Online Casino Gambling

Everybody wants something easy and practical, as well as a casino. Online casino gambling is a revolution that is appropriate at this time. Unlike the traditional casino or brick and mortar casino, where you still need real money to play, online casinos is the opposite. There are some traditional casinos that offer VIP clubs, huge progressive jackpot on the casino floor even some offer lavish gifts such as cars and trips, but all that you need to drop real money on the table.

There are several reasons why online casinos are more popular than traditional casinos, one of which is you can play Internet for the first time. Good online casinos have a downloadable software so that you can play on your computer, laptop, tablet and even from your phone. Competition online casinos are so competitive that they offer many promos as offering players free resources, free play and even free money.

One of the casino games the best currently owned by Net Bet, online casino sites offer more than hundreds of different games, promo 5000 free spins to new players, double your deposits promo, many other interesting promos and most importantly, you can sign up and play for free for the first time.

You can try demo play options, enjoy the excitement playing in Net Bet with a wide variety of games, many bonuses and promotions along with many other online players.

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Be Your Best Self: 20 Apps for Wellness

Be Your Best Self: 20 Apps for Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes harder and harder in our increasingly busy lives. And in the age of mobile devices, everything seems even more sped up.

For the last couple days of WellnessFX’s Be Your Best Self Pledge, we’re challenging you to use these gadgets to your health advantage. Turn your procrastination-station or work-a-holic generator into a tool for longevity, energy, and overall health.

Listed below you’ll find some of our favorite health apps for your mobile device. From emergencies to recipes to planning that morning workout, there’s something for everyone!

  1. Sleep Cycle – This alarm clock uses the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement to determine your sleep phases and wake you at the best time.
  2. WellnessFX – Review your results. Peruse your practitioner recommendations. Create and keep track of your results. Take control of your health with WellnessFX by adding new goals to help develop and maintain healthy habits.
  3. Superfood HD – Discover superfoods, and recipes to utilize them.
  4. Calorie Counter – Track your daily food consumption with this 515,000-food database.
  5. Fooducate – See how your favorite foods score! This app automatically grades (A-, B+, C, etc…) products by using a scientific algorithm based on its nutrition facts and ingredient list.
  6. Lose it! – Set up a personalized weight loss plan, connect the latest apps and devices, and start losing weight.
  7. Gain Fitness – Get workouts and plans-matched to your fitness level, goals and time constraints-instantly, from the convenience of your mobile device.
  8. Pocket Yoga – A yoga instructor in the palm of your hand!
  9. Fitness Buddy – 1000+ exercises, 45+ tailored workouts, 3000+ retina display images make this a packed fitness journal app!
  10. FitnessBuilder Plus – Access 800+ workouts and a personal trainer to reach fitness needs & goals.
  11. Nike Training – Sign up to Nike Training Club to get your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere.
  12. Teemo: The Fitness Adventure Game – This game is designed to help you find the time to work out and increase your overall fitness, all while having fun with a team of friends.
  13. Fitness Trainer – Designed to be the only tool you need other than yourself in the gym or at home.
  14. Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra and Tara Styles – Suitable for all levels, and includes poses and routines for developing strength, balance, and flexibility.
  15. Health and Medicine: WebMD – Browse slide shows, read articles, and find the answers to your health and wellness questions.
  16. Pocket Pharmacist – An easy-to-use drug informational app.
  17. The Merck Manual Home Edition – Based on the entire Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, the trusted medical reference written by more than 300 worldwide medical experts.
  18. Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker – Quickly record and keep track of your blood pressure, resting heart rate, and weight.
  19. First Aid by American Red Cross – Access expert advice for everyday emergencies with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.
  20. MyWOD – Track CrossFit workouts and progress.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one’s own healthcare professionals.

