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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An Explanation of the New Updates to The OPT™ Model

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
Creating and modifying exercise programs for clients can be complicated because there are many variables to consider, including the client’s goals, tolerance for exercise, and unique physical abilities and medical history. Moreover, there are many ...
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The Making of NASM's Most Revolutionary Personal Trainer Certification Ever

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
Insider Tips from the NEW NASM-CPT—from the Experts who Authored It NASM didn’t just tread water in 2020. We dove into cutting-edge research on fitness (and education), floated new ideas for graphics and digital content, and immersed ourselves in the ...
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CPT Workout Plans

The Anatomy of a Push-Up: Exploring Proper Push-up Form and Technique

Annie Malaythong |
A push-up is an exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, but only if you learn the how, what, when, and why of it. Incredibly, this ONE exercise can help you torch calories, build and tone muscle, gain strength, and positively impact your overall fitness, ...
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How to Conduct a Fitness Consultation: Asking the Right Questions

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The first initial consultation that I conducted was nerve-racking. As a brand new trainer, I stressed over making sure that I covered all of my bases in gathering the right amount of information during this initial session. It felt like so much ...
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CPT's role within a circle of care

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
A client may have a wide range of wellness needs, and the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is just one member of a team that consists of medical and other allied health professionals and other supporting individuals working with a client to meet those ...
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CPT Personal Trainer Marketing

The Benefits of Personal Training With Multiple Revenue Streams

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There is a wide range of benefits of having multiple streams of income regardless of your field. In the fitness industry, taking advantage of various streams of income can include numerous options. Over the years, I have implemented this strategy in my ...
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CPT Training Benefits American Fitness Magazine

Muscle Clocks: The Importance of Synchronized Training

Amy Ashmore, PhD
Amy Ashmore, PhD |
Many exercisers and athletes prefer to train at the same time every day. They may suggest a variety of reasons for this: That’s when they feel most awake, least hungry, most focused or least stressed.
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CPT Youth Fitness

Family Fitness: 5 Easy Exercises Tips to Keep a Family Well

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington |
We can teeter on using the term "fit" to refer to a family's health and wellbeing, but that can all-too-often encompass a notion that a family's goals are performative. Being WELL is the goal.
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CPT Advice Master Instructor Roundtable

Master Instructors of the Month - September 2020

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
NASM and AFAA are stewards of what it means to be the best and brightest in fitness and wellness. Both brands are focused on building a diverse and unique community dedicated to creating a better and brighter future in the industry.
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