These are the Top Fitness Trends of 2018

2018 is going to be a transformative year for the fitness industry. With every year that passes the chasm that once separated mainstream fitness products and services from the allied health, holistic lifestyle, sport and athletic training, physical therapy and health and fitness technology communities becomes smaller and smaller as they merge to form a synergistic unit with the mainstream…

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The Top Home Gym Upgrades for 2017

Fitness centers are everywhere and at this time in history the fitness industry is moving more and more toward smaller, boutique, fitness experiences. You’re seeing cycling studios pop up everywhere, kettlebell studios in every town…and the examples go on and on. The industry is moving toward specialization and that’s awesome but inevitably it’s all going to come back around to…

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The Best Plyo Box on the Market

Plyo boxes have evolved a lot over the years. It used to be common place to see rows of plyo boxes lined up for athletes to jump over in quick succession to develop power, reactivity in the joints and overall explosiveness. While this is still probably the most fundamental use for a plyo box, the general fitness market has moved…

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20% Off – PTA Global Behavior Change in Exercise Credential

As a PTA Global Ambassador I wanted to share with you an opportunity to get a 20% discount on a really instructive, and useful credential that they now offer. The PTA Global Behavior Change in Exercise Credential, normally $299, is only $239 when you use my unique Ambassador code at checkout. If you are a personal trainer, chances are you…

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The Best Way to Train Calves

Calf training is something that gives a lot of us fits! The really cool thing about calf training is that the best way to train the calves is not that complex. As it turns out, optimal calf training is actually pretty simple and after polling dozens of world class athletes with amazing calf development and after pouring over research to…

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Meal Prep Basics for Fitness Results

“Meal prep” is a term you hear a lot in the fitness industry. In it’s most basic form, meal prep is simply the act of preparing your foods, in advance, and organizing meal options so that they are easily accessible and properly proportioned to directly address the fitness goals you have. So obviously there’s a little more to meal prep…

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Top 20 Books for Personal Trainers

Personal training is one of the hottest and fastest growing professions in the United States at present. This is awesome to see! It’s almost like our entire culture has shifted focus from pencil thin body, low-fat eating, artificial everything to health conscious, fitness training, whole food eating, literally overnight. Just check out Instagram (follow TCD page) and Facebook (like TCD…

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The Best Med Ball, Slam Ball and Stability Ball on the Market

Fitness equipment morphs really quickly, but a number of the best equipment choices have been around for a long time and continue to remain the top choices for professional trainers. This article outlines the best choices you can make regarding any kind of exercise ball. I am not going to rank a bunch of different products because this is not…

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Developing Gamified Cardio Workouts That Don’t Suck

For most of us who workout daily, lift on a schedule, eat on a schedule and have a goal of getting very lean a couple of times each year, cardio (more specifically called aerobic training) is the one element of the equation that we need but just can’t seem to enjoy. Over the years I’ve wondered why and have found…

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Top 5 Picks – Gift of Fitness Christmas 2015

Christmas is just about here and I wouldn’t be much of a fitness professional if I didn’t tell you about my favorite and most effective gift ideas. All of these, when used, will provide amazing results for anyone in no time at all. My favorite fitness gifts tend to have less to do with sweating and heavy breathing than with…

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