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Beginner High-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT, has become widely popular over the past few years because of the benefits of getting the most out of the workout in a shorter amount of time. As a personal trainer, you understand that people want to get in shape, but they also have a limited time to dedicate to their fitness. Here are a few beginner high-intensity interval training cardio exercises that will help your clients get the results they want! Beginner High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Exercises. Sprints. The classic cardio activity but more intense. This HIIT exercise may be done outside, but for the sake of measuring speed, let’s head to the treadmill. For sprint intervals, your client will be performing a one-minute full sprint, followed by a 60–90 second recovery period of brisk walking. Depending on the level of fitness, it may take some adjusting to get the speeds customized for each client, but we suggest sprinting at 7–9 mph and walking at 4 mph as starting points. Go through the cycle a minimum of five times, with a three-minute warm-up and cool-down period. As an extra challenge, have your client increase the elevation by 2% each sprint interval. Cycling. […] Read More

When Clients Need a New Exercise Routine

A new exercise routine can be intimidating, but everyone starts somewhere. Whether the ultimate goal is weight management or heart health, some people need a little bit of extra information to ignite their inner fire and take that first crucial step toward success. So when new clients come to you for answers, inspiration, and encouragement, as well as a product or service, be prepared to offer advice on how best to begin and achieve results. Are you ready to give client advice on a new routine? If you yourself have been active consistently for a long time, it may be difficult to recall the hurdles you overcame. Remember and share these key ideas: No Weight is Too Small – Just because the instructor or person working out next to you is using 50 lb weights or benching 200+ lbs, that doesn’t mean it’s expected or necessary for results. If you can only bench the bar or curl 5 lbs, that’s okay. You will gradually increase the weight to challenge yourself as time goes on. Embrace Feeling Sore – There’s a good and bad sore. Make sure your clients understand the difference, but emphasize that feeling the good kind means that […] Read More

Supplement Use in Four Consumer Types

With the power of the internet, people can research and learn about healthy living more than ever before. In the past few years, consumers have been turning to self-care and a natural approach for ailments before moving to the pharmaceutical industry. This natural approach to healthcare is why the supplement industry continues to grow rapidly. People want to maintain their health and visit the doctor less. Consumers research their products and ingredients to find the supplements that work the best for their needs.   The growing use of supplements is being seen among everyone, but the four following consumers tend to be heavy purchasers of supplements. Continue reading to learn more about each consumer and the type of supplements they look to purchase. Body Builders Body builders are different from other types of fitness fanatics. Bodybuilders look to show off their muscles, become more defined, and are as worried about the appearance of their muscles as they are about the strength of their body. For body builders, they want a supplement that promotes steady muscle growth, strength, and a quick recovery. Many bodybuilders utilize the a supplement containing ZMA®. ZMA® is a non-steroidal supplement for muscle support. It increases testosterone […] Read More

Encouraging Clients’ Fitness Resolution

Take a step into any gym this time of year and you’ll know it’s New Year’s resolution season. Setting a fitness resolution is one thing, but sticking with it can be a challenge of its own. As a personal trainer, helping your clients succeed in their fitness resolutions can be tough, but the success stories should be considered a badge of honor. Here are a few tips to help encourage your clients’ fitness resolutions. Encourage a reasonable, quantifiable goal. By this time of year, people have already set fitness goals for 2016 and some of them may have bit off more than they can chew. Sit down with your client and assess their resolutions. Encourage a reasonable goal that is measurable in one way or another. Setting a measurable fitness goal will help your client keep an objective record of their progress. Ask questions to learn about their background and lifestyle to ensure that their goals are obtainable. Divide the goal into checkpoints. Now that you’ve learned about your client’s objective for the year, it’s time to get a bit creative. By breaking a large goal into some small, manageable goals, it’s much easier for the client to stay focused […] Read More

How to Stock Your Shelves to Sell

This past year has seen increasing numbers in people actively seeking healthier bodies and lives as the understanding of what it means to live healthily becomes a household topic. This is great for our communities but also of greater benefit to your company. Whether you are selling foods, beverages, or dietary supplements containing ingredients that help improve consumers health, this is the time for your business to succeed. At InterHealth, we have a variety of ingredients that are included in several products that are already on many shelves today. Here is a list of a few of our ingredients that you should be sure to have in products on your shelves as 2015 comes to an end and a new year begins to help you increase your sales! Meratrim®: Weight-management has been a concern for many consumers this past year. Annually, Americans spend more than $60 billion to try to lose weight. Many Americans choose to use dietary supplements to aid in their weight loss or management. Meratrim® is a widely known ingredient that helps consumers reach their weight-management goals. Meratrim®, through a variety of randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical studies has been found to be a safe and effective […] Read More