The NFPT Blog is Moving! (Re)Introducing

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If you’re an NFPT-certified personal trainer, hopefully this is not the first time you’re reading a published blog article! Chances are you’ve utilized NFPT’s totally FREE CEC resources, which include educational, research-backed articles published for all, right here on the NFPT website.

After reading our curated health and fitness-related articles, our trainers are encouraged to access our monthly CEC mini-quizzes ‘Fitness Flop or Fact’ and our bi-annually published Self-Test that are based on the latest educational articles and are available for our trainers to get free recertification credits through their NFPT account.

Evolution of the NFPT Blog

The NFPT blog was started in 2009 and has come a very long way since! Our vast blog archive includes submissions that were published on a near-daily basis for years, boasting a collection of over 2000 articles! This accomplishment is unparalleled by our fitness-industry peers, who generally publish articles on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.

Because our blog has become a bit of a tour-de-force we have opted to relocate it to its very own home on

Personal Trainer Today (PTT) is actually not new to NFPT. From as early as 1990 to 2000, PTT was published in a hardcopy magazine and sent to our trainers by snail mail …oh the good ‘ol days! In the early 2000s, PTT went from being a physical magazine to a digital magazine with its own website, separate from NFPT, that acted as our ‘web-hub’ for continuing education.

But, by 2015, the decision was made to integrate the PTT website with the NFPT website, so we shut down the PTT website and put the hardcopy magazines in the filing cabinet as vintage relics of our history.

Now, we’re bringing it back! Our blog has grown so much that it needs a separate ‘web-hub’ once again, and so we resurrected PTT as the exclusive home of the NFPT blog! Welcome back, Personal Trainer Today!

If you’ve been following our blog offerings on social media thus far, not much will change for you. The shareable links will simply point you to the new website. But if you’ve got bookmarked, you may replace it with

Blog Favorites

Some of our articles over the years have “caught fire” so to speak and continue to enjoy high-traffic readership from various sources. Articles like the following get thousands of views a month and are all relevant and worth a read!

Do explore our most popular blog favorites at their new home:

Women’s Bodybuilding Competitive Divisions

Getting HIIT with 4 x 4’s for Stamina and Strength

Protein or Total Calories: What’s More Important for Hypertrophy?

The Leg Raise: NOT an Ab Movement

Prepare to Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Five Easy Steps

Moment Arms in Exercise: A Brief Intro to the Physics of Movement

We welcome feedback and observations during this transition! A web migration of this magnitude is not without its tech challenges, so you may find some of our old blog links that should have redirected to their new PTT home are not working. If such a glitch presents itself to you, I would very much appreciate you letting me know at [email protected].



NFPT Publisher Michele Rogers, MA, NFPT-CPT, manages and coordinates educational blogs and social media content for NFPT. She’s been a personal trainer for 20 years with a lifetime passion for all things health and fitness. Her mission is to raise kinesthetic awareness and nurture a mind-body connection. After battling chronic lower back pain and becoming a parent, Michele aims her training approach to emphasize corrective exercise and pain resolution. She holds a master’s degree in applied health psychology from Northern Arizona University. Follow Michele on Instagram.