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The Up-and-Coming Personal Trainer Instagram Accounts We’re Loving Right Now

By Lizzie LaCour | Jul 16, 2018 7:15 AM

You’ve probably heard by now that social media can grow your personal training business. But what about using Instagram for fitness and workout inspiration? If you ever feel like you’re stuck in a workout rut, try following some fitness trainer accounts to help spark creativity for you and your clients.

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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Kevin Hughes, Personal Trainer

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 18, 2018 8:00 AM

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

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What Is a Personal Training Certification?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jan 24, 2018 9:20 AM

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

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jan 10, 2018 9:00 AM

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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How to Legally Give Nutritional Advice as a Personal Trainer

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Nov 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand when it comes to health, so it makes sense that many personal training clients may have questions about food choices, meal plans, and supplements that can complement their training.

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How to Specialize in Youth Fitness and Strength Conditioning

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Nov 8, 2017 9:00 AM

Inside the Mount Hood Athletic Club near Portland, Ore., a group of 20 kids weaves through a series of cones dribbling basketballs. When personal trainer Trevor Hayward blows a whistle, the kids go from dribbling to passing, and move in for layups.

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Functional Training Tips for Certified Personal Trainers

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Oct 25, 2017 9:00 AM


Want to fit functional training into the programs you design for clients as a
certified personal trainer?

If you have a client who needs to develop balance, improve coordination, or increase strength and endurance, functional training can help. And it’s even more effective when you choose exercises and activities designed to help make your client’s daily life easier and reduce the risk for injuries.

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Thinking About Becoming a Personal Trainer? Read This First

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Sep 27, 2017 8:00 AM

When Idaho resident Katie Hug reached 270 pounds, becoming a personal trainer wasn’t on her mind.

She was taking a long list of medications. She felt tired and hungry most of the time. And in between chasing three little kids around, she ate...a lot. It was her way of dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression.

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How to Become a Personal Trainer Online: Follow These Steps

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Aug 16, 2017 8:00 AM

When Dave Smith decided he wanted to learn how to become a personal trainer, he earned a fitness certification and started training clients in the gym.

It was a great way to get started. But he wanted more control over his schedule, more time to spend with his family, a way to earn more money, and ultimately to help more people achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Growing an Email List: Tips for Certified Personal Trainers

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Jul 26, 2017 8:00 AM

You’re an expert at helping people build muscle, lose weight, run faster, and get in the best shape possible. That’s what certified personal trainers do best.

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