Increasing Motivation for Exercise Adherence

Exercise program design is only one piece of the puzzle in our roles as fitness professionals. Most people who begin an exercise program quit within the first six months. Lack of time and lack of motivation are two of the most commonly reported barriers that prevent people from sticking with an exercise program. Research shows […]

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Why I Will Never Quit My Personal Training Career

Why I will never quit personal training | NETA Personal Trainer Certification

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hey there, my name’s Matt and I have been a nationally certified personal trainer since 2004. I am extremely passionate about this field, and love to share that passion with others, especially those that are interested in pursuing a career as a personal trainer. If you have been thinking about […]

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Mind and Movement: How Fitness Can Improve Memory

Mind & Movement: How Fitness Can Improve Memory

As fitness professionals, we are well aware of the many benefits exercise provides beyond burning calories. A good exercise program can help your clients meet their goals and feel better all-around, whether those goals involve sculpting a 6-pack, lowering stress levels, improving their mood, getting more restful sleep or training for an upcoming event. But […]

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Can Yoga Be Good For My Heart?

Yoga for Heart Health

Seasoned yogis and novice yoga enthusiasts will rave about how they “feel like a million bucks” after their favorite classes.  For some the allure is the ability to stretch tired and sore muscles, for others it’s the time to relax a weary mind and body, relieve anxiety, or insomnia.  Still others get sheer satisfaction from […]

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Talkin’ Heart Health: Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

New updated blood pressure guidelines

As a certified fitness pro, you’re well aware that good heart health is vital to maintaining our overall health and wellness as we age. But did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Fortunately, it’s also one of the most preventable. Exercise is one of the best […]

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Six Reasons to Choose NETA’s Yoga Teacher Training Program

Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hour Program

“34 % of U.S. adults said they are thinking about trying yoga in the next 12 months” If you’ve been thinking about adding Yoga Teacher Training to your bucket list, this is a great time to do it. There are more than 36 million yoga practitioners in the U.S. today, and that number is growing. […]

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Do Workout Incentives Work?

Do Incentive-Based Fitness Programs Increase Attendance?

Do incentive-based fitness programs really help us meet our health and fitness goals? It’s psych 101: when we reward ourselves for good behavior, we are more likely to continue the good behavior. When it comes to health habits, this principle has been practiced many ways over the years. When it comes to incentive-based fitness programs, […]

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Top 4 Reasons Why You NEED To Be at NETA Fit Fest in 2018

NETA Fit Fest 2018

Happy 2018! As long as we’re making resolutions, here’s one for you: Get yourself to a NETA Fit Fest ™ in 2018! This is an industry event like none you’ve attended before. As we continue to grow, we’re developing innovative programs that keep you on the cutting edge of the fitness industry. And Fit Fest […]

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Yoga Postures and Power Poses

A New Study Shows Certain Yoga Postures Can Increase Energy and Self Esteem Yoga has become such a popular fitness activity in the United States that it’s hard to believe it was ever considered a fringe activity — relegated to the world of hippies and bohemians. In the 50-ish years since yoga first entered the […]

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Traveling is one of the biggest obstacles to a regular exercise commitment. Not only does it upset the regular routines we’ve established, but it also means we often find ourselves without gym access and without the time to squeeze in a workout. When it comes to holiday travel, as many of us know, the added […]

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