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Increase Client’s Muscle Development by Encouraging Restful Sleep

You maximize your client’s time at the gym to help them reach their muscle-building goals and you teach them the importance of including a variety of exercises, switching up routines, teaching them proper nutrition. All of the bases should be covered, yet without a solid sleep schedule, they only see smaller results. As a fitness trainer, your well-rounded approach toward your client’s muscle gain is key, so don’t let your job stop when they walk out the door. Muscle growth and repair occurs during rest and sleep. This critical component of a health and fitness program can make or break your client’s success. If your client is not getting a full night of sleep, they are not fully recovered for the next workout session. A tired body and overworked muscle tissue can lead to strains and tears that can damage the body. The goal is to teach your client how to achieve the deepest level of sleep so that their brain and body are at a completely relaxed state. This is where muscle repair and growth occur. Sleep is divided into two stages: REM and Non-REM. REM sleep is the most beneficial and deepest state. If you have a discussion with […] Read More

Is Your Business Promoting the Best Supplements?

Are you trying to reach people who want to lose weight? How about those who want to improve their muscle tone? Or increase their muscle mass? No matter the audience that you are wanting to target, it is imperative that you are offering them the best supplements. So, the question is, how do you know if you are promoting the best supplements? Here is a quick look at the top three factors you should consider when determining whether or not you are effectively reaching your audience with supplements that appeal to them. Factor #1: Have you defined your audience? When was the last time you took a look at your marketing goals? What audience are you trying to attract? If it has been a while since you have updated your marketing plan, then it is time to do so. In order to make sure you are promoting the best supplements, you must first define the goals you want to achieve. Remember, the marketing goals you had last year may not be the same ones you need to pursue this year; this is why it is so important to refresh your marketing agenda at least once or twice a year. And […] Read More

3 Ways Supplements Can Help Clients Surpass New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. Many of these resolutions are quickly forgotten, excuses are made and the resolutions get pushed back. When you are working with clients helping them to get their lives on the healthy track, you don’t need them to fall into this trap. Educate them on all of the possible solutions to help them stick to their goals throughout the new year! Make an Investment One of the biggest issues with New Year’s resolutions is that people don’t make an investment in the resolution. It is really easy to make losing weight or getting healthy your resolution; however, it will be hard to keep the resolutions if no investment is made. When you are working with clients at the beginning of the new year, the top priority has to be getting them to invest in themselves. Clients who are working toward a weight loss goal can invest in supplements that are going to help them lose weight. Offer a Solution The solutions that you offer your clients should be ones that aren’t overly complex. Meratrim® is a solution for weight management that clients only need to take twice per day. There isn’t a […] Read More

Pass Healthy Aging Benefits on to Your Customers

In the last three decades, people have been living longer (and arguably healthier) lives. Because of this, the overall quality of life for them is better than it has been in the past. This conclusion came from a study of people age 50 and older between 1991 and 2009. As compared to the past, people are better able to care for themselves later in life with the help of medicines, recovery processes, and health education. Your company is a cog in the health education machine of the world. To perpetuate this healthy aging trend and pass on more healthy aging benefits to your customers, you should continue to focus on tips like: Break Routine – Routine limits brain stimulation and body enrichment. New activities, planned events, and trying new foods can all improve health. Switch Canes for Poles – Canes and walkers may be bad for posture. A walking pole of staff helps keep the body upright and focuses on strengthening the upper body. Brain Games – As people age, a sedentary lifestyle can spread from the physical body to the mind. Watching tv or relaxing more doesn’t have to mean resting the mind. Promote brain engagement through puzzles, trivia, […] Read More

Setting Clients Up For Success in 2017

The new year is a busy season for fitness coaches and personal trainers as many people take the new year as an opportunity to renew their fitness commitments. With countless plans and fitness strategies out there, how do you maximize results for all your clients? We’re starting with the fitness fundamentals to improve your client’s potential. Educate Your Client. Education is one of the top reasons why many fitness plans fall short of maximizing client results. Take time in your consultation to educate your client on how these few things affect overall fitness: Food. Fitness begins in the kitchen. Remind your client that no matter how much activity they perform every day, it can all be negated with a poor diet. Exercise. It’s no secret that exercise must be a major component to every fitness plan. Even if your client simply wants to maintain weight, they should still get 30 minutes of physical activity five days per week. Sleep. Rest and recovery are important. Studies show that people make better fitness choices when they are well-rested. Hydration. Most people don’t drink enough water. Encourage your client to cut the soda and sugary beverages, and increase the water intake as this […] Read More

Improving Hydration: Why and How?

