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National Academy of Sports Medicine

Since 1987 the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been the global leader in delivering evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations to health and fitness professionals. Our products and services are scientifically and clinically proven. They are revered and utilized by leading brands and programs around the world and have launched thousands of successful careers.

Sports PerformanceThe Training Edge

Every client can benefit from improved agility and quickness, whether they are a grandmother chasing after her young grandchildren, an obstacle-course enthusiast, or an aspiring triathlete. “SAQ develops necessary adaptations for everyone,” says Ian Montel, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, who crafted the following workout. “As with all training, however, you

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By Rick Richey, MS, LMT, NASM-CPT, CES, PES My years of corporate education in the fitness industry have proven over and over again, to me, that people are afraid of the word “SALES.” Many people wanting to become trainers have called foul on this ominous word and have cried: 1) “I

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Certified Personal TrainerUncategorized

By Rick Richey, MS, LMT, NASM-CPT, CES, PES When I first entered the realm of personal training I had no idea how to “pick up” clients, and yet that was the focus and intent of my job. There was so little guidance that I apprehensively approached my fitness director and asked

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Certified Personal TrainerFitness Professionals

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

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Certified Personal TrainerExercise ProgrammingFitnessOPTWorkout Plans

We know that weight loss or body fat reduction is largely based on a numbers game. And “working out” is a way of

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