13
Apr
2018

Front Squat or Back Squat—Which Should You Choose?

Which is better, the front squat or the back squat? The answer to this ongoing debate depends heavily on the client.
Both the front and back squat movements require hip …

CAN CAFFEINE BOOST SPORTS PERFORMANCE? 11
Apr
2018

CAN CAFFEINE BOOST SPORTS PERFORMANCE?

Can caffeine boost sports performance? Research shows that caffeine is ergogenic—it targets the brain and nervous system to resist fatigue during a workout to increase performance. The key is using …

FITNESS - HOW MUCH ACTIVITY IS ENOUGH? 10
Apr
2018

FITNESS – HOW MUCH ACTIVITY IS ENOUGH?

Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and …

Do High Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work? 9
Apr
2018

Do High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work?

The Atkins diet made headlines in November 2002 when researchers from Duke University presented results of a study comparing the Atkins diet to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) low-fat diet …

GIVE ATHLETES THE COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH THE NASM-PES 6
Apr
2018

GIVE ATHLETES THE COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH THE NASM-PES

The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialisation (NASM-PES) was developed to teach fitness professionals how to elevate an athlete’s training to achieve noticeable results while also decreasing the chance for injury. When …

How to prepare for a golf event 6
Apr
2018

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GOLF EVENT

Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually less prepared to play the game. In today’s automated …

Counter the challenges of cold weather exercise 19
Mar
2018

COUNTER THE CHALLENGES OF COLD WEATHER EXERCISE

Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. What are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of these potentially life-threatening or at least performance reducing …

Sleep and exercise 16
Mar
2018

SLEEP AND EXERCISE CONNECTIONS

There are so many connections between sleep and exercise! Whether you are getting enough, the position you choose, or even what you eat before you get your z’s can impact …

5 fitness myths-busted! 12
Mar
2018

5 FITNESS MYTHS-BUSTED!

Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? We get to the bottom of the five most common misconceptions.
1. You aren’t losing weight because you’re putting …

6
Feb
2018

How To Use Everyday Objects To Aid Your Clients Workouts

Studies have shown that ‘only about 18 percent of people who buy gym memberships use them consistently’ (creditdonkey.com). As a personal trainer, it is your job to motivate your clients …