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According to the EmLab P&K, 52% of bacteria found in the gym come from treadmills. Along with a pool of perspiration, germs can lead to a host of other nasty infections. Gym-goers must brace the risk of infections that include E.coli, ringworms, athlete’s foot, staph infection, and plantar warts. If not detected, these infections can lead to serious skin conditions.
As fitness professionals, we are more than just trainers we are the ones who share in both the joys and sorrows of life. Sometimes that can include injuries. During our sessions, we take great care not to cause or inflict pain on our clients but with only meeting with our individuals a few hours of a week there are many hours that they are on their own and the impact of accidents or preexisting conditions can occur.
As a certified instructor, it is important to share with our clients when an injury occurs how to appropriately treat the injury. This article is dedicated to giving advice when they occur that we can help our participants be knowledgeable when they have an injury to adequately treat their condition.
Have you ever stopped to notice how many things disconnect us on a daily basis from earth? As the rate of technology and lack of inner connection to our body, mind, and soul is rapidly increasing, we are seeing an incredible rate of illnesses, diseases, and injuries. Holistic training focuses on bringing your body, mind, and soul into alignment with yourself and nature in order to improve your: health, well-being, and give you the best looking natural corpse your body was designed to look like while feeling amazing. Here are three simple easy to do steps to get started.
It is a challenge to prepare for a preschool fitness program with young children. Parents have various expectations that are realistic to have fun but unrealistic thinking that this one class will prepare them for a particular sport or skill. However, I have found that even a hectic program for preschool students with special needs and their siblings can be effective if the following protocols are followed.
Preparation: Trainers or teachers need to have all the equipment ready. That means that the teachers need to get to the program early and make sure you are prepared for all the activities. Having a skeleton plan is helpful, not only for you but also all of your staff that works for you. I typically have a lanyard with a list of activities but I also explain that I may or may not go in that particular order of activities.
Headaches are unpleasant pains in your head that can cause pressure and aches. They can range from mild to severe pain and usually occur on both sides of your head. Some specific areas where headaches can occur include the forehead, temples, and back of the neck. A headache can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. Tension headaches aren’t the only type of headaches that occur. Other headache types include: Cluster headaches are severely painful headaches that occur on one side of the head and come in clusters.
This means you experience cycles of headache attacks, followed by headache-free periods. Often confused with migraines, sinus headaches co-occur with sinus infection symptoms such as fever, stuffy nose, cough, congestion, and facial pressure. These headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache include nausea, pain behind one eye or ear, pain in the temples, seeing spots or flashing lights, sensitivity to light and/or sound, temporary vision loss, and vomiting. A migraine headache will cause intense pain that may be throbbing and will make performing daily tasks very difficult.
After a season of 12-32 weeks for a marathon, the last three weeks are geared toward tapering. Initially, it is a relief knowing that the hard work you have gained through training is coming to an end. But also with it comes a new frustration knowing and not knowing how it will not only affect your body but also your mind.
After your final last long run, it is time to rest for your marathon. It is perfectly normal to start to feel the aches and pains from muscles healing as you lessen your intensity, running miles after miles. Feeling down and achy is also normal as your body adjusts to changes from training intensely.
These days it seems like everything is “elite this” and “elite that.” Even with personal training, we can’t escape the need for things to be super-high-level all the time. Yet, with that in mind, we still seek to be “Elite Coaches” at Empowered Strength because we believe it gives our members the best experience with the best results.
What makes someone an “Elite Coach?”
Believe it or not, it does not necessarily mean training elite athletes.
In fact, many Elite Coaches prefer to train “regular” individuals, because that is where their true skills come to light. Many times, elite athletes are such that they would excel no matter who they were coached by. The Average Joe/Jane, on the other hand, has many different motivations and needs.
As a personal trainer, one of the difficulties I often run into is trying to balance what a client can do with what they want to do. Often times these situations will look like this:
Client: “I want to build my glutes.”
Me: “Okay, let’s add in some lunges today.”
Client: (During the first set) “Ouch, this is bothering my knee.”
I call this dilemma the physiological/mechanical tradeoff. It’s a tradeoff because, as personal trainers, we know how we want to challenge our clients’ physiology, but we need to be able to do so within the mechanical parameters that are presented.
For anyone who wishes to start a fitness program, here’s something to remember: Your movement is recorded in your body AKA ‘muscle memory’.
Yes, you heard correctly…
Perhaps you knew that – or maybe you forgot – but movements from your entire life are filed away in your connective tissue.
Let that be a comfort as you begin a fitness program. Maybe you haven’t exercised for many years, but you were an athlete in high school.
As you rev up your exercise program, the muscles and the synapses that trigger them will spring back to life: Aha! A brisk walk! Leg activation. Arm-swinging. Balance. Posture. I remember that!