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Working Through Cancer: Exercise as a Part of Recovery

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Cancer is serious business. It is second only to heart disease as Americans’ leading cause of death, and more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Of those new cases, many will be invasive breast cancer (an …

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The Mighty Mango: Its Role in Exercise Performance

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. After 15 days of supplementation with a combination of peanut husk extract (luteolin) and mango leaf extract (mangiferin), a group of healthy male university students from Spain showed improvements in exercise performance, including increases in brain oxygenation and muscle oxygen extraction, that lasted for …

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Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Diane Shaughnessy

Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who’s making a difference in their community. For July, we found fireworks in Diane Shaughnessy’s story. She’s an NASM-CPT, FNS, WLS who started her incredible fitness career at 68 years of age. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Tell us a little …

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Is Losing Touch with the Why in Program Design Costing You Money?

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. When I first became a personal trainer some 14 years ago, I was obsessed with corrective exercise and movement perfection. Prospective clients watched as I geeked out on every nuance of the impeccable squat. Once they became clients, they’d undergo extreme scrutiny while performing …

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5 Exercises to Relieve IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Exercises The warm summer weather is the perfect setting for people to get outdoors and participate in the activities they enjoy. However, too much of a good thing can lead to overuse injuries. Iliotibial band syndrome, or ITB syndrome, is one of these injuries. ITBS Statistics in Athletes IT …

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Navigating the Path to Becoming a Fitness Presenter

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. As a group fitness instructor or personal trainer, you excel at leading and educating. Have you ever fantasized about taking your expertise beyond the confines of the studio? Take a moment to recall an engaging presenter at the last fitness education event you attended. …

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Meet Mike Doehla, Owner of Stronger U [Interview]

Get the Basics… Nutrition vs. Dieting Structured Flexibility Data Collection & Progress Monitoring Building Community Time Management Challenges Background Schimri Yoyo: Alright. We’re here with Mike Doehla of Stronger U, and we’re just going to begin with a little bit about your background, Mike, for this feature on Exercise.com. What first sparked your interest in …

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Meet Colton Tessener, Co-Founder of Arise Athletics [Interview]

Get the Basics… The coaching nature of sports training The General Physical Preparation (or GPP) approach to training Education in the classroom vs. Education in the weight room The difference between training and exercise The impact on clients and in the community Colton Tessener is a Strength & Conditioning Coach and owner of Arise Athletics …

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