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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

Get More Personal Training Clients – Communicate Better!

Effective communication goes beyond talking and listening. It takes into account the situation and the specific person you are in conversation with. Personalized communication can build business and customer loyalty […]

How to Ace a Personal Trainer Interview

You landed an interview. Now what? Interviewing for a new position isn’t the most relaxing experience and preparing for it can be a real challenge when you don’t know what […]

Using Social Media to Keep Fitness Clients Accountable During the Holidays

There’s nothing like a few holiday buffets and travel plans to threaten clients’ progress towards their fitness goals. But what if we started using the most available and immediate tool […]

Personal Trainer Interview Attire – What to Wear

When interviewing for a personal trainer position at a new facility or gym, the “what to do” and “how to prepare” questions dominate a candidate’s mind. Perhaps the most perplexing […]

12 Ways to Tell if Your Personal Trainer is a Waste of Money

As sad as it makes me to state this – “anyone can be a personal trainer”. This statement is perceived to be “true” on two levels. First, there is a […]

Starting a Niche Gym

Gyms come in all shapes, sizes, and services –  from big box gyms to small-town studios and traveling personal trainers specializing in “at-home” workouts. If you are interested in carving […]

How To Prepare for a Personal Trainer Practical Interview

Interviewing for fitness professional positions can and does look similar to interviewing for other types of professional jobs. For example, if you’re interviewing for a faculty position, you will likely […]

Personal Trainer Interview Questions – What to Anticipate

Sometimes the hardest part of an interview isn’t the real-time interview itself; it’s the frenzied guessing game we play in our minds as we attempt to anticipate what we may […]

2018 Nutrition Food Label Updates Delayed

The delay to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts Panel (nutrition label) changes is a problem. It’s one that Fitness Professionals need to bring a voice to because […]

Communication and Personal Training – What’s Talk Got to do With It?

In any successful relationship, there’s give and take. Each party has to learn to communicate effectively and openly and develop a comfort level to express their likes and dislikes. The […]