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Sports Nutrition: Certification Every Fitness Professional Should Have

           Sports Nutritionist Certification

We have all heard it time and time again, “You are what you eat.” Still, this is only a very basic outlook to a bigger picture. To truly optimize your clients' training programs, a certification in sports nutrition is a must. You know that correct nutrition is one of the most valuable and long-lasting assets that you can teach your clients.

With ASFA’s Sports Nutrition Qualification, you will learn the importance of meal frequency, macronutrient ratios, nutritional aspects to improve a client’s performance and more. Without a Sports Nutrition Certification, you may not be giving your clients all that they deserve or expect from their fitness trainer. Understanding how nutrition affects sports performance is essential for any well-educated fitness professional.

Being well-qualified and understanding the different nutritional needs of athletes, will allow you as a trainer, to provide a superior service to your client. Someone who is unmotivated for their morning session with you could just be lacking in the necessary carbohydrates to keep them awake and focused. Watching a client achieve a new goal or higher level of fitness can be the most rewarding aspect from your sports nutrition qualification. A Sports Nutrition Certification will allow you to feel comfortable advising clients and athletes about the affect of nutrition on their performance!

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Youth Fitness Certification: Making a Difference

Youth Fitness Instruction Certification

Getting involve in youth fitness allows you to make a difference. If an individual is taught something early in life, those fundamentals and ways of thinking can lead them to a lifetime of good habits. Having an ASFA Youth Fitness Qualification could be your step in providing a better future for the adults of tomorrow. Having the ability to train and inform parents on fundamentals of healthy habits for children; while, at the same time, instilling proper form and exercise techniques in youth can be your contribution to tomorrow!

Youth and childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States today. This growing problem is leading to an increase in heart disease and other health related issues in adult life. A Youth Fitness Qualification will allow you to train coaches and or youth directly on correct habits for a positive lifestyle; you will be able to teach individuals the proper techniques that work best to keep adolescence in a health lifestyle. One of the major reasons for childhood obesity is the lack of knowledge.

Benefiting your career interests is a great addition; however, this certification is much more than that. By gaining knowledge on how to make the future of our country a healthier place, you will also be able to increase the self-confidence of the lives you work with; something that could be priceless.

What are you waiting for? Get certified in Youth Fitness today!

Youth Fitness Instruction Certification

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Golf Fitness Instruction: When You Can't Hit the Green - Hit the Gym!

Golf Fitness Instruction Certification

You know your personal fitness client’s story: He/she started playing golf as a hobby, to talk with co-workers outside of the office, enjoy a day with some old buddies, or to even close a business deal outside of the formal office environment. After playing a few rounds, he/she realize that he/she underestimated the physical needs that golf demands. He/she watched as peers who have play for years and frown at his/her own athletic capabilities. All your client wanted to do was enjoy a relaxing non-competitive afternoon on the green, right? Maybe now your client wants more. There are some exercises your client can be doing off the green to improve your golf game and overall fitness as the same time!

Training specific muscle groups and individual muscles will allow him/her to have better control of his/her swing. Having more control adds consistency and accuracy when driving the golf ball. Can he/she imagine having the relaxed controllability to place the ball within a few yards of an intended aiming spot? This all starts with golf fitness instruction. Proper golf fitness instruction provides the solid building blocks to improve your golf swing and off the green performance.

While actively participating in golf fitness instruction, your client should improve his/her game while getting more fit! This could put him/her into the game with the rest of your co-workers, friends, and/or business associates – but, more importantly, put your client in better overall physical fitness. Stop waiting, become a golf fitness instructor and bring your clients’ game up to par!

Golf Fitness Instruction Certification

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Triathlon Fitness Instruction: Multi-Sport Fitness

Triathlon Fitness Instruction Certification

Are you ready to take your fitness instruction to the next level and tap into a market that you haven’t accessed yet? As a fitness instructor, you face competition around every corner. To build a loyal client base you need to broaden your experience and do things to better service and business. Obtaining a certification in a specialized area of instruction might be what you will need to bring in new clients and keep existing ones. An ASFA Triathlon Fitness Instruction Certification appeals to individuals looking to improve their physical endurance. Additionally, the added excitement of competition might be just what your client is looking for.