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Fitness For Life — 6th edition w/ Web Resources

Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal fitness (fitness education) at the high school level. It will help students become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. This classic, evidence-based book will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting individualized goals, and making their own plans for active living. To accomplish this overarching goal, they learn a variety of self-management skills, including self assessment. The program is based on established educational theory as outlined in the online teacher’s guide.

Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, helps students in these ways:
* Become physically literate individuals as defined by SHAPE America.
* Meet the national, state, and local grade-level standards and outcomes developed by SHAPE America for physical education and fitness education.
* Meet college and career readiness standards by learning and using critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
* Meet national physical activity guidelines of the USDHHS, exercise prescription guidelines of ACSM, and health goals of Healthy People 2020.
* Use the HELP philosophy of promoting health for everyone with an emphasis on lifetime activity and healthy lifestyles designed to meet personal needs.
* Use the Stairway to Lifetime Fitness concept, created by author Chuck Corbin, to encourage higher-order learning (move from dependence to independence).
* Use the Physical Activity Pyramid, created by the authors, to help students understand the FITT formula and benefits of the major types of physical activities.
* Become informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness and other healthy lifestyles (e.g., good nutrition and stress management).
* Learn self-management skills that lead to adopting healthy lifestyles.
* Perform self-assessments, including all tests in the Fitnessgram battery and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
* Take personal responsibility for setting individualized goals and personal program planning.
* Develop a love for lifetime fitness activities.
* Benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned authors and educators Charles B. ‘Chuck’ Corbin and Guy C. Le Masurier and contributing author and educator Karen McConnell.

Through Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, students will be able to do the following:
* Assess their own fitness and other health and wellness factors to determine personal needs and assess progress resulting from healthy lifestyle planning
* Use Taking Charge and Self-Management features to learn self-management skills (e.g., goals setting, self-monitoring, self-planning) for adopting healthy lifestyles.
* Learn key concepts and principles, higher-order information, and critical thinking skills that provide the basis for sound decision making and personal planning.
* Do reading and writing assignments as well as calculations that foster college and career readiness.
* Try out activities that are supported by lesson plans offered in the teacher web resources and that can help students be fit and active throughout their lives.
* Take part in real-life activities that show how new information is generated by using the scientific method.
* Become aware of and use technology to learn new information about fitness, health, and wellness and learn to discern fact from fiction.
* Use the web and the unique web icon feature to connect to relevant and expanded content for essential topics in the student web resource.
* Use other features such as fitness quotes, consumer corner, Fit Facts, and special exercise features (including exercise and self-assessment videos) that promote higher-order learning.
* Use the chapter-ending review questions to test their understanding of the concepts and use critical thinking and project assignments to meet educational standards, including college and career readiness standards.

Made in the USA.

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GARDNER – The Fitness & Wellness Center at Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a softball clinic for girls ~ ages 8 to 14 ~ beginning March 6. The fourweek series will be directed by Galaxy U14 and U18 coaches, and will cover the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, base running and pitching in the game of women’s softball. The clinic will take place Sundays ~ March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $70 for the series, and MWCC Fitness Center members will receive a 10 percent discount. Enrollment is limited. For information or to register, call (978) 630-9212.

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation UK

Sahaja Yoga Meditation UK

The first experience of Sahaja Yoga meditation is called Self Realisation. With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we generally sit on chairs to achieve Yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. As such no Asanas (exercises) are required, no mat or special clothing.

Meditation is a state of mental silence or rest, where our attention is aware, but not engrossed in thinking. It is known as ‘thoughtless awareness’. It is achieved when the indwelling Kundalini energy awakens and carries the individual attention beyond the level of the 6th chakra, into the seventh chakra, known as Sahasrara.

It is here we achieve Yoga! As the mind finds rest and silence, we become able to feel our inner Self (Spirit). This can be tangibly felt, it actually manifests, as a cool wind, breath or breeze, often experienced on the palms of the hands or at the top (crown) of the head. It is a spontaneous, effortless natural happening.

