NFPT Blog September 2020 Favorites


I don’t know about you but September 2020 flew on by and already feels a distant memory. It feels like we only just did the August blog round up; but maybe that’s just because it’s been awhile since we’ve only had 30 days in a month! If this month snuck by you, then maybe so did some of our awesome blog topics. I enjoyed this month’s content! It’s kind of all over the map, which says to me that everyone is trying to get back to normal and consume some knowledge in all areas.

We were lit up in September by a personal trainer matchmaker app called the Bright App. It’s sort of Tinder for trainers, hooking clients up with their ideal fitness pro, either for distance training or local in-person coaching! We also learned the pieces of equipment our trainers can’t do without, what common mistakes trainers make in session (PLEASE read this one!), and reasons why people hire a trainer. Sounds like everyone is trying to refine their business skills. Finally, a breakdown of different barbells and how to actually use them—not as simple as you probably thought!

Check out this month’s favorites:

Using Technology to Empower Your Fitness Business


As so many of us are using technology to bolster our business, or perhaps, just even stay afloat, it makes sense to explore all the resources at your disposal. The Bright App is the brainchild of Nerissa Zhang–a boss babe who saw a need and worked her butt off to see it met. Her app not only helps potential clients find trainers that are a great fit, but it will also set you up on a marketing plan. The potential is limitless and we’d all be foolish not to explore this option!





11 Must-Have Pieces of EquipmentFeatured Image Must Have Equipment

We asked many fitness professionals what one piece of equipment that they would take with them on a deserted island (ok, maybe not a deserted island, but definitely the one piece they use the most). Maybe the answers will surprise or are identical to your own. For certain, if there are answers on this list you wouldn’t include, they may be worth considering!




Become a Master Fitness Trainer


Featured Image Common Trainer Mistakes7 Common Trainer Mistakes

For those of you starting out as personal trainers, you may feel like your education has adequately prepared you for plunging feet-first into a full book of clients. Maybe you’ve been a gym rat your whole life and just got certified, feeling confident you can apply your own personal successes in a professional setting. I remember feeling that way too! Boy do I wish I could go back in time and have read this article….




Why Do People Hire A Trainer?


Anyone who has a background in sales or marketing will tell you a tenet of a successful business endeavor is knowing your market. Let’s face it, not every fitness professional is a marketing guru, but the most sensible place to start is understanding the “why” someone needs your guidance. Everyone has a different reason and knowing what your client came to you for can be the prepare you properly for smart goal-setting and programming.






BARBELLA Guide to Barbells

An Olympic barbell does not equal a squat barbell. Different styles of working out and different movements often call for different equipment. Barbells are no different! Find out what the differences are, how to spot them, and when to use them when you need them.



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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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