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Employee or Independent Contractor? Guidelines for Classifying Workers

November 27, 2020

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Some positions within the fitness industry can be tricky to classify. This article helps businesses decipher the difference between a hired employee and an independent contracted position.

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How to Utilize Contrast Training for Strength, Power, and Performance

January 1, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to contrast training, including how it is defined, what variables are utilized, and examples of how to use it in training.

Personal trainers Program design Contrast Training Postactivation Potentiation Power Complex Training

How Much Protein Do Resistance Training Athletes Need?

January 15, 2019

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Consumption of dietary protein by athletes is a common intervention to maximize gains in muscle and strength, and to improve body composition. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current research on the optimal amount of dietary protein for resistance training athletes.

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How to Promote and Sell Multiple Personal Training Options with Layered Pricing

October 1, 2015

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One the fastest growing trends in the fitness industry over recent years has been the increase of personal training studios. Learn how to identify the varied services that can be offered at the personal training studio, and how to promote and sell in a layered pricing format.

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Using Feedback Drills to Coach the Turkish Get-Up

July 8, 2019

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This article is an overview of the Turkish get-up movement, as well as cues and drills to help in this movement.

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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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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 Social Media Affects the Legal Rights of Employees

June 4, 2016

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While social media can serve as an efficient business tool, it can also complicate the legal rights of the entrepreneurs who use them. This article focuses on three specific—and perhaps surprising—ways in which social media can alter the employment rights of fitness professionals and the gyms they work for.

Personal trainers Legal Issues Professional Development NSCA-CPT personal training employment Social media

The Red Light – Green Light System – A Simple Tool to Assess and Individualize Group Training

February 9, 2020

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This article introduces a potential solution for programming in the large group fitness setting with a wide variety of fitness levels.

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