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Lomax Duo Personal Training | Lomax

Lomax Duo Personal Training | Lomax | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
It is a proven fact: training with a friend or partner will motivate and inspire you to stick with a fitness program and reach your goal – fast! At Lomax we are big believers in partnerships making things happen – and our Duo ...
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I thought this article was pretty interesting. I think some people train harder with a workout partner and some people do not. Some people pay for attention to socializing with their partner and not so much on training. On the other hand people train harder with someone because they are pushing them. I would like to have a workout partner on some days where I do a certain exercise or body part that I really need a spotter. For instance on chest day I would love to do drop sets but it is impossible to do without a spotter. 


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Discovery Health : Jonathan Ross

Discovery Health : Jonathan Ross | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
As a personal fitness trainer, it sometimes feels like nobody takes trainers seriously. And sometimes, it’s easy to see why. Studies today show that obesity rates among U.S.
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This article was very interesting. Personal trainers should not be blamed for Americans being so obese. Some people now days view being obese or overweight as healthy. I think if an obese client is getting trained and not making any results it is because of what is happening in the kitchen. 

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Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One? - ChicagoNow (blog)

Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One? - ChicagoNow (blog) | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
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Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One?
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Many people are under the assumption that one personal trainer is like the next, but I can assure you that this is far from the truth.
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I really enjoyed reading this article. Thinking about it the client is definitely employing the personal trainer. Most people do not research their trainer or "interview" them so to speak and just go with the first trainer they see. It is definitely important to speak with the trainer and ask about their certifications and ask them why they should train you. At the gym I go to I have seen most of the personal trainers do something unprofessional on various occasions. I have seen a trainer text on their phone while their client is performing a set. I have seen trainers watch their client perform a lift incorrectly and not correct them. 

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Personal Training through the ages | 360 Specialized Training

Personal Training through the ages | 360 Specialized Training | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
RT @360_ST: The evolution of personal training as it happened! http://t.co/fBFpBbHS9R
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I thought this article was very interesting. Personal training has changed so much over the years. I believe society in general was way more active, fit, and healthy back in the day than now. In today's world less people are active and more people are obese. I think the main reason for such obesity is everything now is available at our fingertips. If someone is hungry they can drive down to McDonalds and get a 1,000 calorie BigMac. Most people in today's society are lazy and unhealthy. I think today's personal training is around making obese people and unhealthy people lose weight and do what we can to make their activities of daily living easier.  

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How To Get Personal Training Without A Trainer

How To Get Personal Training Without A Trainer | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
Dilemma: Hiring a personal trainer is pricey, but without any guidance, stepping into a weight room or sparking up a new fitness routine can be intimidating and confusing. But that's no excuse!

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I really loved this article. As I stated before my goal as a future personal trainer is to get my clients ready to train on their own. I started lifting or working out when I was 15 because I was getting ready to join the Army. I started working out with a friend of mine and he showed me a ton of exercises to do and what body parts to work out. He was not my trainer, he was just my workout partner. Till this day I have never had a personal trainer. Most of the exercises I do I have either seen on YouTube, a bodybuilding website, or seen at the gym. The article also showed some cool apps that can be used. 

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Want to get in shape but don't have the funds for a personal trainer? Read to find out how to do it on your own.

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Marketing Personal Training - Fitness Business

Marketing Personal Training - Fitness Business | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
As opposed to what you may have thought – marketing personal training isn't some manipulative thing or anything you should feel uncomfortable with. Honestly, if you like people and are good at what you do – marketing personal training with ...
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I really enjoyed that this article was geared more for personal trainers than it was clients. Being a personal trainer your income is really dependent on your clients. That makes me really nervous. If I do not have enough clients I could potentially lose my car, house, etc. I still have not gotten my personal training certification but when I do I need to start brainstorming on how to get clients. This article is very helpful for personal trainers wanting to know how to get more clients. 

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3 Reasons to Participate in Small Group Personal Training | O2 Fitness

3 Reasons to Participate in Small Group Personal Training | O2 Fitness | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
O2 Fitness provides personal attention in smaller group settings. This ensures that all members receive help in a very rewarding fashion.
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I agree with this article. There are many benefits of training in a group setting. Being around peers who have the same mind set of being healthy is a great motivator for everyone. Also your fellow peers can help motivate you as well to finish the workout. Also doing a group fitness class can possibly be cheaper than 1 on 1 training. Some people don't like the 1 on 1 training and prefer to be around other people while they are training. With doing group training people feel more comfortable. After I get my personal trainers certification I plan to get my group instructor certification as well. With the group instructor certification I can do weekend bootcamp classes or crossfit classes. With doing group fitness classes there are so many programs that can be done. 

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3 Secrets Personal Trainers Don't Want You to Know - Men's Fitness

3 Secrets Personal Trainers Don't Want You to Know - Men's Fitness | Sports Ethics: Givens, J. | Scoop.it
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3 Secrets Personal Trainers Don't Want You to Know
Men's Fitness
Every trainer has an angle, something that sets them apart from all the rest. Some sell their "look" and "physique" while others tout their education and certifications.
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Articles like this really bother me. I hate seeing advertisements are articles that say, "personal trainers do not want you to know this!", or "every personal trainer hates this study". Every goal of a personal trainer is to give their client the necessary tools so that they can train on their own. No, I am not a personal trainer yet but that is my goal and hope to achieve it within the next few months. When I am a personal trainer I will always inform them that my goal is to train and educate them until they are ready to work out alone. I can see how other trainers see this as a bad training philosophy because I am telling my clients that my end goal is for them not to need me and I will lose their business. I am not going into personal training for the money. I want to be a personal trainer to help people live a fit and healthy lifestyle. 

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