Any personal trainers in this group that can respond to some questions I have?
I just received my certification from ISSA as a personal trainer. I'm excited about that, but also know that beyond text book, there are so many practical things that can be gleaned by "picking others brains" in personal training, in terms of real life advice when first starting out.
Did anyone shadow another trainer after they got certified to see new client eval and listen to an establish trainers thinking/assessments/methods of determining an affective program?
I think there is a lot in the text, but to me, so much can be gleaned by working with someone who has already been in the business for awhile...
Here's some questions:
What do you wish someone could have told you at the start of your career that would have helped you avoid pitfalls?
Are there any good additional textbooks on programming for clients that any of you would recommend?
What are the key components each of you evaluate with a new client to establish baseline?
(ie. muscle strength tests? cardiovascular test? flexiblity - sit and reach? Body fat analysis?
Just would LOVE to hear from your experiences what you did beyond passing the test, to feel prepared before actually working with real clients. :-)
Any advice, sharing, would be greatly appreciated.
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