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Sports Ethics for the Personal Training and Martial Arts Professional
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Boxing & MMA: What is the Breaking Point for Brain Damage?

Boxing & MMA: What is the Breaking Point for Brain Damage? | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
When does head trauma starts to cause problems with memory or thinking.
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While some use MMA and grappling as a way to stay fit is it actually harmful? at what point do you recommend that an athlete stops training? Are you to blame or can you be held liable as a coach or trainer for letting someone fight who you know is going to get knocked out?

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24 Hour Fitness Sued for Race and Gender Discrimination | San Francisco Employment Law Blog

24 Hour Fitness Sued for Race and Gender Discrimination | San Francisco Employment Law Blog | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
A class action lawsuit has been filed in California against 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc, known simply as "24 Hour Fitness,"
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With a bigger more successful gym you get bigger and bigger issues.  Are you promoting folks based on their merit? Are you keeping good evaluation and employee records to prove it? It appears 24 hour fitness may not have been.

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AFPA Articles and Newsletters » The Psychology of Selling Why People Hire Fitness Professionals

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This article is a great one on how to attract more clients. While on the surface it seems immoral to use "emotional judo" to attract clients, it is true that you truly can not create a long term client/instructor relationship until you find out the intrinsic reason that the person is seeking a trainer. The article also discusses wages and fees and how to determine what you are charging for your services. Is $100 dollars a month enough? Is it too much?

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A Look Inside the World of CrossFit

What's a W.O.D., where's "the box," and who is Uncle Rhabdo? We connected with fitness experts and CrossFit athletes alike to see what this exercise phenomenon is all about.
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With the latest Crossfit craze, there has been a large explosion of gyms and facilities. If you can afford some basic fitness equipment, have a spare weekend to get certified as a coach, and can attract some clients with a good marketing scheme you can have your own gym. But are you prepared to train? Is Crossfit involving olympic lifts and kettlebell training really the best thing for an out of shape house wife or 40 something business man to jump into right off the bat? Probably not and that is where the Crossfit code of ethics come in. Make sure that you and your clients are ready to train and they will not get hurt.

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Dating At The Gym: What’s Appropriate? | Sport Risk Management - McGregor and Associates

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Obviously, the risk far outweighs the benefit in dating clients or other employees, but here is a great article from a risk management company on setting policies in your workplace. Bottom line? Keep your hands to yourself and you will be more successful as a personal trainer.

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The Dilemma of Moral Ethics in Sports

The Dilemma of Moral Ethics in Sports | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
So, the news just hit the wires only a few scant hours ago: Lance Armstrong has given up his legal battle, choosing not to go before an arbitrator and accepting sanctions...
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As a former triathlete and competitive swimmer on a national level, Lance Armstrong has always been sort of a hero to me, and I was sad to see this news break. Just the day before I was talking to a colleague about an article in a fitness magazine, where Lance Armstrong was being interviewed about what  looked like a victory for Lance Armstrong in his legal battle. Turns out that article was way off. It was really sad to see this news break and I lost a hero that day for sure. While this is not directly related to the personal training business, PED's or performance enhancing drugs are a common thing in gyms and people need to see the effects that these things can have on your career.

 

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Overtraining: Undermining Success

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Are you overtraining your clients? DO you have a responsibility to protect them from themselves? Overtraining can lead to sickness, injury, and burnout. I would argue that you do have a responsibility to protect your client for themselves and educate them on the harms of over doing it.

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NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Code of Ethics : NCSF

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Code of Ethics : NCSF | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
The NCSF Personal Trainer Code of Ethics outlines the roles and responsibilities of certified personal trainers.
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This Code of Ethics really exemplifies what it means to be a personal trainer and how you should conduct yourself as a professional.

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Is Cage Fighting Ethical for Christians?: Observers weigh in on participating in or watching sports and violence.

Is Cage Fighting Ethical for Christians?: Observers weigh in on participating in or watching sports and violence. | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
Observers weigh in on participating in or watching sports and violence.
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Are combat sports ethical? It depends on your religious views. I really enjoyed the Senator McCain quote in this article and can see their point of view. However I do not agree with it and think that we should be able to do what we would like to do with our bodies as long as it doesn't involve the abuse of alcohol or use of drugs.

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Stephen Maxwell interview pt.5 - Ethics of MMA business

Part 5 of Mark Lajhner interviewing Stephen Maxwell. Topics covered: - Ethics of MMA business - Early UFC - Being an early UFC investor - Adverse effects of ...
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This article ironically enough is by my mentor and my own personal trainer, Steve Maxwell, who is one of the first American Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts and introduced kettlebells to the United States. It is a great interview about the damages of MMA and the low pay that MMA fighters recieve. He has been involved with both combat sports and personal training for years and has been a great role model.

 

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HUNDREDS Of Major Soccer Matches Fixed In Global Betting Scam

HUNDREDS Of Major Soccer Matches Fixed In Global Betting Scam | Sports Ethics: Stapleton, E | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Hundreds of soccer matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday, in a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport and a multi-billion dollar industry.
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This ring goes very deep and affects mostly European soccer, but according to Europol, some very high profile matches were affected. Much of the betting and fixing occured on red cards and yellow cards and not the actual outcome of the game. While this is not directly related to personal training or grappling could it be happening to your fighters?

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