Posted by: ROBERT BARCIA
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
[ The State of Personal Training: Personal Reaction to the New York Times Article, "A Jobs Boom Built on Sweat in an Age of Belt-Tightening" (June 30, 2012) ]
Last year, the New York Times published a story which argued that the career of personal training as being the job of the future. It highlighted the fact that there is recent boom in the amount of personal trainers in the industry citing statistical growth (link) of close to 44% occurring between 2001 to 2011 (to a total of 231,500).
On the whole these numbers make for a great statistic given the current unemployment rates (link) of today's economy. But while these numbers demonstrate raw growth, they say nothing about the quality of personal trainers that are coming into the industry.
What's more - the fact that this article emphasizes that anyone can jump into being a trainer by taking a simple test online (link) without an education background that shows that there is still this stigma that anyone can be a personal trainer. Retired, or just lose your job? No big deal, go be a personal trainer. It’s super easy and there are little to no educational requirements. I’m sorry but that will not fly with me.
Admirable as it may be, to say that “many Americans are trying to transform a passion for fitness into a new career;” statements like these are a slap in the face to fitness professionals who have invested time, money to earn a proper education in kinesiology, or exercise science, or related degrees.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Feeling suddenly stumped about how to curb your business cravings?
Looking for a healthy snack to take your exercise entrepreneurship up a notch?
To keep your saiety and your sanity, we've put together these five motivational posts containing a selection of training tips, spring-loaded exercise variations, power-packed career insights, rocking research, and inspiring videos designed to help you get your business back on track as the year marches on.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I’ve researched, studied and tested more exercises than I care to remember to try and figure out which ones are the best for improving physical function.
It is difficult to make an absolute list because the best exercise for an older adult is determined by their current needs and abilities.
However, after two decades of training older adults there are several that have risen to the top of my list because they offer a multitude of benefits for clients, can be easily modified or varied, and can be used with a wide range of functional levels. Here are a few that you’ve just got to try.
Friday, October 26, 2012
It's easy to see why we love films of an athletic nature. Celebrating the same spirit, we've selected a few favorite mini-movie marvels. If you're a fit-pro or a fit fan, you'll fall in love with these fit-films, starting with AMBITION. TWEET THIS
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
|A League of Their Own |
FITNESS & FILMS
Fit films inspire fitness fans and pros in more ways than one.
It's easy to see why we love films of an athletic nature. Rocky made us cheer. We will always recall Remember the Titans (how could ever forget?) Another movie etched as deeply in our memories, A League of Their Own, made us pause when Madonna went all the way...around all the bases. (Yes, actual bases, not the naughty kind!)
Celebrating the same spirit, we've selected a few favorite mini-movie marvels. If you're a fit pro or a fit fan, you'll fall in love with these fit-films, starting with PUSH PULL. (Sigh) > TWEET THIS
PUSH PULL: LANDIS VS LANDISTapping into the battle of human vs. machine, this video shows the intensity of the road and the power of the body to win. NOTE: It's a slow starter, but explodes at 0:32. > TWEET THIS
ABOUT: PUSH PULL (via VIMEO), Landis Fields
Fit-Mom Fitness: baby bodies be damned as these fit female heros work-it-out! Here's why professionals need to understand niche demographics, and the power behind groups possessing jam packed at-home time and discretionary income. Also, the power of family and the role of Mom on keeping families happy and healthy. > TWEET THIS
Homefront Heroes at The Military Sports Camp Exercising right is a right, and thanks to these heroes, it's a right we can all freely exercise. Check out these wounded warriors who share spirit that wins over all who watch. > TWEET THIS
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