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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 2

August 24, 2018

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Before opening a facility, fitness professionals should perform the proper due diligence of researching and obtaining all the required documents to legally operate in a given municipality, learn the different types of commercial property, and build an equipment list that is in alignment with their business model.

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Melatonin Supplementation in Adults – Is it Safe and Effective?

June 11, 2021

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A client asks you about melatonin, are you prepared to answer? This article explores the efficacy and safety of supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid in adults.

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Traditional Versus Minimalist Footwear—Injury Concerns

April 2, 2015

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When it comes to traditional versus minimalist footwear, there are many considerations for injury risk. This article weighs the risks and benefits of both types of footwear from focusing on current literature on the subject.

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Examining the Efficacy of Common Fitness and Movement Tests—Personal Perspective

June 1, 2017

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In the push for personal training sales, many gyms will use assessment protocols as a way to prove to clients that they can indeed benefit from personal training. This article examines the merits behind this concept.

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The Sales Presentation—An In-Depth Look and Building a Customized System for Success

December 31, 2018

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Beyond the programming, exercise technique, and human physiology, it is also important to create a customized system for sales success. Re-framing the purpose of the sales presentation in the proper light and creating a customized system that will allow a fitness professional to sell their services with integrity can allow them to help more clients.

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How Much Protein Do Resistance Training Athletes Need?

January 15, 2019

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Consumption of dietary protein by athletes is a common intervention to maximize gains in muscle and strength, and to improve body composition. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current research on the optimal amount of dietary protein for resistance training athletes.

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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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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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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 3

October 29, 2018

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In the final stage of the gym opening process everything starts to feel very real. Once a location has been chosen, the next steps are to negotiate and sign a lease, create an opening timeline, and plan the grand opening event for the facility.

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Communication—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

March 1, 2014

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In this article, three outstanding fitness professionals share their thoughts and experiences on the importance of communication in the personal training field.

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