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Cardio vs. Strength Training

Cardio vs. Strength Training

Cardio vs. Strength Training: Which is Better? Whether your workout of choice is running, weightlifting, cycling, dancing or something else, almost every form of movement can be classified as either cardiovascular or strength training and when it comes to staying fit and healthy, exercisers usually gravitate to one or the other. But lately the debate […]

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Top 5 Common Bench Press Mistakes To Avoid

Top 5 Common Bench Press Mistakes To Avoid

Set Yourself up for Bench Press Success by Avoiding These 5 Common Mistakes Bench presses are one of the most powerful upper-body workouts on the planet. If you’re looking to build bigger chest and shoulder muscles, you’ll want to incorporate bench presses into your workout routine. Although there are dozens of different upper-body exercises, nothing […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Exercise Program

The Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Exercise Program

Start Your New Fitness Lifestyle Off Right With These Tips and Guidelines So you’ve decided it’s time to start exercising. Congratulations on making one of the most important decisions you can make for your health and fitness! It takes courage to decide to start a fitness program when you are a beginner, and you should […]

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Top 5 Cardio Machines

Top 5 Cardio Machines

The Top 5 Cardio Machines You’ve Likely Never Used Before While cardio machines have been around for dozens of years and even though small improvements often occur, it is rare to see an innovative, brand new type of machine introduced to the market. New or old, here are the top 5 cardio machines you’ve likely […]

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Fitness Equipment

Top 5 Cardio Machines

Top 5 Cardio Machines

The Top 5 Cardio Machines You’ve Likely Never Used Before While cardio machines have been around for dozens of years and even though small improvements often occur, it is rare to see an innovative, brand new type of machine introduced to the market. New or old, here are the top 5 cardio machines you’ve likely […]

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Total Gym Review

Total Gym Review

Is the Total Gym an Effective Exercise Machine? Talk about a great workout! Skepticism is natural as with all “as seen on TV” products.  The Total Gym should be no exception. With slick celebrity marketing with Chuck Norris and Christy Brinkley on numerous advertisements, the Total Gym may push the “too good to be true” […]

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Schwinn Airdyne Bike Review

Schwinn Airdyne Bike Review

What is the Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike? The Schwinn Airdyne Bike is a fantastic exercise fan bike that has been around since the 80s! Introduction: The Schwinn Airdyne bike is an upright stationary exercise bike with handles. Also known as fan bikes or dual action bikes, the resistance is provided by a fan wheel that […]

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BOSU Balance Trainer Review

BOSU Balance Trainer Review

The BOSU Balance Trainer The BOSU Balance Trainer is More Than Meets the Eye! Introduction: The BOSU Balance trainer or BOSU ball, is one of the newer generation of fitness products designed with core stability in mind. However, just because at its core the BOSU ball was designed for core stability, does not mean it […]

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Supplements

Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

So Many Fat Burning Supplements! There are so many fat burning supplements on the market today; choosing a product that best fits your needs can become overwhelming and confusing!  When selecting a product, make sure it is formulated by a reputable company and has research to support the claims it is making. One thing to […]

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Supplements Reviews

Supplements Reviews

Reviews of the Best Dietary Supplements Supplements Reviews Overview Supplements are called supplements for a reason. They are to be used as supplements to your food intake. The primary use of dietary supplements should be to fill the void left by any nutrient deficiency which may exist in your diet. Keep in mind that proper […]

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Supplements vs Whole Foods

Supplements vs Whole Foods

Supplements vs Whole Foods By Vince Del Monte How do dietary supplements stack up against whole food nutrition? Should you be getting your food in a pill or from a plate? The use of dietary supplements to provide nutrition has increased substantially in the past few decades with people spending more on supplements with the […]

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Complimentary Bodybuilding Supplements

Complimentary Bodybuilding Supplements

Complimentary Bodybuilding Supplements As a natural bodybuilder, I know first-hand there’s no substitute for a good diet and exercise training program.  However, properly supplementing your diet and exercise program can without a doubt help you improve your results.  In no particular order, here are my favorite bodybuilding supplements. Protein Lifting weights stresses and breaks down […]

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Womens Fitness

How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

Why Become a Zumba Teacher? Perhaps you’re a confirmed Zumba lover who wants to take their Zumba love to the next level. Or maybe you’re a current fitness instructor looking to add a hot new skill to their repertoire. Either way, if possess a love of music, dancing, fitness, and teaching, alongside an upbeat attitude, […]

