A day in the Life of a QUALITY Personal Training Education

If you are interested in taking your passion for fitness to the next level, visit The Academy in Boston or New York City to learn more about getting a TOP QUALITY personal training education.  Check out our Facebook page to view pictures and video clips of the schools, the job fairs, the staff.  http://ow.ly/3sFbk

Not only are you stepping out there and helping people become healthier, stronger and more fit but you are joining the thousands of fitness professionals in an industry that is growing exponentially!

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Adolescent weight lifting – is it safe?

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

Is it okay to weight lift when your an adolescent?  If you’ve started going through puberty, your body is producing hormones that will help it grow bigger and stronger.  Weight training can be good for you but you have to be careful as you are still going and its easy to overdo it and inure yourself.  To play it safe, you should first start with some exercises that use your own body weight like push ups, pul ups, squats and sit ups.  You can also get some resistance bands to exercise with as well. Once you are able to do 15 repetitions of an exercise with perfect form and ease, it may be time to add some weights.  Do not go too heavy, that can cause injury!  I would recommend investing in a few sessions with a qualified personal trainer – one qualified to work with children and adolescents – to make sure you’re doing everything properly and with good form.

Personal Training for obese children

Daily health tip: If your child is overweight or obese and just not getting enough activity…consider a personal trainer.  Many people are hiring personal trainers to get their child on track.  Besides the physical benefit, regular exercise can also boost self esteem.