Do Personal Trainers Need a 6-pack to Be Successful?

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Do Personal Trainers Need a 6-pack to Be Successful?

Do personal trainers need six-pack abs and ultra-lean physiques to demonstrate their mastery of healthy living? As is the case with so many things in life, the answer is more nuanced than a simple yes or no. ACE Pro Brett Klika explains how health and fitness professionals can establish themselves as experts in their communities and appeal to those clients who are more concerned about qualifications and results than they are with aesthetics.

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3 Ways to Motivate Unmotivated Children to Exercise

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3 Ways to Motivate Unmotivated Children to Exercise

Is it a struggle to get your kids off the couch and moving? Have they forgotten how to play without an electronic device in their hands? ACE Pro Brett Klika explains how can you inspire “unmotivated” children to make changes to their health-related habits using three strategies derived from both research and his nearly 20 years of working with kids of all physical abilities and levels of motivation.

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5 Stretches to “Un-desk” Your Body

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5 Stretches to “Un-desk” Your Body

Your body is a perpetual motion machine that is constantly adapting to the demands you place on it. Unfortunately, modern life has allocated our daytime hours to sitting in cars, on couches and in front of computers, which has left many of us hunched over and in constant. Here are five stretches you can use throughout your day to offset inactivity and improve your health, happiness and performance in life.

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3 Ab Exercises You Are Not Doing (But Should)

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3 Ab Exercises You Are Not Doing (But Should)

While good old-fashioned sit-ups and crunches focus directly on the abdominal muscles, progressing knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics has provided some even better exercise options to not only develop the abdominal muscles, but also improve strength and structure. Here are three exercises that will strengthen the abs so you can look, feel and move better every day.

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Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

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Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

The number of kids who get adequate amounts of daily physical activity is at a historically low rate. Unfortunately, reduced activity during school hours combined with increasingly busy and plugged-in lives means that parents, teachers and educators need to work harder than ever to make sure kids are moving their bodies and reaping the benefits of physical activity. Here are the top 10 reasons why helping kids become active once again is worth the effort.

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Forever Fat Loss for Men

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Forever Fat Loss for Men

If you’re tired of carrying around a blanket of body fat, don’t despair. Educate yourself instead. ACE Pro Brett Klika explains that by understanding the unique challenges men face with fat loss and applying the right interventions to create lasting change, you can shed that blanket of body fat forever and move toward greater health and well-being that lasts a lifetime.

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The 7-minute Routine That Will Leave You Feeling Amazing All Day

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The 7-minute Routine That Will Leave You Feeling Amazing All Day

The list of things we should be doing every day to feel and move better is getting longer every day, but who has the time? ACE Pro Brett Klika offers up a simple “toolkit,” with which you can build a powerful physiological and psychological engine in only a few minutes each day. Perform these eight following exercises in succession each morning, or whenever you need a “feel good” pick-me-up.

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Exercise Easy for Big Gains

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Exercise Easy for Big Gains

The highest performers in the world know that to ensure safety, efficiency and continued effectiveness of a training program, the “yin” of high-intensity training needs to be paired with the “yang” of rest, recovery and “easy” training. Learn how to balance various intensities to maximize performance gains and minimize injury risk, as well as eight ways for integrating strategic “easy” exercise into your clients’ programs.

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Getting Kids Moving: How to Compete With Video Games

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Getting Kids Moving: How to Compete With Video Games

There’s no getting around it—nearly 80% of American children are not meeting the minimum guidelines for physical activity each day. So, what’s a parent or educator to do? Youth expert Brett Klicka argues that what takes place in our own homes—and the examples parents set for their kids—is the most important factor in raising healthy, active kids.

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How to Create an Unmatched Personal Training Experience

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How to Create an Unmatched Personal Training Experience

Clients want to feel confident that you have his or her best interests in mind. Creating this experience for clients is not a matter of just being an “energetic” butt-kicker. Rather, it’s a process of identifying all of the opportunities within a training session to connect and empower. Here are the four “E’s” to creating an unmatched training experience for your clients.

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Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Business and Brand?

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Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Business and Brand?

Communicating with your current and potential customers through social media can be a low-cost, yet extremely effective way to grow your brand. However, when used improperly or without a strategy, social media can be a significant waste of time that can actually hurt your business. Answer these three questions to help you create a social-media roadmap that will help you grow your business and enable you to change more lives.

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3 Steps to Reach More People and Make More Money as a Health and Fitness Professional

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3 Steps to Reach More People and Make More Money as a Health and Fitness Professional

As a health and fitness professional, you have the opportunity to share your positive influence with people all over the world. Follow this three-step strategy to reach more people with your life-changing ideas and perspective, grow your business and start living an extraordinary life while helping others do the same.

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Better Communication for Better Client Results

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 Better Communication for Better Client Results

When it comes to exercise and making healthy lifestyle choices, very client is unique, with varying levels of skills and motivation. Understanding your clients’ motivations and attitudes about exercise can help you tailor your communications and expectations to accommodate each individual’s needs. Learn how to identify the four common client types and how you can use this information to create more relevant and engaging personal-training experiences.

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How to Change Others’ Lives Without Ruining Your Own

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How to Change Others’ Lives Without Ruining Your Own

As a health and fitness professional, you give so much of yourself to your clients that you may often feel as though you’re running on empty. And without a strategy to refill your tank, the way you make a living can suck the life right out of you. Here are some great tips for creating a better balance of training and recovery, so you can live an extraordinary life while you help others do the same.

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