AFNA graduate Joseph (Jay Cee) Carrethers embodies AFNA’s Maxim for 2022. Change Lives. Start with your own. Meet Jay Cee, through his own words: If you are interested in changing your life and helping others through fitness, visit https://www.afna.edu/career-programs-or-career-tracks/personal-fitness-and-nutrition-trainer/
The University of Copenhagen, Denmark, published a study last year about their findings on the use of fitness watches. You can find the article here. While the idea of wearing some type of fitness watch has appealed to a variety of consumers, a new study shows there might be greater adverse effects than previously considered.… Continue reading Article Review: Fitness Watches…Are They Actually Useful?
After suffering from COVID-19 (delta variant), it has become clear to me how easy it is to get discouraged when trying to reach fitness goals. Three months ago I was well on my way to becoming a descent power lifter, then I got sick. Now that I have recovered and been cleared for exercise, I’m… Continue reading The Long Road to Recovery
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Christmas is just around the corner. As Fitness Trainers, the best gift we can give is the gift of health! Whether you are gifting a friend, family member, training client, or even yourself, here are some ideas you can look into. 10 Gift Ideas TRX Suspension Trainer System is lightweight and portable. It can be… Continue reading Best Health & Fitness Gifts 2020 Edition
Cueing is a vital skill that every fitness professional should master. It is essential for coaching proper technique, keeping your clients safe and effective during their workouts and it creates a connection between you and your client, conveying how in-tune you are to their movement and performance. Great cueing can even serve as an effective… Continue reading TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CLIENT’S MOVEMENT
The American College of Sports Medicine suggests Ten Tips for Building Fit Kids: 1. The Big Picture: Physical activity is a learned behavior that is influenced by a child’s family, friends and environment. 2. Start Positive: Positive Behaviors established early in life tend to carry over into adulthood. 3. Have Fun: Children Participate in physical… Continue reading Ten Tips for Building Fit Kids
Personal Training Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic: I graduated from AFNA in 2014 and started my career as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood, CA. 24 Hour Fitness was the gym I had worked out at for many years. I was super excited to begin my Fitness Career at my “home… Continue reading Personal Training during a Pandemic: Focus on Utility, Not Facility
In today’s training world it’s about going outside, training has been kicked out of the gym, but training never ends. Use these assessments with your clients to track their progress. Adjust your programs, and achieve your client’s goals! 1.) Navy Body Fat Assessment. This assessment includes a few girth measurements, the client’s age and the… Continue reading 5 Go to assessments for any client anywhere.