Celebrating Women in Sport

We are celebrating women in sport and the health and fitness industry throughout March, spotlighting our expert women authors and the key issues that women face in sport and physical activity.

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Blog Content

Here are a few of Human Kinetics’ top blog posts inspired by our women authors and guest writers.

Running through menopause

It’s understandable that your body may respond differently to your usual training during perimenopause and menopause. Explore these tips on how you can continue to perform your best.

Confessions of an emotional eater: 8 tips to avoid emotional eating

Author of Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, Melody Schoenfeld, explores why you may be eating emotionally and gives some practical tips on how to stop turning to food when you’re feeling emotional.

Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes

Each endurance event has its own unique duration and challenges. But what are the best nutrition practices for an endurance athlete before, during, after a competition? Here are some tips and key information on how nutrition can be applied to endurance activities.

Reducing Anxiety and Depression With Physical Exercise

The mental health problems that have received the most attention are anxiety and depression. Exercise appears to be associated with positive changes in mood states and a reduction in overall levels of anxiety and depression.

Personal trainer

How to Increase Your Worth as a Personal Trainer

Becoming a Personal Trainer is not only a rewarding career choice but also one with great potential for growth and financial success. There are some simple but effective steps you can take to improve continuously.

24 pregnancy yoga poses for a strong, healthy and sexy pregnancy

Author of Your Strong, Sexy Pregnancy, Desi Bartlett takes us through key yoga poses for each trimester of pregnancy to aid a strong delivery and recovery.


The Science of Caffeine

Our guest author Jeni Peters from Future Fit Training shares the science behind caffeine consumption and its effects on exercise, nutrition and everyday of our lives.

Understanding Post-Workout Recovery

You love to exercise and appreciate the exhaustion that comes from a high-intensity workout. However, you don’t always get the results you want. Find out more about overtraining syndrome and how to allow your body the time and rest to recover.

Video Library

Take a look at these videos where our authors share their expertise and experience.

What Does it Mean to Become a Sustainable Runner

Becoming a Sustainable Runner authors Tina Muir and Zoe Rom discuss what it means to become a sustainable runner in terms of prioritizing physical, mental rest, and helping sustain our planet.

How to Build Your Yoga (or Fitness) Business

Author and entrepreneur Ava Taylor shares stories from the mistakes she has made during her journey so you don’t have to go through this process blindly. Listen along, and then learn more in her book: Your Yoga Business.

Empowering Women Through Exercise

Watch as 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Kia Williams talks about her new book, Functional Core for Women: Targeted Training for Glutes and Abs.

Top Secret to Healthy Running

In this interview, physical therapist and runner Emmi Aguillard and elite endurance coach Jonathan Cane talk about strategies to help runners stay healthy and injury free.


You’ll find a variety of workout videos and training tips here.

Full Body Dumbbell Workout

This dumbbell complex emphasizes unilateral exercises, which automatically activate the core musculature in order to main­tain your posture and body position to control the offset load.

Glute and Ab Workout

Intensifying an exercise could mean adding more weight, increasing number of repetitions, or moving more explosively. Try this intensity-focused glute and ab workout from Functional Core for Women.

Kettlebell Workout

The kettlebell is a very old exercise tool that has seen a resurgence in modern-day fitness training. Try this kettlebell complex from Strength Training for Fat Loss.

Metabolic Workout for Fat Loss

Try this metabolic training program designed for fat loss from The Complete Guide to Strength Training Methods.

Core Activation Exercises

Strengthening the core can improve athletic performance; reduce risk of injuries, aches, and pains; and improve balance and mobility. Try this core activation exercises before your workout to prime your core muscles to achieve maximal activation during your session.

Benefits of Strength Training

From feeling physically stronger to managing mental health better, the benefits to strength training are endless. For women specifically, strength training also increase the ability to cope with the different stages of life, like pregnancy and menopause. In addition, strength training can benefit better sleep and help regulate the effects of various hormones.

Improving Joint Pain with Nutrition

It is possible to experience joint pain if you exercise regularly or participate in sports. Some people experience knee pain or stiffness if they sit for a prolonged period of time with their knees bent (in a long lecture, movie theater, or airplane ride, for example) due to worn-down cartilage.. Research suggests that vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E can reduce osteoarthritis through their effects on joint health.

What is Your Posture Type?

Author Vayu Jung Doohwa has developed a unique methodology by which he “diagnoses” yoga practitioners into 4 postural groups and “prescribes” adjustments to release and overcome the musculoskeletal imbalances relating to each one with her book Identifying Postural Imbalances Through Yoga.

Lower Body Workout

If you’re aiming to strengthen your legs, hips and glutes, try this lower body workout from Women’s Muscle & Strength by Nike Global Trainer and trainer on Apple Fitness+, Betina Gozo Shimonek. Performing a dynamic mobility routine before a strength workout is a great way to warm up. When exercising your lower body, you should focus on mobility through your hips and knees. Even body weight exercises, such as squats, can be beneficial.

Yoga Poses for a Healthy Spine

For both healthy running and a healthy lifestyle, you need to take care of the spine. One of the best ways to do this is to integrate a yoga practice into your weekly fitness routine. Yoga helps balance out the effects of prolonged sitting and running by decompressing, strengthening, and realigning the body.

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