IHRSA 2018 Elivate Fitness Educational recap

The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is known around the world for its high-energy trade show, motivational keynote speakers, expert educational sessions, and buzzing networking events. IHRSA’s mission is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health …

It’s always about the Client first

I just read a great article (link and words below) by a brilliant friend, Dr. Mike Reinold, about some of the life changing lessons he learned while having the honor to work under perhaps the most famous orthopedic surgeon alive, Dr. James Andrews. If you don’t know who Dr. Andrews is, he serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Founder of IntelliSkin Posture Apparel and Co-Medical Director for the Association of Surfing Professionals

The Power of Questions

My professional boxing career got off to a slow start with one draw and one loss. I instinctually knew that my issue wasn’t my skill or my training; I needed a mental shift. Determined to unleash the power I knew I had in me, I searched the library for sports psychology books and got excited by The Mental Edge by Ken Baum. I …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach

Olympic Athletic Trainers Can Do It All – Or Can We?

When I was a young Athletic Training Student in the late 90’s I had a pretty narrow view of athlete care. I was deep into my own Athletic Training education but I knew very little about other medical professionals’ potential value within athletic teams.  Outside of Physicians, Athletic Trainers did it all.  There seemed to be an independence and professional …

Aaron Brock Head Athletic Trainer Mens USA Volleyball

Aaron Brock

USA Volleyball’s Director of Sports Medicine and Performance, Head Athletic Trainer for the Men’s National Volleyball Team

What Makes a Good Leader: 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Whether you’re leading a group fitness class or looking to move up within your organization, leadership is an indispensable skill – and emotional intelligence is a key component. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of the best leaders have the five emotional intelligence qualities discussed below. But why is emotional intelligence so important? Because research confirms that leaders with emotional …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

Six Crucial Skills You Must Develop To Be An Effective Trainer

Having a certification and being in shape don’t automatically qualify a person to be a trainer. After all, training is much more than counting reps and putting together movements in a rep scheme. Below are six skills a person absolutely must have to work effectively with clients. 1. Teaching While it’s important to understand anatomy and physiology, using too many …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Make sure your clients play an ACTIVE role in their health and fitness goals

One of the “success philosophies” we have in our facility is: Get clients fit, but at the same time, educate them on what they can be doing outside of the gym to help with that process. Sometimes that second part gets lost in warm-ups, membership info, catching up on social life and new exercises, but ultimately many times it proves to …

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Dr. Alan Sokoloff

Doctor of Chiropractic, DACBSP, Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, POWERplay in Sports executive board member.

Take Your Personalized Home Exercise and Rehab Programs for Clients to the Next Level

WebEXERCISES: ACTIVE CARE, PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION MADE EASY Driven by a mission to help patients achieve greater success in their active care rehabilitation programs, WebExercises has created online and mobile tools that let patients perform exercises under the guidance of their healthcare professional – even when outside the office. 1. Revenue WebExercises makes it easy to build reimbursable active …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises