CPT OPT Model

OPT™ Model Phase 1: Updates to Stabilization Endurance Training

Jace Fuchs |
Program design does not need to be a complicated process. As personal trainers or other fitness professionals, when we truly understand our clients' goals and the function of different acute variables (e.g., sets, repetitions, rest periods, intensity), ...
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CPT spotlight

Expand Your Career! Become a Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist

Carol Ann |
The health and fitness industry is constantly evolving with new scientific research and education released regularly. Currently, the medical fitness track is on the precipice of explosion and expansion. Therefore, obtaining your personal training or ...
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CPT spotlight

CPR Steps: How to Do CPR Safely and Effectively as a Personal Trainer

American Safety Training Institute |
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation abbreviated as CPR is an emergency procedure that is applied on individuals whose heart and lung function has stopped, or when the heart is unable to pump blood effectively around the body, such person is said to be in ...
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CPT Workout Plans

Exercises For Parkinson's Disease: Managing Symptoms

Colleen Bridges |
Determined, consistent, and tenacious are just a few words I like to use to describe my Parkinson's Disease "fighters." I call them "fighters" because instead of lying down and giving up, they have chosen to take charge of their future. They commit to ...
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CPT Random Fit

Weighing the future: How Erica Lugo Changed Her Life

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Erica Lugo’s fitness journey has taken a long and winding road to success.
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CPT

Five Ways to Get Your Clients to Listen to You!

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS |
If you're an NASM-CPT, fitness instructor, or other health professionals, you know that one of our biggest challenges is getting prospective and current clients to listen to what we have to say.
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CPT

Five Ways to Overcome Barriers to Effective Communication

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS |
Communication is the largest single factor that determines the quality of our relationships. As trainers, instructors, and other health professionals, our ability to communicate effectively will drive our careers' success.
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CPT Research Study

Research Review: Adequate Dietary Protein Has Associated Benefits for Postmenopausal Women (60-90 Years)

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Ideal protein (PRO) intake is a topic of much debate in the fitness community as the benefits and recommended intakes can vary greatly depending on the source. Likewise, PRO needs can be considerably different depending on an individual’s baseline ...
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CPT

Low Blood Pressure and Exercise: What to Look Out For

Stephen Holt |
If you have low blood pressure, or you are a personal trainer who is training clients with hypotension, this content is for you!  Consider also checking out the NASM personal training course online today and prepare yourself for many more specific ...
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CPT NASM CPT Podcast

NASM Podcast: All About The Nervous System

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
On this episode, NASM Master Instructor Rick Richey helps you better understand the nervous system. What about the central nervous system helps make you a better trainer? Let Rick map it all out for you. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts including ...
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