Throwback Thursday: Continuing Education (December 24, 2014)

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece is “Continuing Education”, written by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on December 14, 2014. 

Hi Fit Pros,

TrainerLisa here with a subject that is very near and dear to my heart…Continuing Education! As an AFAA CEU Provider and someone who is very passionate about keeping current with my personal certifications, I’d like to give you my intake on this awesome subject!

What are CEU’s/CEC’s?

CEU’s/CEC’s stand for Continuing Educational Units or Continuing Educational Credits and this is a MUST upon receiving your certification(s). Every certification regardless of if you certified as a Personal Trainer, Group Ex, Spinning, Yoga, R.I.P.P.E.D, Turbo Kick, Pilates Instructor, or Zumba, Crossfit or any other fitness professional certification or modality, staying current in our industry is not only a smart thing to do but in most cases it. Is. MANDATORY!

Fitness News for December 28th

Here’s the best of what’s going on in the health and fitness world for the week of December 28, 2015. • Tips To Stay Healthy After the Holidays: The holidays for most people are surrounded by family, friends, and of course food. Many of us indulge more than usual…

Fitness News for December 21th

Here’s the best of what’s going on in the health and fitness world for the week of December 21, 2015. • New Concept in Fitness Training Resonates With Five Out of Seven Top Fitness Trends for 2016 The top fitness trends for 2016 from ACSM have been…

Throwback Thursday: The Trainer Fuel Experiment (February 23, 2013)

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece is “The Trainer Fuel Experiment”, written by Acea Theroux on February 23, 2013.

“As fitness professionals, we sometimes go a little overboard when trying to prove a point, or, at least, I know I do. This article and 6-day wellness journal are based on a true story of a personal nutrition experiment I conducted (on myself) back in 2009.”

December 13th Sunday 2009

Today I’m going to start an experiment to help a few of my clients better understand some of the nutritional theories and methodologies that I have learned, used and applied over the years. Why am I doing this experiment? Well, I have a few clients who are on the fence regarding the importance of specified energy sources and daily healthy food choices for each individual person. And, some still have doubts that everyone is different and will react differently to all sorts of foods (the good, bad and indifferent). Now, I’m not saying it is an easy process to figure this out, but it is important and it is well worth it, trust me! There has been a lot of trial and error for my clients and me over the years (and let’s not count how many total years it has been, we can just say a lot).

Fitness News for December 7th

Here’s the best of what’s going on in the health and fitness world for the week of December 7th, 2015.  Top 20 fitness trends of 2016 start with wearable techs such as smartwatches: Digital devices that track steps and heart rate beat out high-intensity interval training,…

Throwback Thursday: Glorious (Injurious) Gluten (January 18, 2013)

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece is “Glorious (Injurious) Gluten”, written by Kristy Mox on January 18, 2013. 

Every now and then I am reminded of, what has become old hat to me,  the new “shiny object” (to avoid) for some. This particular shiny object I am referring to is Gluten.

Before I even venture down this path, I want to be very clear about something; while I may have done enough independent research, out of sheer necessity, and visited enough healthcare facilities to be awarded an honorary degree, I am NOT a Doctor. I’m not even a Phlebotomist.

All my life I’ve been a bit of a medical oddity. There’s been nothing textbook about my body, and the way it responds to “modern” medicine. I could ramble about my medical history for days. Unfortunately, no matter how many times, or how many people have attempted to dissect it, the puzzle pieces never seem to match up. I won’t bore you with my complete medical history, as there simply isn’t enough Ritalin in this world to hold anyone’s attention for that. Not even my own. Yes, you can add Attention Deficit Disorder to that loooooooong list.

Throwback Thursday: The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility for You and Your Clients (January 21, 2013)

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece is “The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility for You and Your Clients”, written by Acea Theroux in January 21, 2013. 

Flexibility is one of the five essential components (Strength Training, Cardiovascular Training, Proper Nutrition, Flexibility & Rest) that we as fitness professionals preach to our clients, yet it’s frequently abandoned. Let’s all be open and honest here for a second. How often do you personally, or have you seen exercisers, go through a routine and then decide to skip stretching for any number of reasons like:

Fitness News for November 16th

Here’s the best of what’s going on in the health and fitness world for the week of November 16, 2015.  Fitness versus fatness: which matters more? Are exercise and improving fitness more important than eating well and maintaining a healthy weight?… ‘Postpartum is forever’: Fitness…

Throwback Thursday: 7 Extraordinary simple, hard exercises on the floor (June 8, 2013)

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece is “7 Extraordinary simple, hard exercises on the floor”, written by Karsten Jensen in June 8, 2013. 

In the pursuit of world class strength, power, speed or endurance, we can afford to leave no potentially beneficial training method on the table. The best strength coaches and personal trainers embrace the whole spectrum of training methods from extremely simple, no equipment methods, like bodyweight exercises on the floor, to high tech measurement tools like myo test (

This article is about one of the simplest, yet most effective, new bodyweight exercises on the floor.

7 Steps to Successful Forum Marketing

The key to any successful marketing strategy is to be a resource. Forums present an excellent opportunity for companies to practice what they preach by providing valuable, trustworthy information to real people experiencing real problems. Becoming a part of forum conversations not only spreads your brand awareness, but also helps build trust between the community and your company.

Read the 7 steps to successful forum marketing listed below in order to take advantage of what this medium has to offer.


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