Don't Let Injury End New Year's Resolutions
9News.com- January 7, 2012
As the old saying goes: "No pain, no gain." But according to fitness experts, pain is exactly what may stop some people from keeping their New Year's resolution to become more physically fit this year. Experts at the National Academy of Sports Medicine say pain or injury are two of the most common reasons people stop working out.
Kimberly Linton, 'D.C.'s Toughest Trainer'
Rosehill.Patch.com- December 5, 2011
In these weeks leading up to the New Year, Springfield personal trainer Kimberly Linton is going to have a lot on her plate, but she calls herself “D.C.’s toughest trainer,” so she’s ready for it.
From NFL cheerleader to Zumba instructor
The Frederick NewsPost.com- December 1, 2011
At the age of 30, Heidi Inthavong has done more than many have in a lifetime. A native of Shawnee, Kan., Inthavong has been a physical therapist, personal trainer and NFL cheerleader. She has been involved in charitable work and has helped coordinate the largest cheer on record.
A breast cancer survivor's story
The Charlotte Observer- October 18, 2011
My name is Kim Roman. I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children, ages 14, 8 and 6. All my life I had aspirations to be an elementary school teacher. As an alumni of East Carolina University, I was working on my bachelor’s degree and had only two years left before achieving my dream of teaching kindergarten.
Suns Strength & Conditioning Coach Fields Fan Questions
Suns.com- September 28, 2011
Mike Elliot will enter his third campaign as the Suns' head strength and conditioning coach/assistant athletic trainer and will also serve as the lead strength and conditioning coach for the British Men’s National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Besides having his Master's in performance enhancement and injury prevention, Elliott is certified as an athletic trainer, performance enhancement specialist (PES) and corrective exercise specialist (CES) by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Suns.com was able to sit down with Elliot and have him answer some fitness questions from fans.
Get Out of the Rut by Switching it Up
Theprofessionalhypochondriac.com- September 8, 2011
I don’t mind waking early each morning to climb on my elliptical, but it better be worth my while. Really, is there anything more frustrating than exercising religiously and not seeing results? Many of us actually do break a sweat on a regular basis, with mixed results. Maybe we’re no longer feeling firm, or maybe we’re gaining weight. All I know is, something’s not working anymore.
Sugarman following Mentor into HA Hall of Fame
StandardSpeaker.com- June 26, 2011
Eric Sugarman, who enters his 15th season as an NFL trainer in 2011 and his sixth as the Minnesota Vikings' head athletic trainer, got his start by helping Macejko while he was still at Hazleton High School.
UFC Trainer a Fitness Game for Guys
San Jose Mercury News- April 27, 2011
I want a Kinect fitness game for guys, something I won’t be embarrassed playing if friends drop by unannounced. Thankfully, THQ appears to be coming to the rescue by publishing UFC Trainer.
UFC Personal Trainer Interview
GameZone-April 21, 2011
Microsoft’s Kinect might not be the best at racing games, but makers of fitness titles sure have taken a liking to it. The next major controller-free fitness excursion is THQ’s UFC Personal Trainer, which is being compiled by a rather impressive roster of contributors.
UFC Personal Trainer--Preview
Total Gaming Network-April 21, 2011
The development team over at THQ worked closely with the UFC and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to try and make this game as authentic as possible and, from the little bit I saw, it seems like they have succeeded.
How to Pick a Personal Trainer
Galtime.com-December 28, 2010
With all the holiday noshing and sipping is your tummy starting to feel like a bowl full of jelly? For many people, getting in shape with the help of a personal trainer can be an effective use of time and money.
NASM Among Industry Thought Leaders to Provide Expert Content on Sharecare
Market Watch-September 27, 2010
NASM joins forces with Sharecare to provide consumers with trusted answers to the questions of health and wellness.
Retired Doctor Applies Passion for Healthy Living to Job as an NASM Personal Trainer
Vernon Hills Review-September 23, 2010
As a retired physician, Dr. Steven Harris understands the importance of physical fitness and exercise to maintaining good health. Coming out of retirement, he now works as an NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
A Growing Number of Americans are Entering Personal Training as a Second Career
SecondAct-August 31, 2010
John Leber, a 60-year-old fitness enthusiast, decided to start a second career after getting his Certified Personal Trainer certification from NASM.
