Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies

Author: Melyssa St. Michael
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054024
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Each year, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to take their workouts to the next level—and this plain-English guide shows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-time job at the gym or a full-time personal training business, you’ll find the practical, proven advice you need in this indispensable resource. Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if you want to become a certified personal trainer and start your own business—or if you’re a certified trainer looking to improve upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview of what it takes to get certified and run a successful business, complete with expert tips that help you: Find your training niche Study for and pass certification exams Attract, keep, and motivate clients Interview, hire, and manage employees Update your training skills Expand your services This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personal trainer certification programs, including tips on selecting the right program and meeting the requirements. You’ll see how to develop your training identity as well as practice invaluable skills that will make you a great personal trainer. You also receive savvy guidance in: Choosing the best fitness equipment Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and a marketing campaign Performing fitness assessments Developing individualized exercise programs Advancing your clients to the next fitness level Managing legal issues and tax planning Offering additional services such as massage and nutrition consultation Training clients with special needs Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list of professional organizations and resources, Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get the most out of this fun, fabulous career!

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies

Author: Melyssa St. Michael
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: PSU:000054117242
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Each year, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to take their workouts to the next level—and this plain-English guide shows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-time job at the gym or a full-time personal training business, you’ll find the practical, proven advice you need in this indispensable resource. Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if you want to become a certified personal trainer and start your own business—or if you’re a certified trainer looking to improve upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview of what it takes to get certified and run a successful business, complete with expert tips that help you: Find your training niche Study for and pass certification exams Attract, keep, and motivate clients Interview, hire, and manage employees Update your training skills Expand your services This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personal trainer certification programs, including tips on selecting the right program and meeting the requirements. You’ll see how to develop your training identity as well as practice invaluable skills that will make you a great personal trainer. You also receive savvy guidance in: Choosing the best fitness equipment Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and a marketing campaign Performing fitness assessments Developing individualized exercise programs Advancing your clients to the next fitness level Managing legal issues and tax planning Offering additional services such as massage and nutrition consultation Training clients with special needs Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list of professional organizations and resources, Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get the most out of this fun, fabulous career!

Ignite the Fire

Author: Jonathan Goodman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1505787610
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

"A look at personal training that goes beyond the textbooks." - Muscle & Fitness Now in a revised, expanded, and upgraded edition, Ignite the Fire is the highly practical approach to personal training already relied on by thousands of trainers Worldwide. Repeatedly called one of the "best books for personal trainers", it provides a clear road map teaching you how to become a personal trainer, to getting a personal trainer certification, to building your career from the bottom up so you can build a clientele, your reputation, and income. HAVE YOU EVER wanted to know the best, high-integrity techniques to get more clients, run a fitness business, or have a solid system for selling personal training? You're not alone. For years Jon's been asked these questions so he read, watched, researched and interviewed the best in the world to compile Ignite the Fire. This powerful book for certified personal trainers will show you how to: Find your dream job in the fitness industry (pg 26) Find, market to, and sell your ideal client while seamlessly dealing with objections (pg 64) Build amazing workouts for beginners (pg 124) Deal with difficult client types (pg 160) Develop multiple income streams while maintaining your reputation (pg 202) Ignite the Fire provides a clear road map to building your career from the bottom up so you can build a clientele, your reputation, and income.

Fitness For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Schlosberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470948996
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!

Triathlon Training For Dummies

Author: Deirdre Pitney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470453032
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

The Complete Book of Personal Training

Author: Douglas Brooks
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736000135
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

This books is "the most comprephensive and authoritative resource for you as a personal trainer, whether you are a newcomer to the field or have a well-established business. The book is truly a complete resource - it's full of information about working with clients and designing programs, and it's a practical guide to all aspects of the personal training business. .... [It] will help you in all aspects of your profession: learn applicable information on fitness testing and assessment ; identify your clients' goals and create fitness tests specifically for them ; learn how to develop cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training programs ; properly train and help special populations ; understand the business side of personal training, including marketing yourself as a trainer, getting and retaining clients, and learning time management ; learn how to expand your business." - back cover.

Personal Trainer Pocketbook

Author: Jonathan Goodman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1505839793
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Do You Have These Questions About Personal Training?" How do I overcome the “too-expensive” objection? How do I market myself as a trainer? What do I do when my clients keep cancelling? How do I (or can I) advise clients on nutrition? How do I sell personal training? What are my options for multiple income streams? From the author of the highly acclaimed, Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career comes a handy reference guide that answers all of your questions about personal training. From the UK to Canada, United States to Australia, and everywhere in between, Jonathan Goodman has been answering questions about succeeding in personal training to 100's of thousands of trainers Worldwide since 2009. For the first time ever, these 48 invaluable answers have all been compiled into one handy reference – no stone is left unturned. Amongst other things, you'll finally know how to: Market, sell, and keep clients Get your career started right Deal with all possible objections Deal with difficult client types Become more organized and efficient every day Turn your job into a career by making more money both in-training, and beyond. With the Personal Trainer Pocketbook by your side, you'll never be alone again.

ACSM s Resources for the Personal Trainer

Author: American College of Sports Medicine
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469826578
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Medical

ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer provides a broad introduction to the field of personal training, covering both basic science topics and practical application. It was originally designed to help people prepare for the ACSM Personal Training Certification Exam. It continues to serve that function, but the market for it has expanded to practitioners in the field looking for an additional resource, as well as in an academic setting where the book is a core text for personal training programs.

