Many studies have shown that maintaining or increasing muscular strength and endurance throughout the lifespan is important for preventing disease, maintaining health and preserving the ability to perform normal life activities. Knowing how to measure a client’s strength and endurance allows the personal fitness trainer (PFT) to establish baseline values in order to design an effec...
“I had to work late this week, so I didn’t have time to work out.” “I need to lose weight before I can start exercising.” “I’m late because my dog ate my favorite workout shoes.”
Do these excuses sound familiar? Clients everywhere seem to come up with some unique reasons for skipping workouts or ignoring their trainers’ ...
"How do you handle the situation if one of your trainers isn't meeting your expectations?"
Many times managers don't clearly convey their expectations to trainers. Most peo-
ple want to do what is expected of them and excel. A one-time new-trainer orientation is overwhelming for new employees; most likely they will not grasp everything you want them to. Although we conduct...
Legal & Risk Management
By Sean Riley, MS, JD
Respecting Your Boundaries
Always remember, your job is to design exercise programs-- not to treat, diagnose or prescribe. Study after study has demonstrated that regular physical activity is important to good health. In an attempt to promote clients' well-being, personal fitness trainers (PFTs) may find themselves involved in activities that can blur...
By Patricia Ryan, MS
IDEA Data Show Business Is Booming
New data reveal the expansion of training into new skills and new opportunities.
PERSONAL TRAINING GROWS INTO SMALL GROUPS
% of respondents offering program
Total of All Respondents Health Clubs and YMCAs PFTs in Client Homes PFT Gyms
n (number) personal training (one-to-one) personal training (2 clients share) personal trai...