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Sample Class: Rock Bottom

Help your students improve lower-body strength by taking them through unique variations of the lunge, squat and dead lift. Round out the rou...

Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress

Physically active young people can do better in school and improve their self-expression, self-confidence and social interaction compared wi...

Salt Reduction Can Cut Nighttime Awakenings

Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up...

Habit-Based Coaching: Finding the Right Cues to Reap Rewards

One of the most frustrating situations fitness professionals face is working with clients who give their all at the gym, only to throw away ...

Pilates Breathing and the Core

Pilates breathing techniques not only provide training benefits during Pilates exercises, but also can be a beneficial practice when lifting...

Get in the Game!

Fitness facilities compete to offer cutting-edge movement trends, but what about cutting-edge technology? The fitness world is becoming ever...

9 Ways to Elevate the Group Fitness Experience

Think about all the feel-good experiences that compete with your group fitness classes: a fun night out on the town, quality time with famil...

Good Posture: Benefits & Exercises

Posture—or structural alignment—is a key element in any exerciser’s program. As personal trainers and group exercise instr...

Sample Class: Strength Training + Step

This class is sure to please both step fans and high-intensity enthusiasts! Using a fun and challenging interval format, it alternates high-...

A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

As a fitness professional or nutrition coach, you know calories matter. Fundamentally, human body weight is controlled by energy balance-cal...

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