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Three Keys to Becoming a Better Fitness Professional

January 3, 2020

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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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Using Questions to Improve Coach Effectiveness

July 1, 2015

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After going to a conference, networking, and returning to your normal schedule and location with all the new ideas, tips, and tricks, what happens then? The purpose of this article is to show how using questions and reflecting can help turn professional development activities into actionable improvements in your coaching practice.

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Proper Alignment of Expectations for Strength and Conditioning Practitioners

September 1, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to briefly identify the expectation dynamic for strength and conditioning practitioners and to provide a practical mode for operational thought.

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Becoming a Special Populations Personal Trainer

June 1, 2017

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In this career series article, developing personal training skills to train special populations is discussed; it includes starting out as a novice through the expert level.

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The Current State of the Sport Science Field and Careers – Integration, Data, and Professional Pathways

February 16, 2024

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This article aims to describe the development of the sport scientist role and clarify the common qualifications and responsibilities therein.

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Clarifying High Performance

January 5, 2024

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This infographic provides key takeaways from an article that describes the high-performance environment, allowing for a more accurate definition and representation of a modern high-performance director (HPD) in North American professional sport.

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Why Your High School Needs a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional

June 1, 2017

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A qualified strength and conditioning professional in the high school environment can benefit both the school and the students in a number of ways, including injury reduction, improved performance, and risk management.

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Commitment to the Profession - Time to Step Up or Step Out

January 1, 2014

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Professional standards can differ from gym-to-gym, studio-to-studio, and personal trainer-to-personal trainer, but all professional personal trainers can benefit from focusing on specific goals.

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The 5 Stages of a Fitness Business Owner’s Journey

February 18, 2019

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Ryan Ketchum describes the five stages of a fitness business owner’s journey as an individual transitions from a fitness professional to a fitness business owner.

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Sample Job Description - Full Time Strength and Conditioning Coach

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This sample job description is intended to be used as a starting point for creating a job description that is appropriate for your situation.

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