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Taking the Training Outdoors

March 1, 2014

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This article includes examples of exercises that can be incorporated into a training program that is performed outdoors. Take advantage of warm weather with these suggestions.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design training outside alternative training methods Personal training

How to Establish Trust with Your Clientele and Achieving Long-Term Success

March 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to provide a practical, step-by-step process on how to establish trust with your clientele that is valuable in achieving long-term success in this industry.

Personal trainers Professional Development Referral System Clients Buy-In First Impressions

Features, Benefits, and Results—How to Differentiate Yourself in a Competitive Market

October 1, 2014

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By understanding the differences between features, benefits, and results, along with how they impact current or potential clients, personal trainers can separate themselves from the rest of the pack and ensure long-term success of their business.

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From Nothing to Nike — Climbing the Ladder in the Fitness Training Industry

July 31, 2015

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From Nothing to Nike — Climbing the Ladder in the Fitness Training Industry

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Developing an Educational Culture

April 1, 2016

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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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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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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 44: Robert Panariello

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Robert Panariello, Chief Clinical Officer with Professional Physical Therapy and the Professional Athletic Performance Center, talks to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about education in the field, being a well-rounded coach to excel or compliment your career, and key things to remember in the strength and conditioning field.

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Strength Training for the Older Client—A Blueprint for Program Design

June 1, 2017

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This article provides a blueprint and “mini-macrocycle” that will assist the personal trainer in creating a program design for older adults by offering organized templates, direction in selecting exercise components, and the creation of volume controls specific to the client’s needs.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design PTQ older adults program template personal trainer Strength training

Leveraging the Trends in the Fitness Studio/Gym Community

January 1, 2015

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Studio owners or aspiring owners can leverage current or emerging trends to grow (or start) their business, and better understand the fitness landscape to gain a competitive advantage.

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Varying Tempo for Hypertrophy

June 1, 2017

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Due to the principle of specificity, training should be tailored to the goal of the lifter in terms of the prioritization of strength, hypertrophy, health, and functional outcomes. If the goal is muscular hypertrophy, it may be beneficial to vary the repetition range, and to utilize a variety of loads and loading strategies in the pursuit of maximizing hypertrophy.

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