Each week many people experience this actualisation at one of the many free meditation classes on offer.

You can join a class in any of the following – Free Meditation Classes in London

Want to experience it now – Experience Self Realisation now – Guided Meditation

Queens Speech mentions Meditation A Time to Reflect

You can also – Register to receive the Sahaj eNewsletter
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Mother nature’s meditation road map.

Mother nature meditation road map. Mother nature has placed inside us a complex energetic system that we can simplify as three main energetic channels and seven main energetic centres, known as Chakras, as you can see in the image. Each chakra governs different qualities. Hence the state of these centres determines the quality of our life: if they are awakened and in balance, then we live in harmony and serenity. So necessarily, finding that balance becomes a target for those who want to experience a life of self knowledge and inner balance.

How to get into balance?

The secret of the Sahaja Yoga method resides within us, at the base of the spinal chord, in a triangular bone called the ‘sacrum bone’. Since our birth in our sacrum bone dwells an inner energy called in Sanskrit Kundalini; it is characterised as a feminine energy and once activated, this energy rises along our spine until it reaches the top of the head and finally connects with the universal energy. This union is called ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit.

As our indwelling Kundalini rises through the central channel, this benevolent feminine energy activates the chakras, removing all the impurities from them and nourishing the entire inner system. It is through this happening that we are elevated into ‘thoughtless awareness’, the mental silence of true meditation.

You are welcome to drop into one of our London Meditation classes – free weekly meetings at Free Meditation Classes in London

Simply watch this video Experience Self Realisation now – Guided Meditation and you will see how easy it is to feel a gentle soothing cool energy above your head – which is your own!

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The 49 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2015

The 49 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2015

Today there’s an app for just about anything, whether you’re looking for a playlist with the best bumpin’ beats for your run or the easiest way to not wake up feeling groggy every morning. The problem then becomes: How do you determine which apps are worth your time (and precious storage space on your phone)? Sure, you can look at ratings from previous users, but those stars (or lack thereof) only tell part of the story.

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We tested hundreds of health and fitness apps to find the best of the best. Some of the apps appeared on last year’s list -yes, they’re that good-but there are plenty of newcomers in the mix as well.

Note: This list is presented in no particular order. To check out the methodology we used to determine which apps made the cut, scroll to the bottom.


Getting six pack abs isn’t easy (trust us, we tried). But strengthening your core has never been easier, thanks to Runtastic Six Pack. Choose Daniel or Angie as your avatar trainer, and then select from workout programs that last anywhere from 10 days to almost a month. The best part? Slo-mo videos of the virtual trainers means you learn each exercise right the first time around and avoid injuries. (Free; iOS and Android)

Tracking and Analytics

There are dozens of tracking apps out there-and now Apple and Google have thrown their hats into the ring with Apple’s Health Kit and Google Fit. But this is one of those cases when it’s best to stick with the tried and true. MapMyFitness has been tracking activities and logging food since 2007 with an easy-to-use interface and some of the most accurate tracking capabilities out there. The app now lets you set challenges (for yourself or friends) and even tracks you gear, so you know when it’s time to buy a new pair of running shoes. (Free; iOS and Android)

Food and Nutrition

Here’s the clean eating cheerleader that will help you stop at just one cookie and find ways to actually enjoy sauerkraut. Rise is so effective because the app pairs you one-on-one with a registered dietician. First you talk goals with your nutrition coach and then start snapping photos of every meal and snack you have. The next day, your personal dietician checks in and offers suggestions for healthier changes you can make. ($20/week; iOS)

Mind and Brain

There are high and low points in all of our lives, and while we can talk through breakups and weight fluctuations with friends, sometimes it’s nice to get an outsider’s advice. That is, until you realize that therapy can quickly drain your bank account. Talkspace aims to make therapy more affordable by connecting users with licensed therapists for unlimited messaging. That means you can message your therapist the moment a problem comes up instead of waiting for your next session. The app has been so popular that the company just added a couples therapy. ($25/week; iOS and Android)

Overall Health


Methodology: We asked a number of questions to determine if each app we tested should appear on our list. Is it highly rated? Does it offer something unique? It is user-friendly? Is it reliable and not buggy? Does it drain a smartphone’s battery? Can it continue to grow and innovate? Apps that scored well on all criteria ended up the final list. Do you think we missed an app? Send a message to, and we’ll consider it for next year’s ranking.

