Not All Exercise Professionals are Created Equal

Hi Friends!

Wonder why your hair dresser has to be licensed but your Personal Trainer doesn’t have to be?  Does this concern you?

Click to listen to a Podcast created by my friends at Texas A&M Huffines Sports Medicine & Human Performance on how to look for a qualified exercise professional, as well as learn the difference between personal trainers, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.  We are all different!!

Click HERE for the podcast!

A few quick things to look for in your exercise professional:

  • Degree in the field of exericse: exercise physiology, exercise science, kinesiology
  • A nationally recognized certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – both of these organizations are very reputable and require progress on an exercise degree to be able to sit for the exam.
  • EXPERIENCE! – internships, seminars, previous job experience
  • Specialized experience in the area of expertise you are looking for – i.e. cardiac rehab, low back problems, knee issues, etc.

GET CERTIFIED!

So much can be learned from a qualified exercise professional who has a good understanding of not only exercises, but the way our bodies respond and behave during and after exercise – also known as Exercise Physiology.  This helps in effective exercise programming for clients and patients, as well as proper exercise selection and progression.
Get moving!!
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