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Become a Successful Personal Fitness Trainer [Video]

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Have you ever thought of becoming a personal fitness trainer? If so, now is the time to make the move so you can set your own hours, keep yourself fit by helping others keep fit and be able to work locally while maintaining a healthy work-life balance in which we all want to achieve! Check out this recent video from one of our students of the personal fitness training program and how the experience and tools provided by the instructors at California Healing Arts College helped her get into the rewarding health care career.

Talk to one of our admissions representatives today for more information about how to enroll in the personal fitness trainer program @ CHAC.

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Study links positive fitness center climate to better health

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by Mike Krings

(Medical Xpress)—Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person’s favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at a fitness center as positive, caring and task-involving, and found the staff to be positive and supportive, those subjects were both more likely to commit to exercise and have higher life satisfaction in general.

Theresa Brown, director of student affairs research, and Mary Fry, associate professor of health, sport and  science, surveyed nearly 5,000 people who exercise at a chain  center with locations in all 50 states. They sought to gauge the connection between members’ perceptions of staff behaviors, motivational climate, their own behaviors, commitment to future exercise and life satisfaction.

“That’s long been an interest of mine, how to get people to commit to exercise,” Brown said. “I think  can be a great place for people to exercise. Unfortunately, a lot of centers aren’t very welcoming. I think fitness professionals aren’t always aware of the powerful key they hold. They can really help people embrace fitness.”

Survey respondents took part in a structured group exercise class in a dance-style format. Instructors are required to become certified through training and maintain certification through regular feedback sessions. The respondents answered questions about how staff interacted with exercisers, whether they felt they were courteous, learned their names, made them feel welcome and provided positive motivation. They also reported on how they perceived the climate at the centers and how satisfied they were with their lives. The study is published in the journal Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

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High–intensity training could put kidney disease on the run

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by Caroline Day

The benefits of high-intensity interval training for people with chronic kidney disease is the focus of a team of researchers at The University of Queensland.

The study coincides with Kidney Health Week, which is being celebrated from 25 to 31 May.

More than 50 people die every day from kidney-related disease according to recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The research being done at the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health at UQ’s School of Human Movement Studies aims to reduce the high mortality rate associated with the disease.

The study is examining the effects of high-intensity interval training compared to moderate-intensity continuous training on  who have stage 3 or 4 .

Intense interval training has been shown to have  in people with metabolic syndrome, also known as insulin-resistance syndrome, and in people with but this is the first study on people with kidney disease.

Lead investigator and UQ PhD student Kassia Weston said the results would enable people with kidney disease to write the most effective exercise plan for themselves.

“We know fitness is strongly related to health outcomes in kidney disease, so if we can find the best way to improve  we can hopefully reduce the high rates of cardiovascular disease associated with this disease,” she said.

High-intensity  has gained rapid appreciation among clinicians due to its superiority in increasing fitness in a shorter amount of time than moderate-intensity continuous training.

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Early steps toward personalized fitness

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When it comes to reaping benefits of sprint interval training, it appears that men have won the battle of the sexes, if just barely. According to new research published in the June 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, men create more new proteins as a result of this exercise than women do. The good news, however, is that men and women experienced similar increases in aerobic capacity. This study is the first to directly measure the creation of proteins made to adapt to this mode of exercise. The study also uniquely used methods that measure the cumulative making of proteins during the entire three weeks to account for other daily living factors, effectively ensuring that the study was a measure of real life conditions. Finally, this study does not extend to other types of exercise, such as running, jogging and cycling, where women may benefit equally or more.

“It is hoped that future studies distinguishing differences in responsiveness between sexes, age groups or disease conditions could lead to better tailored  for health benefits,” said Benjamin F. Miller, Ph.D., study author from the Translational Research on Aging and Chronic Disease Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

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A Brief History of Sports Massage

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To complement the article package, “Sports Massage,” in the July 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: Sports massage is on the leading edge of therapies utilized by modern athletes, and it has a long and rich history.

Sports massage is on the leading edge of therapies utilized by modern athletes, and it has a long and rich history. In 1812, Swedish fencing master and gymnast Pehr Henrik Ling combined the strokes of what we know as Swedish massage with remedial exercises, calling his technique kinesiotherapy. Sports massage was used by athletes in Europe throughout the 20th century, but was relatively unknown in the U.S. until an incredible performance at the 1972 Olympic Games by Finnish track and field athlete Lasse Virén. He credited receiving deep friction massage to winning both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs.

In the 1970s, James Cyriax, M.D., known as the father of orthopedic medicine, developed a series of deep friction techniques for massage therapy that continues to be used in sports medicine today. In 1980, Jack Meagher published his book Sports Massage, which created incredible interest in high-impact, therapeutic massage for athletes. In early 1984, Robert King, L.M.T., (1948–2013) succeeded Myk Hungerford, P.T., Ph.D. (1926–2008) as national director of education for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Sports Massage Team.

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Personal Trainer Offers More Than Fitness Regimens

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When Christopher Brady was working as a personal trainer, both at Bally Total Fitness and Lifetime Fitness, he found himself helping clients with a lot more than just physical fitness.

“I would sit down with them and together we would come up with a game plan of what we were trying to achieve, incorporating nutrition, chronic health issues and other aspects of their lifestyle,” he said.

It was a way of doing business that led Brady to launch Complete Body Balance, his Winnetka-based health, wellness and nutrition clinic that opened three weeks ago.

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