In pursuit of the perfect body, many people focus on things like workout routines and supplements, however, many fail to consider another vital component of training-recovery. Remember that training is the stimulus to which the body adapts, but sufficient rest is essential to allow time for the adaptations to take place.READ MORE
Category: Certified Personal Trainers
Gym etiquette plays an important role in any gym, and personal trainers have an obligation to relay certain concepts to our newest clients. Adhering to…READ MORE
The squat is arguably the most ubiquitous and programmed exercise in the personal trainer’s toolbox. This article will discuss fundamental squat technique, not a specific…READ MORE
Meet Mary Green, NFPT-CPT and Master Trainer currently working at Snap Fitness of Hockessin in Delaware with an undergraduate and Master’s degree(s) in Business Marketing…READ MORE
Weight loss to improve cardiovascular health is a high priority of the American Heart Association because approximately 34 percent of the population is overweight.
The most basic and fundamental law that governs whether you gain weight or lose weight is the first law of thermodynamics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed from one type to another. For our purposes here, the most common unit of energy measure is the calorie.
Personal trainers are bound to address back pain complaints or conditions when working with adult clients. Back problems affect a considerable number of adults each year, ranking as the second most common complaint to physicians. Nearly 16 million adults — 8% — experience persistent or chronic back pain, curtailing many everyday activities. Over 2 million adults suffer permanent pain/disability. As the sixth most expensive medical condition in the United States, direct and indirect back-related healthcare costs can run over $12 billion per year.
Dorsalgia, one of the most common skeletal muscle syndromes, refers to pain in the upper back and includes sciatic pain, but excludes discomfort relating to scoliosis or lordosis. This painful condition often develops with age, particularly affecting those with a variety of comorbid conditions.READ MORE
Personal trainers are much more than just rep-counters. We are tasked with helping motivate people to become healthier and to adopt lifestyles that improve their…READ MORE
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging, especially for new personal trainers. In this article, we will explore effective strategies to help newcomers in the field strike a harmonious balance between their work responsibilities and personal well-being.READ MORE
When embarking on a new exercise program, there are many factors to keep in mind. One must decide on the frequency of workouts, their duration, and most importantly, their intensity. For more seasoned athletes, these factors are often broken down into much more specific areas; one such area is the consideration of VO2 max.READ MORE
Plyometrics can be beneficial for both athletes and general personal training clients. On the flip side, training plyometrics without caution can also be harmful. Let’s…READ MORE
“Proper form first.” This core concept should be the driving force of our training methods with our personal training clients regardless of fitness level or…READ MORE
Hand health is certainly a topic that personal trainers need to have a firm grasp on (pun intended). Our carpal, metacarpal, and phalange bones, ligaments,…READ MORE