Personal Training

Personal Training has become a significant component of the health care plan for individuals worldwide.  Exercise and physical fitness generally are, along with diet, regarded as keys to quality of life over which everyone has control. Exercise and diet not only affect one’s ability to perform the daily tasks of living they also can help avoid and manage chronic disease. 

Personal trainers provide these types of support to individuals in a variety of settings ranging from health clubs and individual practice locations to client homes.  Trainers ensure that individuals pursue fitness programs that have been well designed and personalized for an their needs and capabilities, that specific exercises are performed properly for optimum benefit and to avoid injury, and that individuals receive the support and encouragement they may require to accomplish individual goals. 

While estimates of the number of personal trainers working in the United States vary, some put the number of fitness workers at more than 224,000. An increasing number of these are personal trainers working in physical fitness facilities, health clubs, fitness centers and in recreation or civic and social environments. One of the fastest-growing fitness training fields is within corporations. Many companies offer corporate fitness programs to employees as part of their comprehensive employee health care plans and include incentives to take advantage of them. 

The American College of Physical Medicine offers CME/CUE credit programs that may be useful to many personal trainers interested in building their overall knowledge of physical medicine and learning techniques from other physical medicine disciplines that could be easily and effectively incorporated into their own practices for the benefit of their clients.  

CME/CEU Courses