Would You Make a Better Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor?

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Would You Make a Better Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor?

You’ve decided that you want to work in fitness, but you’re not sure which route to take: personal trainer, group fitness instructor or both? As you begin your career path, certain personal traits and interests can help determine which route might be best for you. Use this brief questionnaire to help you clarify your career path in the fitness industry.

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Certifications, Certificates and CECs—What’s the Difference?

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Certifications, Certificates and CECs—What’s the Difference?

As a health and fitness professional, education is an essential component of growing and expanding your skill set and knowledge base. But it can be a challenge to know if you need to get a certification or a certificate, which organization to choose, and how to maintain those credentials. Here’s what you need to know to get credentialed, stay credentialed and, most importantly, become and remain a well-rounded health and fitness professional.

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Why Group Fitness Instructors Can Benefit From a Health Coach Education

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Why Group Fitness Instructors Can Benefit From a Health Coach Education

If you’re a group fitness instructor who’s been teaching for a while, you may be wondering what other things you can do to increase your value or perhaps diversify your income. Perhaps you are looking for a way to reach more people and have a larger impact on those who need your help the most. If this sounds like you, it may be the right time to add health coaching to your professional credentials.

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6 Tips on Email Etiquette for Health and Fitness Pros

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6 Tips on Email Etiquette for Health and Fitness Pros

As a health and fitness pro, you are often on the go, and a full inbox makes it tempting to communicate with clients in shorthand or text-like fashion. Unfortunately, this shortcut can often be misconstrued as careless, unprofessional or even rude. Make sure your email game is on point by utilizing these six tips for better email etiquette in the fitness industry.

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The Value of Being a Versatile Health and Fitness Professional

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The Value of Being a Versatile Health and Fitness Professional

If you’re new to the fitness industry, it can be easy to feel as though you want to specialize in one type of training, client or class. Learn why diversifying your skill set and being open to a wide range of educational and vocational opportunities will increase your versatility and usefulness, both to employers and potential clients.

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3 Things Successful Health and Fitness Pros Avoid

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3 Things Successful Health and Fitness Pros Avoid

What are the keys to becoming a successful health and fitness professional? Not surprisingly, avoiding common—yet often costly—mistakes is often just as important as taking the right steps or actions. Check out these three common mistakes to make sure you’re on the right track and to help ensure your success as a health and fitness professional.

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How to Lose a Client in 10 Days

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How to Lose a Client in 10 Days

As a health and fitness professional, knowledge of exercise science is important, but being able to build a relationship is crucial. It’s what gives clients the confidence that you can effectively help them reach their goals and also care about them as a person. If you are interested in building better rapport and maintaining a consistent client base, avoid the following actions, as they will certainly help you lose a client, likely in 10 days or less.

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Interview Tips for Group Fitness Instructors

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Interview Tips for Group Fitness Instructors

As the fitness industry continues to evolve, opportunities for instructors have never been greater. With so much variety in the field, no two interview experiences are the same. Keep in mind that most companies require a verbal interview and a practical audition. The following tips can help you prepare for your interview and make a great first impression.

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Elements of an Effective Exercise Program

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Elements of an Effective Exercise Program

With so much conflicting fitness information out there, how do you determine the most effective program for you? First, it’s important to know that a well-rounded fitness regime should include cardiorespiratory training, resistance training, and mobility or flexibility training. Here is a summary of what and why each component is important in your routine.

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Are You Wearing the Right Shoes For Your Workout?

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Are You Wearing the Right Shoes For Your Workout?

Few things can derail a workout faster than ill-fitting shoes. But the right shoe can make all the difference. Experts recommend wearing sport-specific shoes if you participate in activities more than twice a week. Here are some recommendations on how to choose the right shoes for your activities and how to know when it’s time to retire your latest pair.

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