Oct. 1 2017
“When should I jump?” This is a question many personal trainers (CPTs) ask themselves during challenging points in their careers... View More
July 1 2017
It’s in our professional DNA and genetic make-up as personal trainers to do the basic components of our job description extremely well. The well-being and success of our clients and the reputable... View More
April 2 2017
When you create a training program for a client, you start with the culminating event and then build the program backwards to where the client is starting... View More
Feb. 15 2017
Thirty minutes of strength training a day cannot counter the ill effects of sitting for long periods of time... View More
Jan. 1 2017
The increase in consumer demands for highly qualified personal trainers has enhanced the development and implementation of self-governing standards for all personal trainers. The goal of elevating the
Sept. 1 2016
Robert Linkul. Whether you’ve heard him speak at an industry conference, read an article he’s shared industry-wide, interacted with him on social media or have worked with him as your trainer... View More
Jan. 20 2016
Creating a budget that addresses key needs is one step every potential studio owner must do... View More
July 23 2013
Many aspiring fitness professionals know the path they want to pursue in the industry, but once certified, find themselves trying to navigate the next best steps to get there. Here are six simple first... View More
Jan. 10 2012
Most of us get our start in the fitness industry the same way. We are hard-studying kinesiology students in college trying to earn some extra money on the side by filling our schedules with a few clients... View More
Dec. 9 2011
In the midst of a busy day in the certified personal training business we often get caught up in our daily demands -- setting up equipment, writing and instructing workout programs, renewing dues,... View More
Oct. 31 2011
The certified personal training (CPT) business has many perks. We get to select our own work schedules, pick and choose which clients we want to work with, most of us are allowed to charge our own rates... View More
Oct. 11 2011
While walking from my office to the front desk to meet my new client for her initial consultation I wonder what kind of energy she is going to give off. In the past I've had some wonderful consultations... View More
Sept. 13 2011
Every year I attend two or three large fitness-related conferences to further my education, network with other professionals, and to recharge my batteries by getting away from the daily grind of training... View More
July 11 2011
In the beginning of my training career, I would do everything I could just to keep a steady income. My schedule was dictated by the demand of my clients and with that came the dreaded split shift. I would... View More
June 3 2011
Everytwo or three years we, as certified personal trainers, are required to earn a predeterminednumber of continued education units (CEU) to maintain our certification status.Every recertification period... View More
May 3 2011
As a certified personal trainer, a good first impression isvital to the success of our business. Our first impression comes in the form ofa personal assessment and provides an opportunity to establish... View More
Jan. 31 2011
In a survey of personal training clients, higher education ranked first (over experience) as the most sought after trait in a personal trainer. Earning continued education units (CEU) is required to maintain... View More

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