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Posts tagged "fitness career" within Exam Preparation Blog

How to Land a Job in the Fitness Industry

By Brian Greenlee on Monday, July 23, 2012


People pursue careers in fitness for different reasons. Maybe working out is something your passionate about, or maybe you want to help people change their lives. Either way, to get started you first need a job. Check out some ways you can start your search and some useful tools you need to have to stand out from your peers.




Career Guide for Future GFIs (Part 3 of 3)

By Lawrence Biscontini on Monday, July 09, 2012


In the third and final post of this series on how to become a great Group Fitness Instructor (GFI), you’ll learn how to continue to use a wide range of opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills. Check out how everything from continuing education courses to watching DVDs can help keep your students interested and your classes fresh.




Career Guide for Future GFIs (Part 1 of 3)

By Lawrence Biscontini on Monday, June 11, 2012


Ready to start your career as a group fitness instructor? Let’s get to it. Check out Part 1 of 3 in our series about how you can master the two Ps of fitness – being popular and professional. You’ll need both if you want to set yourself apart from other instructors in the fitness industry.




3 Ways You Can Get Clients Walking the Walk

By Beth Shepard on Monday, May 07, 2012


As a new fitness professional, you know that getting your clients to adopt a new habit of physical activity takes more than an assessment, a fitness program and your captivating smile. It requires an in-depth understanding and implementation of behavior change principles. Whether they want to increase physical activity, eat healthier or learn new ways to cope with stress, your clients’ long-term success depends in large part on you.




Get To Work: How to Make Money with Your Personal Trainer Certification

By Shannon Fable on Wednesday, May 02, 2012


So you’ve got your certification … now what?? Personal trainers have so many options to choose from when getting started in the fitness business. It’s important to have a broad view of what opportunities exist, the pros and cons of each and a clear picture of what position will best suit your talents, your passion and your expectations for the fitness industry.




Tips on Successfully Making a Career Change Into Fitness

By Michael Davis on Wednesday, March 21, 2012


My own journey into the ranks of the fitness industry started at the age of 39 with a promise I made to myself to share the success I had battling type 2 diabetes. That success gave me the drive and a perspective I wanted to share with others. I transitioned from a 10-year run in the high-tech software industry to personal training in 2007. Here are lessons I learned and tips I share with many exam candidates who are also making a career change. 




Three Tasks To Do BEFORE You Jump into the Fitness Profession

By Shannon Fable on Monday, March 05, 2012


You may be excited about lacing up your sneakers and leaving that desk job behind, but before you jump into your fitness profession, be sure to complete these three tasks! Doing these items before you embark on your journey will help you become more successful.




Learning How to Make Continuing Education Work For You As a Newly Certified Fitness Professional

By Ted Ruch on Monday, February 27, 2012


Congratulations! You've passed your ACE exam and you are now an ACE-certified fitness professional! You may have questions now as to what your next step should be. Learn about two continuing education bundles that will help you thrive in your new career as a fitness professional.