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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.
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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How to Teach Your Kids Athletic Skills at Home
By Alex Hoffmann on August 5, 2020

Watching your child learn new athletic skills and grow as they do is rewarding and exciting—your child is becoming stronger and smarter with each sport they play. 

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The Need for Speed
By Alex Hoffmann on July 22, 2020

Everyone, especially athletes, yearn for speed, o help improve their odds against their competition.  Speed offers a lot of perks, regardless of your training objective.  It will help...

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A Dieter’s Guide to Intuitive Eating
By Alex Hoffmann on July 6, 2020

“Consume as much fruit as you would like.” "Don’t eat bananas!”   “It’s okay to have a donut.” “Avoid sweets!”   “Incorporate quinoa and brown rice into your diet.” “Carbs are off...

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Park Recreation Month
By Alex Hoffmann on June 29, 2020

In accordance with National Park and Recreation Month, the ISSA is encouraging use of local parks and appreciation of recreational activities in order to stress their importance,...

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STRIDE LENGTH VS. STRIDE RATE
By Alex Hoffmann on June 15, 2020

Stride Length = The amount of distance covered by each step in a sprint. Stride Rate = The speed in which each step occurs during a sprint. Speed is commonly said to be the product of...

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The Power of Online Group Learning
By Alex Hoffmann on June 8, 2020

Benefits of online cohort learning The goal of a cohort/group is to build an environment that emphasizes collaboration and team building over competition; a valuable asset in today’s...

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