Sunday, May 14, 2006

Why PC Conditioning?

Throughout the course of life, we are all faced with myriad choices when it comes to purchasing goods and services. Whether it is your first vehicle, home, or even your first personal trainer, the purchase must possess ample value- “bang for your buck” as I often call it. The latter of the three purchase examples should be taken quite seriously. The personal trainer you select should motivate you with positive reinforcement and possess the ability to answer all of your questions. Even more important, that trainer should be someone you like. Who wants to spend their hard-earned money working with someone they simply don’t enjoy being around or even worse makes them feel uncomfortable or intimated?
Unbeknownst to most individuals seeking the professional services of a personal trainer, hundreds of certifications exist in the fitness industry. With respect to reputation, the organizations looked upon with great prestige include the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and American Council on Exercise (ACE). Certification is the first thing to look for. A personal trainer should be certified by a nationally recognized certifying organization, because that's your assurance you're working with a trainer who has the knowledge to provide you with a safe and effective workout. PC Conditioning founder and President Paul J. Connolly is currently certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the world’s leading authority on strength and conditioning. Furthermore, Paul’s certification (NSCA-CPT) was one of the first nationally accredited certification programs in the fitness industry. Awarded only after passing a rigorous and challenging exam administered by an independent exam service, the credentials are widely respected and internationally recognized.
One’s pursuit of a formal education in Exercise Science and related fields is often what separates a personal trainer apart from others in the fitness industry. A personal trainer with a background in the vital sciences of Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics understands to a greater degree the optimum functioning of the human body typically more than the next personal trainer one may encounter. A sound understanding of these sciences plays an integral role in planning a client’s exercise prescription. Similar to PC Conditioning’s founder Paul Connolly’s highly respectable certification, he has also completed all the vital coursework previously mentioned, in addition to seminars on program design, strength and conditioning, nutritional applications, health science, special populations (i.e. seniors, children, and pregnant clients), and functional training.
It remains quite evident that PC Conditioning founder Paul Connolly has taken the vital steps to set him apart from other personal trainers in the industry. With many personal trainers holding questionable certifications and a lack of formal education in the Exercise Science field, there seems to be no smarter decision than to choose PC Conditioning for your personal training needs. Whether it be Paul’s ability to consistently motivate his clients with challenging exercise regimens or increase their knowledge of health and wellness through constant communication and improved daily functioning, his passion for enhancing the quality of his clients’ lives remains undeniable.

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