October 29, 2023

Cervical spinal flexion, also known as neck flexion, is the forward bending of the head and neck. It is one of the four main ranges of motion of the cervical spine, along with extension, rotation, and lateral flexion.

keep a healthy fitness routine through the holidays
October 21, 2023

The holidays are a time for celebration, indulgence, and often, disruptions to routines. With busy schedules, tempting treats, and late nights, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy fitness routine during this time of year. As the season kicks off, talk with clients and classes about maintaining habits to help stay on track.

Staying active during the holidays can help manage stress, boost energy levels, and maintain a healthy weight. These 7 tips can help keep a fitness routine on track during the holiday season:

October 21, 2023

As the population ages, the demand for qualified fitness instructors who specialize in working with older adults is on the rise. Fitness certifications can provide instructors with the knowledge and skills they need to safely and effectively design and deliver fitness programs that meet the unique needs of this population.

Benefits of fitness certifications for instructors

October 18, 2023

Did you know the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has announced a new requirement? All ACE-certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors will soon be required to complete a continuing education course on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This requirement will go into effect on January 1, 2024. FiTOUR can help instructors meet the requirement with our latest certification's ACE CEC course.

How to Remedy 7 Common Mistakes in Exercise Cueing
January 9, 2022

Written by CarolAnn, M.S., CPT, CN
(Originally published in Personal Fitness Professional, Fall 2021 Edition)

certified personal trainers improve communication and cueing in online training
January 27, 2021

Soft skills are typically innate personal attributes that an instructor naturally brings to the job. These skills aren’t part of formal education; but soft skills can be learned and improved through time and experience within the field. It is important to acknowledge the difference between the hard and soft skills of fitness to better understand and work toward improving how we show up for our classes and clients. 

Online fitness instructrion requires specific online insurance
August 5, 2020

Being a fitness instructor is one of the most rewarding and satisfying occupations out there through helping clients achieve the greatest version of themselves. On top of making real, tangible differences in people’s lives, the industry allows for flexible work hours, the ability to work online or in-person, and you often get the chance to squeeze in your own workouts alongside your clients.

When you think about it that way, rewarding is kind of an understatement, right?

Benefits of Insurance for Instructors
October 16, 2019

Why Having Personal Liability Insurance as a Personal Trainer Matters 

Let’s discuss the elephant in the room before we even open the gate on insurance talk—yes, we’re an insurance company, and yes, we’re about to make an argument for you—a professional who, spoiler alert, is in our market—to hop on the personal liability insurance train.

8 resume tips for fitness professionals
September 28, 2019

Why Fitness Professionals Need an Updated Resume

You never know when opportunity might come knocking.  When it does, do you want to ask it to wait so you can prepare your resume? No!  We recommend fitness professionals keep an updated resume for those exciting opportunities.  Maintaining a resume is also good practice because instructors add formats, attend workshops, and take online courses annually to stay on trend and relevant; when your resume is kept up to date those educational opportunities or new work experiences don't fall through the cracks.  

CarolAnn's myofascial release exercises for your fitness class
July 12, 2019

Myofascial Release Exercises for Your Fitness Classes