NASM Master Instructor Discusses Benefits of Foam Rolling
WTOP Radio-April 15, 2010
Tanya Colucci speaks with radio host Shirley Rooker about the effects of myofascial release on the body.
Suns Lock Up Head Athletic Trainer
KTAR.com-April 12, 2010
Phoenix Suns re-sign NASM Certified Trainer, Aaron Nelson as head athletic trainer.
The Arnold Sports Festival is More than Sports and Games; it's a Road Map to Human Potential
Muscle & Body-March 2010
Dr. Z addresses importance of movement analysis.
Get a Job as a Health and Fitness Trainer
Working World-March 2010
Being a fitness trainer is a win-win for those who love working out and teaching others how to achieve their own fitness goals.
Fire Chief-November 1, 2009
Fitness equipment for fire stations should be chosen for function, not firefighter aesthetics.
No More Crash Diets for Me
After years of watching the scale go up and down an NASM employee made a commitment to her health and shed 50 pounds for good.
Preventative Injury Strategies for MMA Athletes
Gladiator Magazine-November 2009
Combat sports such as MMA can generate high levels of mechanical wear and tear followed by a cumulative and chronic injury cycle. Self myofascial release techniques along with static stretching can pay great dividends when done before and after a training session.
Newby Chases Big Dream
Clarion Peninsula-November 1, 2009
Soldotna graduate recovers from arm surgery using techniques taught by NASM and pitches in Triple A.
Fitness Center Focuses on 'Cross Conditioning'
The Arizona Republic-October 19, 2009
After losing weight an Arizona dentist becomes an NASM certified personal trainer (NASM CPT) and opens a fitness center with his own personal trainer to help others achieve a state of health.
Second Act: Losing Weight Shaped New Career Choice
The Sacramento Bee-October 18, 2009
Former commercial banker begins new career as an NASM certified personal trainer (NASM CPT) after being laid off last December and achieving her own weight loss goals.
Designing an In-office Rehab Program
Dynamic Chiropractic-October 7, 2009
Doctor creates rehab programs based on NASM principles.
Preventive Injury Strategies for MMA Athletes
Gladiator Magazine-September 2009
MMA athletes need to focus more on functional anatomy, biomechanics and motor behavior. Proper posture and movement is the key to developing training methods that will ensure success.
Aaron Nelson Named Joe O’Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year
Phoenixsuns.com-September 18, 2009
The National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) announced the Phoenix Suns very own Aaron Nelson as the 2008-2009 Joe O’Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year. This honor is bestowed on Nelson by his fellow NBATA members because of his accomplishments in injury prevention and the effective rehabilitation of Suns players throughout the season.
Training the Trainer
Military Times-September 4, 2009
Army vet pairs his certification with a bachelor’s in fitness and human performance.
Upcountry Fitness--The "Boutique Gym" of Maui
IHRSA Industry News-August 27, 2009
The “boutique gym” of Maui, Upcountry Fitness, only hires NASM certified trainers.
Drug Rehab Residents Sweat to Stay Sober
OC Register-August 8, 2009
The Phoenix House’s new fitness program encourages residents to sweat to stay sober. NASM provides scholarship for the admissions coordinator at the Phoenix House to become CPT.
Stronger Legs: Go Beyond your Best
Men’s Health - July 14, 2009
Dr. Micheal Clark of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) shares leg exercises that target important muscle groups exercise machines tend to ignore, resulting in greater muscle-building gains.
Expert Says Red Wings and Penguins Used to Hectic Schedule
AmericanChronicle.com - June 7, 2009
How the players use their two-day break before Game 6 on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh will contribute to their recovery and readiness the rest of the Stanley Cup finals, said Alan Russell, director of training and development for the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Swine Influenza: Stay Informed with the CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2009
CDC’s response goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers...
Winning Without Weights
To Your Health - May, 2009
No-Nonsense Exercises to Build Core Strength and Tone Your Entire Body.
