NFPT 2017 December Blog Roundup

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Here it is! The last blog roundup of the year.

  • Watch instructional exercise videos
  • Listen to the NFPT Live Show episodes
  • Catch up with some reading
  • Get connected with like-minded trainers


Get Fresh Workout Ideas for Tomorrow

exerciseInstructions for Resistance Band Deadlift RowVIDEO

Instructions for Resistance Band LungeVIDEO

Instructions for Resistance Band Shoulder PressVIDEO

Listen in to the NFPT Live Show

Fitness Accounting and Bookkeeping FoundationsVIDEO or AUDIO
In Episode 24 of NFPT Live we talked about:

  • Where to start with managing money
  • Keeping track of client sessions (#s and $)
  • Recording income for business
  • Methods for keeping track
  • Keeping track of expenses for business


Tax Tips for Fitness InstructorsVIDEO or AUDIO
In Episode 25 of NFPT Live we talked about:


Happy Hormones and MotivationVIDEO or AUDIO
In Episode 23 of NFPT Live we talked about:

  • All about endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin
  • How to boost these hormones
  • How to increase client motivation
  • How to increase your motivation as a practitioner


Reducing Stress and Cortisol – Science and StrategiesVIDEO or AUDIO
In Episode 22 of NFPT Live we talked about:

  • Cortisol re-cap from last week’s episode
  • Exercise can reduce stress, only if you…
  • How to reduce stress and cortisol once elevated
  • How to prevent high cortisol and stress
  • Foods that reduce stress
  • Identifying hidden stressors in your life


Get the Best Advice Available

Personal Trainer Tips from 2017
At NFPT we are so thankful to have personal trainers ranging from age 18-82 who are willing to share their stories with us. We hope that Personal Trainer Spotlights can be a place for you to find inspiration and a like-minded fitness family.

The Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017
If you missed the Top 10 Posts from the year it’s not too late to catch up over the holiday. Get ready because NFPT has an exciting 2018 planned for you. If there are any articles you’d like to see written or topics you want us to cover on the NFPT Live Show this year, get in touch and share your thoughts with us.

Opportunity Awaits You

Medical Fitness – Comprehensive Care for Patients and Clients
The gap between medical treatment and the application of fitness has finally been bridged. As a fitness professional, are you prepared to cross over to new opportunities?

Scientific Foundations for Personal Training

The Effects of Alcohol on Exercise and Performance
Here’s the research so you know what to say when this comes up in a client food journal or conversation.

Why Client Screening and Assessment is Necessary
There’s a detailed process that personal trainers follow to screen, clear, and assess a client’s readiness to participate in physical activity. Depending on the certifying agency’s protocols and principles, that process may vary, but most likely includes the following steps…

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Understanding the Tibialis Posterior Muscle
When a client asks you, “What do you think about arch supports?” You can respond by educating them and connecting them to the tibialis posterior muscle. The tibialis posterior covers a lot of bone in the lower leg making it important to know about. Especially since it is essentially the best all natural arch support for your foot.

Hot Topics in Fitness

How to Get In-Home Personal Training Clients
Every personal trainer has a niche market. Some cater to the recreational gym-goer, while others travel to their clients. Becoming an in-home personal trainer is a great way to target a market of individuals who prefer to exercise in the comfort of their homes, away from the crowds, while still having the benefit of expert guidance in the design and execution of a workout program.

Do Personal Trainers Need a License to Talk About Nutrition with Clients?
Fitness professionals know proper nutrition is an integral part of a fitness program. However, not just anyone can write a diet for their client. Many states require a special license for that. This is a big problem for personal trainers who want to expand their qualifications to include nutrition.

Fun Reads

The BIG Reveal – What a Client Wants
Those who spend a considerable amount of time and money on our services hold the keys to the most valuable knowledge we can absorb as personal trainers. What qualities might a consumer seek in a personal trainer that might not necessarily occur to us?

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5 Statements Personal Trainers Should Never Say to Their Clients
Here are the top five statements that are guaranteed to offend clients, lose business, and brand you a fool.

Staci Longo – Personal Trainer Spotlight
NFPT personal trainers each have a unique and inspiring story behind their desire to help people with fitness goals. Aside from changing lives with day to day personal training at the studio she owns with her husband, Stasi Longo leads by example in promoting drug-free, all natural bodybuilding. Learn more about this extraordinary woman.



Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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