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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. 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

A Fast Lower Body Workout for the Time Crunched Client

Is 30 minutes enough time to get in an effective workout? Indeed. It will raise heart rate, burn calories, boost mental energy and focus, and improve overall mood. Pass on […]

A Fast Upper Body and Core Workout for the Time Crunched Client

Need a challenging workout for a client who only has 30 minutes? Maybe they showed up late for their session or have to leave early. Perhaps they’ll be traveling and […]

Pricing for Personal Training Services

How much should a personal trainer charge per hour? How do you set your pricing structure? You can position yourself to turn a profit better by considering some variables and […]

Proper Form for Back Squat Exercise: Drop it like a Squat

Exercise Name & Target Muscle Group The back squat (commonly referred to as the squat) is a multi-joint compound resistance exercise that typically uses a squat rack and barbell (weighted […]

Postpartum Fitness Goals – Guiding New Moms Toward Success

Although postpartum moms are generally cleared for activity after six weeks (longer for cesarean sections), the body has only begun to heal itself and work towards regaining its capacity and […]

5 Ways to Enhance Rapport with Your Fitness Clients

Research has continually demonstrated that social support is a predictor of success in any behavior change program. You are a huge source of social support for your clients. In order […]

Understanding the Changes to the 2018 FDA Nutrition Label

Even though 67% of consumers read and examine food labels (Salge, 2016), they often misinterpret the information when making purchasing decisions. How consumers apply nutrition label information to their decisions is […]

How to Care for and Support the Postpartum Fitness Client

As a fitness professional who suffered from postpartum depression I can safely say that I wouldn’t change a thing about my journey, but I do have some tips for personal trainers […]

Helping Female Clients Develop a Positive Body Image  

The majority of our clients come to us because they want to improve some physical characteristics they deem “imperfect” or “unacceptable”. A large part of our job is to help […]

Simple Steps to a Personal Training Business Plan and Pitch

Having a pitch and plan are essential for your business the same way diet and exercise are keys to a healthy lifestyle. Writing a fitness business plan and developing a pitch does […]