Heart Rate Performance Specialist
BE SMART and start monitoring. Improve results for your clients by becoming a Heart Rate performance Specialist!
- The American Heart Association recommends that you use target heart rates to “measure your initial fitness level and monitor your progress in a fitness program.”
- Now you can objectively design (no math, no estimations, and no guesswork) ideal heart rate training zones.
- Hold your clients accountable by monitoring and evaluating their progress every step of the way, and get better results.
- Monitor sold separately.
When all the other trainers are just guessing, you will have the knowledge and the credentials to rise above and improve your clients’ results.
Using a heart rate monitor is the most objective way to listen to your heart and track your progress, and it can help your clients avoid heart disease.
Whether you want to train to improve your performance or simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle, the most effective way to do both is to listen to your body. Of course, if you have no way of understanding it, you have no way of knowing what it’s telling you. That’s why Polar heart rate and activity monitors are so essential – they help you listen and understand your body more effectively.
But how do they work? As you get fitter by training with your heart rate monitor, your heart is able to pump more blood with every beat. The upshot of this is that your heart doesn’t have to beat as often to get the required oxygen to your muscles, which in turn decreases your resting and exercise heart rate. As a result of training, your muscles utilize the oxygen better, meaning you can put more effort in and still maintain the same heart rate.
When all of these things happen, Polar products make sense of it all so that you are in tune with your body to act on what its really telling you.
And that leads to a healthier, fitter you.
Here are some important questions that you must answer about the training results of your current fitness clients and performance athletes:
- Do you objectively know how hard they are actually working?
- Can you truly determine accurate rest/recovery and work periods by mere observation?
- Are you willing to merely accept “better than average” results?
- Do you know what they’re really doing when they aren’t with you?
- Are you maximizing their metabolic conditioning and energy pathway utilization?
- Can you objectively identify whether they are working aerobically or anaerobically?
Now you can observe how hard your clients and athletes are working. You will be able to determine the precise amount of rest/recovery time between sets and workouts. You will actually be able to determine if they did exactly what you told them to do. And you will be able to monitor and evaluate their progress every step of the way. Monitor sold separately.
- Train at the right intensity all the time, every day
- Know and improve VO2max in as little as 4-6 weeks
- Automatically record each workout sessions
- Total duration in hours, minutes, and seconds
- Intensity as a % of maximum heart rate
- Calories burned
- Maximum, minimum, and average heart rate
- Are held accountable for their own efforts
- Optimize fat burning
- Increase their lactate threshold and performance
As the trainer and coach you will now be able to:
- Monitor daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly progress through automatically recorded data
- Assess VO2max, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability at will
- Design the appropriate FITTRR (Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, Rest/Recovery, and Rate of Progression) variables with helpful tutorials and specialized “plug-and-play” forms
- Create specific programs for each fitness client, and athlete based on sport or position in sport
Whether you are an experienced trainer or coach, or a beginner, you cannot rely on subjective performance assessments of the FITTRR variables in your programming. If you are to truly be an elite trainer or coach, you must add objective assessment measures to better program, monitor, and evaluate workout progress.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a Heart Rate Performance Specialist is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.
Get NESTA’s Heart Rate Performance Specialist program, and start training better and smarter today!
Heart Rate Performance Specialist Details
Continuing Education Units: NESTA 2 CEUs, ISSA 16 CECs, NASM 1.9 CEUs, NSCA 0.8 CEUs, ITCA 2.0 CEUs, MMACA 2.0 CEUs
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Learning Format: 100% Online format of materials including PowerPoint video training, comprehensive digital manual, and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided in an online format which is accessed through an online secure website.
Once your register, you will be directed to create your student account. You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or log in to your student account later to start your studies.
The materials will be released to you at one time. You can test when you are ready.
You may take up to one year to complete the program, and review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish within 1 – 2 weeks.
Monitor sold separately.
The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash video player.
Both of these are installed on 98% of all computers.
If needed, they are FREE: Get Adobe Reader or Get Adobe Flash player
Online training materials are Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.
Exam Requirement: Passing a 100 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Two attempts at the exam are given. Results are known immediately.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the second exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 3-4 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)
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