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Which type of Personal Trainer are you?

If you are embarking on a career in personal training have you considered the type of personal trainer (PT) that you would like to be?  By having a clearer sense of the type of trainer that you would like to be, as well as the type of clients that you would like to coach, you are better able to direct your time and efforts and focus on specific skill sets, qualifications, understanding and a stronger business model.  Knowing your destination as a PT will help you to navigate an easier path towards a successful career. This post is authored by special guest author FitPro, and is the second in FitPro’s personal training series where they will be exploring personal training as a career path. (See part one on Is personal training the right career for you?) The four popular types of personal trainer that this article will explore are: Body transformation coach Health and performance coach Sports specific coach Special populations coach Body Transformation Coach Being a Body Transformation Coach (BTC) is a hugely popular …

Is personal training the right career for you?

When considering whether to become a Personal Trainer it’s important to do your research to find out if personal training is the right career path for you. In this blog post, special guest author FitPro interviews its Head of Training Aaron Barnett and asks him key questions about becoming a Personal Trainer. This Q&A will highlight what to expect for a career in personal training and help to you to decide whether or not personal training is the right profession for you. FitPro: Do you have to be an active person to become a Personal Trainer (PT)?  Aaron: A Personal Trainer should strive to be a role model and live the lifestyle that is expected of their clients. By living the lifestyle, a PT will understand the good times and the bad and be able to communicate their training principles with authenticity and conviction. Role modelling drives leadership which in turn builds trust, rapport and long-lasting successful relationships with clients. Also, personal training is a physically demanding profession. Personal Trainers must be robust and conditioned …

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Secrets of a personal trainer: How to keep clients on track

As a personal trainer, one of the first steps you will take with a new client is conducting an initial assessment, determining an appropriate starting point for achieving established goals.  Such assessments are not one-off events, but should be ongoing – checking in along the way to make sure the client stays on track. In this post, we explore some of the most important responsibilities of trainers when it comes to ongoing assessment and keeping the client on track. Adapted from Secrets of Successful Program Design.

Learn the scientific concepts of exercise physiology

Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology guides readers through the scientific concepts of exercise physiology with highly visual, easy-to-follow content. The text applies complex concepts of physiology to exercise programme design, giving personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists and other health and fitness professionals an accessible resource to use with their clients. Written specifically for those in the fitness industry, the text covers various training goals and considerations when working with clients and athletes at all levels. It takes an application-based approach in describing intricate physiological processes so that professionals can select and explain the appropriate exercises and physical activity regimens to clients. Normal Price: £29.99 | €45.60 HK Rewards Price: £23.99 | €36.48 Find out more