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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.

Certified Personal TrainerFitnessSports Performance

The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) was developed to teach fitness professionals how to elevate an athlete’s training to achieve noticeable results while also decreasing the chance for injury. When working with athletes, the most important responsibility of a fitness professional is to ensure safety both on and off the

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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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