Jan. 5 2016
It’s easy to forget how difficult it can be for someone to move their body in a way that it has never moved. Keeping them motivated is important if you're to keep them moving... View More
Dec. 17 2015
captioncredit 2016 Columnist Bios Michelle Blakely Michelle Blakely is the owner of Blakely FIT, Inc., Strength Training Exclusively for Women, a public speaker and the author of the Friday Quickie blog.... View More
Nov. 9 2015
I like to think of my strength training as doing and my yoga as undoing. I seek balance when comes to strength and flexibility. When our strength overpowers our flexibility, tension is the result. When... View More
June 10 2015
It's hard not to feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland these days in the fitness industry... View More
Oct. 14 2014
Have you ever felt burdened by the frustration of your training and nutrition programs not being enough for your clients?... View More
July 1 2014
Yoga inherently acts as a powerful medicine for the mind. This is why yoga is so good for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)... View More
Sept. 1 2012
Do your clients have repetitive use or chronic injuries? Are your routines becoming stale? Do you want to mix up the tools you offer your clients? Have your clients asked you about yoga? Are they curious... View More
Sept. 1 2012
A few months ago you may have seen an image that went viral on Facebook (among fitness professionals, anyway) that presented a parody of sorts of the life of a personal trainer. It showed a series of pictures... View More
Sept. 1 2012
The business of fitness involves much more than helping people attain the perfect physique. Any industry professional knows it takes considerable focus on balancing a variety of elements to create a healthy... View More
book review
April 1 2012
Matt Fitzgerald, renowned sports journalist, recounts the 1989 Ironman World Championship race, known as the "Iron War" between two of the world's most dominant athletes, Dave Scott and Mark Allen. Fitzgerald... View More
book review
March 4 2012
A fantastic reference book for any fitness professional's library, Irene Lewis-McCormick's new book A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength, offers a user-friendly guide focused on dispelling myths and... View More
book review
Jan. 3 2012
A fitness professional can never have too many books and resources on human anatomy and kinetics. Frederic Delavier's Core Training Anatomy is a perfect addition to any fitness professional's library;... View More
book review
Dec. 2 2011
In Smart Marathon Training, Jeff Horowitz offers one of the most comprehensive perspectives on training smarter, not harder, for marathons and half-marathons. Most importantly, he demonstrates the effectiveness... View More
book review
Oct. 25 2011
From preface-to-conclusion, Jonathan Bailor cleverly articulates the misinformation that has inundated Americans' views on fat loss for the last 30 years. His book is not just an enjoyable read, but his... View More
book review
Sept. 30 2011
As fitness professionals, we are just as much in the mindset and motivation industry as we are in the fitness industry. Ed Tseng's book, "Game. Set. Life." is a quintessential read, not only for personal... View More
book review
Sept. 4 2011
In the spirit of PFP's Mind and Body theme for September and October, Think Fit 2 Be Fit, is a perfect book that embraces the connection of the mind-body connection for ultimate health and wellness. Tammy... View More
Man doing yoga
Sept. 4 2011
As a competitive athlete for more than 35 years, I train everyday with a balanced body/mind philosophy. With heart disease levels at an all time high, taking unneeded stress levels off the heart is a good... View More
June 22 2011
With how much time people spendsitting hunched over atdesks and computers or stuck intraffic on their commutesto and from work, it's no surprisewhen we see a clientwith poor posture. Not only does poorposture... View More
April 6 2011
A compilation of wisdom from some oftoday's leading fitness professionals, Total Body Breakthroughs is a fun readto not only get you pumped up about training, but also to lend new tips, ideas,and strategies... View More
March 23 2011
Running and outdoor sports, while beneficial, leaves our bodies tight in many areas - usually the hamstrings, hips, quadriceps and calves. A good yoga practice can balance the body, bringing flexibility... View More