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Sustainable Change for Your Fitness Clients

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network The other day, I had a conversation with someone who has been trying to reach the same goal for years. Not unlike any fitness client, she was frustrated with always feeling like she was just spinning her wheels. Of course, we discussed her goals, her current habits...
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Strength Training Program Design: The Basics

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network For the last several months, I have been discussing components of a fitness assessment. Of course, the assessment provides great information from which to begin with your clients, but it is not an end in itself. Program design will take the information gleaned from a fitness assessment and help you...
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The Health and Fitness Assessment, Conclusion and Take Away

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network In the last installment (The Health & Fitness Assessment, Part III - Cardiovascular & Strength Testing), I discussed the heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility assessments as part of the fitness evaluation. This time, I’ll follow up with my thoughts on assessments in general.
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Designing Better Programs for Better Results

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Last month (The Health and Fitness Assessment, Part II), I discussed the fitness evaluation process and its components. In this installment, we will look at resting heart rate, blood pressure, and body composition. This month I will discuss a little bit about submaximal cardiovascular endurance, muscular fitness testing, and flexibility....
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Designing Better Programs for Better Results

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network The Health & Fitness Assessment – Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, & Body Composition Last month, I discussed the fitness evaluation process and its components. In this installment, we will look at resting heart rate, blood pressure, and body composition.
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The Health and Fitness Assessment, Part 1

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Last month, I discussed the need for better evaluating a client’s needs in order to help them progress toward their goals safely. Now I’d like to discuss the evaluation process in a little more detail. A pre-participation health and fitness assessment will help ensure client safety and well-being, ...
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