Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies

Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli · ISBN 9780764556845
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Author(s) Melyssa St. Michael / Linda Formichelli
Edition 1
Published 17th September 2004
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Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Each
year, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to take
their workouts to the next level?and this plain-English guide
shows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-time
job at the gym or a full-time personal training business,
you?ll find the practical, proven advice you need in this
indispensable resource.

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if you
want to become a certified personal trainer and start your own
business?or if you?re a certified trainer looking to
improve upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview of
what it takes to get certified and run a successful business,
complete with expert tips that help you:

  • Find your training niche

  • Study for and pass certification exams

  • Attract, keep, and motivate clients

  • Interview, hire, and manage employees

  • Update your training skills

  • Expand your services

This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personal
trainer certification programs, including tips on selecting the
right program and meeting the requirements. You?ll see how to
develop your training identity as well as practice invaluable
skills that will make you a great personal trainer. You also
receive savvy guidance in:

  • Choosing the best fitness equipment

  • Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and a
    marketing campaign

  • Performing fitness assessments

  • Developing individualized exercise programs

  • Advancing your clients to the next fitness level

  • Managing legal issues and tax planning

  • Offering additional services such as massage and nutrition

  • Training clients with special needs

Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list of
professional organizations and resources, Becoming a Personal
Trainer For Dummies
gives you the tools you need to get the
most out of this fun, fabulous career!

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