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Find Joy In Your Practice -- Chandler Stevens,

Since you're reading this list -- whether you're new here or you've been following us since back when Ronda Rousey was undefeated -- you probably take your fitness career pretty seriously. You study, you improve, and you put as much thought and effort into your clients' programs as possible. And that's great.

... Until it's not so great. Left-brain factors, like mechanical tension and progressive overload, pale in comparison to right-brain factors, like your client actually giving a crap about the program you've designed for him/her. So sometimes, as trainers, we need to take a step back from our beautifully constructed fitness plans and ask ourselves...are my clients actually enjoying their time with me? More specifically -- are their programs all work, all play, or have we found a healthy balance of the two?

General Health

Why You’re Not in Shape (Yet) -- Steve Kamb

4 Ways To Improve Your Body Image Immediately -- Jessi Kneeland, Girls Gone Strong

Don’t Fall For These Holiday Health Scams -- Stephanie d’Orsay

Strength Training

15 Best Exercises To Train Through Low Back, Knee & Shoulder Pain -- Andrew Millett,

Progressive Overload Weight Training Without Injury: How To Build Muscle While Staying Out Of The Doctor’s Office! -- Tom Venuto

A Detailed Guide to Training Progression -- Andy Morgan

5 Ways to Get Fired Up Again -- Eirik Sandvik, T-Nation

Fat Loss

Fit After The Holidays: 7 Easy Tips That Will Help You Get Back On Track with Your Diet -- Ines Subashka

5 Key Nutrition Lessons We Learned In 2016 -- Kamal Patel,

How to Get a Fast Metabolism -- Atli Arnarson, Authorit Nutrition


10 Fitness Pro Resolution Fails — And What Works! -- Girls Gone Strong

Top 25 Female Fitness Coaches To Follow In 2017 -- Meghan Callaway,

3 Inbound Marketing Best Practices to Steal for 2017 -- Brian Hughes,

The 9 Things You Need to Let Go of For Success in 2017 --Amna Shamim,

Finding My Why -- Yael Averbuch