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Certified™: January 2018

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ACE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: Are HOKA Shoes a Good Option for Runners? 

Daniel  J. Green by Daniel J. Green
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The company behind HOKA shoes claims that the ultra-padded soles of their shoes extend the time during which forces are applied, lower ground reaction forces and improve running form. To determine the validity of those claims, ACE sponsored two distinct studies, the first looking at the effect of HOKA shoes on running speed, as well as running mechanics and resultant forces, and the second exploring whether the shoes alter the energy cost of running when compared to a standard running shoe.

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How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries as a Health and Fitness Pro
  • Certified™: January 2018

How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries as a Health and Fitness Pro

by John Hanc
Contributor

Your clients likely turn to you for advice on everything from losing weight to getting fit, but what happens when they start treating you like their therapist? Here are some suggestions for defining that fine line, that boundary, between being the safe harbor of supportive friend and sounding board, and venturing into a realm that you, as a health and fitness pro, have no business being in, even if your intentions are good.

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Cueing for Safety vs. Self-efficacy
  • Certified™: January 2018

Cueing for Safety vs. Self-efficacy

by Kelsey Graham
Contributor

As a health and fitness pro, one of your most important jobs is keeping your participants safe and helping them develop proper exercise form. However, when offering safety and form cues, you could be inadvertently worsening participants’ confidence in their ability to perform the exercises. Rather than ignore potentially unsafe situations, use the following strategies to improve participants’ perceptions of their own abilities, while also providing them with safe and effective workouts.

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