NASM Trainers’ National Recognition Inspires Others

By Andrew Wyant 

“I want to become a health and fitness expert. I want to motivate others and find ways to truly make a difference.”

Helping others is a theme we hear over and over at NASM. It’s also a driving force for many individuals deciding to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). They recognize the career perks like a flexible schedule and being their own boss, but also see a big-picture opportunity to change lives. Continue reading

Boosting Brain Fitness – Understanding the Brain-Exercise Connection


brain fitnessBy Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, NASM Faculty Instructor

Neuroplascity was a relatively unknown term until the 1970s when scientists began accepting the notion that our brain is a not a physiologically static organ, becoming fixed shortly after birth with approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) (1, 2). Over the past 15 to 20 years, this field of study has expanded dramatically given the discovery of various compounds capable of changing both brain structure and function throughout life and how each is positively impacted by exercise, physical activity and even mental exercises (3, 4). Continue reading