It’s Time to Update Our Fitness Terminology and Language

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It’s Time to Update Our Fitness Terminology and Language

As health and fitness professionals, the words we use in our communication strategies not only help convey our message of health, fitness and wellness to the public, they also show how current we are as fitness role models. Check out these 10 key terms that have changed over the past few years to make sure your language and terminology is up to date.

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‘Twas the Night Before Fitness: Inexpensive Ways to Incorporate Holiday Spirit Into Group Experiences

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‘Twas the Night Before Fitness: Inexpensive Ways to Incorporate Holiday Spirit Into Group Experiences

At this time of year, adding an extra-special flavor to the group fitness experience gives participants extra reasons for coming to the club instead of getting caught up in the normal holiday rush of things. Here are some easy-to-implement ideas from group fitness experts around the globe for adding some holiday spirit to the group fitness experience.

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How to Make an Impression in Your Group Fitness Class

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How to Make an Impression in Your Group Fitness Class

Research suggests that the beginning and ending of a training session or group fitness class leave a lasting impact on participants. With that in mind, ACE pro Lawrence Biscontini explains how to make the most of the “intro” and “outro” portions of your clients’ workouts to maximize their experiences and keep them coming back for more.

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Effectively Meeting the Fitness Needs of Seniors

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Effectively Meeting the Fitness Needs of Seniors

The senior or active aging population—is arguably the most heterogeneous group within the health club setting. As such, having a mindset for inclusive teaching is paramount for all health and fitness professionals. ACE pro Lawrence Biscontini explains what you need to know about the active aging population so that you can work with them more effectively in today’s fitness environment.

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5 Practical Tips for Teaching Active Agers

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5 Practical Tips for Teaching Active Agers

Fitness programs for older adults are included many top fitness trends lists for 2016, which means the opportunity has never been greater for health and fitness professionals to hone their message to this dynamic and vocal population. Here are five refreshing tips for making interactions with the active aging market both successful and enjoyable.

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8 Balance Moves for Active Agers

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8 Balance Moves for Active Agers

Active seniors are dramatically changing what it means to grow older. And exercise—for both the mind and body—plays a huge role in how active those later years can be. In the second installment of his two-part series, ACE Certified pro Lawrence Biscontini offers some of his favorite exercises for helping active aging clients improve both their physical and mental activities of daily life.

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An Active Aging Workout for (Almost) Everyone

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An Active Aging Workout for (Almost) Everyone

Active seniors are dramatically changing what it means to grow older. And exercise—for both the mind and body—plays a huge role in how active those later years can be. ACE Certified pro Lawrence Biscontini offers some of his favorite exercises for helping active aging clients improve both their physical and mental activities of daily life.

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Breathing Techniques That Can Enhance Your Workouts and Help You Relax

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Breathing Techniques That Can Enhance Your Workouts and Help You Relax

From cycling to swimming to yoga, breathing is a common thread that runs through all fitness modalities. ACE Certified pro and renowned mind-body expert Lawrence Biscontini explains several common breathing techniques, which he says can not only deepen one’s sense of relaxation away from the gym, but also enhance focus, visualization, relaxation response and even intensity during workouts.

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Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise

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Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise

Today’s active aging market is the largest growing fitness demographic in the industry, with more than 10,000 people in North American turning 65 years old each day. Scientific research suggests that, of the five types of aging—chronological, functional, biological, psychological and social—exercise can have a tremendously positive effect on four of them. To help kick off Active Aging week, let’s take a closer look at the researched anti-aging benefits of exercise.

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Meditation Demystified

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Meditation Demystified

It is non uncommon for people to have a wide range of ideas and opinions related to meditation—some people think it’s a religious practice, for example, despite the fact that it is actually a form of mental training designed to calm the mind. Mindful movement specialist and meditation expert Lawrence Biscontini explains three techniques that will help novice meditators get started utilizing this powerful and healing technique.

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Getting to the Bottom of Barefoot Training

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Getting to the Bottom of Barefoot Training

There are countless options for training the core, arms and legs, but did you know that you should also be training your feet? Check out these great strength and flexibility exercises from fitness pro Lawrence Biscontini. After all, the muscles of the feet are literally carrying you through your life, so don’t neglect to give them the care and attention they deserve.

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