A Career in Fitness: Personal Training Statistics & Facts

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

    If you've been considering a career as a fitness trainer, now is the time to get started. People are more interested than ever in taking charge of their health, and that’s causing a continued boom in personal training.

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    Skills Needed to Be a Certified Personal Trainer

     

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

    Personal trainers are often their own greatest assets, advertisements and selling points. But why? Is it because of their approach and technique? Or is it because they exemplify the standards of health and fitness through proper nutrition and training? Perhaps it's a combination of all of the above.

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    15 Top Motivational Quotes for Fitness Professionals

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

    Personal trainers are in the business of helping people make positive changes in their lives. And a lot of their day-to-day activities revolve around teaching people how to exercise and eat healthy. But there’s a good chance most trainers talk to clients about mindset and motivation, too. If you can help a client recognize their potential for success and inspire them to make changes, you can create a life-changing transformation for that person. But that all starts with you.

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    How to Nail the Initial Consultation with a New Personal Training Client

     

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

    You check your watch. It’s almost 9 a.m. You have a prospective client coming to the gym or your personal training studio for an initial consultation. You check your watch again. You play out the initial consultation process in your head and wonder how it’s going to go. Sound familiar?

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    12 Tips for Success in Achieving Your Fitness and Health Goals for 2019

    The new year is just around the corner and the best way to follow through with your health and fitness goals is by planning ahead. 

    Many people are guilty of setting New Years goals only to give up a month later. Often times, this is due to the lack of a proven nutrition and workout regimen. 

    Achieving your health and fitness goals can be simple, fun, and easy when approached correctly. In this article, you’ll discover 12 powerful tips that will help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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    3 Pilates Exercises to Help Seniors Improve Balance & Mobility

     

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

    For the past ten years, Pilates has become more and more popular in the fitness community. Whether you're young or old it's a perfect way to improve balance, mobility and strengthen the core. At AFPA we are passionate about delivering information and workouts that are tailored to each age group and fitness level; in today's post you'll gain insight into the benefits of Pilates for senior citizens.

    Keeping fit and mobile is essential, especially for seniors. As we get older, healthy movements can help with balance, stability, control and overall fitness. With all of the movements out there it can be difficult to decide what movements are the best fit for older adults.

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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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    What You Can and Can’t Do As a Health & Wellness Coach

    Are you looking to bring your passion for health to the next level, but are struggling with where to begin? Maybe you want to help people eat healthier and get more exercise, but you’re struggling with what steps to take to learn how to do so professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re an excellent candidate to become a certified health & wellness coach.

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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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    How Do I Become a Certified Pilates Instructor?

    Pilates is one of the most popular methods of exercise in the world, and for good reason. Since its creation in the early 20th century, Pilates has become a favorite workout for health-minded individuals who want to build strength, lean muscle tone, and flexibility—all with a focus on the core. In 2017 alone, more than 9 million people were participating in Pilates training.

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