Top Personal Trainer Certifications for Advancing Your Career

By Matt Solomon | Aug 23, 2016 8:30 AM

As a personal trainer, you may be enjoying a solid client base and a predictable schedule. But it can be helpful to think ahead about where you’d like to go for the next phase of your career.

A certification can give you the training you need to take that next step, especially if you’re thinking about moving into a more specialized part of the field. Consider certifications like these as potential options:

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Get-Off-The-Couch Games to Get Kids Moving

By Mark Kirkpatrick | Aug 22, 2016 12:30 PM

Do your kids enjoy playing on their tablets and smartphones? Are they constantly asking if they can watch a movie? 

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5 Ways to Use Your Senior Fitness Certification

By Matt Solomon | Aug 16, 2016 8:00 AM

When it comes to senior health, two significant trends are occurring simultaneously. First, the number of seniors is climbing upward — the Census Bureau has noted that the amount of people age 65 or older will double within the next few decades. Second, many of those seniors are becoming deeply interested in taking charge of their health, leading to a surge in over-age-50 gym memberships and classes.

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10 Top Strength Exercises for Runners

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 15, 2016 4:33 PM

To be a great runner, you have to take advantage of every opportunity to improve. What many do not realize, however, is that trading some time on the track in favor of a well-structured gym routine could make all the difference. There are multiple reasons why implementing some strength training for runners will improve your running time, but there are also some benefits you might not expect.

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3 Ways to Give Nutritional Advice Legally

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 10, 2016 8:00 AM

Numerous bloggers and food writers dispense nutritional advice with ease, and some don't even cite any particular studies or research, they just seem to be coming up with these "insights" on their own. But for those who want to offer nutritional advice on a more professional basis, it's crucial to understand that advice must be delivered in a way that's credible, correct, and legal.

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5 Jobs You Can Pursue with a Nutrition Consultant Certification

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Aug 3, 2016 8:00 AM

Pursuing a nutrition certification for personal enrichment is hugely valuable, and can help you integrate healthier eating into your fitness and wellness mix. But it's also an opportunity to expand your career in new ways, giving you many options when it comes to providing nutritional counseling.

When you earn a certification — credentials that highlight your education and knowledge — you'll be in a strong position to choose from a range of jobs. Here are just a few that you might consider:

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What is a Nutrition Certification?

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jul 27, 2016 8:00 AM

The basic definition of a certification is that it's a form of proof that you've completed coursework in a given field. In addition to studying certain topics, such as nutrition, you've also mastered the material enough to pass a final exam — and probably a few others along the way — that demonstrate your grasp of the material.

In many ways, though, a certification is so much more than that. If you're studying a field like nutrition, here's what a certification can offer:

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Developing a Selling Personality as a Personal Trainer

By Eddie Lester, B.S. | Jul 26, 2016 4:14 PM

Personal trainers aren’t afforded the luxury of selling a product that is so cheap it is a breeze to sell nor are we selling something people can’t live without. That’s why such a large portion of success involves selling.

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Weight Training Modalities: Is there a Top Choice?

By Demy James | Jul 25, 2016 11:47 AM

Physical training has become quite popular over the past few decades, and different weight training modalities have been used to accomplish various tasks. The purpose behind a workout is determined on what goals you have in mind.

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7 Ways Exercise Makes You Look And Feel Younger

By Cathy Scarlett | Jul 25, 2016 8:19 AM

The benefits of regular exercise are impressive: they help strengthen the joints, build muscles, improve immunity, and stave off illness. But, there is another enticing reason why you should work out daily – they make you look and feel younger. No matter how many birthdays you’ve celebrated, exercise can make you look younger and fitter for your age when done on a regular basis.

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