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Personal trainers, often known as fitness trainers, assist health conscious people with exercise, weight training, weight loss, diet and nutrition, and medical rehabilitation. During one training session, or over a period of several sessions, trainers teach their clients how to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Personal trainers supervise and motivate individuals and groups to improve their cardiovascular fitness. They evaluate people’s physical abilities, determine training regim
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Fitness training is about deciding what type of body you want to live in, and then creating exercises based on those qualities. How you train your body will shape how you use it and what it looks like.

A good trainer will guide with safe and effective form, proper bio mechanics, and how to assemble a program that addresses where you are and where you want to go.

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Personal trainers help clients to assess their current level of physical fitness, and to set and reach future fitness goals. Trainers also demonstrate various exercises and help clients improve their exercise techniques.

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Benefits of regular activity:

*Better health
*Improved fitness
*Better posture and balance
*Better self-esteem
*Weight Control
*Stronger muscles and bones
*Feeling more energetic
*Relaxation and reduced stress
*Continued independent living in later life

Health risks of inactivity:

*Premature death
*Heart disease
*Obesity
*High blood pressure
*Adult-onset diabetes
Osteoporosis
*Stroke
*Depression
*Colon cancer

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Motivates and guides individuals in a structured fitness program designed to reach specific goals.

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Personal training is a wonderful way to keep yourself active and healthy. This is done by using your own body weight, resistance training with weights, and also cardiovascular training. This is done online and also in person one-to-one.

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Shows people proper exercise technique.
Shows people new and unusual ways to exercise.

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Private Personal Training Studio
Small Group Fitness Boot Camps
Yoga Studio

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A personal trainer helps you reach your fitness goals utilizing your individual physical needs, motivations and strengths.

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Personal Trainer-Fitness Trainer Description

* This article is updated daily from Wikipedia. It may contain minor formatting errors.
For the original content and references, click here. Last update: 8/18/2013.

A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client's strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client's improvements in physical fitness. They may also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines. Qualified personal trainers recognize their own areas of expertise. If a trainer suspects that one of his or her clients has a medical condition that could prevent the client from safe participation in an exercise program, they must refer the client to the proper health professional for prior clearance.*

Purpose of personal training

The scope of practice for a personal trainer is to enhance the components of fitness for the general, healthy population.

Proper exercise prescription may result in improved body composition, physical performance, heart condition and health outcomes.* The decision to hire a personal trainer may be related to a perceived ability to facilitate these factors through proper prescription and instruction or factors related to motivation and adherence. A personal trainer pays close attention to their client's exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan.

Few studies have investigated personal training for men. Personal training in women has been shown to exercise behavior patterns, improve perceptual benefit-to-concern ratio for exercise (decisional balance), and increase confidence to choose exercise in the face of other time demands (scheduling self-efficacy).* Personal training results in higher strength, higher workout intensities, and higher perceived exertion during exercise in women. Although women working with personal trainers do self-select heavier loads than women who did not, the loads used are still below recommended training load percentages.*

Employment characteristics

The profession is generally not restricted by venue, and personal trainers may work in fitness facilities, in their personal homes, in client homes, over live video, or outdoors. Almost all personal trainers and group exercise instructors work in physical fitness facilities, health clubs, and fitness centers located in the amusement and recreation industry or in civic and social organizations.*Personal trainers may specialize in a certain training type, training philosophy, performance type, exercise modality, or client population. In general, most personal trainers develop exercise prescription plans for aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, and/or flexibility (anatomy)|flexibility training. With aerobic exercise prescription, personal trainers determine the type of exercise, duration of exercise, and frequency of exercise. For resistance exercise prescription, the type of exercise, total session volume, rest period, frequency, and intensity are determined.* Personal trainers may also be involved in prescription of stretching routines or other approaches. While some discuss nutrition, ergogenic supplementation, and spiritual practices with clients, there is debate within the industry as to whether it fits within their scope of practice and training qualifications.

Accreditation

Personal trainer accreditation is a process that provides certification of competency as a personal trainer. Qualification standards for personal trainers vary between countries.

Australia

In Australia, personal trainers may work independently with suitable insurance or choose to be a member of a registering body (Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia). The qualifications levels include; Level 1 - Certificate III in Fitness, Level 2 - Certificate IV in Fitness and Level 3 - Diploma of Fitness. These can be obtained from nationally accredited colleges (TAFE, Australian College of Sport & Fitness, Australian Institute of Fitness). Once working in the industry, trainers who are members of associations are also required to complete short courses to obtain continuing education unit|continuing education credit (CEC) points they need to keep their registration. A minimum of 20 CEC points every two years is required. Many personal trainers also have additional qualifications in weight loss, strength training, kid's fitness, and nutrition, which is in part due to the CEC program. CEC courses can cover a wide variety of topics such as different training techniques, nutrition, exercise styles, health conditions, physiology, lifestyle and rehabilitation.*

Canada

In Canada, the main certifying bodies are Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES), Canadian Fitness Professionals, Certified Personal Trainers Network, and Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. CSEP requires a diploma or degree in the exercise field, most require experience and/or workshops. Ontario does not have any personal training regulation. Many personal trainers receive a CFES, CanFit Pro certification or an NCCA accredited certification. The National Personal Training Institute is the only private trade school, 500-hr Personal Training Program in Ontario.*

United Kingdom

In the UK, there are several ways to achieve a personal training qualification. Most personal training qualifications are accredited through awarding bodies like CYQ (Central YMCA Qualifications), Active IQ (Active International Qualifications) and City and Guilds. These qualifications are generally delivered by Further Education (FE) establishments like colleges, or by private training providers. Upon successful completion of an accredited awarding body qualification, candidates become eligible for Level 3 REPs(Register of Exercise Professionals)status. University graduates with an appropriate honours degree can also apply to become a approved by REPs through Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA).

REPs is the professional body for the UK health and fitness industry, and does not award qualifications directly. Most health and fitness qualifications endorsed by REPs vary in levels from 1 - 5, 1 being basic GCSE level and 5 being advanced specialized training professionals.* For a qualification to become eligible for endorsement by REPs, it must conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS), which are set at governmental level by the Sector Skills Council (SSC) Skills Active.

United States

A number of certifications are available in the U.S., although a number are not accredited. Most require a high school diploma, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification, and some type of examination.*

A 2002 investigation evaluated a random sample of 115 personal trainers using the Fitness Instructors Knowledge Assessment (FIKA) (which measures knowledge in nutrition, health screening, testing protocols, exercise prescription, and special populations). The study described that:*There remains no national legal restriction on the industry to date.

World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) is the only personal fitness trainer certification course accepted for 3 collegiate health credits through the American Council on Education (ACE).

Brazil

In Brazil, personal trainers must have been trained in physical education and be registered with the Conselho Federal de Educação Física (Federal Council of Physical Education).

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