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Client Assessments and Engagement

PFTA Austin is proud to announce our inaugural workshop. On July 14th from 10am until 3pm we will be running the Client Assessments and Engagement workshop – split between the school on Shoal Creek Blvd and Gym One.

In this course, students will practice meeting with new clients and conducting fitness assessments. Starting in the classroom, students review and practice completion of client screening documents, including the informed consent, the Par-Q, the health risk appraisal, medical history questionnaire, the health status questionnaire, and the behavior questionnaire. With this collected information, students then discuss how to interpret the information and what to do with it.

After the screening documents are complete and the data analyzed, students move to the gym where they practice client fitness tests including resting tests – circumference and skinfold measurements, postural assessment, and flexibility tests. Upon completion of the resting tests, students then practice the other fitness assessments, including the strength and power tests (bench press and pull ups), endurance tests (push ups and modified pull ups), anaerobic tests (vertical jumps and power steps), and aerobic tests (1 mile walk and 12 minute run).

For information about the open enrollment for the July start of the Certified Personal Trainer course or any PFTA Austin workshops, contact:

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Squatting with a Ball by the Horns for Fun

PFTA Austin was very proud to host the CardioPump Kettlebell Certification workshop with Brook Benton this past weekend. While most students were PFTA Austin former or current students, we proudly welcomed trainers and kettlebell enthusiasts from the area. Thanks to Innovative Health & Performance Austin for providing us the perfect venue with plenty of water to keep us hydrated on a very hot and humid day.

Grab the Horns

Class was promptly started at 9am and by 10am we were up! Brook started the day by educating the class on the kettlebell components, the history of the kettlebell, and the various exercises. Then she got us all moving – all of us! From 10am – 6pm, we were actively moving for 5 of those hours. Yes 5. This course keeps you moving and gets your heart pumping! 18 students squatted, swung, pressed, cleaned, and moved kettlebells of various weights in many directions. Justin Wecker – already certified – helped coach various students, Tulio Garcia helped with some Spanish translation and coaching, and Keli Hay was an active participant becoming certified in the Kettlebell.

You Want Us to Swing that How?

If you have ever wanted to get a fantastic workout that hits on cardio/endurance and packs a punch with added weight – then grab a kettlebell and start swinging. Well – not right away. Find a workshop or a certified professional to help you safely move a kettlebell inside of a 360 degree area. This modality can not only be used in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes, it can be used solo or as a pair to workout every muscle group and hit every joint. 

For more information about open enrollment for the Certified Personal Trainer course starting in June or any of our workshops, please contact:

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Getting Personal Trainer Certified in Austin

PFTA Austin is pleased to announce updates to the PFTA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) offerings. The CPT course is our signature class providing classroom and hands on gym training to better prepare you for national exams. This course is designed to help you understand the human body and functionality, including working with people of various ages and health issues. You will begin by learning about human anatomy including the joint actions, primary movers, and exercises for various body parts. You will also learn about functional movements, the various systems that comprise the human body, and bioenergetics. After learning about the body, you will then learn about planning for clients including special populations, sports psychology, and nutrition. The understanding of clients will help prepare you for the next phase of program planning and design, as well as client health and fitness assessments. Finally, with an understanding of the human body and the various clients you might encounter, you will learn how to become a personal trainer in the fitness industry.

Continued Dates

We are continuing our current offerings of:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday 6pm – 10pm
  • Saturday from 10am – 2pm

Locations

Our classroom location is 8500 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Bldg. 2 Ste. H, Austin, TX 78757 where you can learn from our oldest instructor “Bones”!

For your hands-on gym training, we will be at Gym One located near Braker and Burnet in the Domain.

If any of these courses interest you, or if you have any questions, we can be reached at:

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Calling All Personal Trainers!

PFTA is keeping busy in Austin! As previously announced, we are offering our updated, signature Certified Personal Trainer course starting in the month of April.


Also coming up in April, we have partnered with Brook Benton for Cardio Pump Kettlebell certification. If you are already a certified personal trainer looking for extra CEUs or simply want to know how to swing a kettlebell safely, this course is for you!


We are also pleased to announce that we are working on other courses for the month of May including:

  • Sports Nutrition Planning: In this course, students create nutrition plans to maximize the nutritional needs of various clients down to the fats, proteins, carbohydrate, and water macro level.
  • Program Design: In this course, students will split time between the classroom and the gym. Classroom time will be spent designing programs for different clients, while in the gym, students will have hands on practice leading clients through the designed programs.
  • Client Assessments and Engagement: In this course, students will be in the gym practicing face to face client interactions and initial assessments to help win clients and build a training business.

If any of these courses interest you or if you have any questions, we can be reached at:

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