Personal training via Internet or phone? Yes, it can be done
Los Angeles Times - April 20, 2009
Permanent weight loss is usually impossible without exercise, but — where to start? Weights? Cardio? How many days a week? For how long?
O'Neal credits trainers for resurgence
AZ Central.com - March 16, 2009
Clark is president of Mesa-based National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Suns partner. O'Neal is not the athletic training staff's only beneficiary, ...
A Drop in the Economy Doesn't Have to Mean a Drop in Business
Club Solutions Magazine - Mar 1, 2009
Today, people are paying closer attention to every dollar they spend as a result of the economy's decline. One of the "extras" being reviewed...
Is the Economy Making You Fat?
Forbes.com - Feb 20, 2009
Cheap comfort food, stress-induced binges and cutbacks on luxuries are causing the numbers on people's scales to rise. Here's how to stay slim in the face of money woes.
SlamOnline.com - Jan 16, 2009
Shaq’s renaissance is like exhibit A for CES.
A changed life: Husky to healthy
Republican Eagle, MN - Jan 1, 2009
He became certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, International Fitness Professional...
Want to keep your New Year's fitness resolution? Join the health...
Detroit Free Press, United States - Dec 30, 2008
Names to look for, Ewald said: the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association...
Wearing the Weather Well
DailyGazette.com - December 28, 2008
For Josh Merlis of Albany, the question is not if he is going to go for a run, but what he is going to wear when he heads outside. An avid runner, he has endured some pretty cold temperatures...
Reduce Breast Cancer Risks by Getting Physically Active
The Oklahoman - October 28, 2008
Get out of the chair and off the sofa. Take a daily walk. Practice good nutrition. That’s a start when it comes to reducing your risk of breast cancer or, for those who have had it, reducing the risk of recurrence. Research shows that...
Retain Members with Fitness Assessments
Fitness Management - October 23, 2008
Assessing members' fitness and health is standard practice in fitness centers. Typical components of fitness assessments include height and weight, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, girth measurements, resting heart rate and aerobic fitness.
The Ups and Downs of Interval Training
LA Times - September 29, 2008
The basics of interval training are tough to figure out without doing some math first to figure out one's maximum heart rate. A general formula for calculating that number is 220 minus age.
NBC 12 | Video: Train Like an Olympian
NBC 12 KPNX - August 21, 2008
Dr. Micheal Clark of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and 2000 Olympic pole-vaulter Mel Mueller talk about plyometric training and Olympic performance.
10 Tips for an Olympic Body
CBS - Aug 8, 2008
When the 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing, millions will be marveling at all the athletes' bodies. Muscled legs, backs, abs, and arms - sure signs of the Olympic body, carefully sculpted for power, speed, and endurance. But what does it take to get that Olympic body? And could the average Joe (or Joelle) ever hope to look like an Olympic athlete?
Movement key to firefighter training
Arizona Republic - July 31, 2008
Amidst the traditional dumbbells, weight machines and weight benches at the Sun City Fire Department Training Center, there was one area that stood out.
Jim Metzger is a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Metzger recently was awarded the 2008 Pursuit of Excellence in Health and Fitness Scholarship, a $15,000 full-tuition scholarship leading to a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania.
The Big Hurts
YOU24 - June 27, 2008
The three most common injuries—shoulders, lower back, and knees—can keep you from realizing the benefits of all your hard work. Here’s your strike-back-fast strategy to get you in the game.
Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG.COM Launches; Dr. Micheal Clark of the National Academy of Sports Medicine Selected as Advisor
MarketWire - June 18
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), in conjunction with LIVESTRONG.COM, announced today that Dr. Micheal Clark, president, CEO and partner of personal training certification organization NASM, has been selected as one of only five members of the new LIVESTRONG.COM Web site's advisory board.
Work out the Kinks - Prevent muscle mutiny with these four feel-good moves
Women's Health - March 17, 2008
For an ouch-free session, start your workout with these four joint-stabilizing moves from Scott Lucett, director of education at the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
A runner's destination: Antarctica
FitnessBusinessNews.com - Feb. 21, 2008
Jennifer Purdie can take the heat. The marathoner and triathlete trains in desert temperatures and has done it that way for years. Now she’ll find out if she can handle the cold.
