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Helping Motivate Clients—Applications of the Self-Determination Theory

March 1, 2014

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This article provides practical suggestions that personal trainers can use to help their clients become and stay motivated to stick with their exercise routines.

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Best Business Practices - Personal Training

April 1, 2015

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Three top personal trainers—Juan Carlos Santana, Robert Linkul, and Chat Williams—discuss “best practices” in the profession of personal training.

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Semi-Private Training – An Ideal Model for Small Studios and Productive Trainers

March 25, 2019

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David Crump describes how semi-private training can be an effective model for some studio and small gym owners to continue to grow their business and reach individuals.

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Trainer Tips: Get the Most from your Session

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

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How to Manipulate Rest Intervals to Maximize Strength Training Effectiveness

May 26, 2023

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This article will review the latest evidence regarding optimal rest intervals, and the science behind them.

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Choosing the Right Certification

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The steps on this page will help you select the right certification that fits your career goals.

The Use of Artificial Intelligence Applications for Exercise Prescription by Personal Trainers – A Call to Action

December 29, 2023

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This article discusses the limitations and risks involved with artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, as a tool for personal trainers.

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Developing Your Simple Personal Training Marketing Plan

June 1, 2017

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There is a formula for attracting more clients into your gym and it can work for you if you commit to following the right steps. This article will explain how to set marketing goals, create a marketing action plan to bring in new clients based on your strengths as a trainer, provide examples of how to implement your marketing plan, and discuss why tracking the success of your plan is important.

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Why You Should Offer Running Analysis to Enhance Your Business

May 20, 2022

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This article provides practical guidelines for performing a running analysis in order to potentially attract more clients who are interested in improving their running performance.

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Program Design Considerations for Seniors Who Use a Walker

May 31, 2024

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This article will present exercise programming considerations for seniors who use a walker and provide an example client profile to demonstrate how these considerations can be applied to clients using a walker.

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