What is the primary muscle or muscle group this exercise targets? Take our quiz.
Knowing the human body is critical in order to be able to prescribe appropriate exercise programs for your clients and answer questions they might have on how the human body works. Every personal trainer should be able to formulate routines that target the body effectively and to do so, you need to know which exercises stimulate which muscles or muscle group. Our quiz will help you test your knowledge on exactly that! Are you ready for it? Note that for each exercise, many, many, MANY different muscles are involved and depending on the role they play in a movement, they …Read More
Are you a great personal trainer? Take our quiz
The following quiz will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses as a personal trainer. You will find out which are your natural traits and talents and hopefully the results will serve as a framework for you to improve.Read More
Characteristics and soft skills of a personal trainer – what type are you?
This week, I want to delve into an important yet often overlooked aspect of personal training- personality traits, talents and the soft skills. It is essential for a personal trainer to have their core knowledge and competencies; from anatomy and physiology, through to the ability to tailor aspects of the exercise protocol to the individual in front of you. However, this is only a part of the reason you will attract and keep clients. Your ability to interact with clients and potential clients will play a greater role in the long-term success of your business than expensive equipment and your …Read More