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About: Erin Nitschke

Dr. Erin Nitschke, 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. Living an active and balanced lifestyle is not defined or limited by physical stamina, muscle size, or outward appearance; it means finding an equilibrium between all dimensions of wellness. She is personally and professionally dedicated to teaching students and clients how to achieve such balance through learning and focused skill development. It’s not simply about “hitting the gym”; it’s about discovering inner strength, harnessing personal potential, and exercising the courage to pursue a meaningful goal. Erin is also a regular columnist for The Sheridan Press, LiveWell and ACE. Visit her personal blog at

Recent Posts by Erin Nitschke

To Meal Plan or Not to Meal Plan

You just signed a new client for six months of personal training sessions. One week into the training, your client says she needs help with her nutritional habits. After digging […]

Mindful Fitness – A Multifaceted Approach

Mindfulness is a term being tossed around quite a bit in casual conversation these days – “be mindful of…x, y, and z”. Are we really being mindful? Or just saying […]

GaGa for Body Shaming

Shame on body shaming. What does being “fit” and “healthy” actually mean? Does it mean having the “perfect body”? And perfect by what or whose standards? Does being “fit” mean […]

5 Fitness Apps to Inspire New Ideas

Just as clients can plateau, so too can our “fresh ideas” pool. It’s early in the new year and now is the perfect time to research new and inspiring ways […]

5 Important Signals to Change the Workout Routine

A routine offers certain benefits; it’s something we can count on being predictable and comfortable. We know what to do once a routine is established and the learning curve levels […]

10 Fun and Affordable Marketing Strategies

You’re a certified fitness professional. You have the license, the know-how, and the practical skills to work with a variety of clients in a variety of settings. Now that the […]

How to Teach Clients to Read a Food Label

The food label, or Nutrition Facts Panel (as it’s formally called) is a type of blueprint or map. The purpose of the nutrition facts panel is to provide the consumer […]

How to Avoid Burnout as a New Personal Trainer

If you chose a career as a personal trainer, few moments are as exciting as the day you receive your official “I’m a Certified Personal Trainer” certificate in the mail. […]

3 Methods to Boost Client Accountability

The new year is upon us and that means many individuals discover a renewed sense of commitment to and enthusiasm for personal health and fitness goals. Enrollment in fitness club […]

Building Your Brand as a Fitness Professional

Nike has its swoosh, Amazon has the smile, and Apple proudly states “Think Different”. What do all these brands have in common? They’re memorable, they’re clean, and they differentiate the […]