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Your principal role as a Fitness Professional for any client is to understand what they want. Which is actually a lot harder than it seems. “People don’t think what they feel, they don’t say what they think, and they don’t do what they say.” – David Ogilvy With this in…

Unlocking the Benefits of Hiking

More and more people are seeking the health benefits of heading outdoors. In 2017, hiking outranked fishing as the most popular type of camping recreation for the first time since the first iteration of the North American Camping Report. From the fresh air and stunning views, it can provide to the great form of cardio you can receive, hiking is suitable for many fitness goals and body types. Deemed a mind and body workout, hiking is an exercise that holds physical as well as mental benefits and can force you to get out of your everyday routine to experience the great big world waiting outside for you.

Are You Being A Hypocrite?

I love to ponder, from time to time. Over the most pressing questions of men and women in the 21st century. “Cluster set or Giant?” “Crossfit or Yoga?” “Which is the best toilet roll?” “Apple or Android?” Rather pressing indeed. None more so than – “Why can’t I do what I know I’m supposed to do…

Supercharge Your Family Workouts With Superfood Smoothies

Good nutrition plays an essential role in the health and fitness of your family. However, only 22% of toddlers and preschoolers, and only 16% of kids aged six to eleven get the recommended five or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day, Ohio State research reveals. Enter: smoothies. Delicious and packing an impressive nutritional punch, smoothies make it easy to get in the essential sugars, fat, protein, minerals, and vitamins that fuel your family’s fit lifestyle. You can sneak several portions of fruit and veggies into one smoothie — a lifesaver if you have fussy kids.

Zones of Regulation for Trainers and Teachers

Self-regulation refers to our ability to control our own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in relation to our environment. Examples of self-regulation are resisting emotional outbursts when something upsets us, controlling impulses, calming down when someone feels worried or anxious, and transitioning from one task to another. Teachers and trainers can help children with special needs or emotional challenges. They can use the method of the zones of regulation to recognize and help their clients navigate their emotions in the gym classroom.

Incorporating Moderate Exercise Into Your Busy Lifestyle

The average American is faced with a myriad of challenges in their daily lives with one of the most commonplace being their own health. Somewhere between juggling a demanding career with a loving, yet equally challenging family life, they have forgotten that their own well-being is dependent on healthy nutrition and regular exercise. Despite the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 50 minutes of moderate exercise a week, only approximately 23% of American adults meet these requirements according to the CDC.

Behavior Regulation Tools for Autistic Clients

As trainers work with children and teens on the autism spectrum, it is very important that they work hand in hand with other caregivers.  Many of the effective tools they use can also be employed successfully in the fitness environment.

The tools show what behavior is to be expected in certain situations, visual aids to remind them of acceptable behavior and options shown to independently monitor their own behavior.

Giving Safe and Sensitive Advice About Chronic Health Issues

Exercise is a critical component when it comes to both mental and physical health. Almost 30% of Americans, or over 80 million people over the age of six, live a sedentary lifestyle, which can have a significant negative impact on health. Unfortunately, not all of us are able to work out safely due to chronic conditions. Underlying health issues can prevent a person from exercising, and it’s critical that fitness experts and physical trainers help their clients to understand these conditions before pursuing any workout routine or diet plan. With a sensitive approach, you can help push clients towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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