Recent Posts by Matt Solomon, B.S.

    Matt is a speaker and high-performance Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist. He is committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve optimal health. Matt believes in an integrative approach to wellness including balanced nutrition, emotional support and customized programs to support individual health goals.

    Building Your Small Business: Professional Insurance for Personal Trainers

    Whether you’re training clients in their home, in your home, at the park, or in a fitness center or gym, having personal trainer insurance is incredibly important. It protects you, your clients, and your business, especially at a time when the median cost for a liability lawsuit is $54,000.

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    How to Become a Health Coach: Qualifications & Steps

    If you’re ready to take the leap and become a health coach, you’re in good company. Health coaches have the power to transform lives by changing behaviors so people can make healthier choices in order to battle chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Your passion for helping others pursue and achieve their goals for healthier living may have launched your desire to become a health coach, but now it’s time to take the practical steps to turn your love of health and wellness into a career.

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    6 Podcasts to Help You Prepare for a Career as a Holistic Health Coach

    As a holistic health coach, certifications are just the beginning of your education. Although these provide a solid foundation, particularly in learning evidence-based approaches, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of supplementing that knowledge with fresh insights, research, and discussions.

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    What Are the Key Differences Between Personal Trainer Certifications?

    You’re passionate about health and fitness, and you’ve made the decision to turn that passion into a career as a personal trainer. Chances are you have a lot of questions: What types of personal trainer certifications are available? Can I specialize? Are they expensive?

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    10 Resources to Launch Your Holistic Health Coach Career

     

    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 Become a Holistic Health Coach

    If you want to become a holistic health coach, you’re not alone. Recent statistics show that the numbers of people attaining holistic health certifications are on the rise, and for good reason.  According to the Huffington Post, which cited the latest MetLife Annual Employee Benefits Trends study, almost half of employers offer wellness programs, and in companies with over 500 employees, the share jumps to over 75%.

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    Is a Career in Personal Training Right for You? 6 Questions to Ask

    If you love fitness and want to expand that passion into a career in personal training, your timing is excellent. The field shows considerable growth and competitive salaries, while providing opportunities for meaningful job satisfaction and long-term prospects.

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    AFPA vs. ACE: Personal Training Certification Comparison

    When deciding to become a personal trainer, many professionals choose to follow a certification program, which is a top choice when it comes to expanding your future opportunities. A personal training certification gives you the education you need to serve clients more effectively, and to understand the complex issues that can arise when it comes to exercise, health, nutrition, aging, and other topics.

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    Top Personal Trainer Certifications for Advancing Your Career

    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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    5 Ways to Use Your Senior Fitness Certification

     

    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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