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 elderly 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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    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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    12 Tips for Growing Your Personal Training Client List


    Establishing a thriving personal training business requires a consistent flow of both new and ongoing clients. If you’re a new personal trainer or don’t have as many clients as you’d like, focusing on getting more clients is likely a top priority.

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    How to Create a Weight Loss Workout Plan for Clients

     

    Editor's Note: This post on how to create a weight loss workout plan was originally published September 25, 2014 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Your clients are spending hours and a significant amount of money with you every single week, so nothing can be more frustrating for you and your client than when they aren't seeing the results they are looking for. Unfortunately, this can happen for a number of different reasons:

    1. There isn't enough 'variety' in the workout plans for your client.
    2. Trouble spots are not being targeted.
    3. Clients are only working out with you, and not outside of training days.
    4. You are focusing on strength training more than cardio, or vice-versa.
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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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    6 Key Questions Personal Trainers Should Be Asking New Clients

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    As a personal trainer, it's always important to get to know your prospective clients as much as possible before determining that they'd be a good fit for your services. All too often, however, personal trainers don't understand the right questions to ask to get a true feel for a potential client.

    In general, there are six key personal trainer questions to ask new clients before you think about scheduling them for their first workout session.

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    22 Tips to Start Your Online Personal Trainer Business

    Becoming an online personal trainer can feel daunting as a beginner. Especially when the competition in the industry is growing at a rapid rate. Fortunately, any thriving business can pinpoint their success down to a few core principles. We’ve come up with 22 powerful fundamentals that can guarantee you turn your personal training hobby into a lucrative business. 

    Here are our top tips for starting an online personal trainer business:

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    What is a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist?

     

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

    A growing career opportunity for Personal Trainers and Wellness Professionals is becoming a Post Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist.

    Between athletes and the average person, everyone always has room for improvement when it comes to their health and fitness levels. A Post Rehab Exercise Specialist dedicates their time to improving health and fitness, as well as specializes in individuals who have various medical conditions. How are they different than a Health and Wellness Specialist or Personal Trainer? In today's post we will break down the essentials on what sets a Post Rehab Exercise Specialist apart from similar health and fitness professions.

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    11 Top Personal Trainer Fitness Trends for 2019

    The fitness industry is more popular now than ever before. In fact, it’s been growing by at least 3% every year and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As the years go by, researchers and industry leaders are constantly improving and finding new, more efficient ways to get fit.

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