Customer Service for the Personal Trainer

By Wendy Williamson   Good-to-great customer service spurs on a successful personal trainer’s career.  Though not all of the success can be attributed to great customer service, a large portion can be attributed the fitness professional’s interpersonal skills. Over 70 % of Americans (2011) said they were willing to spend more money with companies they…

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Differential Effects of our Exercise and Nutrition Program on Weight Loss Participants and Arthritis Patients

By Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., Rita La Rosa Loud, B.S., Michelle Pearson, M.S., and Samantha Vallier, A.S.   Approximately 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese,6 even though almost the same percentage of men and women report that they are following reduced calorie diet plans.12  It would, therefore, appear that dieting alone is not…

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Updates from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

By Nancy Clark   Nutrition misinformation and food confusion surrounds today’s health-conscious athletes. To arm myself with knowledge to better educate my clients, I (along with 10,000 other registered dietitians) attended the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics annual convention to learn the latest food and nutrition updates. Here is some information that might help you…

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Resistance Training and Touch Surface Bacteria

By Wayne L. Westcott My experiences as a participant and presenter at the annual American College of Sports Medicine World Congress on Exercise is Medicine meetings have enhanced my understanding of the fitness, health and medical benefits associated with both resistance training exercise and aerobic activity.  In addition to well-known adaptations in our muscular and…

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