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Special Populations: Helping the Unhealthy Become Healthy

There are really two kinds of people in America. Of course I'm speaking in terms of clichés here. But if you are going to reduce it to the lowest common denominator it can seem as though there are two types, one that is fit and healthy and one that is in bad shape. Americans are very lean and healthy, athletic and fitness conscious or they’re not. The former is stereotyped as the “gym-rat” and the latter group as the couch potato. Now, these are very broad generalizations, but the line between healthy and unhealthy has been marked out in the [...]

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Why It’s Important for Fitness Centers to Hire Trainers with “Special Populations Certification”

The US, in recent times, has seen an increase in population that suffers from heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and other such longstanding health conditions. There is also a rising need for health programs that are cost effective and help in Medicare qualifications of adults. All these factors have given birth to a new branch in fitness learning called specialized populations training. The certification is usually structured in collaboration with healthcare experts and enables the fitness trainers to work with individuals with diverse fitness and health needs. These specialized trainers become distinguishable in the fitness industry by being able to [...]

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