NFPT’s 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016


Helping people and being successful are what NFPT Personal Trainers are all about. It’s no wonder, because the two go hand in hand. The better you market and run a successful business, the more people you help reach their goals and fitness aspirations.

The blogs trainers are reading the most reveal this intention. Pause for a moment to gather some wisdom before you carry on into 2017. Then, come over to the NFPT Personal Trainer Facebook Page and tell us which is your favorite.

The Top 10


10. Making Fitness Videos: 4 Do’s and Don’ts

Internet marketing is one way to attract a crowd. Get some ideas on what to film and how to do it effectively. Are you an NFPT Certified Trainer finding success with video? Come and share your best flicks with us in the NFPT Facebook Group Page.

9. Diastasis recti; Not Just For New Borns and Pregnant Women

There are some great exercises in this article to help people who have separated abs, those that are at risk and anyone else looking to tone their core!


8. Top 10 Contraindicated Exercises

Safety is one of the most important reasons people hire a personal trainer. Find out how to transform common mistakes into beneficial exercises. These are some great ideas!

7. Importance of Proper Form When Strength Training

This is one of the other main reasons people seek out a personal trainer. To have guidance. Find out why it’s important so you can market more effectively to people searching for you!

6. Five Ways To Earn More Money in 2015 as a Personal Trainer

Yes, it’s from 2015 – but still a popular read for 2016. Who doesn’t want to earn more money? When you’re making money it means you’re helping more people!


5. Connective Tissue Training

You’re only as strong as your weakest link. It is an old cliché; but to someone who trains hard, it holds true. Learn more about what connective tissue it, why it’s important and how to train with it in mind.

4. Tax Tips for Personal Trainers

A little time spent now can save you money in the long run. We can all use more dough!

3. Dorsalgia: More Than Just a Pain in the Back

At least 10 percent of adults in the United States have back pain — or dorsalgia — at any given time. It ranks as the second most common reason people visit a medical clinic. Strategies for back pain relief and exercises you can show clients are included for you to use.

2. Starting a Fitness Business with No Money

These four tips are simple and to the point, making them easy to apply in your business! Which is your favorite?

1. Renting Gym Space as a Personal Trainer

Compare the pros and cons of paying monthly rent verses a percentage of income – the two most popular situations facing an independent contractor personal trainer. Check out two sample scenarios with numbers.


Bonus Articles

We wrote and posted these goodies based off what’s most popular. Check them out!

Tracking Mileage for Personal Trainer Tax Deductions

If you drive to and from client sessions check out this post to save yourself some major money in taxes this year! It’s never too late to start tracking.

Diastasis Recti Solutions for Fitness Professionals

The images in this article make this condition easier to understand and the method suggested for addressing it is stellar!

Here’s one of my favorites…

Summer Slump? 4 Ways To Boost Your Income

These ideas are tested and proven. They’re great for any time of the year too!


Cheers to 2017!


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.
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