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How You Can Be Sure Your Son Or Daughter Has A Healthy Smile

A kid really should begin to see the dentist in utah at a very young age, usually prior to when they’re about 2 years of age, even though they may possibly not have a full mouth of teeth at this stage. Despite the fact that they’re just the baby teeth, they’re nonetheless important to take care of and the child will certainly need to learn about just how to brush their particular teeth properly.

A dentist will probably be able to accomplish more than merely look into the kid’s teeth. They’re going to be sure there aren’t already virtually any difficulties with the teeth and also they might help reveal to the parents when to cease giving milk through the night and also when to halt using a bottle in order to help guard the kid’s teeth. They can furthermore help show much younger little ones how to brush their own teeth very carefully as well as just how to floss when they’re the right age. They are able to offer parents advice on exactly how to help the child brush their own teeth, how to decide on the best toothbrush, and also how to select the best toothpaste. In this way, the parents or guardians might be certain they’re taking care of the youngster’s teeth appropriately.

A parent really should take the youngster to a pediatric dentist when they’re still youthful. This enables them to discover how to brush their own teeth correctly from an early age and also makes certain they have a healthy outlook on seeing the dental practitioner so they aren’t fearful of the dental professional whenever they are older. All this is along with helping be sure their particular teeth are healthy.

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CPT-EFS Personal Trainer Exam Certification NY – AAPTE

CPT-EFS Personal Trainer Exam Certification NY – AAPTE


Those seeking certification as a certified personal trainer – exercise and fitness specialist must sit for and pass the AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, participants will receive a nationally accredited certification from the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education. AAPTE certification is accredited by the National Commission For Certifying Agencies and is recognized by the International Dance and Exercise associations (IDEA), Health and Fitness insurance program offered by Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency.

{slide=A. Exam Eligibility Requirements}

Candidates wishing to sit for the AAPTE CPT – EFS Exam must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete a Human Anatomy course or have an active status NCCA Accredited Personal Training Certification.
  • Show valid photo identification at the exam site. Candidates that do not have valid photo identification will not be admitted into the exam.
  • Must have current CPR/AED certification. Proof (photo copy of the front and back of card) must be provided to AAPTE via fax land mail (AAPTE PO Box 539 East Meadow, NY 11554) to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. NOTE: online credentialing does not meet the CPR / AED requirement.

Although no prior health or fitness related experience is required to sit for the AAPTE CPT – EFS exam, the Academy does recommend knowledge in the following areas: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Exercise Program Design, Health and Fitness Assessment, Basic Nutrition and a general understanding of Injury and Medical Terminology.

Personal Trainer Courses are scheduled on Long Island in conjunction with the exam dates. Attendance at these courses are not an eligibility requirement to sit for the AAPTE CPT – EFS Exam; nor does attending the Personal Trainer Course guarantee the candidate success in completing the AAPTE CPT – EFS Exam.

{slide=B. Non-Discrimination Policy}
The AAPTE does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, marital status or family status.

{slide=C. Exam Registration}
Candidates can register for AAPTE CPT – EFS Exam by submitting a completed registration form via fax or land mail (see exam registration download form above).

{slide=D. Special Examination Arrangements for Candidates with Disabilities}
The AAPTE makes every effort to maintain compliance with the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by providing the individual with a qualified disability the opportunity to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS Examination.
To request special accommodations, please:

  • Complete the Candidate Special Accommodation Form
  • Have a qualified Healthcare Provider complete the Healthcare Authorization Form
  • Provide completed forms and any supporting documentation to AAPTE upon exam registration.

