While I am a certified personal trainer, I am not your personal trainer (unless you are one of my clients reading this, in which case, “Hi!”). The advice and workouts I offer on my blog are not meant to be ‘one-size-fits-all’ exercise. You should always consult your doctor if you’re about to start a new exercise program (seriously, I know you always read that disclaimer, but it’s a really good idea to go get a full physical when you’re planning on changing up your exercise routine, particularly if you’re starting from scratch). Likewise, if you work with a trainer whose advice conflicts with what you read on this blog, then listen to your trainer! He or she knows your body, abilities and limitations and can instruct you accordingly.
These are my qualifications as a personal trainer:
Diploma, American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT) – 300 hours of study (theoretical and practical training)
Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
In-House Personal Training Course, Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) – Mandatory 150 hours of study when I began working as a personal trainer for Equinox Fitness
Detailed Sciences & Musculo-Skeletal Prep, Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) – Required 33 hours of study to be promoted to a Tier 3 personal trainer for Equinox Fitness
CPR/AED Certification, American Heart Association
Occasionally, I am sent products or services on a complimentary basis. Whenever I review any product I received for free, I make it clear in my writing and in all forms of publicity for my post. I am always honest in my reviews. For the most part, what I review or mention on Fine Fit Day is more likely something that I have purchased myself and love!