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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Kevin Hughes, Personal Trainer

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 18, 2018 8:00 AM

We are excited to share the stories of some of our past AFPA graduates, such as Kevin, in our “Find Your Inspiration” blog series.

What is your job/role/title and what does that mean?

I’m a self-employed personal trainer who caters to in-home training.

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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Paige Johnson, Trainer and Certified Holistic Nutritionist

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 11, 2018 11:02 AM
We are excited to share the stories of some of our past AFPA graduates, such as Paige, in our “Find Your” blog series.

What is your job/role/title and what does that mean?

My jobs consist of working as a Full-Time Trainer, as well as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

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4 Common Questions a Plant Based Nutritionist Gets Asked

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 5, 2018 8:00 AM

As holistic and plant-based nutrition trends grow in popularity, so has the amount of misinformation. As a plant-based nutritionist, you need to be prepared to tackle a host of questions about what is true, accurate, and reliable.

Here are four of the most common questions you can expect to get from clients who are on the road to healthier, plant-based living:

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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Jared Trout, GM and Director of Personal Training at AE Fitness

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 3, 2018 8:00 AM

We are excited to share the stories of some of our AFPA graduates, such as Jared, in our “Find Your Inspiration” blog series.

What is your job/role/title and what does that mean?

I am the General Manager and Director of Personal Training at AE Fitness Montclair in Montclair, New Jersey. That means I oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, coordinate all personal training activity, and assist with all decision-making, both operational and financial.


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What Is a Certified Nutrition Consultant Salary?

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Mar 27, 2018 8:00 AM

At a time when half of all Americans—roughly 117 million people—have preventable chronic diseases, there is no denying that nutrition plays a critical role in helping to prevent these illnesses. As a result of this health crisis, more and more people are feeling empowered to embrace a healthier lifestyle every single day.  

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10 Resources to Launch Your Holistic Health Coach Career

By Matt Solomon, B.S. | Mar 21, 2018 7:40 AM

You’re passionate about holistic nutrition and healthy living, and you’ve decided it’s time—you’re ready to launch your holistic health coach career. However, with nearly 50 percent of new small businesses failing within the first five years, leaping into a new career probably feels daunting.

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How to Combat Lactose Intolerance: The Best Alternatives to Dairy

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Mar 16, 2018 9:04 AM

Have you ever felt bloated, gassy, or even nauseous after eating a bowl of mac and cheese or ice cream? If so, you might be one of the millions of Americans that are afflicted with a case of slight to life-affecting lactose intolerance.

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What Is a Plant Based Nutrition Certification?

By Amy Occhipinti | Mar 15, 2018 7:00 AM

With countless celebrities and brands embracing “Meatless Monday” as a mantra, plant-based nutrition has become all the rage—but not all devotees of plant-based nutrition are full-time vegans or vegetarians. In fact, many people are leaving meat and dairy off their plates more frequently to reap countless evidence-based health benefits, including lowering their risks of developing certain types of cancer.

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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Cynthia Kestler, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Mar 13, 2018 8:15 AM
  While everyone’s educational and career paths are unique, you will often find common ground among those who have earned nutrition and fitness certifications: considerable motivation, fresh perspectives, and most of all, a passion for helping others. We find these stories inspiring, and we hope that you do as well, while you consider a career shift or taking your business to the next level.
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How to Choose from Top Holistic Nutrition Schools

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Mar 7, 2018 8:14 AM

Whether you are just pondering or ready to make a career switch toward becoming a holistic nutrition professional, one major step will be to determine which education option is right for you.

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