Anatomy, why your fitness professional should know it.
Lots of young men and women aspire to enter the fitness industry with some kind of athletic background. I was no different as a marathon runner. Thinking, “I’ve done it, now I’ll show em how its done.”
Understand the business aspect? Hey we’re “fit looking” people will love us and sign up right away right? Just go get the baseline certification and you’ll be an instant personal trainer all star, training celebs and charging hundreds of dollars per session.
I entered this business in my late 30’s by getting that same personal trainer certification. I passed their multiple choice exam, now onto the real world.
Now lets talk a little bit about anatomy. It’s the foundation of human movement. Muscles are complex with multiple actions, joints are complex, ligaments and tendons are complex. Bodies move differently. So there’s no 1 way to cue up certain exercises like squats and hip thrusts across the board. Some people squat with feet externally rotated, and that works for them. Some people hip thrust with their totally knees flexed, and that works for that individual. A fitness professional is a one that understands anatomy & movement while keeping in mind that we’re all we’re all different .
Hire a fitness professional that owns an anatomy book.