These resources are for the purpose of personal trainer growth and development through Continuing Education which advances the knowledge of fitness professionals. This article is written for NFPT Certified Personal Trainers to receive Continuing Education Credit (CEC). Please contact NFPT at 800.729.6378 or [email protected] with questions or for more information.

Principles of Resistance Training

By |May 22nd, 2014|CEC Articles|

Resistance training has many aspects. It can be utilized to gain muscular size, endurance, recovery of an injury or as part of an athlete's training program. This article will cover some of the principles of resistance training and how your client can benefit from them.

Nutrition Around Your Workouts!

By |May 22nd, 2014|CEC Articles|

When it comes to eating a pre and post-workout meal there is a lot of debate on what to eat, how long before and after exercise should you eat, and how much you should eat. This article will cover some of the basics of pre post-workout nutrition.

The Caveman Question: Is “Paleo” the Way to Go?

By |April 26th, 2014|CEC Articles|

As fitness professionals, each of us has honed our craft to the point of knowing how best to service our clients’ variety of needs in the gym. While I truly enjoy the athletic and motivational aspect of my career, it was not until the addition of a Health Coach certification that my world opened up to include nutritional counseling. It often seems to be the missing puzzle piece for many clients who exercise properly yet remain stuck in their weight-loss efforts.

The Caveman Question: Is “Paleo” the Way to Go? Pt. 2

By |April 26th, 2014|CEC Articles|



In the first part of this article, we discussed the potential applicability of the paleo, or "caveman" diet for people with celiac disease. But as prevalent as celiac disease seems to be in our current society, the truth is that the majority of Paleo protégés have simply chosen to live like the hunter/gatherers of days gone by out of a desire to return to what they perceive as the natural biological preference and balance of the human body.

Posture & Back Strength

By |April 24th, 2014|CEC Articles|

Perhaps the most important step for maintaining for a strong and healthy back and -- and one that can be practiced at all times of day -- is to recognize and practice good posture.

Tips on Cardio Training

By |April 23rd, 2014|CEC Articles|

It is important for personal trainers to be well-rounded and well versed in variety of exercises. Every trainer should know how to train someone by means of aerobic (cardiovascular), anaerobic, flexibility, and agility-based activities.

Calculating RMR (Without a Lab)

By |March 19th, 2014|CEC Articles|

A person's basal metabolic rate (BMR) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) represent the total amount of energy the body consumes while at rest or asleep. One of the main purposes for determining these rates with respect to fitness is to help calculate a person's basic caloric needs each day.

Keys to Successful Aging

By |March 14th, 2014|CEC Articles|

One of my favorite quotes, especially now that I am in my early 50's, goes something like this: "Growing old is mandatory; growing up, however, is optional". With today's Baby Boomers comprising nearly 20% of the American population, we need to recognize their presence in a variety of arenas, including the paradigm of wellness and self-care.

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