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Is CrossFit a passing trend?
Health Club Management
Since its initial introduction in 2000, the CrossFit concept has grown in prominence with a dedicated following taking up the workout across the U.K. However, can the idea be translated for the mass market?
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AFPA Conference registration now open!
AFPA
Date: Oct. 23-25
Location: Roland E. Powell Convention Center – Ocean City, Maryland

Who should attend: Any and all fitness enthusiasts, fitness professionals, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, program directors, youth and athletic coaches, physical therapists, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, strength trainers, facility owners, sports conditioning specialist and nutrition consultants.

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Featured AFPA conference presenter
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Bill Sonnemaker, MS
Bill is an internationally sought after exercise physiologist, personal trainer and educator. His impressive credentials, first-class science education and numerous national and international awards distinguish him as a cutting-edge leader in the fitness industry. In 2007, Bill received both the IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year and the NASM Pursuit of Excellence awards. He is recognized worldwide by his peers in the health and fitness industry as a highly motivated and committed leader and advocate for the advancement of fitness professionals' training and competency standards.

Presentations for this event:
  • Top 10+ Business Tips for Success
  • 10+ World Class Solutions for Common Everyday Issues
  • Low Impact/Joint Friendly Metabolic Training: Training Smart Not Just Harder!
  • Forced Reps

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Charging the right fees for your personal training services
Entrepreneur
The two primary fee structures you'll use for your personal training business are hourly and flat-fee contract service agreements. While some trainers use one or the other exclusively, most use a combination. It's a good idea to offer a variety of service agreements and hourly-rate structures but not so many that your prospective clients are confused. Keep your fee structures simple but with sufficient options to suit both your clients' ability to pay and their individual fitness needs.
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Why it's so hard to lose those last 5 pounds
The Washington Post
The last five pounds. The vanity pounds. The dream weight. The fantasy weight. The high school weight. Yes, many names are given to the weight — the five or 10 pounds — that seems just out of reach no matter how much we exercise and improve our eating habits. But why is it out of reach? Is it all in our heads? Or is it because the body has a set-point or ideal weight — a weight from which it doesn't want to budge?
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Sweat: A cooling system that's an ancient language, too
Chicago Tribune
Humans are sweaty. With more than 2.5 million sweat glands distributed across the surface of our skin, we sweat more profusely than any other animal. Though the average person produces about two cups of sweat per day, this amount can increase to about 3 gallons with vigorous activity in high temperatures.
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The workout that will help you eat less (EmaxHealth)
Too much prolonged high-intensity exercise risks heart health (British Medical Journal via ScienceDaily)

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How to attract traffic to your website
By Mayur Kisani
It is important for businesses to have a website — and one that works on all devices. Once you have your website for your business in place, it's time to think about how it can be used to grow your business. Think of your website as a billboard advertising your business and spreading your message. A website with zero traffic is like having a billboard that is not seen by anyone. So read on to know how to get your website in front of as many relevant visitors as possible, so it can help you grow your business.
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Extreme weight loss: 5 key strategies
CNN
You see it on TV all the time: People losing hundreds of pounds, going from couch potatoes to athletes, transforming themselves into different — and happier — human beings. How do they do it when most people struggle to lose 10 or 15 pounds? Big weight loss requires big lifestyle changes that stick for more than a few weeks, and it almost always involves a true life transformation. Yes, learning to eat very differently and move more — a lot more — are required, but that alone doesn't always produce extreme results.
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Doing social good
Health Club Management
The Fitness Sector Social Good Report explores the idea that a business with a purpose beyond maximizing self-interests can ensure long-term relevance with stakeholders, creating a more valued and sustainable organization. This report is written with the private fitness sector in mind because the pursuit of profit is very often a key measure of how they keep score. However, all organizations in the fitness sector, have a fundamental obligation to inspire people to live more active, healthier lives and to pursue this purpose in a responsible, authentic and compassionate way.
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To age well, walk
The New York Times
Results published in the journal JAMA, reinforce the necessity of frequent physical activity for our aging parents, grandparents and, of course, ourselves. While everyone knows that exercise is a good idea, whatever your age, the hard, scientific evidence about its benefits in the old and infirm has been surprisingly limited.

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How to refuel after a workout without undermining your hard work
The Washington Post
"Marketers have done a bang-up job of convincing everybody that refueling is necessary every time you move," says Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and the author of "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work."

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Too much prolonged high-intensity exercise risks heart health
British Medical Journal via ScienceDaily
Overdosing on high-intensity exercise may actually increase the risk of death from a heart attack or stroke in those with existing heart disease, suggests research.

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