Purdie, a publications manager at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, will join 200 other athletes from around the world for the March 5th race.
Top 30 Gyms in America
Men's Health.com - Feb. 19, 2008
If you need a place to start, check out our interactive map of the 30 Best Gyms in America. Our list of the country's best is defined by the only criteria that truly matter: results. Make that big results! The National Academy of Sports Medicine located in Calabasas, California made the list.
Big Fella Going to Make Big Splash
Suns.com - Feb. 6, 2008
Just ask Antonio McDyess, who has credited Aaron and the Suns’ partnership with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) for helping him during his second stint in Phoenix...Shaq will be another big project for them.
Practice is key to helping others train
denverpost.com - Feb. 3, 2008
Allison Westfahl grew up on a farm near Haven, Kan., where her twin passions were music and sports...Now she's on yet another path, studying for a master's degree in exercise science after winning an award from the National Academy of Sports Medicine to get her master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania.
A spring in his step - A 'dream' addition to Suns, Hill, 35 not acting his age
SI.com - Jan. 29, 2008
For Hill, the attraction to Phoenix was threefold: the chance to play for D'Antoni, who was known for holding light practices and has never been regarded as a task master; the opportunity to play with three established stars in Steve Nash, Amaré Stoudemire and Shawn Marion; and the fact that Phoenix employed some of the top medical professionals in the NBA, headed by athletic trainer Aaron Nelson and Mike Clark, president of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Fit: Are you busting a move?
Readexpress.com - Jan 15, 2008
Local fitness chain Sport & Health has declared today, Jan. 15, National Resolution Day...the overhead squat test, based on research form the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Ultrafit: Letting them see you sweat
StarTribune.com - Dec 4, 2007
Personal trainers must be doing something right: At both big-box workout centers and smaller gyms, they're more popular than ever, and many of them are getting professional certification...Health clubs such as Life Time -- which employs about 1,300 personal trainers -- also now require outside certification for most trainers from organizations such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
New methods keep Suns healthy
The Arizona Republic, AZ - Sept 29, 2007
Grant Hill took anatomy at Duke University. The past seven seasons of his NBA career have been so injury-riddled that he called himself a "foot and ankle specialist."
The Phoenix staff works to avoid player injuries by correcting body imbalances with flexibility exercises and corrective therapy. That process - like the Suns' partnership with the Mesa-based National Academy of sports Medicine - is nothing new. The Suns started it seven years ago. Three years later, they had cut injury treatments 62 percent.
Los Angeles Times, CA - May 25, 2007
Scott Lucett, director of education for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, has a different opinion. He thinks your muscles should still reap benefits...
Rising Sun: Nothing can stop Amaré Stoudemire
Men's Health - May 2007
A new study presented this spring by the National Academy of Sports Medicine shows that if your knee caves in, knee stress increases. Inward movement lengthens the amortization phase, so it has a dampening effect on your spring. As a result, you can't sky as high.
Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Retire, Teach.
New York Times, NY - Apr 12, 2007
Lucky for his clientele, Mr. Jabbar also was certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and has taken 70 hours of continuing education.
Leaps and Bounds in Stoudemire’s Knowledge
New York Times, NY - Mar 31, 2007
...unfortunately a lot don’t come back,” said Mike Clark, the Suns’ physical therapist, who is chief executive of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Muscle Training Do's And Don'ts
Medical News Today, UK - Mar 28, 2007
The Summit is presented this year with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as an educational partner. The American College of Sports Medicine is...
Personal Trainers File Class Action for Negligent Instruction
Associated Content, CO - Mar 12, 2007
NCCA lists the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an accredited organization which offers a Certified Personal Trainer program.
The Power of Proven Certifications
Club Business International - Feb 2007
Meaningful personal-training credentials are having an impact in the marketplace. The critical importance of accredited personal-training certifications is becoming obvious throughout the industry, and, it seems, that awareness is beginning to trickle down to the consumer level.
Fitness companies form partnership
East Valley Tribune, AZ - Jan 24, 2007
NASM is based in Calabasas, California, but has a presence at AT Still University in east Mesa, where it is building its new headquarters...