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About: Erin Nitschke

Dr. Erin Nitschke, NFPT-CPT, NSCA-CPT, ACE Health Coach & Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Pn1 is a health and human performance college educator, fitness blogger, mother, and passionate fitness professional. Erin is NFPT's Director of Educational Partnerships & Programs. Erin directs, develops and supports NFPT Education Partner initiatives in colleges and universities nationwide. She has over 14 years of experience in the fitness industry and college instruction. Erin believes in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. She loves teaching her clients and students to find an equilibrium between all dimensions of wellness with focused skill development. Erin is a regular columnist for The Sheridan Press, LiveWell, ACE and NFPT. Visit her personal blog at

Recent Posts by Erin Nitschke

2018 Nutrition Trends – What to Watch For

Some trends and popular practices from 2017 will continue their presence in the New Year (perhaps with greater emphasis than the year before). But, we will likely see new patterns […]

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

Atkins Diet, South Beach, the Whole 30, Paleo and now Keto? What’s this all about? What does it mean and how can you educate your clients about the potential benefits […]

2018 Health and Fitness Trends

Keeping pace with health and fitness trends is at the heart of a passionate fitness professional. This industry is dynamic; always growing, forever evolving, and progressing. Each year thousands of […]

Why Client Screening and Assessment is Necessary

There’s a detailed process that personal trainers follow to screen, clear, and assess a client’s readiness to participate in physical activity. Depending on the certifying agency’s protocols and principles, that […]

How to Get In-Home Personal Training Clients

Every personal trainer has a niche market. Some cater to the recreational gym-goer, while others travel to their clients. Becoming an in-home personal trainer is a great way to target […]

5 Statements Personal Trainers Should Never Say to their Clients

  Personal trainers, like every other person on the planet, have their moments of making silly remarks or insensitive comments to their clients. We are human, which means we are […]

The Stability Ball Crunch

What is a Stability Ball Crunch? The stability ball crunch is an abdominal exercise which predominantly targets the abdominal muscles. It’s a progression from doing crunches on the floor, on […]

Using the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Fitness Web Resources

The number of times a student or client has shared an article with me and asked “is this true?” is far beyond my ability to keep track. Fortunately, a friend […]

Get More Personal Training Clients – Communicate Better!

Effective communication goes beyond talking and listening. It takes into account the situation and the specific person you are in conversation with. Personalized communication can build business and customer loyalty […]

How to Ace a Personal Trainer Interview

You landed an interview. Now what? Interviewing for a new position isn’t the most relaxing experience and preparing for it can be a real challenge when you don’t know what […]