NFPT Blog October 2019 Favorites

3d Rendered Medical Illustration Correct Sitting Posture

The scariest part of October here at the NFPT blog is how closely related our favorite blogs were. Fitness pros were interested in exercise programming this month, but also wanted to know what reasons clients have for terminating their fitness training. If you missed any of these hot topics, scroll down to find out which clients need core training before strengthening, how to help them police their posture when necessary, take them through all the planes of motion during their sessions, and how creatine might help them reach their full fitness potential. Don’t forget to brush up on how to improve client retention by learning the top reasons they stop training with you!

Core TrainingCore Training Versus Core Strengthening: Is there a difference?

I’ll save you the suspense: Yes there is. But understanding the difference is only step one! Learning which clients need core training is next and programming intrinsic core training is the final step before moving on to strengthening. Learn why this is so important and how to implement this process.


Posture And Everyday Activities: Training clients to police their posture3d Rendered Medical Illustration Correct Sitting Posture

Once you’ve got your client’s core all sorted out, helping them to not only improve their posture, but police it when they’re on their own will become a much easier process. Our activities of daily life really are how we spend most of our time. While it’s great to have athletic goals to work towards, all of our fitness clients can benefit from just living better. And that comes down to functional training and cultivating awareness.


creatineCreatine: Everything you need to know

When it comes to supplementation making recommendations to our clients is outside of our scope of practice. Creatine is the number one sports supplement and, given how ubiquitous it is, may already be in your client’s cabinet. If it’s not, expect to field some questions about it, and this blog will assuredly have the answers! The long and short? Creatine is not only effective but it is definitively safe for healthy populations.


The Planes of Motion: Creating A 3D Approach To Fitness TrainingPlanes Of Motion

So now you’ve got your clients’ core activated and strong, their posture perfect (or close to it), supported their choice to supplement with creatine, and now you’re ready to blow their minds with your creative and effective programming. Taking them through sagittal, frontal and transverse planes of motion in not only every session but in individual exercises will not only help your clients reach their goals, but make them well-balanced fitness and ADL superstars.


Stop TrainingThe Top Four Reasons Clients Stop Training

Well now that you’ve got a client that has achieved their goals, improved their posture and soared through the challenges you’ve given them, why on Earth would they ever think about quitting? There are certainly reasons beyond training, and even the most effective trainer will face attrition rates. Find out the main reasons why clients quit and what you can do to mitigate the chances.




HALLOWEEN BONUS BLOG!!! Learn The Frankenstein Squat

This one only had a day to catch some traction, but it garnered a lot of interest in 24 hours so take a minute to learn what the Frankenstein squat is all about, and why it’s a great way to learn a conventional front squat.

Frankenstein Squat


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.
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