{slide=E. Special Accommodations Other Than Disabilities}
The AAPTE makes every effort to maintain compliance with the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by providing the individual with a qualified disability the opportunity to sit for the AAPTE CPT-EFS Examination.

To request special accommodations, please:
1. Complete the CPT-EFS Exam Candidate Special Accommodations Request Form
2. Have a qualified Healthcare Provider complete the Health Care Professional Authorization Form for Special CPT-EFS Testing Accommodations
3. Provide completed forms and any supporting documentation to the AAPTE

Form must be received a minimum of ten (10) days prior to your requested examination date.
Please send to:
AAPTE CPT-EFS Exam Registrations
ATT: Special Accommodations Requests
P.O. Box 539
East Meadow, NY 11554

{slide=F. Examination Fees Schedule / Options}

Exam Only Registration

New Registration for CPT-EFS exam or Retest fee after 1 year since previous exam

Retest : Exam OnlyRegistration

Registration fee for Retest within 1 year of previous CPT-EFS exam

Reschedule an Exam

Fee to change the date or location for the CPT-EFS exam

Exam Registration +*Personal Trainer Course

Fee Includes: CPT-EFS Exam Registration, Personal Trainer-Exercise and Fitness Specialist Course Text Book and Materials

**Note: Personal Trainer Course fees include one Exam Registration. Exam Registration form must be completed and returned by the first week of the course. No exceptions will apply.

*Note: Attendance at the Personal Trainer Course is NOT a requirement to sit for the AAPTE CPT- EFS Exam, nor does it guarantee success on the exam.

{slide=G. Exam Confirmation}
Once registration has been completed the candidate will be notified by email with confirmation of the time and location for the exam. It is suggested that spam folders be checked for registration confirmation.

{slide=H. AAPTE Cancellation Policy}

    In the event of inclement weather, notification will be announced on the AAPTE web site, Facebook page and phone line. In questionable weather conditions, the AAPTE recommends that candidates checkall the aforementioned sources to confirm that the exam is as scheduled.

{slide=I. Candidate Cancellation / Rescheduling}
Candidates wishing to reschedule an exam date may do so by calling, emailing or faxing the AAPTE Rescheduling must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to original exam date. Rescheduled date must be within one year of the originally scheduled exam date. There will be a $25 administration fee charged for rescheduling. There are no exam refunds for candidate cancellation.

{slide=J. Failure to Appear}
Candidates failing to appear for a scheduled exam date will be charged a $25 administration fee if they wish to reschedule within one (1) year, after which time the full registration fee will be required. There will be no refund for fees paid.
Candidates may request the rescheduling fee be waived under the following circumstances with valid documentation:

  • Serious illness
  • Death in family
  • Disabling accident
  • Court appearance
  • Military deployment

All requests must be submitted in writing to the AAPTE, P.O. Box 539, East Meadow, NY 11554 within 10 business dates of the scheduled exam. Request should include any documentation to substantiate the request for fee waiver.

{slide=K. Certification Exam Job Analysis / Role Delineation}
A job analysis study is a polling of subject matter experts to determine the scope of performance, knowledge and skill required of the entry level personal trainer. These studies serve as a reference point in determining subject matter domains and performance tasks for the certification exam. The AAPTE has commissioned a committee of Subject Matter Experts that have conducted a Job Analysis / Role Delineation study. The results of this study have been utilized in the development of a valid assessment instrument of competency for certification and are in accordance with NOCA guidelines.

{slide=L. AAPTE Certified Personal Trainer – Exercise and Fitness Specialist Certification Exam Content}

The following information is a breakdown of required knowledge for the AAPTE Certified Personal Trainer – Exercise and Fitness Specialist certification exam.

