Nov. 2 2021
The last year and a half has forced the majority of us in the fitness industry to reevaluate, and perhaps question, our career. We have seen countless facilities close their doors and personal trainer
March 19 2020
Strategy comes from the Greek word ‘strategos,’ meaning general of the army. As such, strategic planning began as military planning. Businesses adopted strategic planning to help gain customers... View More
Blurred lines
Jan. 3 2019
Define the scope of practice of today's certified personal trainer... View More
Unconventional Education
Jan. 3 2019
Expand your education with some unconventional sources... View More
Jan. 3 2019
The past and present of certification and regulation in the fitness profession... View More
Dec. 3 2018
Continue filling the knowledge gap throughout your professional fitness career... View More
April 3 2018
To be the best trainer you can be, mastering the learning process is key... View More
April 3 2018
Successful people invest in learning... View More
Dec. 22 2017
Fitness professionals generally fall into one of four categories based on their interest and efforts in pursuing their continued education... View More
Feb. 15 2017
Here is a to do list for the newly certified/degreed personal trainer. ... View More
Jan. 3 2017
Focus your continuing fitness education on a target market to better define yourself from the crowd of fitness professionals... View More
Feb. 8 2014
I read a blog post recently on this subject and found it very interesting, and quite relevant. I thought if the question is being asked, then let's address it! There is no doubt there are lots of people... View More
Oct. 15 2013
Recently a group of students at a nearby trade school,graduated with a degree in personal training and achieve their NASMcertification. Like I was when I first became certified, these kids areecstatic... View More
Sept. 1 2012
When I started my fitness career as a personal trainer, I scoffed when clients told me they had great workouts from yoga. The majority of my clients' goals were LGN -- "look-good-naked." With that... View More
July 1 2012
Often associated with explosive activities of performance training for athletes, functional training is much more than just hammering out kettlebell swings and flipping gigantic truck tires.It's best defined... View More
June 1 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, "Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than... 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