What do you get when you take two enthusiastic NFPT trainers with a wide range of talents and an idea to build the lightest, fastest, strongest, most versatile and economic […]
Personal trainers often follow the crowd when it comes to marketing techniques. What works for others must work for me too, right? WRONG!
These 4 simple tips for better sleep will help both you and your clients get a better night’s sleep. After all, you want them alert when you train them and you know a good night’s sleep is essential for their recovery time. You need a good night’s sleep too so you can be alert and attentive during training.
The new Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute announced it will participate in an upcoming study targeting the results of physical and neurological impact of simple exercise on Parkinson’s patients.
Muhammed Ali, a Parkinson’s patient for 20+ years, helped unveil the new Parkinson’s center at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
If your clients are looking for a faster and more effective way to burn fat, lose weight, or build muscle, interval training is the solution. By implementing short bursts of intense activity in your client’s workout, they will quickly enhance their workout routine and meet their weight-loss goals.
By Rich Lansky, CSCS, ACSM HFI, USA Weightlifting Certified U.S. International Coach
We’ve all heard the adage that “speed kills.” Speed can be the difference in wins and losses. It can be the difference in making or missing a point. It can be the difference in avoiding an injury, or even in surviving a life threatening situation.
In sports that involve sudden changes in direction and reaction to ever changing stimuli – what I call “chaos sports”
Obesity has become a significantly increasing problem in teens and adolescents in recent years. Dietary habits and lifestyle has remarkably changed. After school, many adolescents rest near the television while doing homework or sit for hours in front of a computer, sustaining that activity with high-calorie junk foods.
Why do some people breath more deeply and more rapid than others during and after exercise performance? Why does the heart rate increase? The answers to these questions lie in how much oxygen you owe your muscles and how much oxygen you possess. If the balance of your debt is greater than the balance of your reserves, the muscles must first demand these reserves as a down payment. It is only through increased respiration and accelerated heart rate that your oxygen payment in full is transacted. Let’s take a closer look at the variables that dictate supply and demand of oxygen to working, or in some cases ‘already worked’, muscles.
Cardiovascular exercise has received a lot of attention over the last 15 years as the centerpiece of physical fitness, weight management, and cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) health. The terms cardiovascular exercise, cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic exercise are all synonymous. This kind of exercise requires large muscle movement over a sustained period of time, elevating your heart rate to at least 50% of maximum level.
1. DRESS LIKE A PROFESSIONAL
Dressing like a professional makes you think and act like a professional. This in turn creates a positive perception in the eyes of the client and commands respect. Wear a uniform. Professionals in all fields wear uniforms. This could be color coordinated sweats, coaches shorts, quality tank tops, polo shirt with company logo, and clean exercise shoes. Avoid hats, boots, wild colors, string tanks, baggy pants, and old t-shirts.