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Category Archives: Special Populations

Postpartum Fitness Goals – Guiding New Moms Toward Success

Although postpartum moms are generally cleared for activity after six weeks (longer for cesarean sections), the body has only begun to heal itself and work towards regaining its capacity and […]

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Exercises for Getting Back in Shape After Chemo

Learn about safe exercise choices for individuals who have had chemotherapy so you can be ready to help people who really need it. If possible, an exercise program should be started […]

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How to Care for and Support the Postpartum Fitness Client

As a fitness professional who suffered from postpartum depression I can safely say that I wouldn’t change a thing about my journey, but I do have some tips for personal trainers […]

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Become a Baby Boomer Fitness Specialist

The infamous bank robber Willie Sutton was once asked why he robbed banks to which he replied “because that’s where the money is”. This simple logic applies to running a […]

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Preventing Bad Posture and Training Healthy Backs

As trainers, it’s common to have clients complaining of chronic back pain. We can’t treat pain, but we can help improve posture, which is a likely culprit. Clients with back pain may […]

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Regaining Fitness After Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can have an enormous impact on the cancer survivor’s body and mind because of the side effects. After chemotherapy, cancer patients usually need to learn how to regain strength, […]

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How Personal Trainers Can Help Clients Prevent Osteoporosis

Approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. This often-silent disease causes bones to become weak and fragile. Typically, there are […]

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How to Help Clients with Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many people, the shortened days, changing landscape, and dreary weather make things unbearable, leading to depression, social withdrawal, changes in appetite and sleep, and even substance abuse. Seasonal Affective Disorder, […]

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What Not to Say to a Pregnant Client

If you’ve got a pregnant client, congratulations! It’s an honor to walk alongside someone as their body changes during this incredible life event. Education about the contraindications and cautions for […]

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Baby Onboard: Modifying Exercises For Effective Prenatal Workouts

Over the last 5 decades, theories on pregnancy and activity have come a long way. When our moms were expecting, the prevailing notion was to stay off of one’s feet and get as much rest as possible. Today’s women are remaining much more active further into their pregnancies than ever before. Still, there always remains a lingering thought as to just how safe this practice might be for the developing fetus.

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