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Alex Hoffmann

Dr. Alex Hoffmann is the President of the College of Exercise Science. He earned a doctorate in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, a master's degree in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Central College. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Hoffmann worked as Master Fitness Trainer course instructor for the United States Army, and as a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and nutritionist.
How to Start Your Fitness Career as a Combat Veteran
By Alex Hoffmann on January 14, 2021

One of the first challenges you face as a military or combat veteran is finding opportunities in the civilian workforce—and more importantly, figuring out what it is that you want to...

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10 Meal Prep Containers for Busy Personal Trainers
By Alex Hoffmann on January 10, 2021

You need to take care of yourself as much as your clients and every detail, down to the meal prep containers you use, can make a difference in how easy it is to do so, despite a busy...

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10 Types of Personal Trainer Biographies to Boost Your Business in the New Year
By Alex Hoffmann on December 31, 2020

Have you ever read great personal trainer biographies and thought, how do I make myself stand out like that? According to recent reports, there are more than 317,000 personal trainers in...

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10 Stress Buster Exercises for the Holiday Season
By Alex Hoffmann on December 3, 2020

Stress buster exercises aren’t just for your clients. In fact, 20 percent of athletic trainers show high levels of emotional burnout and exhaustion due to a poor work-life balance, ...

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5 Tips for Salad Meal Prep During the Holidays
By Alex Hoffmann on November 23, 2020

The holidays are busy, and regular habits like salad meal prep often fall to the wayside for you and your clients. The problem is that instead of eating healthy, it becomes easier to...

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Counting Gravy Calories: How to Find a Healthy Balance this Thanksgiving
By Alex Hoffmann on November 4, 2020

If you’re counting gravy calories, you’re probably trying to have a healthier Thanksgiving holiday. As with other aspects of 2020, Thanksgiving is sure to feel much different this year...

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Aerobic Exercise Benefits for Stress Management
By Alex Hoffmann on October 19, 2020

Aerobic exercise benefits span well beyond losing weight or gaining lower body strength. When it comes to stress, aerobics can’t be overlooked as a management tool—especially right now....

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How to Use the Civilian Education System Initiative to Start Your Fitness Career
By Alex Hoffmann on October 7, 2020

Using the Army’s Civilian Education System (CES) Initiative is a smart way to begin your career in health and fitness. As an Army soldier or veteran, you have a specific combination of...

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5 Reasons You Need a Sleep Log for Fitness Success
By Alex Hoffmann on September 21, 2020

It has long been established by the National Sleep Foundation that adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep, on average, in order to function optimally. However, it can be much...

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Stress Management Tips and Techniques for Busy Professionals, Students, and Parents
By Alex Hoffmann on August 11, 2020

We can all use less stress in our lives. The 2020 Stress in America survey found that Americans report their stress levels at a 5.4, higher than in 2019 when stress levels were rated at...

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