Anatomy of Excercise

Author: Pat Manocchia
Publisher:
ISBN: 1741843871
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Exercise

A ground-breaking series featuring amazing computer-generated 3D anatomical images highlighting key muscle groups.

Start Your Own Personal Training Business

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599185954
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The fourth edition of Start Your Own Personal Training Business shows readers how to create a revenue stream by helping clients build stronger, healthier bodies. Features information on how to start a training business, choose a training focus and location, cultivate a client base, and market training services using the latest trends in social media.

Training For Dummies

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054180
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Millions of Americans have to train others as part of their jobs. Whether you’re an employee training your co-workers on a new process or skill, a volunteer asked to train new volunteers, a chef training your staff, or a paramedic giving CPR training, it’s just as important to know how to teach others as it is to know what you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter how much you know about your subject if you can’t share it with others. Fortunately, Training For Dummies offers all the nuts and bolts of training for anyone who has to educate others on any subject and in any field. It covers all the modern, interactive instructional methods and dynamic training approaches available and helps you get trainees inspired, involved, and enthused. Training For Dummies will help you: Keep it interesting so trainees learn more eagerly Master the jargon of training Use audio and visual aids effectively Prepare for the training certification process Evaluate your results and improve your tactics Elaine Biech, President and Managing Principal of Ebb Associates, Inc., and known as “the trainer’s trainer” shows you all the tips and tricks of the trade. Based on her long experience as a trainer and her work for clients such as the IRS and many Fortune 500 companies, Biech helps you discover: Tips, techniques, and tidbits for enhancing your training sessions Methods that improve trainee participation Alternatives to the traditional lecture method Tactics for gauging and managing group dynamics Strategies for addressing problems in the classroom Hints for understanding and adapting to different learning styles Helpful resources and other extra material you can put to immediate use No matter what you do for a living, there will probably come a time when you have to teach others what you know. Training For Dummies cuts through the complicated jargon to present the basics of teaching and learning in straightforward, plain English so you can share your specialized knowledge with those who need it.

My Fitness Entrepreneur

Author: Ahmed Erguigue
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511777680
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre:

In association with http: //myfitnessentrepreneur.com Working as a personal trainer for the past 15 years has given me an extremely blessed life and I'm thankful every day that this is my profession. I love the fact that I get paid to positively impact the lives of my clients every single day. I put together this book to to help others achieve a career as rewarding as the one I've experienced. Hopefully this guide will help you find the same joy, satisfaction, and success that I have found in this dynamic profession. This is my story and I hope you like it. It comes from my heart. -Gino Table of Contents: Introduction Section 1: Education and Certifications --- Step 1. Meet current health and fitness professionals in your community. --- Step 2. Get your education. Section 2: Training Philosphy --- Step 1. Set rules for working with your clients. --- Step 2. Set rules for yourself. Section 3: Preparing for Business --- Step 1. Create an availability schedule. --- Step 2. Decide what services you will be specializing in and what will be included in your plans. --- Step 3. Decide how you will get paid. --- Step 4. Create your client information database. Section 4: Advertising Your Services --- Step 1. Create a website for your business (I'll show you how to do this in less than two hours total). Section 5: The Power of Testimonials --- Step 1. Get testimonials and list them on your website. Section 6: Closing Your Leads and Sample Pricing Plans --- Step 1. Prepare for the initial meeting. --- Step 2. Learn how to direct a typical conversation with a new potential client. Section 7: Maintenance and Growth --- Step 1: Steadily build your client base. --- Step 2. Don't ever lose focus of your clients. Health and Fitness Evaluation Form Personal Trainer Contract Session Completion Signature Sheet Case Study: How to Open a Gym or Fitness Training Facility (the blunt truth). --- 1. Estimate your expenses and revenue. --- 2. Raise capital. --- 3. Be prepared to work. Top 16 Mistakes Personal Trainers Make About the Author - Ahmed "Gino" Erguigue --- My story --- About me

Personal Training Theory and Practice

Author: James Crossley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134635320
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Personal Training: Theory and Practice draws together the personal, practical and business skills central to becoming a successful personal trainer in one unique volume. This accessible new book introduces the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design, as well as advanced concepts such as nutritional intervention, postural analysis and the psychology of behaviour change. It provides authoritative coverage of: · practical aspects of personal training – stability, functional exercise, sport specific training and speed development · all the latest fitness methods · weight loss, diet and nutrition · key business skills including professional conduct, presentation and marketing Personal Training: Theory and Practice is the ideal companion both for those embarking on a career in personal training and for experienced trainers.

The Complete Guide to Personal Training 2nd Edition

Author: Morc Coulson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472953605
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

A revised and updated second edition of the popular Complete Guide to Personal Training. Aimed at anyone working as, or training to be a Personal Trainer. The text will be revised throughout, with a new chapter on fitness testing (around 32pp new content) It will also include new sections on HIIT, CrossFit, adapting exercises for outdoor spaces, as well as updates to the nutrition chapter to reflect current thinking and updates to the Occupational Standards which have changed since the last publication in August 2013. This is a complete reference guide for fitness professionals who prescribe exercise programmes to clients. This guide contains practical tips for designing a range of appropriate client exercise programmes but always with a focus on the best ways you can sustain a financially successful business in this area and how you can stand out from the crowd. It includes: The foundations of personal training; Planning and delivering exercise programmes; Training methods and exercise techniques; Nutrition; Health and safety; Setting up, marketing and growing a successful business.