We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort. You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal. But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that exercise, while great for health, isn’t actually all that important for weight loss.
If you're of a certain age, a few phrases might give you nightmarish flashbacks: flexed-arm hang. Shuttle run. Sit and reach.
Those are just a few of the torturous exercises from the Presidential Fitness Test, the physical-fitness gantlet for middle- and high-school kids in the United States. It was finally retired after the 2012–'13 school year. But even though the Presidential Fitness Test is now a historical relic, questions linger about why we were ever forced to do it in the first place.
With the explosion of boutique gyms and spin classes and ultramarathons, it can feel like exercise should be both expensive and extreme. But researchers are finding that it really doesn’t seem to matter what kind of physical activity you do to reap great health rewards. In one of largest global studies ever published on the heart health benefits of physical activity, researchers found that 150 minutes spent exercising per week could cut a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease and death.
Being a fitness expert is definitely one of the most rewarding jobs and careers out there.
You get to impact so many lives, by helping your clients become healthier, fitter, happier and possibly even live longer. As you watch your client’s bodies transform through fitness, wellness, and nutrition, you know that it’s not just purely physical.
Being successful as a personal trainer can be defined a lot of ways. I don’t define it as having a lot of client sessions; rather, I define it as training in such a way that you make yourself unnecessary, which has the paradoxical effect of causing your clients to want more of you.
Personal trainers are frequently overworked, undertrained, and underpaid by their gyms. And you thought you were feeling the burn.
The idea is pretty simple: While personal trainers can create a safe and effective workout, they can be expensive and sometimes inconvenient. A fitness app, though, can travel where you are and is relatively inexpensive — and sometimes even free.
Fitness and wellness professionals have a new business venture ahead — creating healthcare promotion plans in the workplace. The rise of healthcare costs coupled with the increase in diagnosed illnesses such as obesity, anxiety, diabetes, and hypertension have left a fiscal bruise on the corporate budget.
Studies of how the human engine burns calories help to explain why physical activity does little to control weight—and how our species acquired some of its most distinctive traits.
Companies want to turn all those numbers about consumers into more personalized—and fun—workouts.
With so many wearable fitness trackers on the market, it’s not easy making a decision. So we checked in with a few of the fit, brainy folks at the Focus Personal Training Institute—a leading personal-training school and sleek workout facility in New York City— and asked what they’re wearing on their wrist. Here’s what we found on our visit.
With the fitness industry offering numerous career options, be sure to select the one that best suits your talents and interests.
The following four secrets have been pulled by AFS after diligently speaking to thousands of the most successful fitness professionals, studio and gym owners. We trust the information will be incredibly valuable to you now and in the future.
Fitness Journal is designed to enhance any diet or exercise program. We do not tell you what to eat or how to workout. Fitness Journal allows you an easy, interactive way to manage your workout and diet information.
Our Mission...provide relevant, useful information to enable fitness professionals to be successful financially through sound business practices and training expertise.
Certifications from proper certifying agencies are especially important today, but the most important reason to get a certification may be to differentiate.
Welcome to GlobalFit, the nation's leading provider of healthy living benefits, helping you and your family to get fit, feel better and live healthier.
Levi Bloom (that's me!) is an elite level cross-country mountain bike racer who is also known to compete in other disciplines like road and cyclo-cross. He runs and skis (cross-country) during the off-season, too.
DAVE HUBBARD has been educating and motivating everyone from busy business professionals to busy stay at home moms, for over 20 years, to get and stay fit for life
My online diet and fitness program is designed to guide you on how to make smart choices that will improve your mind, body and spirit! It's easy! As a member, you'll receive customized meal and fitness plans that are targeted to help you meet your personal goals.
America's toughest trainer makes weight loss simple.
I am so excited to be able to share this with you because the main thing that I have found out when it comes to starting a new health and fitness lifestyle is that people need a support group and this site gives you the tools to do just that. I'm proud of this website and I know that it is going to guide you back on track.
Sports Education Info-site from a 2-time Olympic Coach, Sports Scientist & Author Dr.Nicholas Romanov.
Simplify the complex and confusing world of health, nutrition, and fitness
DCAC offers an extraordinary variety of Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind/Body Fitness Education sessions presented by the world's foremost fitness educators.
Exercise ETC. has rapidly grown to become one of the country's largest providers of fitness education programs. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., we offer education, training and certification programs in over 50 cities nationwide.
ExRx.net (Exercise Prescription on the Net) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast.
Get your free online diet journal and start tracking your foods, exercises, weight loss, and goals. Join over 2 Million FitDay members using our site to take control of their diet and lose weight.
