Personal Trainer Software
Personal trainer software makes your work easier and more effective. Access to these programs is one of the many benefits of being an NFPT affiliate. The software is designed to help assess clients, track their progress, demonstrate the proper form for various workouts, and help to make training recommendations based on their goals and performance levels.
Client Screening Software
There is no better way to start than by learning how to perform client screening, and knowing what questions should be asked during the first client consultation appointment.
Client screening is a fundamental part of the personal training practice. Knowing the proper questions to ask first can save time in making assessments later. Software for fast and effective client screening is provided with your exam preparation tools and is included on your NFPT CD-ROM as well as on the NFPT.com website.
The Trainer software is actually a suite of four programs. The CVD Profile & Risk Factors section helps identify risks associated with cardiovascular disease, including factors such as a family history of the disease and a client’s activity level. From there, trainers may select any combination of Nutrition Program, Aerobics Program, and Resistance Program sections to provide the basis for a customized fitness plan.
The CVD Profile & Risk Factors section is the cornerstone and recommended starting point of the Trainer software suite. By asking a series of targeted questions, the program reveals whether the client is apparently healthy. If the client is not apparently healthy, the program directs the trainer to seek the involvement of an appropriate health care professional such as a Registered Dietitian, Physical Therapist, or M.D., before implementing a fitness program. If the screening process shows that the client is apparently healthy, three other components stand ready to help tailor accurate, goal-oriented nutrition and fitness prescriptions in minutes! The form-style input section guides the user through the process of entering critical data on a client’s present state of health and his or her health history. Questions prompt the user to select from a range of choices or to type in specific responses, such as a client’s resting heart rate or body fat percentage.
The Nutrition Program section uses data such as body fat percentage, weight, and goals to help formulate a plan tailored to the client’s fitness goals, whether they are weight loss, weight maintenance or weight gain. The prescription also include a link to the NFPT Master Food List, a table that lists measurements for serving sizes and the calories, carbohydrates, and other nutrients present in a wide variety of foods. The Aerobics Program targets specific training goals including fat loss, aerobic enhancement, or athletic conditioning and takes into consideration factors such as resting heart rate and overall lifestyle (sedentary, active, or very active) before weighing in with a prescription.
The Resistance Program section asks for client goals, such as size and strength, stamina or endurance, and integrates other forms of exercise in order to devise a recommended prescription.
The Exercise Animations personal trainer software is a collaboration between industry experts and NFPT to teach you how to apply each client’s health history, goals, and abilities by providing virtual examples of the exercises your clients will use in real world workout. Exclusive to NFPT and a $30 value if purchased separately, Exercise Animations provides dynamic instruction and reference with over 70 demonstrations involving nearly every major muscle group. This state-of-the-art video illustrates a broad range of properly performed exercise movements. Color representations using a musculoskeletal model focus on dynamic examples of specific exercise routines explained in text and accompanied by spoken word. Personal trainers can select a muscle group from anterior and posterior musculoskeletal view, then select from a range of exercises for each group. For example, clicking on the Quadriceps Muscles group opens a dropdown list of exercises targeting this area including: Sumo Deadlifts, Dumbbell Squats, Squat, Front Squats, Leg Press, Hack Squats, Leg Extensions, and Lunges. Similarly, clicking on the abdominal muscles opens a dropdown list that includes Abdominal Crunches, Incline Bench Sit-ups, High Pulley Crunches and Hanging Leg Raises. It’s just the thing for learning and teaching how these moves apply to each muscle group.
Share with Clients
In addition to being a great reference tool for trainers, this software is also a great teaching tool to use with clients! Whether viewing it on your laptop to demonstrate to a client in the gym, or including it as part of a presentation in a classroom setting, this software is an invaluable resource for helping to visualize the location of the major muscle groups and how they are used in a variety of exercises. For the visual learner, the software provides a great starting point by demonstrating the proper positioning and range of movement of for each exercise. And the simultaneous voiceover of the text provides guidance even when a video monitor isn’t in viewing position.
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