Clients, who devote their workouts and training to a competitive sport or race, take special consideration about who they choose as a trainer. Athletes who compete in triathlons train from months for just one event. Triathlon contestants search for the instructor that they believe will help them push to the next level of competition. Having a Triathlon Fitness Qualification will not only help set yourself apart from your own competition, but you will also have the ability to help a client succeed in a very competitive multi-sport event.

Triathlon athletes do not compete in just one event, their bodies must be best suited for swimming, biking and running. Cardiovascular endurance is a need for each of these events, but what is really needed is the specialization of each individual exercise or drill to better the client. Becoming a Triathlon Fitness Instructor, you will learn about the specific exercise and transition techniques, nutritional needs and more. If your client understands that you have specialized training in the sport that they are taking part in, he/she is more likely to outperform assigned tasks.

In the fitness industry you always have competition that can take business and possible clients away from you, gaining an additional qualifications in specialized instruction is a great way to show that you are up-to-date and on the cutting-edge of the fitness industry. Considering the personal satisfaction of training a winning multi-sport athlete and at the same time further your fitness career and continuing education, Triathlon Fitness Instruction helps you help your clients to the top!

Triathlon Fitness Instruction Certification

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Self-Defense Fitness: Confidence, Stamina and Dynamic Movement

Self Defense Certification

Maybe you are the strongest person in the gym, but how is your stamina? Maybe you are great at cardio, but how is your explosive strength? Either way, incorporating Self-Defense training into your workout can not only help build muscle, stamina, and power, but you’ll also have an exhilarating new workout routine.

Even if you work out on a normal, daily basis, implementing Self-Defense into your workout can be a big confidence builder. Exercises that strengthen core muscles are needed to protect vulnerable body parts. By incorporating core workouts and full-body movements, you can begin to build a solid base that can help protect you in the event you had to protect or defend yourself. With a strong core, you have a layer of protection. However, you will need explosive movements to defend and escape in an aggressive situation, if need be.

Training for dynamic movement is required. But, not only do you need to be explosive, you need to be able to support those muscle movements for longer periods of time. Building up stamina to escape and reach help quickly is essential. By only taking brief pauses during your reps, the bodies cardiovascular system will adapt to the added strain. This stamina could transfer to your ability to evade an attacker in a self-defense situation.

Training your body to perform correctly in the gym is a great start. Truly optimizing your self-defense tactics could be just what your workout needs. Cross-training in Martial Arts Fitness is a great way to add variety and diversification to your workout and skill-set.

Do your clients need a new challenge? Could your clients use the confidence boost of knowing that they are fit enough to physically handle an aggressive situation? If so, then Self-Defense Instruction is exactly the qualification that should be next on your fitness path! Click below to get started today! 24/7 convenience, pay only if you pass!

Self Defense Certification

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Master Personal Training: Lead by Example

Master Personal Training Certification

Are you looking to set yourself apart from others in your career field? If you are then you need to add the Master Personal Training Certification to your arsenal of qualifications. Adding this significant certification to your resume could be just what you need to have the competitive edge in your facility. You will learn advanced exercising techniques, cutting edge nutritional information and more.

As the personal training and fitness industry continue to grow, competition will grow with it. You must help yourself in this competitive industry by reaching the top levels of your capability. In the dynamically changing fitness industry, you must have a way to prove that you are staying current and successful with the latest training and workout techniques. In the past decade the fitness community has been adapting to new and fun workout techniques, having top qualifications proves that you have done your research to reach a top position in your field.     

When associating the word “master” to any career field, you immediately think of a person who has taken their learning and skill to the highest degree. Continuing your education by obtaining the Master Personal Training Certification means that you care about your success and increasing your clientele. If you want to increase your number of clients then you must keep your clients in mind. Providing a superior service is key to keeping existing clients, as much as it is to gain new ones. By delivering a superior service to a client, you also gain the ability to increase revenue. You owe it to your customers to give them all that they deserve in a fitness instructor.

Separate yourself from your peers in the fitness industry. Take the leap needed to add to your clients experience as well as your own. Investing in a Master Personal Training Certification is just an investment for your future. This certification can add to your reputation as a fitness instructor. It could also be the key to increasing the revenue that you bring home from your clients.

Do yourself a favor and become a Master Personal Trainer today!

