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.

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.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer ebook

Author: Robert Wolff
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0071635874
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Your complete preparation guide for a successful career in personal training Training authority Robert Wolff walks you through the most important subject areas you need to pass certification, get started, and succeed as a personal trainer. Become a Certified Personal Trainer will guide you through the entire certification process, providing sample questions for each of the top exams and also offering much-needed advice about the business side of the job and beyond. Become a Certified Personal Trainer shows you: An inside look into the top organizations and how they would train you How to approach assessments and protocols for working with specific body types Psychology you need to know about clients and ways to modify their behavior Basics on nutrition, supplementation, and weight management Physical preparation in and out of the gym The training and business mistakes others make and how to avoid them Business lessons including finding clients, making yourself stand out from the competition, and creating a mindset for success Whether becoming a trainer is your dream job or you're already in the field, Robert Wolff provides the tools you need to give you and your clients the best chance at success. Robert Wolff, Ph.D., is a former editor of Muscle & Fitness and has worked with the world's biggest bodybuilding and fitness stars, including fitness legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Evander Holyfield. Wolff is the author of numerous books including Bodybuilding 101; Robert Wolff's Book of Great Workouts; Home Bodybuilding; The Knockout Workout with Mia St. John; and Dr. Robert Wolff's Great Body, Great Life Program. He lives in New York City.

The Business of Personal Training

Author: Scott Roberts
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0873226054
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Health & Fitness

Whether you are considering a career as a personal trainer or searching for ways to increase revenue and gain new clients for your existing business, you'll find The Business of Personal Training to be an indispensable reference. Written by some of the most successful personal trainers in the country, this book provides the foundation for building your personal training business. The Business of Personal Training discusses not only how to build a solid business but also how to be an effective trainer. After an outline of the history of the profession and the qualifications needed to be a personal trainer, the book explains how to develop a mission statement and business plan, create strategic and creative marketing plans, establish prices for services, hire and train staff members, improve client-trainer communication, motivate clients and help them set goals, and design appropriate exercise programs. Nineteen sample forms make it easy for you to put the ideas presented into practice. Learn from veteran personal trainers what it takes to succeed. The practical advice provided in The Business of Personal Training is valuable for new and established trainers as well as for health and fitness administrators who supervise personal trainers.

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!

Advanced Personal Training

Author: Paul Hough
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317408741
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Medical

Effective fitness instruction and training programme design require an exercise specialist trainer to combine professional experience with strategies underpinned by scientific evidence. This is the first comprehensive fitness instruction and training programme design resource to explore the evidence-base of effective programme design, drawing on cutting-edge scientific research to identify optimum training methods and dispel some common myths around fitness training. Putting clients’ training goals at the centre of the process by focusing on their most common objectives – such as improving general health, enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness, decreasing body fat and increasing muscle mass – this book helps the reader develop a better understanding of the physiological principles at the core of successful programme design. Simple to navigate and full of helpful features – including applied case studies, example training programmes and guides to further reading – it covers a variety of key topics such as: pre-exercise health screening lifestyle and fitness assessment nutrition cardiorespiratory (endurance), resistance and core training recovery from exercise. An essential text for fitness instructors, personal trainers and sport and exercise students, this book provides an invaluable resource for fitness courses, exercise science degree programmes and continued professional development for exercise professionals.

The Business of Personal Training

Author: Nutting, Mark A.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492517221
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

From marketing and sales to budgets, staffing, and clientele issues, The Business of Personal Training walks you through the business-based side of personal training while teaching you the valuable skills you’ll need to start, build, and grow your business.

Weight Training For Dummies

Author: Liz Neporent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118940747
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The host of MSN's Focus on Feeling Better provides a weight-training resource that lays out examples and instructions for 20-minute routines, discusses specific heath or orthopedic conditions, covers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and much more. Original.

NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781782910
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), this book is designed to help people prepare for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam or learn the basic principles of personal training using NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. The OPT model presents NASM's protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power. More than 600 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts and techniques. Exercise color coding maps each exercise movement to a specific phase on the OPT model. Exercise boxes demonstrate core exercises and detail the necessary preparation and movement. Other features include research notes, memory joggers, safety tips, and review questions.

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.

Personal Training Theory and Practice

Author: James Crossley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781444119725
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Education

The ideal handbook for those embarking on a career in personal training as well as experienced trainers looking to develop new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest methods.

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.

How to Start Your Personal Training Business

Author: Joe Dynasty
Publisher:
ISBN: 0986600431
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Inside this book you will learn how to become a certified personal trainer and start your personal training business. The book include a step by step business plan and professionally written forms and policies. Here is what you will learn from this book: - Why get certified and how - Important issues you should consider when getting certified - How to stand out from every other personal trainer - How to find your niche - How much you should be charging your clients - The most effective ways to market your personal training business - How to get your clients signing up over and over again - What to do when a potential client walks in BONUS! Professionally Written Forms and Policies (over $80 value)