How much water does one need to drink per day? This is a common question that health and fitness professionals hear all of the time. And the answer—it depends. Many sources will label a general one-size-fits-all answer, but the truth is that there are many factors that come into play. The next time your client or patient asks you this question, here are a few things to discuss. Ask The Right Questions. Although the commonly heard answer for proper hydration is eight glasses of water per day, it’s important to learn some information about your client or patient. Start by determining their weight. WebMD suggests that a half ounce to a full ounce per pound is adequate but can be adjusted based on other factors. Learn about their level of daily activity. Does your client or patient sit behind a desk all day, or are they working a physically demanding job that requires 8 hours of movement? Do they workout on a daily basis? Increased levels of activity will increase the amount of daily hydration needed. Do they find themselves constantly thirsty? Constant thirst or dry mouth are common initial signs of dehydration. How To Improve Hydration Levels in the […] Read More

Fitness Trends of 2017

It’s just about time to welcome the new year and a rush of new people looking to reach fitness goals. As a personal trainer or fitness professional, it’s important to stay on top of fitness trends to find and connect with potential clients. Here are three ways to help grow your network and reach new clients. On-Demand Fitness We live in a world of on-demand everything, and fitness is no exception to the trend. With countless fitness DVDs and thousands of fitness videos available online, there is a collection of videos that can appeal to nearly everyone. How can I take advantage of this? If you can’t beat them, join them! There will always be people who want to come to the gym for personal training sessions with 1-on-1 support from a professional. However, the trend of on-demand fitness seems to continue to grow. Create a few of your own fitness videos with your methods that have proven to be successful. You can either sell these videos or post them for free on popular streaming sites and collect the revenue! Live Streaming Fitness Many people are opting out of classes at the gym and bringing the class to their living […] Read More

7 Steps for Developing Health & Fitness Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. People are looking to make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to better themselves in some way. As their personal trainer, coach, or mentor, you will likely be part of the resolution-deciding process. This is a great opportunity to get a fresh start and work towards health and fitness goals in the new year. If you’re not sure where to start, continue reading for 7 steps for developing health and fitness resolutions Create manageable resolutions. The first step in developing health and fitness resolutions is to work with your client in finding something manageable. A huge part of many people abandoning their New Year’s resolution is because their goal was too lofty or there wasn’t an appropriate amount of time allotted to reach the goal. Talk through the ideas your client has for their resolutions and bring your own suggestions to the table as well. Together, you should be able to create manageable resolutions for the new year. Develop both tangible and intangible goals. Any resolution should have multiple goals attached to it. A key ingredient for success is being able to complete clear goals. Having both tangible and intangible goals is key, since there is […] Read More

Vitamin D: Is Your Patient Getting Enough?

For mental health and physical health, the vitamins and nutrients we put into our bodies play a significant role. One vitamin that is easy to overlook is vitamin D. If your patient is testing low for vitamin D, it’s important to discuss how to correct the issue. Here are a few points to go over with your patient. Why is Vitamin D Important? Vitamin D plays a critical role in keeping the body in good condition. For starters, vitamin D helps the body better absorb calcium for bone growth and strength. Without vitamin D, bones can become extremely fragile or misshapen. How Much Vitamin D Does the Body Need? Just like with any other vitamin, the recommended daily dose varies based on the individual. Although there are differing opinions across the field, many experts will recommend the following: Infants up to 12 months old: 400 IU/day (1,000 IU/day max.) Children 1–3 years old: 600 IU/day (2,500 IU/day max.) Children 4–8 years old: 600 IU/day (3,000 IU/day max.) Ages 9–70:  600 IU/day (4,000 IU/day max.) Over 80:  800 IU/day (4,000 IU/day max.) Vitamin D Deficiency. In addition to fragile or misshapen bones, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number […] Read More

What Does it Take to Burn Holiday Calories?

Tis the season for holiday parties and holiday treats. With all of the treats available, it can often seem impossible to stick to a healthy fitness routine. As a fitness expert, it’s important to be able to answer your client’s questions and help motivate them to make healthier decisions. One way to do that is by explaining what it takes to burn off the calories from these holiday favorites. Sugar Cookies. With over 100 calories per cookie, this holiday treat is far from an innocent treat. To help your client put this into perspective, explain to them what physical activity it takes to burn 100 calories. A few ways to burn 100 calories are moderate walking, squats, or pushups for 15 minutes. Eggnog. If we were to pick the most sneaky way that calories get into our diet, it’s in the form of liquids. And especially around the holidays, eggnog is no exception. Clocking in at over 200 per cup, a serving or two of eggnog can add up quick. Remind your client to be aware of empty calories in the form of holiday beverages. To burn off 200 calories, your client would either need to walk or go cycling […] Read More