{slide=I. Client Assessment}
1. Interviewing the client: Waivers, risk assessment forms and health and exercise history questionnaires. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

2. Interviewing the client / administration of questionnaire(s) to obtain information about current state of health / fitness, lifestyle and exercise level. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

3. Physical Assessment: Take measurements to gather objective data to better determine current health, risk factors, and baseline measurements for comparative analysis. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

* (vital signs, anthropometrics, body composition, postural analysis, range of motion, strength and cardiovascular endurance)

4. Consult with or refer client to appropriate healthcare professional to obtain medical information and/or medical clearance. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

5. Identify the presence of common diseases including cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, and metabolic diseases. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Signs and symptoms
  2. Role of exercise in the presence of disease
  3. Exercising guidelines in the presence of disease
  4. Risk factors
  5. Medical terminology
  6. Termination criteria

6. The mechanics of the spine. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

7. Understanding the ACOG Guidelines. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

II. Anatomy and Physiology of Human Performance
1. Understand the process by which energy is utilized during cardiovascular and resistance action. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Components of the Aerobic energy system
  2. Components of the Anaerobic energy system

2. Understanding of Aerobic and Anaerobic Training Effects. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

3. Understand of Anatomy and Physiology of Movement. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

4. Understand the physiological importance of a warm up and a cool down. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

III. Resistance Training Biomechanics
1. Understand the components of resistance training biomechanics. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

2. Understanding the components of a resistance training exercise. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

3. Understanding the principles of creating a resistance training exercise from a mechanical perspective. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Joint planes of motion
  2. Forces and the relationship to the joint range of motion
  3. Muscle’s mechanical ability relative to intended joint motion

4. Understanding the terms associated with skeletal muscular motion. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

5. Understanding the considerations relative to stretching and the factors that can influence joint range of motion. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. The types of stretches
  2. Stretching recommendations
  3. Skeletal and muscular anatomy

IV. Program Design / Implementation
1. Understanding F.I.D.A.P. as it relates to appropriate selection based on client health, activity level, needs and goals. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

2. Understand the objectives for Anaerobic training to better meet the individual needs and goals of the client. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Neuromuscular and structural integrity and function
  2. Metabolic rate
  3. Efficiency of day to day activities
  4. Modifying or maintaining physical appearance
  5. Blunt or delay the onset of osteoporosis
  6. Maintaining functional independence
  7. ACSM guidelines

3. Understand the objectives for aerobic training to better meet the individual needs and goals of the client. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Perform warm up specific to the client’s current fitness level
  2. Maintain proper form at all times
  3. Train through a functional, safe, effective, and efficient range of motion
  4. Normal breathing during exercise
  5. Training with an appropriate load that will facilitate partial volitional fatigue and progressing to full fatigue
  6. Progressions and modifications for exercise
  7. Aerobic training effects
  8. ACSM guidelines

4. Identify the client that is overtraining. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

V. Nutrition
1. Integrate a basic understanding of essential nutrients. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

VI. Business of Personal Training
1. Effective communication from the first to the last encounter with the client. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

2. Understanding the components of the personal training business. The successful performance of this task requires knowledge of:

  1. Establishing trust and credibility
  2. Communication styles

{slide=M. Examination Format}
AAPTE has transitioned from paper and pencil exam formats to computer based exam delivery. The paper and pencil delivery is available in limited numbers and to those that require a paper and pancil format. Those candidates must complete the Special Accomodations available here.

  • The AAPTE CPT-EFS exam is delivered on line (a computer based format) and is a multiple choice exam which may consist of both text, images, video, matching and identification.
  • The AAPTE CPT-EFS paper and pencil exam is a multiple choice exam which may consist of both text, images, matching and identification.
  • This format is available to those who have specific needs for such a format.The AAPTE CPT-EFS exam is given only in the U.S. and in English.

