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Category Archives: Special Populations

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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Glute Exercises for Teenagers Who Are Obese

The Radiological Society of North America has recently called attention to the permanent bone loss in teenagers who are obese (1). The growth in reliance on fast food is putting […]

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Athletes and Eating Disorders – Where To Draw The Line

When clients come to us with a high level of motivation already in place, our jobs become much easier. Having passed right over the Pre-contemplative and Contemplative stages of readiness, […]

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Business is Booming with Baby Boomers Part 2

In part 1 of “Business is Booming with Baby Boomers” we discussed the possibility of increasing your business and some special considerations when working with this huge demographic. In today’s […]

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Business is Booming with Baby Boomers

According to the Census Bureau, there are over 76 million Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) in the United States In 2016, Baby Boomers will be between ages […]

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