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Online vs. In-Person Personal Training Certifications

The barrier of entry into the fitness field is quite small compared to many other jobs. In fact, a recognized accredited personal training certification is all you need to get started. Getting into the field is the easier part, becoming successful is much harder. Becoming certified is different than being qualified. Before even considering in-person [...]

By | June 20th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Way of the Hips

Your hips tell a much bigger story than you may think. They are the center of your universe. They generate power above and below. You need them to run fast, squat deep, push/pull and produce strength overhead. They are part of your core! Yes, they help to stabilize the spine, providing you with greater control/coordination [...]

By | April 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Study Tips for NASM’s Personal Trainer Certification

Here are 7 tips that you can utilize to set yourself up for success while studying for the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training program whether you are self-studying or apart of BCPTI. Familiarize yourself with the NASM CPT exam format and content: The NASM CPT exam is a computer-based test that consists [...]

100 Rep Leg Press Challenge

Hypertrophy? Strength? Mental Adaptations? Growth? It all started with an article about starting each work out with 100 reps on the leg press. Yes, 100 reps on the leg press before starting every work out (or at least leg day work outs) with a light enough weight that you can ideally get 100 reps unbroken. [...]

By | March 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Need A Personal Training Certification?

Benefits of Certification Having a personal training certification is necessary for several reasons. Firstly, it demonstrates that a personal trainer has met certain standards and qualifications, and has completed the necessary training and education to provide safe and effective training programs to their clients. This can help to build trust and confidence between the trainer [...]

By | March 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Static Postural Assessments – PT Skills

It’s important to make clients feel comfortable. Especially beginner-level clients; their commitment levels can be tenuous at best. Static Postural Assessments are great opportunities to gather info, and perception is everything. There are people who report ZERO movement history during a Goal Session (zero sports or less than a year of gym experience). Their joints [...]

By | April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Spot Training Real?

“Spot Fat Reduction” is one of the most requested goals I work with daily. - Josh Russell, BCPTI Instructor I hear many people talk about one or two specific places on their body that they would like to lose fat from. I understand the motivation for six-pack abs or toned arms, and there are plenty [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overcoming Adversity & Creating a New Life

#GradSpotlight Nicci Clark: "Ever since being rear ended in a car accident in August of 2014 and receiving multiple injuries to my neck, back, ribs, shoulders and hips, I have been on a furious and seriously dedicated mission to gain new strengths in an attempt to replace weakness and to find ways to cope with [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Student Spotlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hyper-Mobility, Performance & Recovery: Nervous System-Based Activation & Deactivation

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the training door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this 3 part series, you'll learn how to use foam rolling & [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Mobility & Movement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cardio (FITTER) = Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, Enjoyment & Recovery

The #1 FITNESS predictor of a longer, more productive life is your cardiovascular fitness http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/107/1/e2 . Yet, when I ask client’s or students if they regularly perform cardio, the response is 50% I hate cardio - 50% I love cardio. Whether you love cardio or not, are training for sport, calorie deficit, recovery or health, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments