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PFT 101

NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

Developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), this book is designed to help people prepare for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam or learn the basic principles of personal training using NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model. The OPT model presents NASM's protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power. More than 600 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate concepts and techniques. Exercise color coding maps each exercise movement to a specific phase on the OPT model. Exercise boxes demonstrate core exercises and detail the necessary preparation and movement. Other features include research notes, memory joggers, safety tips, and review questions.

Part-time Personal Training

No matter what you are currently doing, part-time personal training is a great entry point into the fitness industry!

Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model

Learn NASM's Optimum Performance Training OPT model, the industry's first comprehensive training system based on scientific, evidence-based research.