NFPT Live: Do Personal Trainers Need Six-Pack Abs? – Ep 58

Six Pack Abs
male with toned abs
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Personal trainers have a lot of pressure from the fitness industry and the consumer to practice what they preach. When do the expectations become unreasonable? Many people seek to be fit for looks, others are motivated by health or sports.

In this episode we talked about:

  • What is a six pack? (1:08)
  • Physical appearance does not equal knowledge or effectiveness  (2:30)
  • Why it’s not always achievable (4:30)
  • It’s about the relationship with our bodies (7:45)
  • We are not qualified to judge (11:10)
  • Health is not about image (13:50)
  • We don’t fit in a box (14:40)
  • Own it (17:00)
  • We need body fat (19:00)

NFPT Live Episode 58



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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.