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How to Streamline Your Fitness Business and Maximize Your Potential

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
 Jamie Walker

Only by maximizing your current output will you be able to scale your business and get aggressive with those growth goals. So don't let outdated methods and archaic software keep you from clearing the efficiency hurdle on the way to becoming more profitable.

Destination Certification: On the Path to Becoming a Personal Trainer

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

It's one thing to find a great love and mouth off about it. It's another entirely to be trained to do so. So I'm embarking on the "Let's make it official!" leg of this passion: I'm becoming a certified personal trainer. Which means in a few months, I'll be mouthing off more than ever.

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Personal Trainer

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Arin Gragossian

There are five aspects the average client needs to pay attention to when searching for a personal trainer.

The 7 to 10-Minute Workout Myth

Matthew Basso | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

My point is that the idea of a seven to 10-minute workout is what we as humans are best at. Wanting change with minimal effort. People will say that slower workouts never work. I disagree.

WATCH: Personal Trainer: 'I Only Control One Hour, You've Got 23'

Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

A one-hour workout is just 4 percent of your day. And while we applaud anyone sweating it out for 60 minutes, the other 23 hours of the day are equall...

What Your Personal Trainer Wishes She Could Tell You

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Trainers don't want to say anything that might deter you from working out. But we got them to share a few frustrations (as well as ...

Megan Lost 90 Pounds: 'I Had To Learn How To Believe In Myself'

Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Megan Cooper Age...

From Good to Great Trainer

Christie Preston | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Christie Preston

Never ask a client to do something that you wouldn't do yourself. If you tell a person to drop and do 1000 burpees, you best have done that within the last 72 hours and if not then get ready to drop and do it with them!

The Best 'Quickie' Stretch for Moms

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Frankly, I'm getting tired of reaching around in the car to grab a drink/toy/video game from one of my children, only to find I've pulled out my back/shoulder/neck.

Be Wary! Workouts Are Not One Size Fits All

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

An exercise training program must continually build, constantly offering the body and muscles new challenges so as not to plateau, and to continue to rev up the metabolism and build stamina. But how that is done is truly relative and specific to each client.

Be Your Own Coach

Jamie Galloway | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Starting a new health and fitness regime, changing careers or simply dealing with the challenges thrown up in day-to-day life can be daunting and intimidating. Learning to coach yourself through situations like this is possible.

Working Out: Solo Or Social?

Caroline Gick | Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline Gick

I like to train alone. I don't care for classes or working out with others. I prefer to do my own thing and rely on the kindness of others if I need help with a spot.

Shrink Your Fat!

Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD

Keeping your body healthy and well nourished with healthy food choices will keep your metabolism working most efficiently. Combine this with a calorie deficit and watch your fat cells shrink. It all works together!

10 Jobs That Burn The Most Calories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

With a growing percentage of American workers finding themselves glued to a computer all day, those jobs that require a little bit of physical activit...

Rose Hill, VA: Kimberly Linton, 'D.C.'s Toughest Trainer' | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

"I worked for a corporation from 2005 to 2007 ... it didn't take me long to figure out it wasn't the place for me." ...

CelebTrainer Chris Powell's Top Motivation Tips

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Alanna Nunez for Chris Powell knows motivation. After all, as the trainer on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" and the DVD "Extr...

The People Women Really Count On

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Yes, we women count on our partners, our parents if we are lucky enough to still have them, and, of course, our friends. But let's face it, there is ...

All Trainers Are Not Created Equal

Jay Cardiello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Cardiello

I am honored to be a personal trainer. That is why I take what I do so seriously and have called out many a personal trainer in the industry, asking "Are you for real?"

Sara Gaynes

7 Mistakes Personal Trainers Often Make | Sara Gaynes | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're springing for a personal trainer, you want to make sure you're getting the best workout for your time. "That hour is yours, and it’s yours...

No Fancy Gym Required

Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Big cities can sustain gyms, fitness classes and exercise options for every taste. In New York and Los A...

Gym Memberships: Are They Worth The Investment?

Jay Cardiello | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Cardiello

A membership to a gym can cost hundreds of dollars over the course of a year, and choosing the right gym for you is something that should be taken seriously.

How To Pick A Personal Trainer

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Metcalf

What is the best way to find a trainer? Everyone has such different philosophies and believes their way is the only way -- how do I know what is right?

Exercise Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven't bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking ...

The Long Run: Plus Models Run for Charity

Leona Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leona Palmer

Ladies and Gentlemen: I have just completed my first straight-up, uninterrupted 20-minute run, including a warm-up and cool down, I did 4 out of 5k. I...

Neighborhood Fitness For Work Out Flunkies

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Bored with the gym, or need to save money on monthly dues? This week I am starting a three part series on how to incorporate fitness into your everyday life.