NFPT Trainer and Expedition Hiker: follow his journey on the Appalachian Trail

Jim HoltComing in January 2016, NFPT will, for the first time, feature one of our own Certified Personal Trainers whose sport is Expedition Hiking. We will follow his personal life journey that led him to fitness and ultimately to hiking. We will share his training regime for his next big adventure and then follow him on that adventure.

The story behind his life’s fitness journey you will find interesting, inspiring and encouraging. Join us in the coming weeks and months as we feature, James “Jim” Holt, MA, CPT, trail name, No Man Walking.

Jim lives in the Northern Colorado Rockies near Red Feather Lakes and will attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail beginning in Mid February 2016. NFPT will tell his story from beginning to end in a Trainer Profile series. We will share the who, what, when, where, why and how, including what type of training methods he uses to prepare for hikes.

Stay tuned for the first in this series, the who. Get to know Jim Holt as we have, a real motivator, professional and friend with an incredible will and spirit. Follow his journey with us. May it bring inspiration to you on your life’s journey!


Catch up with Jim’s Journey with these posts:

No Man Walking. My Sedentary Past to My Appalachian Future. (post #2)

Preparing for the Appalachain Trail: Event vs Training (post #3)

About the Author:

Angie Pattengale has been with the National Federation of Professional Trainers, NFPT, since 1994. Currently, she serves in the capacity of Certification Director. Angie received her professional degree from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in 2002, and now she oversees the coordination of NFPT’s certification related activities. Angie manages efforts to assure legal defensibility of test development and delivery, as well as coordinates and maintains NFPT Certification functions related to industry accreditation and best practice standards. Angie also serves the NFPT organization and its members by maintaining accessible certification processes and recertification requirements while promoting NFPT certified trainers for their skills, hard work and dedication to the fitness profession which betters people's lives, every day.