Dietary Supplements: Not Strictly Regulated

SupplementsBlog    Dietary supplements are classified as foods, not drugs, by the FDA. This means that, as long as all ingredients are recognized as safe for consumption, the product is allowed on the market.  Therefore, the regulation of these products is much less vigorous than for drugs.

As an informed consumer, you should take note of the following:

a) Supplements do not need ...

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Weightlifting Belt Recommendations

WeightLiftingBeltSqueemAs far back as I can remember, I’ve been taught that weightlifting belts increase intra-abdominal pressure during performance of a resistance training exercise. The use of a weight belt can contribute to injury-free training by decreasing the compressive forces on the spinal column.

However, even with this benefit, if a client uses a belt for ALL resistance training exercises, the low ...

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8 Tips for Trainers to Teach their Weight Loss Clients

HealthyDinnerPlateAs a personal trainer, many of our clients have a weight loss goal. Most trainers are not certified in the area  of nutrition prescription, however, it is the trainer’s job to provide education in the area of nutrition or refer the client to a qualified dietician. Here are some practical tips that can help your clients stay on track:

1) Choose positive language. Use more “Do’s” than “Don’ts”. ...

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How to Hire a Personal Trainer

General view of Personal Trainers 7/7/2013     Personal trainers can help people reach their personal health and fitness goals, or they could be a big waste of time and money.   If you are considering hiring a trainer, it can be difficult to pick the right one. Many gyms offer personal training services for their members (for an additional fee), and their high-pressure salespeople ...

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3 Reasons to Decrease Dietary Fat

GoodFatsBadFatsHere are the top 3 reasons I believe one should reduce their dietary fat intake.

1) There is a need to increase carbohydrates to support training: In an effort to keep protein at an adequate level, dietary fat is the macro-nutrient to decrease so that the daily caloric intake remains the same, while the individual increases their carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are our ...

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Rawmana Fitness Open House

Rawmana     We will have our doors open with special activities, such as seminars on the “5 Nutrition Tips We Should All Practice” with guest speaker, Sandra Blackie , B.A., N.A.S.N., N.A.S.M., A.F.A.A., & I.F.B.B. Pro Bodybuilder. 

     There will also be drawings & “give aways”, body fat testing on the Seca machine (BIA), ...

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