of repetitions for your personal fitness goals. To make sure you’re maximizing the efficiency of your time in the gym, here are seven things to consider when determining how many repetitions you should do based on your fitness goals.

Fitness Active How to Create a Movement Training Matrix

How to Create a Movement Training Matrix

Knowing how to create a movement-training matrix can help you design effective programs that will help your clients perform successful movement patterns in all three planes of motion. Learn how to take a single exercise and alter it to initiate movement in all three planes, and how to use a matrix to program and coach multiplanar movement patterns.

Active Exercise Swaps to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine

Exercise Swaps to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine

If you want to achieve definition without increasing the size of your muscles, these exercise swaps, which focus on integrated movements using a number of muscles at the same time, could be just what you need to reach your fitness goals. These exercises also are a great way to shake up a fitness routine that has gone stale.

Active Equipment You’re Misusing or Not Using

Equipment You’re Misusing or Not Using

In just about every fitness facility, there are “forgotten toys”—pieces of equipment that are frequently available—that can help you reach your goals but you’re just not sure how to use them. Here is a list of equipment that is often overlooked or misused by the typical health club consumer, but that can still offer you a great workout.

Fitness Active 5 Benefits of Compound Exercises

5 Benefits of Compound Exercises

Knowing how to use compound exercises can give you specific strategies and techniques for helping your time-strapped clients. Here are five benefits of compound exercises, along with a sample workout comprised of compound exercises that can help your clients experience the benefits of using multiple muscles at the same time.

Fitness Active How to Improve Grip Strength

How to Improve Grip Strength

Whether a movement involves lifting, carrying, throwing or swinging, the hands are the first point of contact with any object or weight that is held. And for those who lift heavy, the grip is often the first thing to go when failing to complete a lift. Here are six benefits of training grip strength followed by eight recommended exercises; pick two from the list and add them to your clients’ workouts to help them develop strong hands with a crushing grip.

Fitness Active 10 Fitness Trends to Look Out For in 2016

10 Fitness Trends to Look Out For in 2016

Ready to look ahead to what fitness trends will be popular in 2016? While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it can provide you with some insight in to what fitness products or programs will be most likely to influence your work and career in the coming months. You can also use this information as a guide for choosing professional development, enabling you to offer the highest level of service to your clients and class participants.

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