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Fitness Professionalism: Phil Kaplan

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Caitlin Rivich

October 7, 2009

Fitness Professionalism: Phil Kaplan

From reading this article it gave you a more personal sense of the types of "physical trainers" we are going to be running into throughout are career, and how do we overcome the bad stereotypes set by certain "physical trainers." Kaplan's I think main point he is trying to get across is that no job can be secure all it takes is for "one injury, one client, or one law change" and you training career could be over. Kaplan then states that we as trainers need to take them time to learn to be professionals. Other professionals like doctors and lawyers don't become professionals over applying. It takes a lot of time and school before they master their profession. And as fitness specialist we need to do the same. Kaplan came up with a list of traits he feels a "professional" trainer needs to posses. Although, I do agree with the list I feel things change with who you are dealing with and what they expect out of you.

How to Learn: Paul Chek

Paul Chek in this article talks about different learning styles and how different people have different styles of learning. It suggests how to retain the information you are learning based on your type of learning style. It first says you need find out a specific purpose; focus on one subject at a time. Then, you need to determine if what you are learning is theoretical meaning can you just pick up a book and read the information or is it practical meaning does it need to be practiced. The last it talks about different learning styles and what type of learning style fits your personality best.

How to Teach: Sherri McMillan

In the McMillan article "How to Teach an Adult" it talks about teaching adults given different scenarios. With each scenario an assumption is present. That is probably what I didn't like about the article at all. I feel that these assumptions are good, but no one person is the same. So how can you assume for every adult that these assumptions are what you need to do to teach an adult an exercise. Maybe if they would call these assumptions


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