Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    4 Common Questions a Plant Based Nutritionist Gets Asked

    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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    Graduate Jared Trout: GM & Director of Personal Training

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

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

    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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    The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Inflammation

    Are you sick of triggering old sports injuries, or feeling like every lousy food choice leaves your stomach crying out in pain? The problem might be chronic inflammation; a confusion in your body where your immune system is over-triggered. If you let this inflammation get out of control, it can put you at risk for dozens of different lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

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    What It Takes to Attain a Master Level Nutrition Consultant Certification

     Becoming a Master Level Nutrition Consultant requires more than just knowledge—you must have a passion for nutrition, a desire to help others, and a drive toward reaching a new level of professional success.

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    What Is a Personal Training Certification?

    If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in health and fitness, a personal training certification will open doors to working in a fitness facility, coaching clients, and helping people live active and healthy lives. What is a personal training certification? This professional credential will set you apart as an expert who understands health, fitness, nutrition, and training strategies designed to help people achieve their goals.

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    The Future of Personal Training: 2018 and Beyond

    While working with personal training clients, looking ahead can help you make decisions when creating a program that meets your clients' needs and helps them accomplish their goals.

    Whether you’re a personal trainer at a big box gym or have your own studio, looking ahead is also necessary to stay competitive for your business. Let’s explore a few trends that you should know for 2018 and beyond.

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    Can Personal Trainers Give Meal Plans?

    Fitness and nutrition naturally go hand-in-hand, and personal trainers are often asked for their advice on how clients can boost performance, lose weight, deal with a chronic health condition, lower potential health risks, and get adequate nutrient intake.

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    How to Find Your Passion: Q and A with Barrie Davenport

    Ever wondered what it would feel like to live out your passion? Interested in hearing from someone who professionally helps others find and live their passion?

    We put together this Q&A session with personal development thought leader and coach, Barrie Davenport, to help you think through these questions and more.

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    Careers in Nutrition: What Can I Do With a Nutrition Certification?

    After you’ve put in the work, learned in-depth and evidence-based insights about nutrition, and earned your certification, you may be left with one big question: What happens now?

    With a nutrition certification, you’re holding an entry pass to a breadth of different opportunities. From career tracks to specializations, you can use your certification to explore what you really want to do—and make a meaningful impact on client lives at the same time.

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