You are here

SAGE online ordering services will be unavailable due to system maintenance on August 13th between 2 am and 8 am UK time. If you need assistance, please contact SAGE at info@sagepub.co.uk . Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Personal Training
Share

Personal Training



May 2008 | 192 pages | Learning Matters

This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

 
Part 1: Foundations
 
Personal training
 
Essentials of programming
 
Adaptations to physiology
 
Nutrition
 
Motivational psychology
 
Part 2: Practice
 
Session planning and recording
 
Exercise library
 
Fitness testing
 
Advanced training techniques
 
Part 3: Contexts
 
Home training
 
Health fitness trainer
 
Business sense

A useful and informative background read but is not specific enough for any of the BTEC units i deliver.

Mr Gareth Harding
Sport and Exercise, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
May 30, 2012

This text provides a basic yet valuable overview for sport students in a variety of areas.

Miss Arabella Ashfield
Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University
March 12, 2012
  •  

For instructors

Please select a format:

Select a Purchasing Option

SAGE Knowledge is the premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference and video content.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.