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Personal Trainer Certification Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Personal Trainer Certification.

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

How do you know when you no longer need trainer
Updated 7/13/2014 8:17:16 PM

Hello Spark family, I began this year January with my personal trainer. I have lost 27 lbs this year so far. I went from a size 12 to a 6. I went from 167lbs to 140.6. I only have 5 pounds to go to reach my goal. I now want to become a personal t...  Read more

How do I find a personal trainer who specializes
Updated 6/23/2014 3:11:31 PM

I am looking for a personal trainer who specializes in obese women. Is there some professional organization I can contact to find someone in my area?...  Read more

Personal Trainer
Updated 6/23/2014 9:38:50 AM

Have you used a personal trainer? What qualifications did you look for? Same or opposite sex? Does it make a difference? Same with age? Your age, younger, older? Hire privately from an add or go through a gym? Any thoughts at all? I've re...  Read more

Cycling and Turbo Trainers (e.g. CycleOps Fluid 2)
Updated 6/15/2014 11:38:45 AM

I've just joined SP and am starting getting back into exercise. I don't like gyms and know that I would never stick to an exercise programme that involves going to one. My main issues with fitting in exercise are putting it off after a long day at wo...  Read more

Personal observation on the order of foods I eat
Updated 5/10/2014 11:38:24 AM

So nearly every workday I eat the same grouping of food. Breakfast: Cheese on bran wafers; coffee, hard boiled egg whites Snack: 1/4 cup nuts Lunch: homemade soup loaded with veggies made from chicken broth and usually with ground veal. Snack...  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