Developing an Educational Culture

by David S. Otey, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly April 2016
Vol 4, Issue 1

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Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches around the world are the frontline and display of any fitness facility. Common issues, such as sales techniques and member interaction/experience, can be qualities that are developed over time through employee education.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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David Otey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Natioanl Strength and Condition ...

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