Fad Diets: Big Promises, Poor Results

the risks of fad diets

We’re all familiar with the allure of fad diets. We’ve seen the commercials and the flashy web ads promising to help us drop pounds and inches from our waistlines. Celebrities endorse and promote diet trends to help them sell. In fact, the media seems to reveal a new weight loss secret every week. With such

aquatic therapy certification

To those suffering with pain and immobility, fitness therapy is an invaluable source of relief. Whereas a physical therapist’s job is to facilitate immediate recovery for the injured, a fitness therapist’s work picks up where physical therapy leaves off—going beyond injury recovery to help individuals regain a normal level of functioning fitness. Fitness therapy helps

Help your fitness clients stay cool and safe in the summer heat.

Your clients undoubtedly share your enthusiasm for outdoor workouts. However, there are special hazards during the summer that your less experienced clients might not be prepared for. Hot temperatures can lead to heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion and even heat stroke, so it’s important to provide guidance to help your clients protect themselves through

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You can make workout plans outside the gym!

Your clients come to you for individual, personalized training. Some clients train once or twice a week or more, others less frequently. The good news is that time in the gym is not the only means to getting a decent workout. These 8 tips can be used by just about anyone to turn everyday actions

As you begin shopping for Professional Liability insurance, choosing an appropriate limit of liability is a major consideration. Here are some of the factors you should take into account. Budget and Resources The limit of liability that you choose should correspond to the size and scope of your professional endeavors, as well as the dollar

Coaching marathon runners requires a lot of specialized knowledge.

As a fitness trainer, you may have trained and run marathons yourself. However, coaching other runners through their training requires more than just the knowledge you picked up along the way. Most coaching certification groups require their running coaches to have a broad education on topics beyond just their individual sport, including: Fundamentals of coaching

Recent statistics indicate that more than 15 million Americans practice yoga for its mind and body benefits. Even though there are many different styles of yoga, all instructors can do certain things to make sure their students gain the health benefits of yoga while minimizing their risk for injuries. We asked a group of professional

New Fitness Training Clients

Your career as a personal fitness trainer depends on having customers. No matter how good you are at getting results for your customers, you have to actually have customers or you won’t have a business for long. Gaining new fitness training clients takes perseverance and some marketing smarts. These six tips can help you succeed.

risks for fitness professionals

Q. How can fitness professionals avoid being sued? A. It’s simple: perform your job perfectly in every moment to achieve the desired outcome each and every time. In a perfect world, maybe that would be the solution. The reality is that things are not this simple. There is no perfect solution to prevent every misstep

starting your own fitness business

Starting your own fitness business isn’t a decision that comes easily. And it is one that can come about for any number of reasons. Regardless of your motivation, starting your own fitness business can be thrilling and terrifying all at the same time: you’re excited for what the future may hold, but you know you’ll