Three Keys to Becoming a Better Fitness Professional

by Matthew Szelog, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly January 2020
Vol 6, Issue 3


This article discusses three key areas that fitness professionals should investigate while on their pursuit of a strong career in the fitness industry.

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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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