continuing education

Effectiveness and Efficacy of Suspension Training – Workout Fitness Article

by Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS In this blog post we’ll examine the effectiveness and efficacy of suspension training. Efficacy is defined as the ability to produce a desired or intended result, for example “there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment.” Conversely, Effectiveness is defined as being successful in producing a desired or intended result, “effective solutions to environmental problems” for example. However, when it comes to science and research the two words have more specific meanings. Efficacy…

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5 Unpopular Steps When Building Your Personal Training Business – Workout Fitness Article

by Tyler Valencia, MS A prevalent subject on the KIPS blog has been, and will be, business fundamentals as they relate to personal training. It’s not that other subjects such as exercise physiology or programming are not important, but rather business fundamentals are typically what help entry-level personal trainers stay in the industry. Are there outliers? There sure are! Every situation is different, and sometimes you come across a personal trainer with sub-par business fundamentals and a full training schedule.…

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5 Mistakes Entry Level Trainers Make – Workout Fitness Article

by Tyler Valencia, MS This is an updated version of a post originally published in 2017. The concepts are the same but the information has been updated to reflect the current trends. Hopefully keeping this information up-to-date can help trainers entering the industry get a head start. Feel free to add to the conversation in the comments. When we all start our first personal training job we are bright-eyed and ready to train clients. We just got our personal training…

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