Coaching and Training

How to Train Clients With Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Globally, the prevalence of low back pain has increased 54 percent between 1990 and 2015 [1]. In light of this, it is naive to believe we are doing...
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Everyday Racism in the Fitness World and Beyond
In 2018, LA Fitness called the police on two African American men because they didn’t believe the men had memberships, even though both of the men had checked in and one of the men had been a member of the...
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Sexual Harassment in Life and in the Fitness Industry
Let’s talk about sex… ual harassment. When speaking of sexual harassment, some of the more blatant and alarming examples of it tend to jump into mind. The construction worker who hollers highly inappropriate remarks at female passersby. The perverted teacher...
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Representation Matters: Eating Disorders Aren't Just for White Girls
When you think about eating disorders what is the image that comes to mind? Is it one of teenaged vanity? Of emaciated white women agonizing in front of the mirror or hunched over the toilet? For a long time, the...
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Speak Up: Identifying Rape Culture in Everyday Conversation
You can find it in this 2011 New York Times description of an 11-year-old girl who was horrifically gang raped: “she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” You can...
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8 Unintentional Ways Trainers Promote Disordered Eating (and What to Do Instead)
Dear fitness professionals, are you inadvertently misdirecting your clients? Are you unconsciously promoting disordered eating? What we hear, think, and say has a profound influence on how we feel about our health and our bodies. As personal trainers and fitness...
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How to Build a Referral Network to Support Your Pre- and Postnatal Clients
Health professionals who care deeply about their clients or patients look for professionals in other areas of practice who they can trust and to whom they can guide their clients or patients needing services beyond their scope of practice. To...
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When to Refer Your Pregnant or Postpartum Client to Another Professional
When working with pregnant and postpartum clients, remember that you are just one member of their healthcare team. Your clients will be working with several health professionals throughout their pre- and postnatal experience including some or all of the following:...
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What Coaches Need to Know About Childbirth
It’s important for coaches working with pregnant and postpartum women to understand the birthing process and the implications it may have on a client’s body and her return to exercise, as well as the emotional and psychological impact of the...
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