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Water Aerobics: Low-impact Exercise for All Ages

           Water Aerobics Certification

Are you searching for a new activity to do in your free time, or away from your standard routine? Or are you a heavy lifter that needs to stretch your muscles with active recovery? If you are either one of these, then water aerobics could be the fitness program your workout has been missing. Swimming is not usually involved in the low-impact exercise that takes place in a full-size swimming pool. If you’re not a strong swimmer, water aerobics should still be on your list to try. Most pools are shallow enough to allow the participant to keep his/her head above water.

Water aerobics has different forms that can be used depending on your age range and lifestyle water stretching, aqua aerobics, and aqua jog are all different forms of water aerobics. Pools that the exercises take place in are shallow and normally kept around 78°, this temperature promotes calorie burn, while simultaneously cooling the body to prevent overheating.  Standard stretching can put pressure on already tense or broken-down muscle tissue, try taking a more relaxing approach with water stretching.

Seniors can take part in the low-impact exercise that water aerobics offer as well. With a shallow pool and mitigation of gravity, water aerobics provides an ideal low-impact solution to seniors with arthritis pains. Because of the lower impact, water aerobics is a great form of exercise for people suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, and weak joints.

Why not diversify your fitness career today by becoming a Water Aerobics Instructor? Whether you train mainly performance athletes needing active recovery; or seniors looking for greater mobility, Water Aerobics is the right qualification for you!

 Water Aerobics Instruction Certification 

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Valentine's Fitness: Happy Hearts Needs Lots of Cardio!

ASFA® Certifications
Valentine's Day is coming, and it is time to get heart healthy with indoor cardio. February is one of the coldest months of the year, but it's a great time to step-up your clients' workouts with indoor cycling and aerobics routines.  Pairing Indoor Cycling Instruction with Dance Fitness and Kickbox & Step Aerobics is an ideal way to keep your clients lean and fit until spring.

What is your ideal Valentine's pairing? Knowing your clientele is essential in determining which qualifications will best assist your client results and business growth. Master different forms of aerobics, cycling, Sports Nutrition insight or other fitness specialities to better serve your clients. ASFA® is here to help you improve your results and grow your fitness business, every step of the way!

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New Year's Resolutions - Be the Best Trainer You Can Be

Master Personal Training Certification

The New Year is here!  And, with it, the New Year's resolutions crowd at your gym. What is your resolution? What sets you apart from all of the fitness trainers trying to get the same clients this year?  

Just like gym patrons have resolutions, every trainer should have a resolution. Every trainer should resolve him/herself to providing the best possible service for his/her clients.  

Maybe it is time to step up your game and push your training and qualifications to the next level. Becoming a Master Trainer shows your clients that you have the ambition and resolve to complete the highest levels of continuing education and are committed to their fitness improvement.  It's the New Year!  What are you waiting for?

Master Personal Training Certification

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Kettlebell Instruction - Take Your Fitness to the Next Level

Kettlebell Instruction Certification

Most of your clients probably never thought that swinging an iron ball with a handle attached to it could be a great form of exercise. If your fitness goals are not being met, or you are looking for a new routine, the Kettlebell could be what is needed to take your fitness to the next level. Incorporating swinging motions that mimic normal jobs that a laborer may do in their career, you can produce a workout that is felt through the entire body and fully functional.  Becoming an ASFA® certified Kettlebell instructor is a great diversification for your fitness career.

Different from most traditional training and workout styles, exercises with kettlebells are higher in repetitions and are a higher intensity workout. Kettlebell workouts increase muscle endurance and promote muscle groups to work together. It is important to have a certified kettlebell trainer teach proper technique, because the use of weighted momentum exercises without proper knowledge can lead to injury. Expanding your client base and career with ASFA’s Kettlebell instruction certification is a great way to add some intensity and endurance to your workouts.

Kettlebell exercises involve swinging motions that can raise the kettlebell high above the head all the way to ground level. These wide range movements develop a strong and functional core; additionally, kettlebell workouts build strength and cardiovascular endurance. Not only is it a workout, it is a new style than what you are used too; this new workout style is fun and can be used to put your core to the ultimate test. Kettlebells can also hold an advantage for someone whose schedule is constrained. Because of the small compact size of a kettlebell, it can be purchased and then exercises can take place at home. One weight can be used in almost all workouts and the only thing needed is the applicable space to perform the workout.

By learning kettlebell exercises and workouts, you could be doing your body a huge favor. Build your core, increase your endurance, and give your body something different to look forward to in the gym. Become an ASFA® certified Fitness Instructor today and begin to take your fitness and career to the next level.

Kettlebell Certification

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