The mission of fitlosophy is to inspire people to live a healthy, active lifestyle by motivating and supporting them with innovative products, to redefine how people integrate fitness into their lifestyle, and to change the shape of our world - literally.
Developed by the experts at FITNESS magazine, this is the premiere Web site for exercise, health, and nutrition information.
For nearly ten years Fitness By Phone has certified some of the top personal trainers in the United States and Canada as Master Fitness By Phone Coaches.
Fitness.com's mission is to provide the World with healthy fitness tips and information, 100% free. With our free exercises, recipes, fitness tools & calculators, articles, diet and weight loss support forum, and our training forum, we hope to you can find all the tools needed to live a healthy and active life.
Specializing in Golf Conditioning and Education.
Your workout, your device, anywhere, anytime. Plan, track, analyze and share your journey with MapMyFitness.
Healthy habits, not iron willpower, are the keys to achieving the shape you want. Get started today with these effective tools.
We made sure that entering your workouts online is just as easy as entering your foods. You can easily keep track of Cardio, Weight Training, and even Daily Activites from walking the dog to doing the dishes.
Welcome to the NetFit fitness site. With literally thousands of pages of training programs, fitness plans and general exercises, you can find whatever you need to get fit.
With increasing public awareness about the benefits of healthy living and an active lifestyle, the demand for personal trainers has increased exponentially both in private practices and gyms.
PPOnline's mission is to be the world's most useful and vibrant community and source of information for athletes and coaches
SCW Fitness Education (formerly Sara's City Workout) started as a small fitness studio in downtown Chicago. Oprah Winfrey used to come exercise with her production staff in a lovely studio that could only hold 24 comfortably.
MOTIVATION, FOOD & FITNESS....WELCOME TO STAY HEALTHY FITNESS! I will be sharing my Stay Healthy Life with YOU through MY example of what I do to maintain my health, physique, and Being My BEST ME at 49!!! I look forward to Blogging for you. Stay tuned for recipes, articles, links, videos, and very personal shares!! Stay Healthy!
Women's fitness organizations are popping up everywhere these days. With so many to choose from, the search for quality fitness education can be confusing and bewildering. The Center for Women's Fitness and The Pilates Evolution offer programs that simplify your quest.
This site was 'born' at the end of April 2007 as our attempt to give Sports Science and Exercise Physiology a broader appeal, while at the same time providing a site where people could be educated and learn about physiology and exercise performance.
Our workouts and exercises have been tested and proven with real clients. If you're looking to lose weight, tone up and gain strength, you've come to the right place.
Women fitness (WF) believes that every woman can achieve a desired body if she believes in herself and works whole-heartedly to achieve a healthy and fit body no matter what comes in her way.
Workoutz.com is a free exercise video demonstration website that gives users the ability to learn exactly how to perform virtually any exercise imaginable.
Active.com is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate.
AthleteInMe.com® is intended for consumers of all fitness levels: from sedentary to weekend-warrior to elite athlete. However, because our information is quite detailed, coaches, athletic trainers, and even healthcare professionals will find AthleteInMe.com® useful.
As an athletic-minded traveler, I know first hand how difficult it can be to find legitimate workout options, especially the best hotel gyms. This website essentially guarantees that my out of town exercise questions will be answered before I leave home.
Check out the Diet that is taking the internet by storm. You can see our own personal results as well as some interesting stats from AtoZfitness personal trainer Sarah.
Canadian Wellness is a comprehensive directory of fitness, diet, health, nutrition and other wellness related professionals and their services.
The online resource for diet and fitness including weight loss, low fat recipes, vitamins and minerals, nutrition, health and fitness. We have produced health, diet and fitness information along with a large selection of health calculators including an ideal weight calculator which estimates the time taken to achieve your ideal weight and a calories burned calculator. We also have a special body fat percentage section to estimate your body fat based on bmi, skinfolds or body dimensions. Why not Visit our new section on Fitness Vacations.
Health & Fitness with a vibe.
At SparkPeople, our mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals and lead healthier lives. We offer nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free, while other sites like Weight Watchers and eDiets.com charge their members for similar services.
A team of health care professionals developed Stretch Break to increase circulation, relieve tension, boost your energy level, and help guard against Repetitive Strain Injuries.
We do exactly what you're expecting us to do - provide ways for you to find out more about health information. Whether it's just information and facts, businesses or products, our websites are set up to help you find what you want, when you want.
TimeOutdoors offers free access to 1,000+ pages of events, clubs & expert advice on outdoor sports & activities.