CPT spotlight

Here Are the Top Fitness Trends for 2023

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If there was one word to sum up the fitness trends for 2023, it would be: Technology. Over the past couple of years, the shift to virtual training opened many opportunities for anyone to get fit anywhere.  This year, new tech innovations, like virtual ...
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CPT spotlight

The Benefits of Circuit Training

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
New year, new you! With that fresh mentality to set new intentions and new goals, finally committing to a long-term fitness plan might be high up on your list. But with all those other goals on your list, you may find yourself crunched for time, and the ...
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Are Partial Reps A Waste of Time?

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
In the world of training, there are a lot of different ways to execute a given exercise. For example, a single exercise like a squat can have an almost infinite number of variations even though it may always be considered a squat. There are regular back ...
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CPT

How Hardgainers Can Add Size and Weight

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
There is little doubt that human bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Although all humans can stimulate muscle hypertrophy, genetic predisposition most certainly plays a role in how fast an individual gains muscle, how strong they can become, and ...
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CPT

How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost & Should You Hire One?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
An NASM-Certified Personal Trainer is well-equipped to design an exercise program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals in a safe and efficient manner. Anyone who is considering hiring a personal trainer might wonder: “How much does a ...
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CPT

Completing Your First MURPH: How to Safely Achieve an Impressive MURPH Time

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When your workout has a “why” behind it, it can be all the motivation that you need to push yourself to complete it. In CrossFit, the notoriously intense Murph workout has a “why” behind it that has encouraged tens of thousands of people to push ...
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CPT Assessments

How to Perform an Overhead Squat Assessment (OHSA)

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
As a CPT, in order to develop a solid program for clients, you must first take them through a complete assessment battery.  The information you collect from initial consulations, flexibility, strength, performance, postural and cardiovascular testing of ...
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CPT

The Best Fitness Tools & Apparel to Level Up Your Fitness

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Over the years we’ve seen our technology get more advanced in just about everything. Our phones, TVs, watches, and tablets have all become “smarter.” Even our fitness equipment is getting “smart” features. Yes, we’ve seen it in bikes, rowers, and even ...
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CPT

Tax Deductions for Gym Gear

Pat Darby, CFP®, EA
Pat Darby, CFP®, EA |
It is a common misconception that everything related to your fitness business is a tax deduction. In reality, there are some limitations and rules that you need to be aware of. Many think just because something is used “while running your business” ...
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How to Maximize Medical Tax Deductions for Fitness Entrepreneurs

Pat Darby, CFP®, EA
Pat Darby, CFP®, EA |
For most fitness professionals, the idea of deducting all their medical expenses might sound too good to be true. However, it’s actually a real perk built into their day-to-day operations. As a fitness entrepreneur, you can deduct 100% of your medical ...
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