Article List
    From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1
    Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.
    Practical Applications for Rotational Power Training
    As rotation, power, and rotational power are all common pieces of everyday life, it is important to train for efficiency in the movements. This article addresses the specific approaches rotational training can have in an individual’s strength program to address core integrity, synergistic muscular systems, and overall athletic capabilities as it relates to aging.
    Training Considerations for Swimming in Older Adults
    Swimming is a form of exercise that has minimal impact on body joints as it applies a lower amount of stress compared to other popular activities, such as walking. This article offers different methods of swimming that improve overall health aimed for the maturing adult.
    Before You Jump—Considerations Prior to Opening Your Own Facility
    Before taking any steps toward opening a facility, the personal trainer should review the following considerations to ensure they are making the right decision.
    Developing Your Simple Personal Training Marketing Plan
    There is a formula for attracting more clients into your gym and it can work for you if you commit to following the right steps. This article will explain how to set marketing goals, create a marketing action plan to bring in new clients based on your strengths as a trainer, provide examples of how to implement your marketing plan, and discuss why tracking the success of your plan is important.
    Exercise Progressions for Older Adults
    Each older adult will have different needs and each personal trainer will have different resources, so progressing individuals will always take some degree of creativity. However, a consistent, methodical, and logical approach will likely lead to improved fitness and quality of life for older adults.
    Continuous Quality Improvement to Ensure Personal Training Scope of Practice
    With the pervasiveness of chronic disease, personal trainers need to be vigilant in their efforts to gain new clients and retain current clients, while maintaining the scope of practice boundaries. By reviewing the needs and expectations of customers and stakeholders, a process for improving service can be developed.
    Considerations for Donating Blood, Platelets, and Plasma
    If one is a very active individual or a competitive athlete, what are the positives and negatives of donating blood, platelets, and plasma?
    Selecting Appropriate Objective Assessments Based on Resistance Training Status and Experience
    While exercise is safe for most participants, many screening strategies have been implemented to reduce the likelihood of injury, and possibly death, from exercise. This article shares an objective strategy for selecting an appropriate assessment method based on a client’s resistance training status and experience.
    Incorporating Resistance Training and Pilates to Improve Flexibility in Middle-Aged Women
    When combining resistance training and Pilates into a comprehensive exercise program, the middle-aged woman can substantially improve, and potentially reverse, various physical and physiological responses to aging.