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Anytime Goals

It is common to create a New Year’s resolution unfortunately it is also common to put it aside or forget about it all together.  Some people get off track or don’t reach their goal in an expected time line and… Continue Reading →

Core and Balance

Recently I presented a workshop on basic core and balance exercise. The workshop was designed for fitness professionals, to equip them with ideas to share with their their individual and group clients. We reviewed basic isometric poses and dynamic movements… Continue Reading →

Uneven and Unbalanced – The Importance of Symmetry

One of the best abilities a Professional Fitness Trainer can have is the ability to recognize physical asymmetry and create specific exercise to combat. During the assessment and throughout each training session a trainer should be attentive to symmetry in: posture, functional movements, and sport specific movements. Watch for ‘glitches’ in movement patterns that indicate a certain muscle or joint… Continue Reading →

Boot-Camp, Booty-Camp or Broken-Down-Camp – Spotting the Difference

It seems that Boot-Camp fitness training opportunities are available everywhere these days. How can you tell the potentially good from the potentially not-so-good? Before joining a program, you should find out this basic information about the instructor and the program. Does the… Continue Reading →

Take a Time out! You Need it 

Much too often we underestimate the importance of taking a break.  We work long hours, rush home to engage in after-work activities: social, athletic or family commitments, we stay up too late, get little rest then get up and do… Continue Reading →

To Ice or Heat – that is the Question

“Do I ice or heat?” that is the question I have heard over and over throughout the years when discussing injuries and or pain in general. The answer is not as simple as you may think. Although it can be… Continue Reading →

Working beyond your Safe Zone

As Professional Fitness Trainers, we should keep an open mind when considering who we will take on as clients.  From my experience, I’ve noticed that most fitness trainers tend to stay within a certain niche.  They study, develop skills and… Continue Reading →

Are you a Fitness Professional wanting to work with Stroke Survivors?

Depending on the severity of the stroke a person can be left with a plethora of physical challenges. Some survivors engage in programs provided by our healthcare system, some do not. The rehabilitative experience can be quite different from person… Continue Reading →

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