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Certified: April 2017
Certified: April 2017

Optimize Your Workouts With Plant-based Nutrition

By Marie Spano, M.S., R.D.

If your clients aren’t powering their workouts with plant-based foods they may not be getting maximal results from their training. Plant-based foods can improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to hard-working muscles, ignite muscle growth and repair, and deliver the nutrients needed for maximal energy and recovery. Here are three research-proven ways to help your clients reap the benefits of consuming the earth’s most nutrient-packed plants.  Read More »

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The Latest Tools of the Trade: Center Mass Bells by Sorinex

The Latest Tools of the Trade: Center Mass Bells by Sorinex

By Pete McCall, M.S.

In this new series, we’re reviewing the latest exercise equipment that you might be considering using with your clients. In this second installment, we take a look at a unique new product called Center Mass Bells by Sorinex, which is said to offer the benefits of dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls in a single hand-held weight. We also present a sample workout so you can see exactly how you can you use Center Mass Bells in your clients’ programs.

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Can an “Instructor Persona” Improve Your Fitness Classes?

Can an “Instructor Persona” Improve Your Fitness Classes?

By Amanda Vogel, M.A.

When you teach a group fitness class, do you present yourself the way you would at home? Or do you play up certain aspects of your personality to create a public identity or instructor persona? Refining your unique instructor persona can improve your skills as an educator and motivator, allowing you to strongly connect with participants and bring your teaching to life. Here’s how a roundup of successful instructors describe it.

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Health Coaching: How to Market Yourself as a Business

Health Coaching: How to Market Yourself as a Business

By Carrie Myers

If you’ve recently become a certified health coach, it can be a challenge figuring out how to structure your business and offerings to attract new clients. In this second installment of a three-part series on the nuts and bolts of setting up your health coaching practice, learn how to utilize grassroots marketing tactics to set yourself apart and get the attention of the types of clients you most want to serve.

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How Clients’ Self-reliance Fits into Your Business Plan

How Clients’ Self-reliance Fits into Your Business Plan

By Daniel J. Green

As a health and fitness professional, you educate and empower your clients to make better choices on their own, even when you're not there to guide them. While that is a worthwhile goal, will encouraging your clients to be more self-reliant eventually lead to them no longer needing your services? Our experts share tips for finding the right balance between encouraging self-reliance and creating a sustainable business model.

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Study: Carbs Consumed During Intense Exercise Give Your Immune System a Boost

Study: Carbs Consumed During Intense Exercise Give Your Immune System a Boost

While regular, moderate exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on the immune system and overall health, it is believed that intense exercise without sufficient recovery can temporarily dampen the immune system, making exercisers more vulnerable to illness. A new research review examines the best approaches to minimizing exercise-induced immune disturbances and aiding the body’s recovery.

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