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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 20:42 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Yano Anaya, Program Director of Atlanta Personal Trainer Program, prepares his students for their client training sessions.

What to Look for in a Personal Trainer

If you've made the decision to get and stay healthy for 2015, there's a key element to include on your "get fit" list: a personal trainer. But remember, not just any personal trainer will do. When it comes to fitness, one size does not fit all! Your personal trainer must be properly certified, have client experience and be the right match for your lifestyle and fitness goals.
Yano Anaya, Program Director of Atlanta Personal Trainer Program of Atlanta School of Massage, recommends three essential questions to ask when searching for the right trainer.


For anyone beginning a fitness program, it's critical that you place yourself in the capable hands of a certified personal trainer. But not all certifying bodies uphold the highest standards of the professional fitness industry. Certification from NASM — the National Academy of Sports Medicine — will ensure your personal trainer is prepared to employ a whole-body fitness regimen and help keep you injury-free.


It's always wise to inquire about a prospective trainer's education. If an exercise science or kinesiology course was taken, that is a positive sign that this trainer has a base knowledge of human anatomy and will demonstrate a higher level of accountability and responsibility than someone without this background. And training in fitness nutrition should be considered a major plus!


Find out what kind of personal training experience your prospective trainer has. Some personal trainers right out of school have more experience, whether through an internship, externship or hands-on client interaction, than someone who solely has an online certification. And don't be shy about asking for references!

Max Bohling, a student at Atlanta Personal Trainer Program, with his fitness client, Kim Phan.

TraineeConsidering a career in fitness? The right training program makes all the difference.

There is a difference in fitness career training. Quick-and-easy certification programs are no match for Atlanta Personal Trainer Program's whole-body fitness curriculum. It's a fully supervised, hands-on learning experience that includes significant interaction with real clients.

After completing the Atlanta Personal Trainer Program, graduates can qualify for the most sought-after certification in the industry – NASM certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Additionally, you'll be certified as a fitness nutrition specialist.
Major advancements and recent developments in the fitness industry – including a push for government regulation of trainers – make this highest-quality certification essential for long-term career success. In a country with a 35 percent obesity rate, now is an excellent time to enter this fast-growing field that helps people lead healthier lives through personalized exercise programs and the right nutrition.

For more information about Atlanta Personal Trainer Program and a career in fitness, visit:


Sponsored by: Atlanta School of Massage | 2 Dunwoody Park South | Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: (770) 615-7198 |


Friday, 02 April 2010 15:52 Written by
Steve Payne

How to Make a Difference in Your Body in 7 Steps


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#1 Exercise Your Right to Choose

Choose to take control of your life and accept responsibility for those choices. You choose your attitude and a positive attitude can have a powerful effect. It will allow you to envision your success.


#2 Choose to Make Healthy Choices

We crave that which we cannot have. The choice isn’t whether or not to have “the Chocolate bar” but whether or not we want to make a healthy choice. The more often you make the healthy choice, the easier it gets.


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#3 Put You On Your To Do List

• Schedule Your Workouts

• Plan Your Routine

• Prepare

• Make Yourself A Priority

• Keep Your Commitment

Commitment empowers you to build the consistency that will enable you to follow through the next time. That consistency will help you build strength, endurance and the momentum to keep going.


#4 Changing Your Body is a Process

In order to be successful, you should plan for lasting changes. Set realistic goals enabling you to stick with your program.


#5 What’s Your Motivation

• Promise yourself a reward

• Remind yourself of your goals

• Recognize each day is different

Each day may require a different reason to keep you motivated. You need to discover what that is.


#6 Ask For What You Want

Most restaurants are aware of people’s health limitations and offer healthier alternatives on the menu or will take special request if you ask.


#7 Set Yourself Up for Success Instead of Failure

  • Stock up on good food choices
  • Get rid of junk food.
  • Prepare your food ahead of time.
  • Plan meals & schedule for the week.

Taking time now makes it easier on you to stick with the program.

To get started on your fitness program, enlist the help of a personal trainer. Not only can they show you safe and proper mechanics and training techniques, but a trainer also provides accountability and motivation. Wishing you good luck and good training.


House of Payne Personal Training
4565 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, GA 30047
(678) 641-9188