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Successful Dieters Learn It Before They Lose It

What if you helped your clients learn healthy lifestyle strategies BEFORE they actually tried to lose weight? A new study suggests this approach may be the key to helping people keep weight off once they lose it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Exercise and Fatigue

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D.

It’s that dreaded feeling that stops a great workout in its tracks—fatigue. This overview covers the various types of fatigue, the role gender plays and training recommendations for combatting fatigue that will keep your clients exercising longer.

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Are You Covered? Liability Issues Related to Training in Garages or Warehouses

By Mark S. Nagel, Ed.D.
If you train clients in a garage, warehouse or other non-traditional location, you may be putting yourself at risk for legal action if a client gets hurt. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.

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Yoga Therapy: A New Fitness Niche

By Megan Senger

Yoga therapy features a broad range of mind-body-based healing tools in conjunction with exercise and is becoming increasingly popular. Learn how you can boost your business through referrals with yoga therapists, or by becoming trained in this specialized mind-body practice.

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How to Connect with 80 Million Potential Clients

By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.

You have the knowledge and desire to help the millions of Americans struggling with obesity, but how do you reach those who don't belong to a health club? Here are the tactics and skills you need to reach these seemingly unreachable clients.

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Rise in Obesity a Boon for Fitness Industry

After a lifetime of weight problems, Ryan Harbrecht finally turned to the help of ACE-certified Personal Trainer Cris Dobrosielski. Check out their story on a recently aired CBS Nightly News segment on how the obesity epidemic has created an increase in business for fitness professionals.
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CNN Reports Personal Trainer Jobs Expected to Grow 24%

A recent report by CNN Money named Personal Trainers its 18th Best Job in America. With an Quality of Life ratings of “A” in both low stress and benefit to society, the news outlet predicted the position will grow 24 percent over the next 10 years.
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Path to the Future: The Real Health Coach

Learn how the trailblazing work of certified health coaches differs from that of traditional personal trainers, especially when it comes to helping people make long-term change. Explore the evidence-based motivational and relationship-building tools they use, and how you can earn your Health Coach Certification.
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