I was certified about a year ago and, due to my family/personal situation, was not able to pursue seeing clients until now. I continued to teach some group fitness classes, keep up on professional reading, take some courses here and there… I’m interested in finding out if there are ways to sort of brush up on some basic CPT skills.
The best way to learn about personal training is to get some experience with live clients. See if you can shadow someone, or start paying closer attention in your group-ex classes to see how bodies move.
I got an excellent DVD set from OPTP about body reading to help refine my visual assessment skills. Even though I’m an experienced trainer, learning how to see from someone else’s eyes has been useful.