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Fitness for Life

Fitness for Life provides teachers and students with the most comprehensive and current evidence- and standards-based content available to help students to become physically literate and to be physically active throughout their lives.
The seventh edition of this Texty Award–winning text is based on established education theory and follows a pedagogically sound scope and sequence to enhance learning and help students take responsibility for their own activity, fitness, health, and wellness.
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Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells have been around for hundreds of years but have seen rapid international growth over the last decade. It is no wonder that kettlebells have become so popular across the world: They provide an effective and inexpensive tool for improving mobility; promote fat loss; increase endurance, strength, and power; and enhance sport performance.
Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started on setting goals, assessing your fitness level, and selecting exercises. It contains proven programs that will produce results. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, Kettlebell Training has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. It’s a complete guide that you’ll turn to again and again.
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Daniels’ Running Formula

Train for your next race with the man who has been called “the world’s best running coach.” With more than 55 years of experience, Jack Daniels is a legendary figure in the running community. Named the National Coach of the Year by the NCAA and honoured as the Division III Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Century, Daniels has mentored some of the greatest names in running, including Jim Ryun, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom. In Daniels’ Running Formula, he has shared training advice with hundreds of thousands of runners. Now in this updated – and definitive – fourth edition, he again refines his methods and strategies to help you run faster and stronger.
Join the thousands of runners who have relied on Jack Daniels to help them reach their peak running performance. Using the programs outlined in Daniels’ Running Formula, you too can achieve the results you seek every time you train and race.
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Secrets of a personal trainer: How to keep clients on track

As a personal trainer, one of the first steps you will take with a new client is conducting an initial assessment, determining an appropriate starting point for achieving established goals. Such assessments are not one-off events, but should be ongoing – checking in along the way to make sure the client stays on track. In this post, we explore some of the most important responsibilities of trainers when it comes to ongoing assessment and keeping the client on track. Adapted from Secrets of Successful Program Design.
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Confessions of an emotional eater: 8 tips to avoid emotional eating

Whether you’re feeling happy, sad, stressed or anxious, many of us may turn to food when we’re experiencing a certain emotion. In this post, adapted from Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, author Melody Schoenfeld talks us through how to break the habit.
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Small-group training: A sample program for fitness professionals

Working out in a smaller group may allow some to feel more comfortable following the pandemic restrictions and may help create more of a community team spirit amongst participants. In this post, adapted from Keli Roberts’ A Professional’s Guide to Small-Group Personal Training, we take a look at a sample partner programme for you to implement in your small-group training.
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