Most of us have had our lives turned upside down, which has left us wondering what the next few weeks, and even months, will look like. Some of us have more work and life stress than ever before, while others feel lonely or like we don’t have enough activities or tasks to fill our days. But, we can all ask ourselves one question – “When all of this is over, will I be a better version of myself?” If we use this time to slow down and focus, it could be the perfect opportunity to grow our knowledge, try something new, or connect with other professionals virtually. Hopefully one (or more) of the following six ideas to grow will inspire you to make the most of the moment:
1. Work on Your CECs with Home Study Courses
With topics from nutrition and weight management, behavior change & psychology, mind body, medical considerations and more, NETA’s home study courses are a great way to work towards your CECs. With over 120 home study courses in our store, you are sure to find a topic that interests you. Don’t forget – we are offering 15% off select select home study courses for the next two weeks!
2. Ground Yourself with Yoga
Take some time out of your day to relax with yoga. Here we share 3 calming yoga poses as well as some tips on how to teach the principles of Asana. Now can be a great time to slow down your classes and break down some of your teaching tips if you are choosing to teach virtually. Looking to earn your Yoga Certification? Take advantage of Yoga Alliance’s temporary approval to earn your Yoga certification online. NETA is currently offering several live online yoga certification workshops. Click here to learn more.
3. Earn a Specialty Certification
Use this time to hone in on your skill set to make you even more marketable! Our Specialty Certifications help you develop superior expertise in specialized disciplines and also provide continuing education credit (CEC) approved by NETA, ACE and AFAA. Workshops include interactive lectures, practical hands-on activities and a final online exam that allows you to earn your specialty certification. You can earn an online specialty certification from the comfort of your own home and on your time in: Barre Connect, Indoor Cycling, Kettlebell and Advanced Kettlebells, Senior Fitness, Wellness Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
4. Expand Your Skill Sets
Take this time to focus, dig deep, and master your skills. Grow and expand your knowledge by taking your training to the next level by adding a specialty or completing a home study course. Or on the flip side, find an area where you have been been struggling and use this time to strengthen it. For example, if running the business side of your facility is not your favorite, now would be a great time to brush up on those skills with a Business Development course.
5. Dive into New Topics of Interest
Has learning more about how to engage our aging population always intrigued you? Have you wanted to expand your knowledge on how to help clients stay injury free with corrective exercise? Whatever it is, use this time to explore a new topic.
6. Join Our Private Facebook Group to Connect with Other Trainers
NEW! NETA just launched a private Facebook group for trainers to connect with each other, provide tips and ideas, and ask questions of fellow industry professionals. Join us!