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Becoming a Personal Trainer

July 28, 2014

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The NSCA provides career-focused benefit videos designed to help members gain expert insight, knowledge and tips to help further their careers.

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Selecting a Specialty—What Will You be Known for?

July 1, 2014

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This article examines potential reasons why the “specialist” personal trainer may be able to thrive over the “one-stop shop” personal trainer.

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Developing a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer

May 1, 2015

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Robert Linkul presents, "Developing a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer"

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Professional Paperwork and More—Suggestions for Protecting Yourself as a Certified Personal Trainer

October 1, 2015

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Every client should participate in a 20 – 30 min initial interview and consultation prior to participating in any physical activity. This process allows the personal trainer and client time to complete the strategy session form, physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q), professional liability form, and trainer-client agreement.

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Developing the Knowledge Base for the Certified Personal Trainer

January 1, 2015

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With each experience of training a new client comes an opportunity to research, consult, and learn something new. The career-driven personal trainer will learn from their mistakes, build on their successes, and utilize their knowledge base with each new client they encounter.

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The Evolved Personal Trainer: Bridging the Gap Between Fitness

March 25, 2013

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Phil Kaplan spoke at the NSCAs 2012 Personal Trainer Conference about how personal trainers can really be the link between fitness and medicine.

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Client Consultation

May 1, 2017

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During the initial interview, the personal trainer and client assess compatibility, develop goals, and establish a client-trainer agreement.

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Giving the Clients What They Want—A Personal Perspective

October 1, 2014

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It is the job of the personal trainer to help clients reach their goals in a safe and effective manner. However, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture of a client’s life and have tunnel vision on specific training aspects that may not matter.

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Back to Basics: 3 Steps of the Initial Consultation

August 24, 2018

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Developing a truly successful program involves several layers that the personal trainer must address with time, competence, and critical thinking. A thorough and complete initial consultation can ensure that the personal trainer has all the data that they need to design a program that is time-efficient and successful.

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The Importance of the Initial Interview—Establishing Credibility Quickly with a New Potential Client

October 1, 2014

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The initial interview is the starting point for the client-trainer relationship and sets the tone for the emotional connection and the development of trust and value for a long-lasting professional relationship.

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