How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor Blogilates
Coach Nicole shares her best tips for those interested in pursuing a career in fitness, in a guest post on our friend and YouTube star Cassey Ho's blog. By the way, don't miss Cassey's guest chef recipe collection on SparkRecipes: Cheap Clean Eats!

Teens who beat obesity at risk for eating disorders USA Today
One third of children and teens are overweight, and as we told you last week, there are few treatment options available. Now we've learned that when teens shed the weight, they're at risk for eating disorders.

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success NYT Well blog
The secret to good grades might not be studying more or extra time with tutors. It might involve more time spent in gym class and playing sports.

Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down NYT
More research is surfacing about the importance of gut bacteria. In addition to helping keep you healthy, it turns out that your GI microbes might be responsible for your waist size--and a slim person's gut bacteria could help others she pounds.

Hong Kong Marathon may ban mobile phones after 'selfies' caused accidents South China Morning Post
We know a lot of people love taking "selfies" while reaching their goals--including when they're running, biking or taking a yoga class. Before you say cheese during a workout (especially a race), read this story about how many people were injured during a marathon by the photo opps of others!

Exercise may help alleviate depression: review Chicago Tribune
Exercising can make you feel better when you're suffering from depression, according to researchers who recently reviewed past research. Learn how to bust a bad mood with exercise.

Eggs in Corn Tortilla Cups Run Eat Repeat
Need a new savory breakfast recipe? Try this simple baked egg recipe with a Mexican twist.

Formerly fat trainers: Why more fitness stars are sharing their weight-loss stories Well + Good
Not every trainer--even the buffest among them--was born camera-ready with a fit body. Some of them had to fight their own battles with obesity. Now they're opening up about their battles with the bulge.

Fresh Peach and Sunflower Seed Muffins Kitchen Witch blog
If you have some fresh peaches on hand, whip up a batch of these delightful muffins.  
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Great tips & guidelines from Casey & Coach Nicole on becoming a fitness instructor. We appreciate you! Thanks. Report
Interesting story about the students who are more fit do better in school....when I was a child, the top students were the chubbier ones - not those who participated in physical fitness. In fact, I always did well in school and certainly I avoided any sort of physical activity.

Also, loved the interview with Coach Nicole...! Report
Great info. Thanks Report
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