Certified Personal TrainerFitness Professionals

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. What do you do when life throws you a curveball? Let’s say your program design doesn’t fit a client’s current mood or your class has participants with wide-ranging ability levels. If you’re Michael Piercy, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, MMACS,

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Certified Personal TrainerFitness Professionals

Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who’s making a difference in their community. For July, we found fireworks in Diane Shaughnessy’s story. She’s an NASM-CPT, FNS, WLS who started her incredible fitness career at 68 years of age. National Academy of Sports Medicine

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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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Certified Personal TrainerExercise Programming

Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. When I first became a personal trainer some 14 years ago, I was obsessed with corrective exercise and movement perfection. Prospective clients watched as I geeked out on every nuance of the impeccable squat. Once they became clients, they’d

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Sprinters typically use a higher ratio of Fast-Twitch fibers while distance runners use a higher ratio of Slow-Twitch fibers.
Certified Personal TrainerFitnessNewsletter

Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can impact performance goals.   In this article, we explore

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