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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 Future of Personal Training: Where is the Industry Headed?

In this article, renowned fitness expert Brandi Binkley provides an overview of the personal training industry; including where it was, where it is, and where it is going.

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The Components that Make a Trainer Successful

January 1, 2014

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High standards improve the quality of professionals working within the fitness industry. This article provides steps that may help to increase income for personal trainers.

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Building a Career for the Performance Trainer

May 1, 2015

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Diana Vives, MS, CSCS,*D, presents, "Building a Career for the Performance Trainer"

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Three Keys to Becoming a Better Fitness Professional

January 3, 2020

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This article discusses three key areas that fitness professionals should investigate while on their pursuit of a strong career in the fitness industry.

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Education Recognition Program

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The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.

Tara De Leon - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 4

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Meet Tara De Leon, a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach who now works as a personal trainer in Edgewater, MD. De Leon shares insight with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, and episode co-host, NSCA Personal Training Program Manager, Blake Brightwell, on alternate routes for strength and conditioning coaches through personal training, group fitness, and private sector coaching. This episode discusses the “coaching identity” as it exists and impacts coaches’ beliefs across various stages of professional development. With the growth of the strength and conditioning field, De Leon challenges us to expand our thinking and perceptions around personal training, while holding true to our values and expertise as coaches. Regardless of your current role in the profession, learn more about how the NSCA can help you grow your career. You can connect with Tara on Instagram: @tara_de_leon_fitness or tara@edgewaterfit.com | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Member Awards

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The NSCA is proud to recognize the outstanding work of our professionals around the world. Please take time to nominate your peers when you see excellence that deserves recognition.

The Science of Squatting

March 25, 2013

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In this video from the NSCA's Personal Trainers Conference 2013, Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, discusses the benefits and mechanics of squats.

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