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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer

Passion and purpose collide when a fitness enthusiast makes the decision to become a Certified Personal Trainer. How would you like to get paid to do what you love? If fitness is your passion and you have a desire to help others on their personal health and fitness journey, then becoming a Certified Personal Trainer might just be the career path (or side gig) for you.

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Personal Training FAQs

Whether you’ve been working out for years or worked out a day in your life, hiring a certified personal trainer (CPT) could be exactly what you need to help you reach your goals and take your fitness to the next level.

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The Benefits of Circuit Training

New year, new you! With that fresh mentality to set new intentions and new goals, finally committing to a long-term fitness plan might be high up on your list. But with all those other goals on your list, you may find yourself crunched for time, and the last thing you want to do is set yourself up for failure when it comes to your physical health.

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Are Partial Reps a Waste of Time?

In the world of training, there are a lot of different ways to execute a given exercise. For example, a single exercise like a squat can have an almost infinite number of variations even though it may always be considered a squat.

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Here Are the Top Fitness Trends for 2023

If there was one word to sum up the fitness trends for 2023, it would be: Technology. Over the past couple of years, the shift to virtual training opened many opportunities for anyone to get fit anywhere.

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How to Get Personal Training Clients: 7 Marketing Tips

Why did you start your career in the fitness industry? Was it because you want to use your passion for fitness to improve others' lives? Did you experience a significant weight loss and want to help others do the same?

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Drop Sets for Gains: Why This Lifting Format Works

Strength training research points to the importance of training to muscle failure to maximize exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy (Willardson 2007). Many gym-goers use a standard horizontal load system, also known as a straight-set, to reach this goal. This system works, but it can be time-consuming. If you're looking for a way to train your muscles to failure (to see those #gainz) without extending the amount of time you spend at the gym, then drop sets might be worth a try.

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The Best Fitness Tools & Apparel to Level Up Your Fitness

Over the years we’ve seen our technology get more advanced in just about everything. Our phones, TVs, watches, and tablets have all become “smarter.” Even our fitness equipment is getting “smart” features. Yes, we’ve seen it in bikes, rowers, and even fitness mirrors.

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How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost & Should You Hire One?

An NASM-Certified Personal Trainer is well-equipped to design an exercise program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals in a safe and efficient manner. Anyone who is considering hiring a personal trainer might wonder: “How much does a personal trainer cost?” or, “Is hiring a personal trainer actually worth it?”

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