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Certified™: February 2020

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ACE-Sponsored Research: Can Foam Rolling Improve Sports Performance? 

Daniel  J. Green by Daniel J. Green
Contributor

Foam rollers are often used during the warm-up of an exercise session or as a means of recovery between workouts, but how effective are they for improving performance? In an effort to bring some clarity to the topic, researchers evaluated the training effects of foam rolling on lower-body flexibility and mobility and performance. Also included is a video demonstrating foam-rolling exercises that you can share with your clients.

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Is Teaching at a Fitness Franchise Right for You? 
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Is Teaching at a Fitness Franchise Right for You? 

by Amanda Vogel
Health and Fitness Expert

With fitness franchises booming, you may be wondering what they have to offer health and exercise professionals? This article mines the expertise of instructors who teach for popular franchises to uncover major differences associated with working for a fitness franchise versus teaching traditional, freestyle classes. Weighing the pros and cons of both options can help you decide which approach (if not both) is best for you.

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Coaching Your Clients Toward a Healthier Body Image 
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Coaching Your Clients Toward a Healthier Body Image 

by Carrie Myers
Contributor

There is a good chance you’ll have clients who struggle with body image and you probably wonder how you can help. Learn about some of the origins of poor body image, how to avoid body-shaming language and why steering your clients toward intrinsic motivators instead of extrinsic ones can make a significant difference in their long-term health and well-being.

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