Essential Fitness Gear for Fitness Pros

Essential fitness gear

Fitness trainers have one thing in common with their students: a need for good-quality workout gear and accessories suited to the activities that they will engage in the most. Here are some of the essential basics that will serve you well as you’re training others and round out your training tools to help your clients.

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Why detox diets are not recommended

So-called “detox” or detoxification diets are an increasingly popular trend, and your clients may ask for your advice about them. On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to begin a new fitness or nutrition regimen with a detox or “cleanse,” but science offers numerous arguments against the concept. Here are some of

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Encouraging clients to keep exercising

The fact that someone has come to you for fitness coaching, consultation or classes is an excellent sign: it means they are seriously considering making exercise a part of their life. However, it takes some time and repetition for good intentions to become habit. That’s where you need strategies for helping your clients follow through

Proper maintenance is key to Pilates equipment safety

Pilates Reformers and other equipment have a lot of moving parts that are subject to wear and can fail due to use or age. Various equipment manufacturers have slightly different guidelines for cleaning and maintenance, but all recommend vigilance when it comes to equipment safety, maintenance and repair. Improper equipment maintenance can lead to significant

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There’s more to training for a marathon than just running. Proper nutrition is also essential for long-distance runners. Depending on the experience level of your clients, they may not know that what they eat during and after a run is just as important as what they eat beforehand. Here are some tips on the best

Martial arts training safety

The practice of martial arts by its very nature has a tendency to lead to injury. According to data from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the most common martial arts injuries are sprains, strains, cuts and bruises, with broken bones being listed as a frequent injury as well. Proper training and preparation are vital

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Managing class sizes is important for profitability, safety and client comfort.

Group classes are popular across fitness disciplines. A good-sized group has its own energy which can help encourage all participants and reassure the more introverted members of the group. Trainers, instructors and facility owners also like to see a full class because it represents better compensation. So what does it take to manage your class

What can you do to counter negative online reviews?

It’s becoming more common to see articles about business owners overreacting to negative online reviews. Sometimes this takes the form of an overly emotional online rebuttal, but in 2012, one fitness studio actually filed a lawsuit against two reviewers who complained about the facility and staff on Yelp. This is an uncommon reaction and not

increase your metabolism

You’ve no doubt heard it a time or two: fitness clients laying the blame of being overweight on a slow metabolism. It’s true that heavier people have a slower metabolism because the more weight the body has to carry, the more energy is expended supporting the weight rather than burning fat calories. Everyone’s metabolism works

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ways to burn belly fat

Attempting to lose weight, especially weight that has settled in the tummy area, can be a big undertaking. When clients come to you seeking your expertise to help them shed these unwanted and unhealthy pounds, there is useful advice you can give them that goes beyond exercise. Most belly fat is visceral fat, which is stored

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