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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

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 […]

How to Ethically and Legally Handle the Nutrition Topic with Clients

Nutrition is an intimidating topic to broach with clients. It’s not because the topic is difficult for fitness pros to master or communicate effectively. The difficulty lies in the expectations […]

Community Presence – Methods to Boost Your Fitness Pro Reputation

Anyone who has gone solo and started a business in his/her community knows it requires a significant amount of work beyond creating a title, a logo, and finding a physical […]

Hacks for Keeping Clients on Track

As trainers, I’m sure all of us are familiar with excuses made by clients. Let’s be honest, it can be challenging to keep the motivation high, clients engaged and consistently attending training sessions. This shouldn’t be surprising considering even the pros struggle with motivation every once in a while. The point is, clients and trainers are all human and are, therefore, subject to the occasional and momentary derailment. The trick is to get back on track and continue moving forward in a positive direction. So, what does this mean for you and your personal training occupation?