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Category Archives: Special Populations

Physical Activity in Low Income Communities

What happens when exercise possibilities are brought to marginalized and underserved communities? According to the US Census Bureau, the number of citizens falling within the Bureau’s definition of “poor” increased […]

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Medical Fitness – Comprehensive Care for Clients and Patients

The gap between medical treatment and the application of fitness has finally been bridged. As a fitness professional, are you prepared to cross over to new opportunities? Obesity, diabetes, and […]

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Help Your Pregnant Clients Sleep Better

Disturbed sleep is a common pregnancy-related issue experienced by 78% of pregnant women. If your client is not getting enough sleep, it leads to other issues that could make her […]

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Breast Cancer and Posture

Cancer surgery and treatments can negatively impact body posture of breast cancer survivors. Studies have shown that if you have breast cancer surgery and treatments, you are more likely to […]

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Mirror Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation and Fitness

An educated and informed personal trainer can be of tremendous help to post-stroke clients. Gym facilities are famous for their extensive array of mirrors on the fitness floors. By taking […]

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Personal Training a Client With Meniere’s Disease

What does your diet have to do with balance? Quite a bit! Especially for people who have Meneire’s disease. For these clients, spatial experience is significantly different than the average person […]

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What Every Fitness Professional Needs to Know About Addiction

As personal trainers, we have a unique opportunity to work behind the scenes of the worst drug epidemic in our country’s history. You can positively impact individuals in recovery by teaching […]

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Cycling: A Successful Ride For Parkinson’s Patients

Making a difference in the lives of Parkinsons patients may be easier than you realize, with a piece of equipment you’ve got right in front of you. All it takes […]

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From Handicap to “Handi-Capable”: Successful Stroke Rehabilitation

Each year, in the United States alone, approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke. 50% of men and women under the age of 65 who suffer a stroke die within 8 […]

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What Your Pregnant Client Might Be Feeling This Trimester

Heard the stories about the eight-months-pregnant woman who ran a marathon? Me, too. Stories like those are inspirational. They prove that the pregnant body at work can be powerful in sports performance! […]

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