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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.

Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer
Business of FitnessCertified Personal Trainer

Deciding on a career path can be a challenging thing to do since you have to consider what you are interested in and have a strong passion for. You also have to look at the longer term benefits of the profession and if it’s right for you. To help you decide we’ve put together the top 5 reasons for becoming a certified personal trainer (CPT).

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Police Officer Turned Personal Trainer
Fitness Professionals

Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who’s making a difference in their community. For June, we posed questions to Tim Kaplan, NASM-CPT, FNS and retired police officer. Tim is the co-founder of Blue Resilience, LLC, which provides wellness and stress-resilience training and consulting

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NASM Military
Certified Personal Trainer

May is National Military Appreciation Month. We asked our NASM-CPTs who served in the armed forces to tell us their stories. Here’s one of them. In April of 2001, Arlo Doyle joined the army. He needed a way to support his wife and newborn daughter, and the benefits the army

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Choosing Certified Nutrition Coach Program
Nutrition

If you’re interested in becoming a Nutrition Coach, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re entering the field at the right time. Nutrition is a hot topic these days – especially in the fitness world. There is such an overwhelming amount of information (and misinformation), people are desperate for

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NutritionQ & A

With fad diets flooding the marketplace, obesity and heart disease numbers rapidly increasing, and more confusing food choices than ever before, Nutrition Coaches are in particularly high demand. This is an exciting, rewarding career for people who love helping others. And for those who love being their own boss. If

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