Working with Injured Clients Online

Chantelle Blog

Training clients online is challenging on so many levels. Working with an injured client can make it even more challenging. It is our responsibility as certified fitness instructors and personal trainers to be certain our classes and personal training sessions are safe and modifiable. This may take extra thought and preparation on the part of the instructor/trainer.   Here are five things to consider when working in…

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It is NEAT to MOVE

When we look back on the pandemic and how it affected our physical and mental health, we will be able to gather a great amount of insight to understand how and why we move.  This is evident in what happened when the world entered lockdown in March 2020, and we took NEAT out of our…

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Return to Running Post-Injury

Return to Running Post Injury

Many of our clients who love to run feel frustrated when they can’t. They love the convenience, low cost, and high reward running gives them. Our clients sometimes get injured and need to hit the pause on running. Many clients are in that limbo of finishing rehab but not ready for their usual running routine. They have tried running 5 km and it is just not working. They…

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Celebrating Cultural Diversity for Development

Celebrating Cultural Diversity for Development

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In December 2002, the United Nations sanctioned this date…

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Power Walking – The Forgotten Workout

Outdoor classes are currently a huge trend that many anticipate are here to stay. Power walking can be an excellent cardiovascular activity to incorporate into your programming. It can be included as part of your outdoor circuit classes (or on a treadmill), taught as a class of its own, or instructed to your runner clients who take walking breaks and do not want to lose precious…

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Five Spring Outdoor Workout Ideas

Five Spring Outdoor Workout Ideas

It is time to get outside. Moving your body in nature (even if your “nature” is mostly cars and concrete) is essential for your mental and physical health!  As I always tell my clients, “The worse your mood, the more important the workout” and, “Blah, blah, blah. GO WORK OUT!” The only workout you ever regret is the one you do not do, and do not give yourself the opportunity to think your way out…

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Music for Online Workouts and Classes

CANFITPRO PARTNERS WITH LEADING MUSIC COMPANIES TO BRING YOU ROYALTY-FREE MUSIC FOR FREE As fitness professionals, music is essential to us. Killer beats and favourite jams can have performance-boosting effects, can energize, inspire; and can keep us going during a grueling workout. So, we purchase and consume music at a fast rate. The world of…

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The Trainers Guide to Off-Season Nutrition

Whether your clients are weekend warriors or professional athletes, or perhaps you are a coach or parent of an aspiring pro, something you all have in common is that you know that sports nutrition and fueling properly is important for overall health and performance. Something else you and your clients all have in common right now? A change in training and…

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Strong Feet and Ankles for Better Running

Balance Test, Unipedal Stance

“Strong feet” may not be the “sexiest” of fitness goals, but it is an important one, nonetheless. I resisted intentionally strengthening my feet and ankles for years. I thought, “I don’t need to devote dedicated time to lifting my toes, balancing on one leg, etc .… That part of my body will just get strong…

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Virtual Schooling: More Movement for Classroom Success

kids playing jump over the rope in the park on sunny summer day

Before COVID-19, kids were in front of a screen for an average of 7.5 hours a day, negatively affecting their mental and physical health.  Researchers found higher rates of depression, aggression, and reduced interpersonal skills. Veteran teachers were reporting rising levels of misbehavior. And children were more sedentary and weaker than they have ever been.  Study after study has found that…

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