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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. 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 and ACE. Visit her personal blog at

Recent Posts by Erin Nitschke

Expanding Your Skills as a Fitness Professional

Finding new and innovative ways to sharpen our professional skill set and stay abreast of new developments, research, and training techniques is essential in the rapidly evolving field of fitness. […]

Food for Thought – Scope of Practice and the Personal Trainer

Are you allowed to talk about nutrition with personal training clients? If you are, how much is ok? And what is ok? Nutrition is gray area in the fitness industry… […]

Starting a Fitness Facility in a Small Town

Small towns have pros and cons for fitness entrepreneurs. Are you a fitness professional living in a small-ish town? Do you have the desire or dream to open a studio […]

How to Make the Most of a Personal Training Internship

Most students go through an internship type experience in a college program. But what about those who have never had the opportunity to intern somewhere before going out into the […]

Don’t Be One of These Personal Trainer Types

You will encounter all types of people throughout your career. Some of those people will serve as examples of what you would like to achieve. Others, sadly, will only serve […]

How to Get the Most Out of Being Mentored

We can all name one or two influential teachers or mentors we had along our individual journeys when reflecting upon the progress we have made. To me, a mentor is a […]

The ‘Barely’ There Personal Trainer

What does appropriate attire look like for someone in the fitness field? Believe it or not – there’s a dress code. Sometimes there’s a strict dress code depending on where […]

Taking Care of Business – Resources for the Fitness Entrepreneur

A fitness entrepreneur is the latest and greatest term to describe a personal trainer who runs their own business. It sounds glamorous and edgy. To earn this title you need […]

5 Ways to Mentor New Personal Trainers

Being a mentor can be casual or formal. It can take up a little time or a lot. There are many different ways to inspire trainers who are new to […]

Gym Etiquette for Professional Personal Fitness Trainers

Find out if you possess any or all of the fifteen traits and values necessary for thriving as a personal trainer. Then see if you pass the three common tests […]