How to Set Realistic Goals for Your Personal Trainer Career


    Everyone knows the importance of setting goals. As personal trainers, we’re constantly revisiting our client’s health and fitness goals to establish the right plan and steps to get them where they want to be. But when it comes to our own personal and business endeavors, we often forget about the importance of setting goals.

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    5 Exciting Careers in Nutrition That Pay Well

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    When it comes to exciting careers, health and wellness is a fast-growing, future-proofed profession that offers a way to change people’s lives—both clients’ and your own.

    A major part of that momentum is nutrition, especially as people become more interested in improving their health. With seemingly conflicting nutrition news and research, there’s a strong need for professionals who can translate complex information and deliver it in a way that’s meaningful. Best of all, choosing a career in nutrition gives you flexibility when it comes to tailoring your career, because the field has a breadth of opportunity. Here’s a handful of top choices when looking at careers in nutrition:

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    10 Tips for How to Beat Chronic Bloating

    Does your stomach look distended no matter what you eat? You might be dealing with chronic bloat, an inconvenient digestive condition that can impact your quality of life. Bloating can be challenging to address unless you understand what’s causing your symptoms in the first place, so this article will dive into the details.

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    6 Rewarding Careers in Health and Wellness You Haven't Heard Of


    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    When talking about a job in health and wellness, people are likely to think of yoga instructors, fitness class leaders, personal trainers, and dieticians. After all, personal trainers like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser or Chris Powell from Extreme Weight Loss capture the attention of millions of people who tune in to see them help clients make amazing transformations. However, there are many different ways to pursue your passion beyond helping others lose weight. Careers in health and wellness don’t have to be limited to personal training or nutrition services.

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    17 Tips for A Successful Personal Trainer Business

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Running a successful Personal Training business can be accomplished if you follow these 17 tips!

    If you are entering the profession of personal training, it is a time of growth and opportunity. Awareness of the benefits of personal training has been expanding for over a decade, as is the client market.

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    The Benefits of Working With A Holistic Health Coach

    Over half of Americans battle chronic diseases. One in four suffer from multiple chronic conditions that last a year or longer and disrupt daily life. These chronic conditions are driving up health care costs and increasing demand on our health care system; they account for over 80% of hospital admissions, 90% of filled prescriptions, and 75% of physician visits.

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    How to Write an Optimized Personal Trainer Bio for More Sales

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published January 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Personal training provides individuals with an opportunity to mold healthy and physically active lifestyles, and can be widely appealing for a number of different reasons. But in order to get to this point, a personal trainer must work on their business sense to build up the necessary clientele. Unfortunately, this doesn't always come naturally, so we've come up with a few tips to help you get started on your venture.

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    11 Things to Know About Training Clients 65+

    From losing muscle mass, decreased flexibility, compromised balance, old injuries and medical issues, training senior clients may require a more intricate approach and a different workout regimen compared to your younger clients. Training your senior clients aged 65+ doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve come up with 11 key points for you to consider.

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    4 Benefits of Sitting on a Stability Ball at Work

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published February 1, 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Normal office chairs are notorious for negatively impacting your posture, especially if you are sitting in them improperly. Slouching in your chair may also lead to a decrease in your core strength. The solution? It may be replacing your office chair for a stability ball.

    On a stability ball, you spend your time actively balancing, so your body automatically forms a more correct posture. This can alleviate any back or core strain that you may have previously experienced sitting in a chair.

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    5 Fitness Jobs You Can Pursue with a Certificate

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published September 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Have you always been passionate about a career in fitness but uncertain of how you could pursue it?

    Whether you recently received a health-related degree, official certification, or you don't see a future at your current job; taking the proactive next step is essential to planning your career in fitness. One of the most desirable things about a career in fitness is the endless amount of opportunities. 

    In this post, we will share five fitness jobs you can obtain with your certification:

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