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Best Content of the Week
It would be nice to have a roster full of clients with no injuries, conditions, limitations, character flaws, or demands on their time. But we all know those clients don’t exist. In the real world, we have to address issues like emotional eating, joint pain, and conditions that make weight loss more challenging. We also have to help them see the benefits of exercise beyond aesthetics. This week’s best content will help make you better at all those things.
— Esther Avant
Is Stress Eating Messing Up Your Nutrition Goals? — Josh Hillis, GMB Fitness
Are you hungry or are you stressed? Can you explain the difference to your clients? Josh Hillis not only gets into the complexities of hunger, he offers simple infographics showing how to tell if the urge to eat is based on hunger or an emotional urge. He advocates for the importance of eating skills vs. following a diet for effective and lasting weight management.
— Shane McLean
Wrist Pain During Push-Ups? Try This Simple Fix — Megan Gallagher, Megsquats
Powerlifter and coach Meg Gallagher is as engaging an instructor as you’ll find in the fitness industry. In this 10-minute video, she takes a potentially mundane topic like wrist pain and makes it both instructive and entertaining.
— Esther Avant
Best Social Media Post
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REASONS TO WORKOUT THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR APPEARANCE! What’s up Achievers, @laurenpak22 here with a reminder that there are a ton of reasons to workout outside of aesthetics! AND that 10 different people could be on the exact same workout program eating the exact same diet and they would STILL LOOK DIFFERENT! Because we’re all beautiful unique human beings and our bodies show up in beautiful unique ways! So much of fitness culture is rooted in appearances, and it’s a real shame because there is so much more to living an active and healthy lifestyle than how we look! We’ve listed out just a few of the reasons we workout that come before aesthetics! We’d love to hear your favorite reasons for working out in the comments! Until next time, sweat out; happiness in! 💧😁 . . . #fitness #workout #fitnessmotivation #fitspo #workouttips #fitfam
Posted by Lauren Pak on Thursday, August 27, 2020
Most clients will come to you with short-term aesthetic goals—fat loss, muscle gain, fitting into a specific dress or pair of jeans. Your goal as a trainer is to give your clients other reasons to continue training with you. Lauren Pak offers seven, including strength gains and a sense of community.
— Christina Abbey
PCOS, Ghrelin, and Training While Pregnant — Pennie Varvarides, Strong Habits Podcast
Pennie Varvarides, a personal trainer and running coach in the UK, offers a thorough rundown on why so many women with polycystic ovary syndrome struggle to lose weight. She also has practical considerations for training while pregnant.
— Mike Howard
More Great Fitness Content
[Podcast] Getting to the Top of the Mountain — Andrew Coates with guest Matthew Ibrahim, Lift Free and Diet Hard
[Podcast] A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World — Jason Leenaarts with guest Dan John, Revolutionary You
[Podcast] Brick and Mortar Gyms Aren’t Dead — Kevin Dineen with guest Pete Dupuis, Coachable
[Article] How to Adapt Workout Goals for Chronic Pain and Injury — Mariah Heller, Breaking Muscle