Join us in congratulating our NFPT Certified Personal Trainers who are celebrating 10 and 15 years as members of the NFPT family. Special applause to Richard Wood who is celebrating […]
In this industry trade shows, conferences and seminars are more than abundant. But, from October 10-12 there is a conference that has been the leading independent event for fitness professionals […]
Increasing our awareness of what is in the food we eat can lead to better health and maybe even greater successes at the gym. Even with advances in food labeling, weighing producers’ marketing claims against nutritional facts can still be a tricky business, however.
An athletic body is truly a work of art, a wonder to behold. Male or female, every serious athlete, from swimmers to sprinters to gymnasts to bodybuilders, dedicates a tremendous amount of time to their chosen endeavor, spending hours each day striving for excellence. The result is a physique that is strong, healthy, and in good working order.
Knee pain can be a debilitating problem, especially when an individual is not involved with a traumatic event or accident. One condition that I have seen more frequently in my practice as a physical therapist over the years is called patellofemoral syndrome (PFS).
For decades the leg extension, squat, leg press and lunge have all been used by general fitness clients, rehab patients and elite athletes alike without much on the side of specific research to help the fitness coach in determining which exercise to use or recommend for a specific goal or need. To understand the concepts and summaries of this article let’s start by taking an in-depth look at the internal components of the knee.
Last week we talked about leadership and enthusiasm as essential components to building your own code of conduct. If you’re making a list of other traits and qualities that are […]
We did it! We “put our money where our mouth is”. We “practiced what we preached”. We got up and did something new! This last weekend my husband, Billie Pattengale, […]
As a personal trainer, you are constantly in a fishbowl. Your actions, appearance, and mannerisms, both in and out of the gym, are studied closely. You are expected to be […]