Sara Kooperman Named Most Innovating Fitness Pro by Fitness Industry Technology Council

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DEERFIELD, IL – April 21, 2022 – Fitness industry veteran and CEO of SCW Fitness Education, Sara J. Kooperman, JD, has earned another accolade to add to her growing list: the 2021 Most Innovating Fitness Pro Award from the Fitness Industry Technology Council (FIT-C). This prestigious honor recognizes an individual that demonstrates exceptional innovation using technology to serve their clients … Read More

WATERinMOTION®: Keeping Fitness Fun

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It’s often difficult to fathom the brilliance of inspirational individuals in our community. Sara Kooperman happens to be just one of those key figures whose undertakings have shaped the fitness industry into what it is today. It’s safe to say that she has had a stellar career up to this point and does not look to be showing any signs … Read More

Living Well into 100

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Not by the wildest stretch of the imagination could our ancestors have ever foreseen people living to be 100 years old. Perhaps the only way they could have been able to wrap their heads around the idea of becoming a centenarian is by thinking more along the lines of mysticism. Of course, this is far from the truth. In the … Read More

Bringing the Party to the Pool

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The infectious beat of the Latin music, the smiles and laughter of the participants in the pool, the warmth of the sun on your face…. these are some things that you will experience as an Aqua Zumba® instructor! Aqua Zumba® was introduced in 2009 by the creator of Zumba Fitness®, Beto Perez, and the Aqua Zumba® team at the IAFC … Read More

Overcoming Aquaphobia for Water Fitness

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Aquaphobia is defined as a persistent and abnormal fear of water and can be a real barrier for some people interested in participating in aquatic exercise. However, there are ways to introduce water exercise to aquaphobes so they also can enjoy this beneficial form of movement. With patience, understanding, and a bit of creativity, a successful water experience is not … Read More

The Fear of the Fall

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Each year, more than one in four older adults take a fall, but less than half tell their doctor. After the first fall, the chances of falling again double. According to Wikipedia, the fear of falling (FOF) is natural in most humans and animals. It was merely believed to be a result of the psychological trauma of the fall, also … Read More

Why Do We Need to Resistance Train?

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What are the first words that pop out of your client’s mouth when you tell them it is time to resistance train? Maybe, it’s “I don’t want to look like The Hulk” or “No thanks, that’s for body builders.” Do you know how to respond to that? Let’s look at the reasons and benefits of using resistant equipment. Before determining … Read More

Health Coaches: What They Do and How They Can Help You

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A health coach sounds like something for the rich and famous. But you don’t have to have your own reality show or an entourage to reap the benefits of health coaching. An increasing number of Americans are turning to these wellness champions to help them ditch bad habits and adopt new, healthier ones. Could you benefit from a health coach? … Read More

Want a Great Workout? Head to the Stairs

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During the pandemic, many gyms or workout studios were either closed or had to limit their members access. As a result, people were forced to seek out new ways to exercise. Home gym and fitness equipment sales surged and was quickly sold out. Online fitness videos saw a massive increase in demand and outdoor walking and running suddenly became popular again. But what if … Read More

The Most Loved and Hated Exercise: The Burpee

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Part of the reason why “the burpee” is dreaded so much is because it taxes the total body, or at least you think it does. When you remove the push-up; the back (on the descent), pecs and triceps (on the ascent), and core on the full push-up phase, you are left with a core, deltoids, legs, and glutes exercise. That’s … Read More