Sleep is a fundamental biological process that is essential for our physical and mental health. Time for our bodies to rest, repair, and rejuvenate, getting adequate rest is an important topic for fitness professionals to discuss with clients and classes. When we don't get enough sleep, we can experience a variety of negative consequences, including:
On Giving Tuesday, FiTOUR® will donate 100% of their sales to The Tanner Foundation, a
nonprofit devoted to providing educational opportunities to persons with Parkinson's Disease,
Multiple Sclerosis and ALS, caregivers, and health-care workers.
The Tanner Center was founded in 2003 by Drs. Emily and John Riser. Dr. Emily and her
husband Dr. John both work tirelessly to make the world a better place for individuals with MS,
Parkinson’s, and ALS and their families.
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.
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:
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
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.
Written by CarolAnn, M.S., CPT, CN
(Originally published in Personal Fitness Professional, Fall 2021 Edition)
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.