Personal Training as a Profession- A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective When I first started at Vertex Fitness, I was fresh out of Temple University with a degree in Exercise Science and an ACE Personal Training Certification. Like many individuals newly entering the fitness field, I felt that at the time I was ready…

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The Core Quandary in Back Pain

The Core Quandary in Back Pain  Since the 1990s fitness professionals have touted training the poorly defined core to be the solution to a variety of problems. A common belief includes that a strong core stabilizes the spine and thus prevents lower back pain.  However, there is scant scientific research to support this idea. Most…

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Resistance Training As We Age – Use It or Lose It

Resistance Training As We Age – Use It or Lose It As we become older (30+ yrs) our bodies are changing and many people don’t realize that their normal routines may be hindering their overall health, especially if their routines don’t include regular exercise, “Use It Or Lose It”.  Some adults feel that if exercise…

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New Years Resolve

LIVING WELL New Year’s ResolveIt’s not too late to get it together for 2007. BY TARA BEHAN PUBLISHED JANUARY 11, 2007 AT 12:00 AM New Year’s ResolveIt’s not too late to get it together for 2007. You had the best intentions as you toasted the New Year. You promised yourself 2007 would be different—that this time you’d…

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I’m a woman and I want to start weight training. Will I get big, bulging muscles from doing this?

The answer is no, you won’t. If your fear of looking bulky and masculine is keeping you away from lifting weights, you’ll be relieved to know that a woman’s body isn’t naturally able to build large muscles the way a man can. Women’s bodies simply don’t have the testosterone levels necessary for major muscle gains;…

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