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Catch the Trainer Train

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How to kickstart a career dripping in sweat

BY MICHELLE LINDSTROM
There are several tracks into the industry including university and college programs, online certification and industry training. A good place to start is with canfitpro, Canada’s largest certification organization for fitness professionals. The organization runs programs around the country, including the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification, which requires 25 hours of classroom time. Candidates must also be certified in CPR.

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Fighting Free

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How physical fitness can transform a life

BY KELSEY ANDRIES

I hit things with my hands. And kick things with my shins. Hard. I punch like a girl because I am a girl and I am damn proud of it. I hit inanimate objects like a heavy bag and I hit people. Always willing people of course, like my training partners or opponents in the ring.

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Blast Off

Break through fitness plateaus with no excuse cross-training

BY BRENT BISHOP

The key to enhancing sport performance and preventing injury involves incorporating functional strength, joint stability and core integration into your training routine. Proper pelvic, knee and scapular stability are critical to building a resilient and powerful strength foundation. 

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Skip to the Beat

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Get your jump on and get fit

BY PETE ESTABROOKS

Want coordination, endurance, carved up calves, lungs of iron and a heart like a lion?

In the age-old tradition of boxers, wrestlers and girls in the schoolyard, the simple practice of repetitively leaping over a rope is an effective and entertaining way to work out just about anywhere, learn some lines and keep fit. Here are some cool skip tips, with rhymes you may have jumped rope to as a child and other tunes I recommend.

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The Athlete's Edge

Developing speed and power earns the competitive advantage

By KATHLEEN TROTTER

Athletes want to be fast and powerful enough to sprint past or out-maneuver their opponents. 

As a triathlete, the opponent I care most about beating is not someone else, but myself. I never forget a race in which I had the speed and power needed to blow my personal best out of the water. That type of competitive edge is priceless.

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Build Strength, Add Speed

Tawnee Prazak, a California coach, says strength training can keep runners’ workouts fresh.

Gym time helps you run from your rut

By CLINT CHEREPA

Supplementing your trail running program with strength training can get you on track to achieving running goals and staying injury free, running experts say.

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