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Fitness Active Returning to Exercise? Here's a Workout to Help You Get Back on Track

Returning to Exercise? Here's a Workout to Help You Get Back on Track

If you are new to exercise or you’ve been on an extended break, getting back on track can be a challenge. If you go too hard at first, you may experience deep muscle soreness or an injury that causes you to abandon your efforts after just a few days. Here’s a workout that will help you avoid these pitfalls and put you back on the road to better health and fitness.

Career Active Beyond the Class: How to Connect with Participants and Expand Your Reach as a Health and Fitness Pro

Beyond the Class: How to Connect with Participants and Expand Your Reach as a Health and Fitness Pro

As a health and fitness pro, your exercise selection, in-class persona and music choices are all important, but what you do before and after class matters, too. Here are 10 ways to connect with your participants before and after class.

Active Why the Change of Season can be Good for Your Running Program

Why the Change of Season can be Good for Your Running Program

When temperatures drop and winter sets in, running outdoors may not be as appealing as it is during those temperate spring and fall days. Here are a few ideas to keep you running and active, both outside and inside, this winter.

Career Active 6 Strategies to Keep Your Members Coming Back to the Gym During the Holidays

6 Strategies to Keep Your Members Coming Back to the Gym During the Holidays

If your health club or gym is feeling a little empty this time of year, use these six strategies to keep your members in the gym and drive business throughout the holiday season.

Active The Power of Protein

The Power of Protein

Protein is a powerful macronutrient and without it, you might have more difficulty maintaining both your weight and consistent energy throughout the day. Here are six key benefits to eating more high-quality protein.

Active How to Get the Most from Your Workout

How to Get the Most from Your Workout

Many people work out on a regular basis, but don’t feel like they are getting all the benefits, such as increased energy, better sleep, better weight maintenance, improved attitude and outlook, and even a better shape. But here’s the good news: Follow these simple tips and you’ll be sure to get more out of every workout in no time.

Career Active Personal Trainer Salary Considerations

Personal Trainer Salary Considerations

If you are passionate about helping people create happier and healthier lives, you’ve undoubtedly considered a career as a personal trainer. There are many ways to enter this profession, but starting with education and certification is key. Certification is required for working in any established gym, but it will also give you instant credibility with potential clients and the tools you need to safely train your clients.

Active The Sweat Factor: How to Identify a Heat Illness

The Sweat Factor: How to Identify a Heat Illness

Exercising in the heat can be challenging. Your body starts to sweat to cool down. But if you’re working out and your body stops sweating you may have a more serious problem: heat related illnesses (heat exhaustion or heat stroke).

Fitness Active 3 Things That Make Group Fitness Classes Successful

3 Things That Make Group Fitness Classes Successful

You plan and prepare and come to class pumped to deliver an awesome fitness experience for your participants. There are, however, a few things that can ruin a class and have people sneaking out the back door or, worse yet, skipping your class altogether. Here are three things you need to keep in mind to keep participants coming back, week after week.

Active 5 Steps to Success in Reaching Your Goals

5 Steps to Success in Reaching Your Goals

If you feel like you need more time for yourself—time to eat better, exercise more, declutter your home or just making some changes—here are five ways to accept and address the challenges of life and succeed.

Active 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga

Yoga has been around for centuries. It is the union of mind and body and one of the most widely practiced forms of exercise in the world.  Yoga consists of patterns of stretches, balances, and strengthening movements focused with conscious breathing techniques. As it has become more main stream, many people are finding the benefits of a regular practice.  Here are 5 reasons why yoga may be right for you.

Active 10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties

10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties

Wondering how you can survive the holidays without packing on extra pounds? Check out these 10 survival tips, which will help keep you from overindulging while you’re at a party so you can stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

Active High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

Lack of time is the most common reason for not working out, which is why it’s no surprise that 20- to 30-minute express workouts have become so popular. Everyone wants to get more done in less time. While you may be speeding things up with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you might also consider slowing things down with super-slow weight training. Learn why both of these workouts can produce amazing results.

Fitness Active 10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain

10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain

Many people have found relief from chronic back pain by regular performing Pilates exercises. Here are 10 moves that, when practiced regularly, can help improve posture and strengthen the support structures that take pressure off the lower back.

Wellness Active Seven Habits of Healthy People

Seven Habits of Healthy People

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to know how to live healthfully and do all the right things? While a healthy lifestyle comes naturally to some, others have to work at it. Here are seven highly effective health habits that, when adopted gradually over time, can lead to huge health benefits.

Active 6 Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat

6 Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat

Exercising outdoors in the summer can be a lot of fun, but it also can increase your risk of heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how you can safely exercise outside even when the mercury is on the rise. Here are six tips for staying cool while you heat up that calorie burn.

Active Six Habits That Could Prevent You From Losing Weight

Six Habits That Could Prevent You From Losing Weight

Did you know that some common lifestyle habits could be counteracting even your most diligent efforts to eat right and exercise regularly. Learn what these habits are and what simple changes you can make daily to achieve big results on your scale and health.

Active 6 Products Every Runner Needs

6 Products Every Runner Needs

Running is super popular again, thanks in large part to the popularity of 5K races. With millions of people rediscovering the joy of running, it makes sense that more and more products are being produced to help enhance the experience. Here are six products that are sure to not only improve your running, but make it a lot more enjoyable as well.

Active 8 Guilt-Free Food Swaps

8 Guilt-Free Food Swaps

Don’t sacrifice healthy eating for eating extravagantly. Here are eight simple ways to make your diet healthier without losing flavor or satisfaction.

Active How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise

How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise

Are you dealing with chronic pain in your back or joints? If you are, here’s some good news: While many people believe that a pill can offer the answer to health, exercise and diet is most often the best medicine. Learn how you can alleviate or prevent pain by attaining and maintaining proper alignment, maintaining a healthy body weight and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

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