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How to Do a Pull-Up: Everything You Need to Know
A pull-up is one of the most challenging bodyweight movements — but once you achieve it, it’s incredibly rewarding. I can distinctly remember the first time I attempted to perform a pull-up many years ago... It looked simple enough. No...
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How to Modify a Bootcamp Class for Women Who Are Pregnant
It’s Monday morning, and you are pumped and ready for your bootcamp class. A new client comes in and heads over to you. “Hi, I signed up for your bootcamp online, but I just want you to know I’m pregnant....
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Eat Whatever You Want and Still Get Results
Eating shouldn’t suck. That may sound obvious, but let’s face it: For so many women, the very notion of mealtime brings up a ton of baggage, whether it’s the drudgery of trying to stick to an unsatisfying meal plan or...
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Top 12 Things Every Woman Should Know About Strength Training
Have you ever heard that strength training is good for you and thought, “Yup, that sounds like a good idea, but…” That “but” usually precedes a question. Like: “... but what exactly do you mean by strength training?” “... but...
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Training Clients Post-Hysterectomy: What You Need to Know
Did you know that by age 60, more than one-third of women will have had a hysterectomy, and about 11.7% of women ages 40–44 will have had the procedure?1 In other words, if you primarily work with women, you're likely...
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“I Don’t Want to Get Big & Bulky!”
“I don’t want to get big and bulky.” That’s what the prospective client told me. She wanted to get stronger, lose body fat, and feel more confident, but she was afraid of getting “too big.” According to her, resistance training,...
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How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti
As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all...
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5 Fitness Myths That Are Ruining Your Results
I’ll level with you... I’ve probably made every mistake in the book when it comes to my own training. And I don’t mind admitting it. When I first became interested in exercise, I joined a gym and fell in love...
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How to Create a Safe and Effective Strength Training Program for Pregnant Clients
Have you ever been in one of these situations? Situation #1: A client you’ve been training gets pregnant. She asks you what this means for her strength training program. What do you say? Situation #2: A new client wants to start...
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