Personal Trainer Jobs: A Complete Guide To Finding A Job As A Personal Trainer

Posted by Amanda Goh on Feb 24, 2020 3:00:00 AM

The health and fitness industry in the UK has been booming in recent years as more people are becoming aware of, and are growing concerned by, the UK's growing rates of obesity and obesity-related illnesses.

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Topics: CPT

NASM OPT™ THE WORLDS BEST TRAINING MODEL

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Sep 19, 2018 4:03:12 AM

Had it not been for an ACL tear, would the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ model exist? Fortunately, the world of human movement science will never know, because that college-football injury changed the career trajectory of Micheal A. Clark, MS, DPT, now known as the creator of the NASM OPT™ model.

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Topics: CPT, Q & A, Sports Performance

HOW TO DESIGN A WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMME LIKE A PRO

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jun 11, 2018 8:26:12 AM

A quick Google search for the topic of program design for weight loss provides well over 2 million results. Needless to say, there is a lot of information, and sometimes misinformation, on the “best” ways to lose weight.

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Topics: CPT, Advice

OVERCOMING REJECTION: WHAT TO DO WHEN A POTENTIAL CLIENT SAYS NO?

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on Jun 6, 2018 5:48:00 AM

Everyone has encountered a rejection over the course of their lives. Regardless of your ability, persuasion, or reputation, you will receive a “no” at least some of the time, if not most of the time. Your closing percentage, coupled with your personal training prospecting efforts, determine how often you will receive these negative responses. The relationship that you cultivate, even after it is understood that the potential client is not going to purchase anything (for now anyway), will contribute greatly to your reputation.  After all, a “no” today is not an automatic “no” tomorrow! 

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Topics: CPT

BOOST YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL WITH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE

Posted by Dejan Stojadinovic on May 25, 2018 7:46:31 AM

Did you know that personal trainers who have their NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) earn 48% more than the average personal trainer?1 That’s an amazing pay increase in an industry where your income is typically determined by the number of clients you have, how many sessions they book and how much they are willing to pay you! So, how does CES bring in the extra dollars? Simple answer is, it’s an undeniable value add. Corrective exercise isn’t designed just for clients in poor physical condition or those in post-rehab. It is applicable for any client that has muscle imbalances and, with the sedentary and technology driven state our society lives in, includes nearly everyone!

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Topics: CPT

Sports Therapy: What is it?

Posted by Sam Underwood on Oct 30, 2017 3:54:13 AM

Sports therapy is an aspect of fitness/healthcare and nutrition concerned with prevention of injury and rehabilitation. They’re also sometimes known as athletics trainers. There are numerous ways into the industry, through leisure centres, sports clubs, schools and other routes. Here, we explore some of the more common ways to have a career in sports therapy.

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Topics: CPT

10 TIPS FOR A POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION-BUILDING CLIENT RAPPORT

Posted by Amanda Goh on Oct 2, 2017 5:52:38 AM

It’s been said that in the first seven seconds of a customer or client meeting you, they’ll make 11 impressions about you. Make them positive impressions with our 10 quick tips to building positive rapport.

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Topics: CPT, Q & A

How to Become a Boxing Coach

Posted by Sam Underwood on Sep 4, 2017 6:42:53 AM

Boxing is undoubtedly one of the toughest sports out there. Participants need every physical and mental ability to be successful; strength, stamina, fitness, desire, balance, willingness to learn…the list goes on. However, there are many boxing enthusiasts who will lace up the gloves but never actually get in the ring, and instead use the training and discipline to dramatically improve their overall fitness and health without taking punches.

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Topics: CPT

How to Become an Indoor Cycling Instructor

Posted by Sam Underwood on Sep 4, 2017 4:02:47 AM

What is indoor cycling?

Indoor cycling is typically taught in classes of perhaps up to 20 people. The classes are almost always set to music and are a proper cardio workout, while also strengthening the lower body and shoulders in particular. While neither rhythmical nor particularly complex in the movements, participants will be standing, sprinting, and sitting on the bike at various times, and altering their speed accordingly. For effective and continued weight loss, increasing resistance – weight in the pedals – will be needed. Classes typically last 30-60 minutes.

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Topics: CPT

How To Become A Sports Massage Therapist

Posted by Sam Underwood on Aug 10, 2017 8:06:34 AM

Sports massage is rapidly becoming a popular career choice for those interested in helping sporting participants avoid and recover from injuries and pain. It can be a very rewarding career, and one that will give relief and happiness to people for whom their bodies are tools of their trade, and must be maintained with the utmost care.

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Topics: CPT