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Personal Training and Fitness

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  • This is an intense course, not some fly by night easy, peasy course. You have to concentrate and read everything in order to comprehend and understand the material. Lori A. W.
  • I didn't think I'd be able to fit a course into my busy schedule, but this one proved me wrong. Plus, It was a very easy to follow, very informative course that I actually enjoyed. I look forward to more! Donielle M.
  • I feel that I have learned a lot in this course, but that it was also a much-needed refresher on subjects I already knew about. This course was super informational and easy to get through. The set up made each module feel fun and was easy to navigate. Sarah E.

Course Overview

If you love health and fitness and are motivated to help others achieve their fitness goals, this is the course for you!

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16 Modules

135 Lessons

40 Videos

Knowledge Checks

Digital Workbook

Certificate

Tutor Support

Course Value $615

Course Description

This course is designed to teach you all there is to know about personal fitness and working as a freelance personal trainer. You will be introduced to the science of exercise, exercise adaptation, nutrition and much more. Building on your new theoretical knowledge, you will learn how to set up a fitness program that suits your client's individual needs, as well as how to find clients and market yourself successfully. Click the module titles below to explore the lessons included.

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  • MODULE 1 • 10 LESSONS

    INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL TRAINING AND FITNESS


    • Getting the Foundation Ready
    • Introduction to Fitness
    • Baseline Client Assessment
    • Baseline Client Assessment - Fitness Tests
    • Baseline Client Assessment - Test Techniques
    • Baseline Client Assessment - Reassessments
    • Baseline Client Assessment - Using Assessment Results
    • Components of Fitness
    • Energy Systems
    • Principles of Exercise

  • MODULE 2 • 8 LESSONS

    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE


    • The Nervous System
    • The Central Nervous System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Skeletal System
    • The Muscular System
    • Skeletal Muscle
    • Muscle Charts of the Human Body
    • The Endocrine System

  • MODULE 3 • 13 LESSONS

    EXERCISE RISK ASSESSMENT


    • Measuring Blood Pressure
    • Measuring Heart Rate
    • Understanding Asthma
    • Understanding Diabetes
    • Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
    • Risk Factors and Exercise
    • Risk Factors and Disease
    • Managing and Responding to Exercise Risk
    • Muscle Performance Testing
    • Sprint Fatigue Test
    • Muscle Building and Fat
    • Muscle Building and Protein
    • Muscle Building and Carbohydrates

  • MODULE 4 • 14 LESSONS

    ADAPTATION TO EXERCISE


    • Physiological Responses and Adaptations
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • The Heart's Response to Exercise
    • Vascular Responses to Exercise
    • Cardiovascular Adaptations to Exercise
    • Respiratory Responses to Exercise
    • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise
    • Skeletal Adaptations to Exercise
    • Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise
    • Warm-ups, Cool-downs and Flexibility Training
    • Body Fat
    • Methods of Body Fat Measurement
    • Equipment
    • Equipment (Continued)

  • MODULE 5 • 8 LESSONS

    PROBLEM SOLVING


    • Creating Positive Adaptations
    • Over-Reaching, Over-Training and Under-Training
    • Prescribing Exercise to Suit Different Client Categories
    • Primary Movement Patterns
    • Understanding Movement Error
    • Injury Risk and the 'Cascade of Failure'
    • Movement Mechanics
    • Movement Mechanics (Continued)

  • MODULE 6 • 12 LESSONS

    NUTRITION


    • Nutrition and the Personal Trainer
    • How Can Personal Trainers Help People to Eat Healthily?
    • Nutritional Guidelines
    • Food Facts – Carbohydrates and Fiber
    • Food Facts – Protein and Fat
    • Fluids and Alcohol
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • The Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load
    • Getting Extra Protein in Your Diet
    • How much fat?
    • Using Creatine

  • MODULE 7 • 6 LESSONS

    TRAINING DESIGN


    • Exercise Database
    • Ab Exercises
    • Lower Abdomen Workout
    • Best Chest Exercises
    • Best Oblique Exercises
    • Trapezius Exercises

  • MODULE 8 • 9 LESSONS

    SPECIALIZED EXERCISES FOR WOMEN


    • Abdominal Training for Women
    • Best Abs Exercises for Women
    • Core Strengthening for Women
    • Lower Abs Exercises for Women
    • Chest Training for Women
    • Best Chest Exercises for Women
    • Best Oblique Exercises for Women
    • Neck and Upper Back Training for Women
    • Best Neck and Upper Back Exercises for Women

  • MODULE 9 • 7 LESSONS

    TRAINING DESIGN FOR MEN


    • Shoulder Training for Men
    • Best Shoulder Exercises for Men
    • Leg Training for Men
    • Best Leg Exercises for Men
    • Best Forearm Exercises for Men
    • Best Shin Exercises for Men
    • Best Calf Exercises for Men

  • MODULE 10 • 5 LESSONS

    TRAINING DESIGN FOR WOMEN


    • Best Shoulders Exercises for Women
    • Best Triceps Exercises for Women
    • Best Forearm Exercises for Women
    • Best Biceps Exercises for Women
    • Best Thigh Exercises for Women

  • MODULE 11 • 7 LESSONS

    TRAINING DESIGN


    • Hamstring Exercises for Legs
    • Legs and Butt Exercises
    • Best Back Exercises for Your Lats
    • Benefits of Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
    • Best Morning Stretching Routine
    • Leg Stretches
    • Upper Body Stretching Exercises

  • MODULE 12 • 6 LESSONS

    WORKING OUT WITH SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT


    • Stability Ball
    • Stability Ball Workouts
    • Bosu Ball Exercises
    • Bosu Ball Workouts
    • Medicine Ball Workouts
    • Plyometric Training Exercises

  • MODULE 13 • 7 LESSONS

    POSTURE AND FUNCTIONAL TRAINING


    • Posture Problems
    • Correcting Posture Problems
    • Sled Workout
    • The Power of Resistance Bands
    • Functional Training for Beginners
    • Five Effective Functional Training Exercises for Beginners
    • Advice From the Field

  • MODULE 14 • 6 LESSONS

    SPECIALIZED TRAINING


    • Cardio vs. Strength Training: Which is Better?
    • Aquatic Fitness
    • Balance Exercises for Seniors
    • Balance Exercises for Seniors (Continued)
    • Strength Training for Seniors
    • Pregnancy Fitness

  • MODULE 15 • 7 LESSONS

    WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND SPOTTING


    • Introduction to Weight Management
    • Basic Guidelines for Weight Loss
    • Dietary Recommendations for Weight Loss
    • Exercise and Weight Loss
    • Spotting
    • Checking Correct Exercise Form and Technique
    • Advertising to Prospective Clients

  • MODULE 16 • 8 LESSONS

    THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING


    • Business Plan
    • Professionalism
    • The Sales Chain
    • Networking
    • First Impressions
    • From Consultation to Sale
    • Money
    • Bringing it Together

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