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Take your personal training skills to A NEW level with an NASM specialization

NASM is the leader in cutting edge fitness and training1

Fitness needs vary by individual, as well as age and stage of life. If you’re already a trainer, adding a fitness specialization to your body of knowledge can positively shape the future of your business. It has the potential to increase your client roster, your employment opportunities, and your income. Plus, provide valuable CEUs.

Specializations are also a good way to share your passion for fitness with others. Get the coveted credentials the elite trainers have, and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to help your clients succeed.

1 Results of study conducted by MarketLab, a third-party researcher, in May-June 2016, sampling U.S.-based Club Managers

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Corrective Exercise Specialization

Take your skills to the next level by learning to prevent injuries caused by muscular imbalances and faulty movements. With this specialization, you’ll also find out how to eliminate pain, improve posture and flexibility and fix imbalances, making yourself an invaluable asset to your clients.

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Performance Enhancement Specialization

Help your clients be first to the finish line by improving their flexibility, speed, agility and performance. Cutting-edge, evidence-based sports performance exercise techniques help you build tougher, faster and stronger professional athletes and weekend warriors.

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Behavior Change Specialization

Learn how to identify your clients’ motivational triggers in order to attain sustainable results in health- and fitness-related behaviors. You’ll gain the ability to systematically assess and implement behavior change tactics in a progressive approach with our exclusive SWIM model. In other words, you’ll become a positive influence that influences positive change.

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Fitness Nutrition Specialization

Become the go-to expert on nutrition and diet. You’ll give your clients some food for thought by relaying the critical role nutrition plays in weight loss and management. This includes understanding metabolism and caloric needs, learning to interpret labels, selecting appropriate portion sizes and eating healthy.

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Group Personal Training Specialization

Small group training nets big results—and bigger paychecks. By training more clients in less time, you’ll take your business to the next level. Plus, hard work seems easier (and more fun) when it’s shared with others.

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Weight Loss Specialization

With this in-demand specialization, you can help obese and overweight clients gain the knowledge they need to lose their weight - and reclaim their health. Master the secrets of diet, exercise and psychology to help them take it off and keep it off.

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Women's Fitness Specialization

Talk about girl power! Train women of all ages and body types - including younger, pre- and postnatal and older women - using the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, plus principles of good nutrition to help them stay fit and healthy.

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Youth Exercise Specialization

This program makes educating today’s youth on fitness and nutrition seem like child’s play. That’s because you’ll learn to show kids how to have fun while improving their sports skills, increasing their physical activity level and losing weight. It’s perfect for after-school programs, youth sports teams and the children of adult clients.

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Senior Fitness Specialization

Keeping seniors active never gets old. You’ll learn to meet seniors’ specific fitness needs and help them preserve their independence by designing exercise programs that use NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ model.

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Golf Fitness Specialization

Becoming the go-to expert on golf conditioning isn’t a long shot. Now, you can drive golf fitness farther by learning corrective exercise strategies that help lower scores, improve head speed, bolster shooting distance and prevent injuries. You’ll also be trained to perform both golf-specific and health-related fitness assessments.

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MMA Conditioning Specialization

Put your career in a whole new arena. With this specialization in your corner, you’ll learn to condition clients of all skill levels with the exciting training techniques and fun coaching strategies employed by top MMA fighters.

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