chad benson warmup square

Today, I was reminded why “60% of the time” warm-ups “work every time” (Ron Burgundy). Today, I woke up from a caffeine nap (drink the coffee and nap for 20 minutes while the caffeine kicks in), walked straight downstairs, chugged a cup of water, strapped on my boots and bolted straight out the door; in…

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Do you thrive in the cardio lane? You don’t have to become a soccer player if you hate team sports and running. I am absolutely a believer in finding activities that you enjoy—or at least activities you don’t despise. The benefits of any workout are moot if you can’t actually make yourself do the activity.…BUT,…

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Fitness is More Accessible in 2021

Fitness industry evolves to deliver physical and mental health expertise and content during pandemic A recent survey found the pandemic has fed demand for online and virtual content, renewed enthusiasm for bodyweight and functional exercises, and prompted fitness professionals to offer a broader range of services and expertise. Key findings from the 2021 canfitpro Fitness Trends survey that…

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KATHLEEN TROTTER

BY KATHLEEN TROTTER, PTS A small and lightweight tool that can give your clients more practical results for their balance and foot proprioception.

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BY COACH KENNEDY 2020 has absolutely proven to be extremely challenging for our industry, no doubt, but that said have WE been resilient through-out the entire ordeal! Like our previous edition of the Movement of the Month, this month I also wanted to provide you with a combination of movements to help address one of…

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BY COACH KENNEDY This month I’m going to jump straight into it, but just before I do let me just remind you of a few things:  texting, social media scrolling, computer work, sitting or standing for long periods of time, driving, and the list goes on, are all positions that contribute to that hunched over,…

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MY TOP SIX OUTDOOR WINTER TRAINING TIPS

BY SGT. KEN WEICHERT Find the forecast. Although weather forecasts are never exact, you will at least have a better understanding of what to prepare for by checking the climate conditions before you brave the cold. Consider what temperature it will be, the wind chill factor, and the length of time that you will be outside.…

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NIKE CHARLES

BY NIKE CHARLES, BSC, PTS When I gave birth to my first child in 2005, I was looking at different options on how to lose weight. It happened to be around the time that HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts were becoming increasingly popular. So I spent 20-40 minutes doing HIIT workouts three times a…

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It’s no secret that COVID has caused much stress, put many into mental states of “fight or flight”, affecting our breathing patterns and our health. So, in light of this, I thought it would be appropriate to offer up something this month that could assist everyone with their health and wellness. What is Supine Diaphragmatic…

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Are you looking for a fun, safe, and accessible way to produce phenomenal results for your personal training clients? Adding resistance bands to your arsenal is exactly what you need to give their training program a big boost. In this post, you’re going to learn how to correctly add resistance bands to your workouts so…

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