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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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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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Back to Basics: 3 Steps of the Initial Consultation

June 1, 2017

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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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How Cable Resistance Training Can Benefit Program Design

September 3, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present the benefits of training with cable resistance, the different types of cable resistance machines, and the differences when choosing a machine for your programs.

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Addressing ADHD Within a Program

October 1, 2015

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A problem facing personal trainers is the lack of awareness needed to work with clients who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article aims to bring awareness of the symptoms of ADHD to personal trainers, discuss how they potentially affect training of various clients, and present programing considerations for training clients with ADHD.

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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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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.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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The Confucian Adaptability Model for Interpersonal Skill Development

July 8, 2022

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This article discusses the idea of Confucian adaptability as a framework for cultivating interpersonal skills for personal trainers.

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How to Improve Ankle Dorsiflexion and Calf Strength for Better Performance

April 15, 2022

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This article highlights four non-traditional calf exercises that can immediately be used in strength programs for improving calf strength while also increasing ankle dorsiflexion mobility.

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