10 Tips for a Long Teaching Career

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Sure, you stay active and teach often, but are you practicing safe habits to insure you’ll be healthy and injury free to keep teaching for a long time? Well, how long is long, right? According to Jeff Nelson, author of The Longest Professional Sports Careers, “The average playing career for an NFL player is 3.5 years; the average MLB career … Read More

Help Clients Make Symptoms of Aging Optional

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It’s probably safe to say that your decision to become a fitness professional was inspired at least in part by a passion for helping people live their best life—a life that’s vibrant, active, and full of energy and vitality. Addressing and preventing conditions and symptoms associated with aging is at the heart of that mission. One thing is for sure—we … Read More

Covid Proof: Legal Essentials for Fitness Pros & Studio Owners

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COVID-19 has completely changed how the fitness world operates. The laws and regulations that were in place prior to the pandemic have modified. As a result (and in order to keep your business protected) your legal agreements must alter as well. As an attorney who has worked with hundreds of fitness studio owners and professionals, there are certain steps you … Read More

Bite Into Active Aging Nutrition

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Over ten years ago, I was asked to teach a nutrition program at a senior center. It was the beginning of a wonderful journey working with Active Aging groups at gyms and senior living facilities. In 2012, I started teaching a class titled Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity at Northeastern University. This led to my fascination with longevity … Read More

Adapting to Today’s Fitness Needs and Looking to Tomorrow

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The old, familiar phrase “resting on one’s laurels”, originated in ancient Greece and referred to someone who received a laurel wreath for achieving victory while always striving for more. Over time it has come to represent one who is content with current successes and not interested in doing much to continue prospering. In other words, you’ve gotten lazy and complacent. … Read More

Creating Mindset Shifts in a Mind-Upset World

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“My phone pings, so I pick it up to see a new comment on my latest Instagram post. I respond and notice a new post that I really like and I share it to my story. Five minutes of “downtime” while my kids are eating, floor gets a quick vacuum. Okay, check the schedule – what’s next? Clothes on, eat … Read More

Recipe: Blueberry Roll Ups

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Since February is Happy American Heart Month, then a burst of blue is the perfect way to help take care of your heart. Blueberries can help to improve cardiovascular health, according to a recent research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study revealed that when adults with metabolic syndrome (factors that raise a person’s risk for … Read More

Pain: The Myths & Facts

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It sounds absolutely plausible: If a muscle is taken from its optimal position due to poor posture, it has to work more, is overloaded and can possibly cause pain. I have examined whether this assumption is true and if the pain is being caused from that reasoning. Children are warned to stand in an upright posture for their health and … Read More

Self-Love vs. Self-Care for Fitness Professionals

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As fitness professionals, we are most likely familiar with the importance of practicing self-care in order to enhance or improve our wellbeing. We often encourage our clients to practice it as well. While self-care is extremely important for everyone, it’s critical to understand how it differs from self-love. Ultimately, to be whole, as humans we need both. Fitness professionals especially … Read More

The Phobias of Training Older Adults

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Upon entering the profession, most personal trainers have desires to work with highly competitive and aspiring athletes. They open their schedule and start taking on clients, however, most of their new clients tend to come from the demographic of general health and fitness-based populations (not competitive athletes). A large portion of the general health and fitness demographic is a special … Read More