PRLog - Oct. 12, 2011 - BOSTON -- Although I typically write about fitness equipment and fitness equipment leasing and financing strategies to grow your fitness business, I want to talk about something even more important. Educated and experienced fitness professionals are one of the key factors of a successful fitness business according to the ACSM survey regarding top fitness trends for 2011. Professional and educational developments are two things that are generally very exciting and encourage anybody to become absolutely critical about it. Especially when it comes to a field like health and fitness, this area has received the highest criticism. Therefore, many people were forced to see that ‘educated and experienced fitness professional’
Certifies Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT)
With increasing competition in the health and fitness industry, businesses must realize the importance of having well trained staff and high quality equipment in order to keep running the business efficiently. Building a solid foundation of well-trained and educated fitness professionals is a vital component of efforts to improve the health of the general public. This does not only include people who are physically and mentally fit, but also people with disabilities.
One of the frequent observations and complaints of individuals with disabilities is that fitness professionals are unable to interest them appropriately. Also, they do not know how to design programs that will meet their needs. The programs, facilities and services that fitness professionals design and offer are often inaccessible and not inclusive. Considering this through a business perspective, you are unable to hit a huge target market if your fitness professionals are not trained well to deal with people with disabilities. You should ensure that your fitness professional is getting their development programs from a place where such education is given high priority.
It is highly advisable that your fitness professionals get their certification of education and experience from a body that is widely known and majorly recognized. Now, the most widely recognized certification for working with people with disabilities and other specializations is the ACSM Certifies Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT). The best thing about this certification is that it doesn’t only focus on the biomechanical and physiological aspects of physical activity programming for people with or without disabilities;
For a business to run well in the fitness industry, it is very important that you pay attention to this important and fundamental trend of fitness. Along with trained professionals, appropriate equipment and its usage will play a vital role in helping these fitness professionals apply their professionalism to help people. This way you will cover a larger prospective market and will help your business grow and prosper.
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