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Powering the Vertical Jump with OPT

Though any time of year is a suitable time to establish a goal, New Year’s is obviously one the most universal times to start that commitment. Weight loss and fitness goals continually top the New Year’s resolution list. But how do you help your clients achieve their goals? Here are some vital steps to help you and your clients successfully define and conquer goals.

Defining and Conquering Goals

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has led the industry with revolutionary evidence-based training methods. Click on the image below to learn more about the history of NASM and how it has continued to develop some of the best personal trainers.

NASM: 30 Years of Fitness Industry Leadership

Are you motivated by someone telling you what to do or are you more motivated to do something when it is your own idea and choice to do it? You probably agreed with being more motivated by your own ideas and decisions. Do you think your clients feel the same way when it comes to their wellness pursuits? Here we’ll share information on motivational interviewing and how it can help your clients...
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Motivational Interviewing-Steps to Behavior Change

Getting fit, typically a resolution in itself, has a far reaching impact on many other resolutions and goals. See where Fitness Fits In for 2017 with our latest infographic!

Top Resolutions: Where Fitness Fits In

Turn those New Year's Resolutions into SMART Goals for Better Success!

If we can help our clients set, achieve and evaluate realistic goals, we can shift their opinion of exercise and create the impetus for lasting change!

Help Your Clients Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for the New Year

For fitness professionals working with athletes, understanding the specific developmental needs of a given athlete is crucial to enhancing their overall athletic capabilities. One of the major components for improving this is the development of speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ).
See how you can build athletic speed, agility and quickness with the NASM-PES!

Building athletic speed, agility and quickness with the NASM-PES

Baby it's cold outside...
But it's only cold if you're standing still.
Is being your own boss a goal for 2017?
If you find yourself restless and eager to pursue bigger ideas, keep reading; these five signs will reveal if you are meant to be an entrepreneur.

Being Your Own Boss

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer-
Deciding on a career path can be a challenging thing to do since you have to consider what you are interested in and have a strong passion for. You also have to look at the longer term benefits of the profession and if it’s right for you. To help you decide we’ve put together the top 5 reasons for becoming a certified personal trainer (CPT).
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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer

Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. What are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of these potentially life-threatening or at least performance reducing challenges? Read on to find out!

Countering the Challenges of Cold Weather Exercise

NASM would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
Thank you for a wonderful 2016!
Did You Know?
The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (PES) has provided the pathway to career success for personal trainers working with clients at every level of athletic performance. PES gives you the knowledge and tools to build individualized, sport-specific training programs to provide athletes with an enhanced training experience, better performance and better results. For some...
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Power Your Career and Your Athletes’ Potential With the NASM PES

Hello Winter!
The winter months definitely bring their own set of performance needs. Paying attention to your body and its needs for performance by consistently fueling and hydrating will allow you to perform better, prevent injury, and recover faster. Here’s to staying active in the colder temperatures.

Winter Sports and Cold Temperature Nutrition

How can you translate the excitement and appeal of winter sports into your client’s workouts?
How about incorporating winter sports training moves into a themed circuit using a mixed phase approach of the NASM Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model!

Mixed Phase Winter Sports Circuit

Working with a client to increase their athletic performance is a rewarding experience. Anyone can benefit from performance training. There are many types of athletes-an a youth soccer player, a mom training for a triathlon, a retiree trying to improve his golf game, or the pro athlete coming back from rehab looking to get back to peak shape. NASM’s Performance Enhancement Specialization (PES)...
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Learn the secret to safely and effectively unlock athletic potential with the PES

Programming for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
If you’re considering working with clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it’s important to educate yourself.
While fitness professionals generally view exercise as fun, we need to remember that this may not be the view of some clients, particularly those with ASD.

On the Spectrum: Programming for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Beat Your Plateau With AEL

Hitting a plateau in strength training? The solution might lie in accentuated eccentric loading (AEL). This method is based on the principle of repetitive muscle contractions applying a greater external load during the muscle’s lengthening (the eccentric phase of the lift) than in the shortening (the concentric phase).

To determine the effects of AEL, scientists...
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