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Author: Zac Martin

Zac Martin, MPH, CSCS, EP-C, is an exercise physiologist for a hospital-run fitness facility in Lynchburg, Virginia, which he considers the most beautiful part of the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master's in public health, with a focus in nutrition, from Liberty University. He currently works primarily with bariatric surgery clients. In his time off, he raises chickens at his mini-farm in Lynchburg. Connect with him at his website or on Instagram.

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First Day as a Personal Trainer? Here’s What You Need to Know

How to create a perfect training session for your first client, and what to do when something goes wrong (and something always goes wrong)

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Four Facts About Weight-Loss Surgery Every Trainer Should Know

In the fitness industry, bariatric surgery is often viewed as a cop-out. One trainer who works with pre- and post-op clients wants to tell you why it’s not.

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How to Train Around Five Common Causes of Pain

When hernias, carpal tunnel, and joint pain limit what your clients can do, use these adjustments to give them a great workout anyway

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Functional Training for Older Clients

Lifting, carrying, and getting up from the ground are crucial for independence and longevity. Here are the exercises that might save your clients’ lives.

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Your Client Lost 200 Pounds. Now What About All That Excess Skin?

Extreme weight loss comes with a side effect that can be unpleasant, unwieldy, and even unhealthy for your client. Here’s what you can and, more important, what you can’t do to help.

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Do Trainers Need a College Degree to Be Successful?

College isn’t for everyone, but skipping college and going straight to training has its downsides. Read our deep dive into the pros and cons of formal education, and how to make the most out of whatever choice you make.

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The Best Exercises For Training Clients With Vertigo and Dizziness

Training clients with vertigo needs to be delicately handled and is a matter of being smarter with exercise selection and other careful considerations.

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Can Older Clients Benefit From Interval Training?

Even if you're training an older population, you can still intelligently program interval training into their program. Here's how.

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8 Things to Consider When Training Obese Clients

Their size may prevent them from doing certain exercises ...

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