Personal Trainer Certifications – Taylor Carpenter – Charlotte (Ballantyne) NC

National Academy of Sports Medicine

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  • Certified Personal Trainer
    The CPT course provides the fitness professional with the tools to create very specific individualized training plans based on a clients lifestyle, goals, occupation, and current physical abilities.

    A big difference between NASM and other fitness organizations is that we are prepared to handle clients of all types whether you’re an elite athlete or someone who has never exercised a day in your life. Many other certifications will have their trainers put clients through a general routine without any individualization. NASM has emphasized very specific fitness assessments to test neuromuscular control, agility, strength, posture, muscle imbalances, and more which will give me the blueprint to create the most efficient program.

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
    I became a Corrective Exercise Specialist as of January 3rd, 2012.  This is an advanced specialization designed by NASM. A CES has advanced knowledge pertaining to human movement, injury prevention, and recovery expertise.

    I have been extensively trained to identify overactive & underactive musculature through a variety of specific assessments. I utilize various self myofascial release & stretching techniques to relax and lengthen overactive muscles.

    Afterwards, we will build up those long & weakened underactive muscles through isolated strengthening and dynamic integrated movements allowing all the corrected musculature to work together properly with no compensation.

    ***Read this post from my blog to learn how Corrective Exercise Techniques can help you reach and surpass your goals!!***

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    I became a Fitness Nutrition Specialist August of 2014.  This is an advanced specialization designed by NASM.
    The NASM FNS course delivers evidence-based nutrition education so health and fitness professionals can better serve their clients.

    Developed in partnership with NASM’s strategic partner, Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL) and leading registered dietitians, the FNS provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

  • Behavior Change Specialist
    I passed my Behavior Change Specialist exam in March of 2017. This is now my 4th certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    The BCS addresses the cognitive functions of behavioral change to improve dietary and exercise adherence.

    People who fail to overcome plateaus and/or fall off the nutritional bandwagon may opt to sit on the couch vs hitting the gym do to lack of adherence. Social events, motivation, visualizing a end goal, not setting short term goals, not preparing for the day/week/month, etc. could all be prime reasoning that deserve being addressed.

    A positive change of behavior enables one to stick to and exceed goals when structure is in place.


Athletic Certification & Training Commission

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  • Certified Personal Trainer
    I went over the material offered by ACT after becoming NASM certified to obtain new information and a potentially different perspective. ACT is a newly formed organization rapidly building its reputation among elite fitness professionals. Their NCCA Accreditation is currently pending.

National Safety Council

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