Recent Posts by Amy Occhipinti, M.S.

    6 Fitness Tips & Tricks to Keep Clients Motivated

    We believe that transforming a person's body will ultimately lead to a transformation of that person's life - and we want to help you make that transformation a reality for your clients. But with millions of tips to cull through on the internet, as well as in magazines and other fitness resources, how can you determine what ones will be the most effective? 

    In today's post we have compiled a list of our top six fitness tips that will help you cut through the noise. The best part? You can share them with your clients today!

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    How to Become a Sports Nutrition Specialist for Your Practice

    Healthcare professionals are often approached as 'thought leaders' and experts in their field. But with healthcare professions ranging from doctors to nurse practitioners and nutrition consultants, everyone has their own area of expertise. If you find yourself challenged with the number of patients that are seeking athletic healthcare advice, it may be time to consider a specialized certificate so you can better serve your patients.

    In today's post we will explore the responsibilities and expectations for becoming a sports nutrition specialist.

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    Mixing it Up: 2 Yoga Workout Plans for Men

    Are you looking to challenge your male clients? Or maybe you're interested in providing more fitness opportunities at your local gym?

    While many people are guilty of associating Yoga as just a way to relax and ease through a workout, it's also very physically challenging. If your client is prone to injury or needs to challenge their body in different ways, we challenge you to incorporate these two beginner Yoga workouts for men into the next session. Or integrate a program at your local gym.

    At AFPA we are huge advocates for leading by example. With that in mind, the best way to guide your clients through a seamless sequence of movements is to practice them yourself. Just like you would test out that new strength training routine, test out these next few Yoga moves.

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    What Can I Expect for an Athletic Trainer Salary?

    Over the past few weeks we have been taking a deeper dive into a few different career options in the health and fitness industry. From a Medical Exercise Specialist to a Personal Trainer; today we are going to take a closer look at what it takes to become an Athletic Trainer and what you can expect to gain financially. 

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    Mix up Your Daily Exercise Plan: Incorporate a Stability Ball

    At AFPA we are firm believers in mixing up your workout routine to keep it fresh and challenging. Not only will it increase your endurance but it will keep you engaged in each workout. Just like anything else, when you follow the same old routine, you are less likely to feel excited about your workout. In today's post, we are going to share a few exercises that can be done at home using a stability ball, and how you can start incorporating variation to your daily exercise plan!

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    3 Weight-Lifting Routines for Post-Rehab Clients

    Anyone who is physically active and has experienced a sports related injury or setback knows that it can feel like the end of the world when they are recommended to rest and wait for their body to recover. When this occurs, muscles are constrained in a cast, or are inactive because of an injury and will begin to reduce in size and strength. 

    Fortunately, there are a number of different exercises your clients, and you, can perform post-rehab in order to retain strength and recover at a faster rate. In today's post we want to break down three different weight-lifting routines that are designed for you to share with your post-rehab clients.

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    How to Become a Certified Group Fitness Trainer

    If you're passionate about the health and fitness industry and are looking to inspire others to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, group fitness training may be exactly what you're looking for in a career. Whether you have always been excited about attending your Monday night Indoor Cycling class or you're looking for a more fulfilling career path, a group fitness certification can not only help you to stay in shape during the chaos, but can help you add diversity to your career.

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    Personal Trainer Job Description & Salary

    Have you been dreaming about a career in fitness but are not sure where to start? Maybe you don't think you have what it takes? We feel confident that you do; all you need is the right resources to get started! 

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    How to Get Started with a Career in Nutrition Counseling

    If you have been considering a career in the health and fitness industry there is no better time than the present! At AFPA, we are becoming more conscious than ever about what we eat and where it comes from, especially with increasing trends towards organic, sustainable or locally grown food.

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