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Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Beating the Mommy Belly Bulge: Exercises and Tips for Fixing Diastasis Recti

Correct Diastasis Recti and Mommy Belly with Core Exercises Many new moms get fed up with their post-natal fitness plan. In spite of the best intentions, lots of hard work, and endless abdominal workouts, the stubborn belly bulge won’t budge. The underlying cause may be a common condition that no amount of crunches can fix: […]

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Top 5 Abdominal Exercises for Women

Top 5 Abdominal Exercises for Women

Five Effective Exercises For The Core / Abdominal Muscles If you’re overweight and looking to get flat abs, it’s going to be a must that you’re paying attention to the exercises that you’re including in your workout program. However, exercise selection alone is not enough. The biggest must-do if you want to achieve flat abs […]

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Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

Best Fat Burning Supplements for Women

So Many Fat Burning Supplements! There are so many fat burning supplements on the market today; choosing a product that best fits your needs can become overwhelming and confusing!  When selecting a product, make sure it is formulated by a reputable company and has research to support the claims it is making. One thing to […]

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Personal Training

Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Recognizing Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome When you come across a client that exhibits hypermobile joints, do you dismiss it as something of no real importance, or do you take note and assess further? What is it? Hypermobility is a condition in which the joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular […]

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Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Personal Training Business Forms & Charts

Buy the complete forms & charts package today and save on your purchase. The Personal Training Form Kit Includes… Click any item below to view a full-size sample Customizable Personal Training Consultation / Assessment Form Customizable Personal Training Cancellation Policy Form Printable Color Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Chart Printable Black & White Rate of […]

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Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

Personal Trainer Book Recommendations

Select a Book Category CPT Certification Prep  |  Certification Study Guides |  Knowledge Building  |  Old School  |  Business of Personal Training -or- Select a Certification Type What are Personal Trainer Books For? The Only Way to get that Shiny New Personal Trainer Certification is through Studying Since there are no laws or regulations for determining […]

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5 Keys to Being a Successful Personal Trainer

5 Keys to Being a Successful Personal Trainer

How to Be a Successful Personal Trainer In the fitness industry, trainers come and trainers go, but it isn’t always because they aren’t knowledgeable or good trainers. Being a personal trainer is easy, but being successful with your training business and services can be a difficult feat to accomplish. During my 5 years of experience […]

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Nutrition

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Is Intermittent Fasting For You? You may have heard the buzz surrounding the positive or negative effects of intermittent fasting, and maybe you have been thinking about trying it out.  Well, I can tell you from a weight loss perspective, there’s nothing special about intermittent fasting.  The truth is whether you choose to eat eight […]

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How To ‘Beef Up’ Your Daily Protein Intake

How To ‘Beef Up’ Your Daily Protein Intake

Best Ways to Add More Protein into Your Daily Diet Protein is an important nutrient that plays a key role in a number of bodily functions; it regulates and shapes our genetic code, helps transport key minerals and nutrients throughout the body, maintains healthy hormone levels, and is responsible for rebuilding damaged muscle fibers. While […]

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Top Three Ways to Recognize Fad Diets

Top Three Ways to Recognize Fad Diets

How to Recognize a Fad Diet Fad diets are everywhere you look and they prey on individuals who have little knowledge of nutrition and are desperate for change.  They tend to promise fast and superb results while rarely producing long term success.  For long term success, there needs to be a dietary change that can […]

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6 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating Every Day

6 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating Every Day

Getting Your Nutrition Plan Off to a Great Start In our culture where tempting, empty junk food lurks around every corner, it’s easy to wake up one day to find your eating way off track. Want to start getting your diet in check, but not sure where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by the massive amount […]

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Top 5 Tips For Gaining Muscle Mass Fast

Top 5 Tips For Gaining Muscle Mass Fast

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Build Muscle Mass Faster with These 5 Fitness Tips There are some people who naturally develop large, prominent muscles with little effort. Other people, however, spend countless hours hitting the weights and chugging down protein shakes with little effect on their muscle mass. Most people fall into the middle ground: they are capable of sculpting […]

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Cardio vs. Strength Training

Cardio vs. Strength Training

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Cardio vs. Strength Training: Which is Better? Whether your workout of choice is running, weightlifting, cycling, dancing or something else, almost every form of movement can be classified as either cardiovascular or strength training and when it comes to staying fit and healthy, exercisers usually gravitate to one or the other. But lately the debate […]

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