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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.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development personal trainer certification building a personal training business how to become a personal trainer Personal training

Client Consultation

May 1, 2017

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During the initial interview, the personal trainer and client assess compatibility, develop goals, and establish a client-trainer agreement.

Personal trainers Program design Personal training Personal training certification personal training client consultation how to become a personal trainer personal trainer client consult fitness assessment

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.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment special populations health issues personal training nsca-cpt

Understanding Risk Management as a Fitness Professional

June 1, 2017

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There's risk in every business, but fitness professionals can often face higher risk than most. While personal trainer insurance can offer solid protection, fitness professionals can best protect themselves by understanding the fundamentals of risk management as they apply within the realm of sports and fitness. In this article, global insurance firm Integro Entertainment & Sports offers tips on how to best protect yourself and your business, defines common insurance terms, and provides an overview to understanding insurance conditions.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional liability insurance CPI personal training insurance insurance risk management Entertainment and Sports Insurance eXperts ESIX personal trainer insurance

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.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Physical Therapy Client Assessment Client Needs

Common Medications that Lifters Over 40 Take, and How they Affect Exercise and Nutrition

October 30, 2020

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This article aims to offer guidance on the effects of certain medications, as well as help personal trainers and their clients in the consultation process with qualified physicians and pharmacists.

Personal trainers Nutrition Supplements Resistance Training Statins Beta Blockers ACE Inhibitors Blood Sugar Medications NSAIDS Acid Blockers

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

Mindset and Nutrition – How Different Emotional States Affect the Way People Interact with and Make Food Choices

March 27, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate the leading mindset, behavioral, and psychological factors controlling food intake, as well as, educate professionals on how to assist with developing healthier nutrition practices.

Personal trainers Nutrition Stress Anxiety Depression Mindset Influence Nutrition

Critical Evaluation of the Wim Hof Method

March 19, 2021

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Through this article, personal trainers should understand the extremes of the Wim Hof method, and instead encourage clients to follow scientifically-backed deep breathing and cold therapy practices to supplement a well-rounded exercise program.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Breathing Meditation Cold Exposure Personal Trainer
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