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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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    6 Steps to Becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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

    Are you passionate about physical fitness, training and motivating athletes to excel and improve their performance? Do you already have knowledge and expertise from participating in sports throughout your life? As a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, you can work with a variety of different athletic individuals, from aspiring to professional athletes. If you're interested in a career that is not only fulfilling mentally, but physically, and inspires others in the process; a professional fitness career could be right for you.

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    Shoulder Injuries: Pain, Diagnosis & Exercise Rehabilitation

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

    4.5 million shoulder injuries are reported each year and occur primarily in a gym setting. Learn how you can prevent shoulder injuries from happening to you:

    The shoulder is an incredible structure. It is complex, versatile and efficient. An expense many times
    is incurred as a result of these advantages, and it is often a very unforgiving part of the body. Still, many medical professionals agree that the mechanical perfection of the shoulder is unsurpassed when compared to the other joints. For example, the shoulder is the only joint that can rotate 360 degrees, making it the most mobile.

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    12 Easy Holiday Workout Plans

    When the holidays come around, schedules get packed and cookie trays are everywhere. That can make it more challenging to stick to your nutrition and fitness routines, but sneaking time in to exercise can have huge benefits, from lowering holiday-related stress to minimizing the impact of all those delicious treats. Keep these 12 strategies in mind when you’re ready to move:

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    10 Steps on How to Become a Personal Trainer

    Whether a career in personal training has been a long-term goal or you’ve just started considering taking the leap, now is the time for a jump-start that can turn your passion for fitness and for helping others into a growth-driven personal trainer career opportunity.

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    11 Tips to Maintain Fitness and Nutrition During the Winter

    As daylight hours get shorter and holidays ramp up, winter schedules and routines tend to shift. That’s when your clients’ fitness and nutrition habits can take a hit. Whether it’s from rounds of holiday parties or from ice storms raging outside, there’s a tendency to downshift healthy eating and regular activity.

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    Can Nutritionists Offer Fitness Advice to Clients

    Every nutritionist is invested in the health of his or her clients—after all, most choose the profession as a way to make a difference in the lives of others and encourage better lifestyle behaviors.

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    Define your Roadmap for Better Fitness, Nutrition, & Wellness

    The path to good health and fitness is similar to driving directions. You may find your way to your destination based on suggestions from friends or family. But you will have greater success, and with much greater efficiency, if you know where you are starting and how you are doing along the way.

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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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    4 Ways Fitness Instructors Can Avoid Burnout

    In any profession, burnout is always a danger, especially when schedules get packed with classes and “free time” is when you catch up on paperwork. Even when you absolutely love your job and look forward to seeing clients and students, there still may be a risk that a point will come where you’re feeling restless or bored.

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