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This course is designed to teach the personal trainer the necessary skills to put the client at ease, properly assess all aspects of the client that have an impact on his/her unique needs, and develop a program that meets the client's needs as he/she progresses through the program.
The client's attitude toward exercise is recognized as an important factor in his/her progression in an exercise and nutritional program. Many national organizations are focusing on ways to assess the client's attitude toward exercise. The National Strength and Conditioning Association suggests the "Attitudinal Assessment", as a means to determine the client's attitude toward exercise. While this test may provide some information to the personal trainer, regarding the client's attitude toward exercise, it will not give the trainer a comprehensive understanding of the specific factors that affect the client's attitude. Additionally, this test will not provide the personal trainer an understanding of the client's attitude toward areas of his/her life beyond exercise. This will leave the personal trainer ill equipped to develop an exercise program the truly meets the needs of the client.
Further, the personal trainer will not have the information necessary to accurately modify the training program to meet both the client's progression, and his/her changing needs (affected by factors outside of the exercise program). In order to address this problem, this course includes an assessment test that provides the trainer with a thorough understanding of the six  factors that determine the client's attitude toward both positive and negative life events, including progressions in an exercise program.
This course will teach the trainer how to properly administer and evaluate this test. Additionally this course will teach the trainer how to use the results of this test to design an exercise program that meets the client's unique, and dynamic, needs. Through this course, the trainer will also learn the skills necessary to modify the exercise program to not only meet the client's dynamic needs, but also to positively affect client retention rates.
Features online enrollment, online exam and instant grading as well as automatic certificate generation upon completion of course.
The ISSA program provided me with the flexibility to achieve my certification while maintaining a full time career, being a parent of two active grade school children and husband.
I am now one step closer to my visions. I can't wait to get out there and help others. I highly recommend this course to individuals who are interested in becoming a certified personal trainer.
Suresh Chalapathi Kumar Babu
The knowledge that I received has been extremely helpful in my own weight loss journey where I have lost more than 100 lbs.
ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.
The education I received will put me above my competition and has provided me to the tools to helps other meet their personal fitness goals.
They provide you with the academic knowledge and the real world skills you need to be a success.
ISSA helped me transform my own life aside from teaching me how to help others.
Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet
I found it to be challenging, informative, and very current. ISSA provides great communication and they are always there from start to finish.
After completing my CPT successfully, I can say only one thing that ISSA is really good in providing you the knowledge which is required in the fitness industry. It makes you fitness industry ready in every aspect.
Personally, I would recommend it to a lot of people. I learn a lot of new things and ways you can train somebody that I'm ready to use the stuff I learned to better people lives.
I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.
I do not believe there is another certifying organization that has the background, integrity, caring and compassion that the ISSA has...
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