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Considerations for Clients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author: PTA Global | Posted 26 Jul 2017

hand in rainbowBy Emily Sopo

Before we dive into this post, I want to share a piece of information that sheds light on part of why I wanted to write about rheumatoid arthritis (RA):

My mom, Linda Sopo, has RA. She was diagnosed about four years ago after several months of mysterious debilitating ...

Heart Rates Do Not Lie, So Use It to Your Advantage!

Author: PTA Global | Posted 19 Jul 2017

By Priscilla Flynn

As personal trainers, we think we can gauge how well clients cope with the exercise we prescribe by observing quality of movement, sweat level, breathing rate, or their mental/ emotional state. When I started using heart rate (HR) monitors with clients, I encountered a huge wake up ...

Overcoming the “Best Way” Mentality is Your Best Reputation Builder

Author: PTA Global | Posted 05 Jul 2017

Jared Meacham, Ph.D.

Every fitness professional knows the scenario, and it always starts the same way: “What’s the best way to....?” “What’s the best diet for...?” “What’s the best exercise to...?” “What’s the best supplement for...?”

We know it comes with the territory and we all just have to work ...

Creating Injury Prevention Programs: Essential Considerations

Author: PTA Global | Posted 28 Jun 2017

By Meredith Butulis

Personal Trainers: Have you ever created corrective exercise programs, but find injury rates increase? How is it that corrective exercise + regular exercise = higher injury rates? This is a problem I observed and a question that I pondered for many years.

Like all exercise, corrective exercise is ...

When Your Client Finishes Their Session Here’s What Really Matters

Author: PTA Global | Posted 21 Jun 2017

By Raphael Konforti

As you wrap up the session your client gets up from foam rolling and like clockwork there’s a big sweaty imprint of their body on the ground.  Most people would think it’s gross, but as a trainer there’s a kind of twisted satisfaction you get from ...

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