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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

Make the Most of Your Gym's Free Hour of Personal Training

You can accomplish a lot of things in an hour—catch up on the latest "The Bachelorette" drama, write a snail mail letter to that college friend you lost touch with last year, get an oil change or, feng shui your living room for the fo...  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

My personal best today... 29780 steps. 12.38 miles
Updated 10/1/2016 1:06:02 AM

My personal best today... 29780 steps. 12.38 miles. 37 flights of stairs= laundry, cleaning, getting rid of 4 garbage of unneeded clothes and walking the dogs. Oh and an 8 hour shift at work. Biking back & forth. Time for a hot shower & bed...  Read more

13,022 steps done! New personal record! Max incli
Updated 9/28/2016 6:37:36 PM

13,022 steps done! New personal record! Max incline for 5 min again ran for 53 mins! Burned 2500 calories! Whew! Now #netflixandchill 😉...  Read more

SparkPoints are a tool for personal motivation. By
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SparkPoints are a tool for personal motivation. By completing various activities that help you reach your goals (tracking foodm fitness, posting in the Community, reading articles, etc.), you earn Points that can keep you motivated....  Read more

I've had some personal issue's over the last few d
Updated 9/28/2016 7:31:15 AM

I've had some personal issue's over the last few days, I've fallen back into a state of anxiety & low mood & high stress levels. I'm scared I'll either not eat at all or go the opposite way. I've been out running this morning but didn't enjoy it....  Read more

Has anyone used a waist trainer. I have lost 62 lb
Updated 9/20/2016 2:22:59 AM

Has anyone used a waist trainer. I have lost 62 lbs and trying to find a way to tighten up some skin. I am doing weight training as well...  Read more

The Benefits of a Personal Trainer

The Benefits of a Personal TrainerToo Busy to Work Out?If you're having a hard time getting motivated at the health club, or just don't feel like you're getting enough out of your exercise routine, consider hiring a personal trainer. More than just a...  Read more

Off Track

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