National Academy of Sports Medicine
Author Archive

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.

Business of FitnessCertified Personal Trainer

Many people get into the business of fitness because they already have a passion for working out. Being a personal trainer gives you easy access to workout facilities and the ability to still focus on your own fitness goals, essentially making the gym your office. But why else should you

Read More
FitnessNutritionWeight Loss Specialist

The myth of being able to out exercise a bad diet is at odds with the “intake versus output” relationship of energy balance. At its most basic, weight control is a demonstration of energy balance, a simple equation representing the relationship between intake and output.

Read More
FitnessSports Performance

  Working with a client to increase their athletic performance is a rewarding experience. The reality is that anyone can benefit from performance training and there are many different types of athletes. An athlete can be a youth soccer player, a mom training for her first triathlon, a retiree trying

Read More
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

Read More
Certified Personal TrainerWeight Loss Specialist

Despite an enormous amount of research on
 the topic, there is still some confusion over the relationship of cardiorespiratory training intensity to fat expenditure. This fairly complex physiology has given way to one of the most common weight loss misconceptions: You have to exercise at a low intensity, or you

Read More