CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

Fitness Tech: It’s Time to Make It Your Business

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
As an early adopter of fitness technology, Ted Vickey, PhD, once conducted a survey of about 200 fitness professionals. “The thing that I found most shocking was that trainers use technology for themselves, but they don’t yet use it for their clients,” ...
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CPT Fitness Q & A

Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Renee Pickett

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Each month, we'll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer who's making a difference in their community. For November, we spoke with Renee Pickett, a Health and Fitness Motivational Speaker, a STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer, and ...
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CPT Fitness NASM CPT Podcast

The NASM-CPT Podcast: Exercise Programming and Periodization

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
This week we look at the differences between periodization, programming, and routines. These are often used interchangeably and should not be. There is a mean of delineating the three and refining not only how we speak to them, but also how we implement ...
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Fitness Nutrition

Is Fructose Actually Bad For You? 5 Truths You Need to Know

Brad Dieter
Brad Dieter |
Over the last 10-15 years, there has been a lot of discussion about the role that fructose plays in many of our chronic health issues, including obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and many others. However, most of these discussions are ...
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CPT Fitness

Exercise Adherence Tips: Avoid Using the Words “I Should”

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Exercise adherence and commitment vary from individual to individual. Some people have an easy time making exercise a regular habit, while others struggle to stay consistent and need a behavioral change. Some struggle due to barriers in their life ...
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CPT Fitness NASM CPT Podcast

Start Your First Personal Training Session with PAR-Q

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
The first session with a new client (or as a new trainer) can be daunting. How do you start the session? What do we talk about? Should I refer them to a physician based on certain answers? What assessments should I perform?
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CPT Fitness wellness American Fitness Magazine

Emotions in Motion: Exercise as an Anxiety Intervention

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS |
In the gym, we expect to use our body’s full range of motion. In life, we’re entitled to a full range of emotions, too. Provided we’re able to express and manage our emotions appropriately, this is healthy. But for some people, emotions can affect ...
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CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

The Transformation Specialist

Ryan Halvorson
Ryan Halvorson |
It’s a scene many personal trainers know well. You’re working with a client who feels defeated and wants to quit, and you have to show a little tough love. Chris Powell specializes in this. “Every time you tell me you can’t do something, I’m going to ...
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CES CPT Fitness American Fitness Magazine

Training Edge: Industry News, Insights, and Tools

Laura Quaglio
Laura Quaglio |
Build Neck Strength to Lower Concussion Risk In recent news published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, researchers who examined previous studies on concussion concluded that increasing neck strength “could substantially reduce ...
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CPT Fitness Q & A

Certified Personal Trainer Q&A: Tyler Mahfet

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Each month, we’ll shine the spotlight on a different NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who’s making a difference in their community. For October, we spoke with Tyler Mahfet, a recently certified CPT. After suffering from anxiety and depression as a ...
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