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Category Archives: Special Populations

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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Developing Positive Body Image: Using Psychology in the Gym

One challenge you can expect to face in your career as a personal trainer will be the disparity between clients who feel very confident in their own skin and clients […]

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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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