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NSCA Foundation Relief Grant

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The “NSCA Foundation Relief Grant” will provide a one-time grant of $2,000 to members of the NSCA who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that result in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses (defined below).

Lactate—A Multi-Faceted Metabolite

October 25, 2019

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This article discusses lactate testing as a cost-effective alternative way to create advanced exercise prescriptions, as well as opening the possibility of being a new biomarker of metabolic health for personal trainers.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Lactate Biomarker Metabolic Health Anaerobic Glycolysis

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

Podcast

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

Coaches Professional Development

Disrupting Unhealthy Habits with Environmental Modifications

April 1, 2015

Article

Because habits are contextually linked, it is reasonable to suggest that modifying the environment may disrupt the habit process and allow conscious intention to guide behavior. This article focuses on providing practical recommendations to aid individuals with intentions to exercise and eat healthy to reach their goals in the face of undesirable habits.

Personal trainers Nutrition Program design environmental modification personal training behavior modification healthy habits

Retain Your Clients by Providing a Great Experience

November 11, 2022

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This article explains different ways personal trainers can successfully retain their clients through coaching, accountability, attentiveness, knowledge, and service.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Training Clients Service Experience Professional Connections

Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet for Weight Management

October 22, 2018

Article

The ketogenic diet, while controversial and a highly polarizing subject, has demonstrated promise as an alternative dietary strategy for weight management.

Personal trainers Nutrition Ketogenic diet Low Carbohydrate Weight Management Weight Loss

The Prevalence of Muscle Dysmorphia in Adolescents and What to Look For

March 1, 2015

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This article discusses what muscle dysmorphia is, the ways in which adolescents can fall victim to it, and how to intervene when body image becomes distorted.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease strength and conditioning resistance training youth training guidelines hypertrophy muscle dysmorphia

How to Leverage Wearable Fitness Technology to Increase Client Success

January 26, 2024

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This article briefly discusses tips for personal trainers using wearable fitness devices, including how to help guide clients towards proper utilization, understanding, and application of the information provided.

Personal trainers Professional Development

From the Field – What Being a Good Personal Trainer Really Involves

May 7, 2021

Article

This article gives readers a personal insight into the qualities that a successful and credible personal trainer should have.

Personal trainers Professional Development Personal Trainer Communication Referral Clients

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 92: Daniel Jahn

Podcast

Dan Jahn, the owner of Maximum Sports Conditioning, talks to NSCA’s Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about cultural awareness for strength and conditioning coaches. Jahn discusses recent racial incidences related to coaches and athletes, and suggests ways that coaches and administrators can do better in promoting positive conversations around these difficult topics. Jahn also shares his experience as a private strength and conditioning business owner in the greater Seattle area and perspectives on being a well-rounded coach and mentor. Find Dan on Instagram: @daniel_jahn and follow the NSCA Diversity and Inclusion Committee on Facebook | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

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