Nutrition 101 – The Basics

Healthy food choices and portion sizes all affect overall nutrition For some reason proper nutrition and eating a well-balanced diet seems to elude many of us. If we were all able to complete this simple task, the health of the western world would be in a much better position than it currently is, and the national health … Read more

Benefits of Drinking Water

You’ve probably been told, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” This advice isn’t necessarily true. The recommended amount can vary depending on your age, gender, and whether or not you’re pregnant. A Dietary Reference Intake Report stated that men ages 19 and up should be consuming around 13 cups a day and women … Read more

Workouts Business.Fit

Great arm workouts can target the biceps or blast the forearms, but, by and far, when you are talking about toning the arms, you are most likely talking about triceps, biceps, triceps, and shoulder. By following a list of unique exercises and routines, anyone can have success taming their pythons in a hurry.  And, according … Read more

When Should Youth Start Resistance Training?

We all know that parent who wastes no time in getting their 3 year old fitted for that sport:  golf, soccer, tennis, or racing.  Thanks to the likes of Tiger Woods, the Williams sisters, and let’s not forget those young Olympic athletes, in which the minimum age for participation in the youth events is 13. … Read more

Fitness Insight Podcast | Personal Trainer Retention

http://business.fit/Podcast/FIPod33.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Whether you’re a personal trainer for a fitness business that employs personal trainers … retention is something that is on everyone’s mind. Personal trainers want to be a part of an organization that they believe in and want to stay with for the long term (especially if … Read more

Ways to Avoid Common Injuries in Fitness

Getting back into the gym after a prolonged absence from a lifestyle that includes daily physical activity can be an arduous process; the last occurrence we, as renewed fitness enthusiasts, wish to encounter is an injury stemming from muscular imbalances and/or incorrect ergonomic stature in exercise. Jumper’s Knee, shin splints, shoulder ailments, and ankle sprains … Read more

Fitness Tip of the Day #20

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. The decision to “try” is the first step towards any goal in life. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, to “try” means to make an effort or attempt to do something.  It doesn’t have to be an attempt to reach your goal from the first action … it can … Read more

Finding FREE Fitness Groups

Finding groups of people to support your fitness goal is a great way to ensure your success. As much as fitness clubs and the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (formerly the SGMA) would like you to think otherwise … fitness is FREE (because getting fit requires nothing more than just “two feet and a heartbeat”). You … Read more

Marketing 101 for Personal Trainers

Personal trainers have (without a doubt) the best “feel good” job in the world, helping people feel better about themselves and empowering them every day. Unfortunately, the majority of personal trainers also struggle when it comes to making their business financially successful. Very few personal trainers (i.e., Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, Chris Powell, Harley Pasternak) … Read more

Lower Ab Workouts – Fact or Fiction?

Let’s be honest … we all have an obsession with abs (aka. “abdominal muscles”) and lower ab workouts. In fact, scientists say the stomach is included as one of the top five traits humans are most attracted to (this list also includes a person’s smile, eyes, breasts and hair). Regardless, this infatuation with perfectly chiseled … Read more