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Latest Posts By Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross is the two-time recipient of Personal Trainer of the Year awards (2010 IDEA & 2006 ACE), has served as Discovery Health Fitness Expert and hosted the Discovery Health series “Everyday Fitness.” His book, Abs Revealed, delivers a modern, intelligent approach to ab training, and his business, Aion Fitness, delivers exceptional fitness training, speaking, and writing services. Ross is a master trainer for TRX and has shared his renowned thought-leadership philosophy at many conferences and in the media.

Monday, April 6, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Strength Training for the Cardio Fan

Do you have clients who resist strength training because they prefer cardio? This routine from ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross offers just about everything a person needs to make a stronger and more capable body—pushing, pulling, rotating, squatting and lunging. Your clients’ cardio will feel better and they will move better, too.

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Monday, March 9, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why We Still Need Cardio Training: A More Effective Approach

While many people have ditched their cardio sessions in favor of building stronger muscles, endurance training plays an important role in a well-rounded exercise program. The good news, ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross explains, is that there’s no need to do the long, boring, steady-state training of yesterday. Using modern, intelligent approaches to interval training gleans the most out of a minimum investment of time while still providing the benefits of aerobic training.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

7 Signs You May Be Overtraining

While the signs of undertraining are usually fairly visible, the signs of overtraining can be harder to spot. But with the increasing popularity of high-intensity workouts, the risk of overtraining has, arguably, never been higher. Here are some common signs you may be suffering from overtraining.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Work with Clients Who Have Unrealistic Goals

Every trainer has had—or will have—a client who begins with unrealistic goals. ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross explains how to turn the challenge of unrealistic goals into an opportunity to help steer clients toward realistic, short-term goals that will provide continued motivation and increased chances for success.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

3 Things Health and Fitness Pros Can Do to Prepare for January

Do you have a tendency to take on too many obligations and clients, to the point where you end up running on empty? This is a common occurrence among health and fitness professionals, especially at the start of a New Year. ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross explains how you can avoid burnout and set up both yourself and your clients for success—not just for January, but for every month of the new year.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why You May Be Hitting a Weight-loss Plateau

Not all plateaus are bad, argues ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross. Often, a plateau offers the chance to take a break and reevaluate how you can best reach your goals. Ross explains how to recognize the difference between a good and bad plateau and how to keep making progress—along with your sanity—when you or your client reaches this point in the weight-loss journey.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Surprising Reason You May Not Be Getting Results

Do you dread your workouts? Turns out your body knows if you do—and you may be negating many of the benefits simply because you view exercise as a “have to” instead of a “want to.” Learn why you can’t get by on willpower and forcing yourself to exercise—and how you can instead find joy and enthusiasm that will help you get the most from your workouts.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Finding The "Why" behind Your Clients' Goals

Do you know what motivates your clients? Learning the deeper, driving forces behind your clients’ lives can help you discover the right formula for helping them stay motivated and committed to exercising regularly and eating healthfully, explains ACE Certified Pro Jonathan Ross. After all, when we are drawn to the things that make life healthy and fulfilling, we can do them easily without willpower.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

3 Health Lies We Tell Ourselves

A little self-delusion isn’t always a bad thing—it can help us cope during some of life’s greatest trials—but it can also derail our best intentions when it comes to making healthy lifestyle choices. ACE Certified Pro Jonathan Ross describes three of the most common health lies many of us tell ourselves to feel better and why they may be doing more harm than good.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Are You Meant to Be An Infopreneur?

Have you wondered how you can expand your impact and your business through writing or presenting on health and fitness topics? ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross explains how he made this leap, including

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why We Need to Stop Obsessing over the Scale

Are your clients obsessed with the scale? They’re not alone. Too many people live and die by the number on the scale, explains ACE Certified pro Jonathan Ross, who recommends helping clients change their focus from weight to what they want to do in their lives. After all, living in a capable body that allows us to stay connected and fully participate in that which we love and to do it with those we love is what most of us truly seek from fitness.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Problem With Lifting Too Little

As modern technology continues to make things physically easier, many people are becoming incapable of performing any kind of physically challenging activity. Unfortunately, some people continue to hang on to an aversion to strength training due to a fear of building big muscles. Fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains the hazards of not physically challenging the body and why lifting heavier weights is essential for keeping the body strong and vital.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Add Speed Training to Your Workout Routine

Life and sport will make you move quickly at some point, so it makes sense to add some speed training to your workouts. Fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains why lifting quickly can be a great way to train for whatever life might throw at you and offers some great options and exercises to help you get started.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Put a Little Shift in Your Lift

Traditional weight-training programs don’t always do a good job of preparing us to move better in real life. After all, in life we move stuff around, not just up and down. Jonathan Ross demonstrates how adding some shifting and twisting movements to your exercise program can provide a more engaging—and useful—training experience.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Why You Should Avoid Program Hopping

Are you or your clients guilty of program hopping? If you change up your program every few weeks, you may be missing out on some of the greatest benefits. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Jonathan Ross explains how to know how and when to change your workouts to achieve maximum results.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Tabata Training

Think you know a thing or two about Tabata training? Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding this high-intensity protocol. Fitness pro Jonathan Ross clears up some of the confusion and explains how Tabata-inspired interval training can help your clients keep burning calories long after their workout has ended.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Lifestyle Habits that Don’t Work: Part II

When you decide to make healthy lifestyle changes, people are often ready to offer their advice on what changes you should make. But beware—some of the most common advice can actually end up doing you more harm than good. In this second of a two-part series, fitness pro Jonathan Ross breaks down two more common lifestyle habits that simply don’t work.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How Not to Impress Your Clients: Top 5 Things Trainers Do that Backfire

Could some of your training choices and approaches inadvertently turn your clients off from you—or even exercise altogether? Fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains five common mistakes many trainers do—often in a sincere desire to motivate and push their clients—that ultimately may do more harm than good.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Lifestyle Habits That Don’t Work: Part I

It’s nice to think that living more healthfully could be as simple as following the advice in a 140-character sound-bite, but those recommendations often do more harm than good. In this first of a two-part series, fitness pro Jonathan Ross breaks down two of the most common lifestyle habits that simply don’t work.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Recovery Redefined: Post-workout Nutrition

Does nutrition really make a difference when it comes to recovering from a tough workout? In this second installment of a two-part series, award-winning fitness pro Jonathan Ross explains how to effectively use nutrition to enhance recovery so you can help your clients get the greatest possible benefits from the workouts you design for them.

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