Fitness Business in the US Part 2

by Juan Carlos Santana |  Date Released : 03 Aug 2010

  • A comprehensive movement assessment
  • Predisposition to risk
  • Do the statistics bear that fact?
  • Exercise modification
  • Sound teaching principles
  • The skills we need
  • The assessment is a skill set that does not belong to the trainer inherently
  • How to teach skills?
  • Every exercise, ever rep becomes an assessment tool
  • Teaching components
    o Explain the skill
    o Demonstrate the skill
    o Allow practice of the skill
    o Give feedback
  • How do you know if you want to be a coach?
  • The ability to inspire and motivate
  • Role models that delineate identity
  • Personal training as a sustainable career

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Juan Carlos Santana

About the author: Juan Carlos Santana

Juan Carlos Santana received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University. Carlos is the director and CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton Florida. Carlos’ professional responsibilities have included serving as the Chairman of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sport Specific Conference, the NSCA Florida State Director and as a member of the NSCA Conference Committee. He has also been involved in the certification programs for the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting. Carlos has taught Sports Training Systems and Strength Training at Florida Atlantic University and is currently involved in several ongoing research projects. Carlos is currently the Sport Specific Conditioning Column editor for the NSCA Journal. He is a member and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, a member and a certified Health Fitness Instructor with the ACSM.

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