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Common Practice for Personal Trainers that Should not be so Common: Examination of Common Practices

Starting into the personal training business is a very exciting endeavor full of great potential, possibilities for success, and endless opportunities to help others. However, many of the “common practices” found in today’s personal training industry are not the most effective tactics to implement.

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Personal Trainers and Nutrition Advice—What Can I Legally Tell My Clients

January 1, 2015

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Personal trainers are responsible to be familiar with the sometimes fluid landscape of the nutritional counseling laws in their state and to abide by them.

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In the Business of Building a Clientele, the Referral is King

April 1, 2014

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Considerations for Transitioning to Online Personal Training

August 13, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide the reader some direction and suggestions for how to make the transition to online personal training smooth and successful.

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A Personal Trainer’s Guide to the Aspiring Bodybuilder

March 8, 2024

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This article will discuss the balance between what an aspiring bodybuilder may expect from a personal trainer, what a personal trainer is able to provide, and how a personal trainer can be a valuable asset towards the aspiring bodybuilder’s development.

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Bridging the Gap between Personal Training and Physical Therapy

April 22, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to define the roles of personal trainers and physical therapists and to learn how their combined expertise can influence long-term physical health improvements for their clients.

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Simplifying the Rules to Programming for Special Populations

April 30, 2018

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By reviewing this simplified process of obtaining a client’s health history and physician release, designing an exercise routine with modified exercises, and providing exercises for paid clients versus general members, NSCA-CPTs can be confident prescribing a routine for those who suffer from chronic or temporary health issues.

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Understanding Stress and Training

November 10, 2023

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This article seeks to help personal trainers understand the physiological effects of stress and helpful ways they can drive positive changes for their clients through exercise.

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Correcting Misconceptions in the Knowledge of Personal Trainers

May 29, 2020

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The aim of this article is to review the research into the knowledge of personal trainers, their misconceptions, and to provide evidence-based strategies to help correct any misconceptions.

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NSCA-Certified Personal Trainers® (NSCA-CPT)® are health/fitness professionals who use an individualized approach to train clients for the primary goal of improving their personal health and fitness. Learn more about becoming a certified personal trainer with the NSCA's CPT certification! Visit NSCA.com for information on personal trainer jobs, personal training certifications, personal trainer insurance and continuing education as you pursue one of the best personal trainer certifications.

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