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Choosing a Strength Coach or Personal Trainer

12 Feb

Would you send your child to a physician who had never been to medical school?  How about a doctor who was never certified in his or her field?

When choosing a strength coach or personal trainer, I would encourage you to apply the same selection criteria.

Since the industry is not regulated, anyone can self-proclaim the title, personal trainer or strength coach.  Much like professionals in other industries, strength and conditioning professionals should have a working knowledge of foundational exercise science and its practical application.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a strength coach or personal trainer:

  • Educational background that includes Exercise Science or Human Performance
  • Accredited Certification (through an organization like the NSCA)
  • Personal Liability Insurance (it’s expensive, but protects both trainer and client)
  • Experience, Expertise (knowledgeable, reputable, credible — ask for references)
  • Training Philosophy

Do your homework, choose appropriately — based on your needs and goals, and inspect what you expect.

Get STRONGER Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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Choosing a Strength Coach or Personal Trainer

6 Jun
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Would you send your child to a physician who had never been to medical school?  How about a doctor who was never certified in his or her field?

When choosing a strength coach or personal trainer, I would encourage you to apply the same selection criteria.

Since the industry is not regulated, anyone can self-proclaim the title, personal trainer or strength coach.  Much like professionals in other industries, strength and conditioning professionals should have a working knowledge of foundational exercise science and its practical application.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a strength coach or personal trainer:

  • Educational background that includes Exercise Science or Human Performance
  • Accredited Certification (through an organization like the NSCA)
  • Personal Liability Insurance (it’s expensive, but protects both trainer and client)
  • Experience, Expertise (knowledgeable, reputable, credible — ask for references)
  • Training Philosophy

Do your homework, choose appropriately — based on your needs and goals, and inspect what you expect.

Get STRONGER Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

I Am Thankful

23 Nov

As I sit at my computer late on Thanksgiving night, I realize I have a lot for which to be thankful – personally and professionally.  It’s not that I don’t think about this most days, but this time of year brings it much more “front of mind.”  I am thankful for the many opportunities my business has afforded me.

I am thankful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people.

I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to people’s growth, development, and success.

I am thankful for the relationships and friendships I have formed through my business.

I am thankful for the support of so many customers and families.

I am thankful for people believing in me enough to refer me to their relatives and friends.

I am thankful for the opportunity to teach, coach, train, and develop others.

I am thankful for the opportunity to operate my business from within a big, beautiful fieldhouse.

I am thankful for the opportunity to mentor young men and women interested in Exercise Science and Human Performance.

I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from others, every day.

I am thankful for the support and guidance of a great organization like the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

I am truly blessed and thankful, in more ways than I can acknowledge.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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