American College of Sports Medicine Certification BlogThe American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. Today, we are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, and we continue to set the standards in the fitness industry. This blog chronicles the latest trends and news from ACSM.http://certification.acsm.org/blogIs the Ketogenic Diet a Quick Fix to Weight Loss?The ketogenic diet may not be the quick fix to weight loss that individuals are looking for. Typically, the diet only works for weight loss in the short term, and it can be unhealthy.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/may/is-the-ketogenic-diet-a-quick-fix-to-weight-lossThu, 10 May 2018 0:00:00 -0700Sports and Exercise for Young Men and Women with Special NeedsSports and exercise are important for individuals with special needs. While there are many similarities between this population and the general population, there are differences that a prospective trainer or coach needs to understand. This blog is going to help to introduce the reader to this population and some of the benefits and challenges of working with them.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/may/sports-and-exercise-for-young-men-and-women-with-special-needsWed, 2 May 2018 0:00:00 -0700Sales Process EssentialsBottomline upfront: key components are knowing your sales framework and adapting your communication style to your potential customer.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/april/sales-process-essentialsFri, 27 Apr 2018 0:00:00 -0700Striving for Certification: Success at 60!Follow Susie Ripley's journey as she makes a career change and obtains her ACSM-CPT certification.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/april/striving-for-certification-success-at-60Thu, 26 Apr 2018 0:00:00 -0700Eating Clean: Unintended ConsequencesIf you are feeling confused about what to eat, you are not alone!http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/april/eating-clean-unintended-consequencesWed, 18 Apr 2018 0:00:00 -0700Industry Presented Blog: A Q&A from Nutrition Performance: Theory and Effective Practice Guidelines for Fitness ProfessionalsThe Wheat Foods Council recently hosted an industry-presented webinar entitled: Nutrition for Performance: Theory and Effective Practice Guidelines for Fitness Professionals. Several questions were asked by attendees during the webinar and the answers are here in this blog post.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/april/industry-presented-blog-a-qanda-from-nutrition-performance-theory-and-effective-practice-guidelines-for-fitness-professionalsTue, 17 Apr 2018 0:00:00 -0700Industry Presented Blog: 4 Tips to Jumpstart Building a BrandYour brand is a key part of your business-"it tells potential customers who you are and what you specialize in. But creating an unmistakable brand isn't easy to do.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/april/industry-presented-blog-4-tips-to-jumpstart-building-a-brandThu, 12 Apr 2018 0:00:00 -0700Journey of Becoming ACSM Certified, Part 1ACSM Certification will be documenting the journeys of three fitness enthusiasts in becoming ACSM Certified.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/march/journey-of-becoming-acsm-certified-part-1Tue, 13 Mar 2018 0:00:00 -0700Potatoes USA- ACSM Webinar Q&A BlogPotatoes USA recently hosted an industry-presented webinar entitled: The carbohydrate conundrum: Are carbs essential or obsolete when it comes to health, fitness and athletic performance?http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/february/potatoes-usa--acsm-webinar-qanda-blogTue, 27 Feb 2018 0:00:00 -0800ACSM to Develop a Common Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification ExaminationACSM would like to share information about an important program enhancement we will be introducing in 2018 and how it will benefit clinical exercise professionals, now and in the future.http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2018/february/acsm-to-develop-a-common-clinical-exercise-physiologist-certification-examinationTue, 13 Feb 2018 0:00:00 -0800