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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

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 […]

Continuing Education for Personal Trainers

What happens after the crisp and shiny “Certified Personal Trainer” certificate you’ve been waiting for arrives? You get down to business. Until it’s time to renew your certification. Then, you’re […]

In Home Personal Training – Open the Door for Success

Operating a personal training business out of your home, by traveling to clients’ homes, or by owning a studio and fitness center all require tight practices and careful considerations regarding […]

5 Ways to Gamify Fitness with Clients

Attract people to a fit lifestyle, improve their attitude and have fun while doing it. That’s part or all of why you became a personal trainer, isn’t it? To win […]

Fitness and the Fear of Being Fat

“80% of U.S. women dislike the way they look” (Gallivan, n.d.). I’m one of the 80%. Even though I am a certified and experienced health and fitness professional. Even though […]

What are Dietary Supplements?

Dietary supplements are ingestible products such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, plant-based ingredients, and amino acids, that are intended to provide some additional nutritional benefit should an individual’s diet be […]

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 […]