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Personal Trainer Certification Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Personal Trainer Certification.

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one....  Read more

What You Forgot to Ask Your Personal Trainer

You already know how personal trainers help you reach your goals and push you to the next level, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned exerciser. You probably also know a little about how to choose the right trainer with the proper qualificatio...  Read more

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

The Iron Truth about Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor...  Read more

6 Things Your Personal Trainer Wishes You Didn't Do

They may seem superhuman at times, but personal trainers are people, too. And although they love sharing their workout wisdom and helping people reach their goals, there are a few things that might get under their skin when they're training a cli...  Read more

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bi
Updated 7/31/2015 10:46:59 PM

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bit the dust. I mainly need them for kettlebell workouts, lifting, and both high- and low-impact workout DVDs.. Thanks!...  Read more

Hit a personal best today. Went for my usual walk
Updated 7/25/2015 12:44:41 AM

Hit a personal best today. Went for my usual walk and did 4 miles. I have never come close to doing that far distance at once. Felt so proud of myself. Felt even better when I got home and saw that I lost another pound. Have lost a total of 6 lbs!...  Read more

And now my butt hurts!!! Squats & cross trainer on
Updated 7/23/2015 10:54:02 PM

And now my butt hurts!!! Squats & cross trainer one day followed by digging & gardening the next. Go figure....  Read more

Conflicts with personal trainer
Updated 7/27/2015 1:24:07 PM

I recently started seeing a personal trainer, and while she's been great with what I REALLY want to do, I have found we are already conflicting on nutrition. Basically, she asked me how many calories SP told me I could eat. I have my FitBit synced up...  Read more

Does anyone have a personal trainer? Does it help
Updated 7/21/2015 9:07:35 AM

Does anyone have a personal trainer? Does it help? My summer vacation is coming to an end soon and I want to be able to maximize my gym time when I go back to work. Thoughts?...  Read more

Off Track

I'm a Personal Trainer that can"t get herself in the right mind set to Exercise198...  Read more

Get a Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can be costly but you can't put a price on good health. A personal trainer has helped me stay on program because he knows exactly what I need for success. He is someone who will push me past what I would normally do on my own. He...  Read more

Spark Utah The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  Read more

6 Scary Truths about Personal Trainers

When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s...  Read more

How to Find a Qualified Personal Trainer

45 percent: That's the number of personal trainers who claim to be certified but really aren't, according to the IDEA Health & Fitness Association. If you've ever worked with a trainer, or think you might in the future, a statistic li...  Read more

Personal Trainer Certification Begins Now!!

I'm excited to say that I'm a student again! Gosh I never thought that this day would come. As a few of you know I've always had the goal of becoming a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Well, I thought that the first step to achieving...  Read more

Studying for my Personal Trainer Certification

Some of you may know that, with the encouragement of my trainer at the gym, I have decided to study to become a certified personal trainer. I thought it might be helpful for me (and maybe even you, :D) if I wrote about some thoughts from each of the...  Read more