6 of the top online personal training courses and programs

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Online personal training courses can provide an affordable, flexible, and effective alternative to face-to-face personal trainers. The main difference between the two is that an online personal trainer is not usually physically present when a person is working out.

Instead, online training usually involves a person filling out a questionnaire about their current fitness levels and fitness goals. An online personal trainer will then tailor a workout program and sometimes a nutrition program to suit the person’s needs.

Read on to learn more about how online personal training works. This article also provides a list of online personal trainers that a person may wish to consider.

Each personal training course or program will have specific instructions. However, most provide tailored workouts and nutritional

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Second stimulus check update: Top Trump aide hopes to get a deal in 48 hours. Here’s the latest.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that he hoped for a deal on a new coronavirus stimulus bill this week.

“I am optimistic,” Meadows said on the Fox Business Network. “We do share one goal, and that is hopefully to get some kind of deal in the next 48 hours or so.”

“I can tell you that the negotiations have entered a new phase, which is more on the technical side of trying to get the language right if we can agree upon the numbers,” he said. “We’re still apart, still a number of issues to work on, but the last 24 hours have moved the ball down the field.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., offered a similar rosy assessment on MSNBC a few hours later. She met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later in the day.

“I think we have a prospect for an agreement,” Pelosi

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Top 20 ways to make extra money this Christmas as finance experts shares ‘side hustles’

Dog walking and selling old clothes and tech are among the “side hustles” adults are doing to make money for Christmas and beyond.

A study of 2,000 adults found a third expect to have a shortfall of £239 on average this festive period.

But 13 per cent anticipate being £500 – or more – short of what they will need this year.

As a result, a fifth have started a “side hustle” to increase their income ahead of December, while a further one in four are considering starting one up.

The research, commissioned by musicMagpie, found one in three of those already earning extra money started doing so before May this year.

Have you made thousands in “side hustles?” Email

Personal finance expert Mrs Mummypenny – aka Lynne Beattie, has shared her top tips

But 55 per cent plan

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Alibaba Takes Over China’s Top Hypermart Chain for $3.6 Billion

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest about $3.6 billion to double its stake in Sun Art Retail Group Ltd., taking control of China’s largest chain of hypermarts to try and fend off rivals like Inc. in e-commerce’s hottest growth arena.

Alibaba will raise its direct and indirect stake in the grocery chain to about 72% by acquiring equity from Auchan Retail International SA, then make a general offer to shareholders to buy out the rest of Sun Art. The latter’s Hong Kong-listed stock leapt as much as 30% Monday, its biggest intraday gain since 2011. Alibaba gained as much as 1.8% to touch an intraday record.

The deal signals the intention of Asia’s most valuable corporation to accelerate an effort to dominate one of Chinese e-commerce’s largest untapped frontiers. Alibaba Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang has made expansion into physical retail and the grocery business in particular a cornerstone

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3 Top Stocks That Can Make You Bank This Decade

It’s been a topsy-turvy year for Wall Street and investors. We witnessed the steepest bear market downturn in history when the S&P 500 lost 34% of its value in under five weeks, as well as the most ferocious rebound from a bear market bottom of all time.

However, investors should never forget that no matter how dismal the outlook for equities and the U.S. economy looks, the stock market eventually erases all corrections. As long as you remain invested in high-quality companies for long periods of time, there’s a very good chance you’ll make money.

The $64,000 question is, “What stocks should you buy?”

If you’re looking to make bank this decade and possibly beyond, here are three top stocks that could make that happen.

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We’re witnessing a digital payments revolution. Cash isn’t dead, but younger generations definitely favor plastic and other forms of nontraditional

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3 Top Growth Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

You need three things to buy and hold a stock for a decade: conviction, trust, and patience. You must be strongly convinced that the underlying company has solid growth catalysts for several years to come, trust that management will capitalize on those opportunities and unlock greater shareholder value, and be patient enough to hold onto the stock through volatility to reap rich returns years down the line. 

If you think you can do it, here are three top growth stocks riding on three separate megatrends that could make you crazy rich only if you buy and hold them for a decade — preferably even beyond.

Ride this energy shift 

Renewable energy is changing the dynamics of the global energy sector. Among all the energy sources in the U.S., renewable energy grew the fastest, at a nearly 100% clip between 2000 and 2018, according to the Center for Climate and Energy

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Top tips for returning to exercise after a long break

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If you’re ready to begin exercising again after a long break, make sure your mindset is right first.

Whether it’s due to an injury, illness, gyms closing during lockdown or simply a busy period with work, there are many reasons why we might not be able to work out for a while. But if you’ve been thinking about resuming your fitness schedule, there’s a few things to consider before you begin.

“Getting back into exercise after a long break can be very difficult, both physically and psychologically,” Jemma Thomas, a Personal Trainer and founder of Jemmas Health Hub, told Cover Media. “Often getting your mindset into the mood is the toughest part.”

Here are Jemma’s top tips on returning to exercise after a long break:

1. Don’t beat yourself up – Go at your own pace, remember that everyone is different so

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AO World: U.K.’s Top Midcap Stock Is an Online Seller of Washing Machines

The change in spending habits brought about by coronavirus restrictions has helped make an online appliances retailer this year’s top U.K. midcap stock.

AO World Plc shares have roughly tripled so far in 2020, making them the best performer in the FTSE 250 Index. They rose as much as 16% on Thursday after the company said preliminary revenue for the six months to Sept. 30 increased about 57% from a year earlier.

Chief Executive Officer John Roberts, who founded the business in 2000, said the last six months had been like no other. Noting that a “global, structural shift in customer behavior to online” has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the company said not even the reopening of competitor brick-and-mortar stores could halt its momentum in the latest quarter.

AO World is the best-performing U.K. midcap stock so far this year

“This is another strong trading update reflecting the acceleration in online shopping,” Shore Capital analyst Greg Lawless wrote in a

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SoFi wants to show you the top stock picks of your friends and family

Retail investing has boomed since the market bottom in March, and online stock trading and investing apps have been a main beneficiary as younger Americans from the millennial and Gen Z generations pour money into stocks that reflect their world and view of the future.

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, says his firm is among those that have quickly grown investment accounts as the stay-at-home environment caused by the coronavirus resulted in a broader migration to digital financial services. Within investing specifically, SoFi has seen a 250% increase in new accounts since the beginning of the year.

As a result of all that market action and interest on mobile, SoFi is launching new social following features within its SoFi Invest service so its members can follow stock portfolios of family, friends and peers, and see what their personal network is buying and selling. The new tools will also include a

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Council Post: How To Scale A Service-Based Business: Eight Top Tips

Growing a business can seem like a straightforward venture, and it can be deceptively simple on paper. However, once you start to delve into the heart of the matter, you realize that any business model requires some deep thought before you can scale it.

In a service-based business, however, special considerations must be made. It’s not as simple as selling more products when the product is your time, and your time is limited. There are only so many hours in a day you can offer up, so how does an entrepreneur deal with this? Eight experts from Young Entrepreneur Council discuss their best tips for growing service-based companies, offering actionable advice for any entrepreneur who wants to succeed in the industry.

1. Find A ‘Second Penguin’

If you can, find a “second penguin”—someone who

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