10 Best Books for Personal Trainers in 2022 – Become an A+ Trainer

by Tyler Read

As a personal trainer, you always want to keep yourself ahead of the pack, right?

That means staying at the forefront when it comes to the latest information in the world of fitness, particularly from a personal training point of view.

In that way, not only can you increase your knowledge but it will filter down into the techniques and ways you deal with each and every client as you help on their own personal journey.

It’s something that you will use on a daily basis and expanding your overall knowledge is totally in your control.

And one of the best ways to do that is by reading books.

So in this blog, we are going to take a look at a range of essential reading material for personal trainers, perfect whether you are starting out, or already have spent years in the industry.

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Starting at the beginning, for those personal trainers who are not certified, the books you should first consider are those that will be part of the certification course that you plan to complete.

And here, you can’t go wrong with the textbooks offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the International Sports Science Association (ISSA).

Of course, you will own these should you choose to do any of these three certification courses. And if you need more information about these courses, make sure you click this link.

Now let’s look at a couple of books in greater detail.

1: Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career

When starting out as a personal trainer, things can be a little daunting. Not only are you a little wet behind the ears and new to the game but the prospect of building a career can weigh heavily on your psyche.

Luckily, many experienced personal trainers have already been in your position and some have even taken to help those starting out with a range of guides to help them plan and build their careers.

If you are looking for a guide to help get your career off on the right foot, then Jonathan Goodman’s Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career is one of the best guides out there!

In fact, Muscle & Fitness call it “a look at personal training that goes beyond the textbooks”.

And it starts at the very beginning of your journey with advice on certification, starting out in the industry and more.

Other important aspects of this must-have book include finding the right job for you, help in building your client base, workouts, how to deal with difficult clients and perhaps most importantly, how to diversify to build multiple streams of income.

Author Jonathan Goodman is a respected figure in the world of fitness and has penned numerous books over the years. His Online Trainer Academy was the first web portal to offer certification for online training. To call him an expert would certainly be an understatement.

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10 Tips to Speed Recovery After Exercise

By Elizabeth Quinn

Get More From Your Recovery Days

Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your after-exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively. Unfortunately, most people don’t have an after exercise recovery plan. Here are some tips to get your post-workout plans on track.

The Importance of Recovery

Recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. This is even more critical after a heavy weight training session.

A muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again too soon simply leads to tissue breakdown instead of building.

For weight training routines, this means that you should never work out the same muscle groups two days in a row.

There are as many methods of recovery as there are athletes. The following are some of the most commonly recommended by the experts.1

Replace Lost Fluids

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You lose a lot of fluid during exercise and ideally, you should be replacing it during exercise, but filling up after exercise is an easy way to boost your recovery.2

Water supports every metabolic function and nutrient transfer in the body and having plenty of water will improve every bodily function. Adequate fluid replacement is even more important for endurance athletes who lose large amounts of water during hours of sweating.How Much Water Do You Need Each Day2

Eat Healthy Recovery Foods

After depleting your energy stores with exercise, you need to refuel if you expect your body to recover, repair tissues, get stronger, and be ready for the next challenge.3 This is even more important if you are performing endurance exercise day after day or trying to build muscle.

Ideally, you should try to eat within 60 minutes of the end of your workout and make sure you include some high-quality protein and carbohydrates.3

Rest and Relax

Time is one of the best ways to recover (or heal) from just about any illness or injury and this also works after a hard workout. Your body has an amazing capacity to take care of itself if you allow it some time.

Resting after a hard workout allows the repair and recovery process to happen at a natural pace. It’s not the only thing you can or should do to promote recovery, but sometimes doing nothing is the easiest thing to do.

Read more https://www.verywellfit.com/ways-to-speed-recovery-after-exercise-3120085

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By Adidas Rustic

Sometime in the future, a distance you find challenging now will feel easy. When that happens, it means you’ve increased your running stamina. We’re not saying a marathon will ever feel easy, but one day you’ll look back and notice that what you find challenging now will come much easier. An increase in running stamina comes from consistency, that means running multiple times per week for multiple weeks to accumulate fitness – there are no quick fixes if you want to increase running stamina. It’s generally accepted that it takes 10 days to 4 weeks to benefit from a run. The time will depend on the type of run, quicker and more intense runs being on the lower end of the range with long steady runs being on the other higher end of the range.

Before you begin working on increasing your running stamina, you need to make an honest assessment of your current aerobic base and build on that. Whether you’re a new runner looking to complete their first 5k or an experienced runner looking to increase their stamina for the final stages of the marathon and avoid hitting the wall, the rule of “too much too soon” always holds true, doing too much too soon only leads to injury or overtraining.



To increase your aerobic capacity and improve your endurance to run farther than you can now, you need to train consistently. Consistent training will build your aerobic base, increase your aerobic capacity (which is how much oxygen your muscles can use) and strengthen your muscles. When you begin to add extra runs to your week, they should be easy and slow – speed follows endurance! You should aim for 3 to 4 sessions per week for 30 minutes or more. Aim to make one of these sessions your long run where you plan to go farther than any of your other runs that week.

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7 Slimming Workouts For Small Spaces

By Jenna Bergen Southerland

There are 101 wimpy excuses for not working out—and I know because I’ve used all of them. I’m tired. My favorite show is on TV. I’m hungry. I really should reorganize my kitchen cabinets. But when the weather is really nasty or you’re super-busy, you have a valid reason for forgoing exercise, right? Wrong. Here are 7 simple at-home workouts, many of which can be done in less than 20 minutes.

Jumping rope


“Jumping rope is amazing for your body,” says Samantha Clayton, personal trainer and co-star of YouTube’s Be Fit In 90. “All you have to do is look at a boxer’s tight, toned body to know it’s a major fat-blaster.” You’re toning your upper and lower body at the same time, while quickly boosting your heart rate. The result: a 160-pound person can torch more than 350 calories in 30 minutes. Check out this jump rope fitness guide for tips and workout ideas.

Don’t have the room to swing the rope? Try “ghost jumping,” mimicking the movement without the actual rope. “This is just as effective in keeping your heart rate up,” says Clayton. To keep it interesting, try doing fast intervals with short recoveries in between, challenge your balance by jumping on one leg, double-dutch with the kids, or jump to the beat of your favorite songs.

​Body-weight workouts


No barbells, dumbbells, or resistance bands? No problem. “Your own body is the best piece of equipment you own,” says Clayton. You can get an amazing workout in a small space by mixing and matching basic moves like lungessquats, mountain climbers, planks, and push-ups. “Squats and lunges tone your legs and butt, and push-ups are great for your chest and arms,” says Clayton. Planks and mountain climbers are fantastic for your abs. Aim to do 3 sets of 10 reps for each move. To boost your calorie burn, keep rests between each move no longer than 20 to 30 seconds. To amp calories even more, add a 1-minute cardio blast—like jumping jacks—between each set. (These 7 most effective bodyweight exercises will torch calories and help you achieve your fitness goals.)

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“A kettlebell workout can be done in less than half the time of typical workouts and burns twice as many calories,” says Sarah Lurie, author of Kettlebells for Dummies. How many calories are we talking? Up to 20 per minute, according to a 2010 study, or up to 400 calories in a 20-minute session. Here’s why it works so well: “Most kettlebell exercises give you a cardiovascular workout and a full-body strength workout at the same time,” says Lurie. “The basic kettlebell swing works every major muscle group and taxes your cardiovascular system at the same time. Even adding just two kettlebell workouts a week into your routine will transform your body.” Check out our 20-minute kettlebell workout that delivers more fat-fighting and body-toning benefits than doing 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes of traditional weight lifting.

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