{slide=N. Day of Exam}
1. Candidates wishing to sit for the AAPTE CPT – EFS Exam must follow the instructions listed below:

  • Candidate must arrive and sign in 15 minutes prior to Exam time.
  • Candidates have a maximum of 2 ½ hours to complete the exam.
  • Upon completion of the AAPTE CPT- EFS Exam candidates will turn in all test material to the proctor and leave the premises.
  • Candidates are prohibited from bringing any study material into the exam room.
  • Candidates are prohibited from bringing any food or beverages into the exam room.
  • Once the exam begins, candidates will not be permitted to leave the exam room.
  • Candidates must use a #2 pencil to complete the exam.
  • The use of cell phones or other communications devices is prohibited during the exam.
  • Candidates may not use calculators on the AAPTE CPT – EFS exam.
  • Candidates are to remain seated at all times during the exam.
  • If there are questions, candidates are to raise their hand and wait for the proctor to come to them.
  • Candidates must complete the exam alone. Sharing of information is cause for dismissal with no refund.
  • Proctors are not permitted to answer questions relevant to the content of the exam.
  • Impersonating another candidate, giving or receiving help from another on the exam, or removing any exam materials or notes from the testing site are also cause for dismissal with no refund.

2. Candidates may not bring into the Exam area:

  • Books
  • Electronic devices (Calculators, Cell phones, PDA’s, Blackberries, pagers, etc)
  • Book bags, pocket books
  • Any personal items

3. Leaving the Testing Area
Candidates informing the Test Proctor that he/she needs to leave the testing area and cannot complete the exam will be allowed to schedule a retest by following retesting procedures described in the ‘Retesting’ section below. Candidates will be required to pay the applicable retesting fees.

4. Behavior
Disruptive behavior will result in the immediate dismissal by the Test Proctor.

{slide=O. Environmental Distractions}
The AAPTE will make every reasonable attempt to ensure an environment conducive to testing. However, we cannot anticipate sudden changes in buildings conditions. We recommend that candidates self prepare by bringing comfortable clothing for warm and cooler climates.

{slide=P. Grade Reporting}

The AAPTE CPT- EFS candidate will be notified of their examinations scores within 4-6 weeks of the exam date.

All official notifications will be mailed to the candidate. No exam information will be provided by telephone, email or fax.

All examination information is confidential will only be released to the candidate. Written consent is required to be received by the AAPTE from the candidate naming the third party for which the results may be mailed.

{slide=Q. Completion of the Exam}
Upon the successful completion of the exam meeting the cut score and all other pre-requisite requirements, the candidate will receive a Certificate of Certification from the AAPTE identifying the named individual a Certified Personal Trainer – Exercise and Fitness Specialist.

{slide=R. Eligibility Appeals}
Applicants denied registration or application by A.A.P.T.E. because they do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements may appeal eligibility within thirty (30) days of receiving notification of ineligibility. Eligibility appeals will be reviewed by the CAB and responded to in written form within sixty (60) business days of the postmarked appeals letter. The decision of the CAB is final. Eligibility appeals must include a clear description of why one feels he/she is eligible and must be submitted in writing to:
AAPTE CPT – EFS Director of Candidate Issues
P.O. Box 539
East Meadow, NY 11554
Appeals decisions/responses will NOT be made available by telephone, fax or any other electronic means.

{slide=S. Exam Appeals}
Grievances that question the examination content, passing standard or specific items will be accepted and reviewed as part of A.A.P.T.E.’s quality control processes, but no action will be taken on the grievance. Additionally, to protect the integrity of the certification process, candidates are not able to review their exam or any exam items and specific items will not be discussed with candidates.

Candidates experiencing incidents and or behaviors in direct violation of aforementioned exam procedures and/or inappropriate behaviors on behalf of an exam proctor or other candidates are acceptable reasons to appeal exam results. Any such behavior or incident having a negative impact on candidate performance must be brought to the proctor’s attention at the time of the exam. Additionally, the candidate must submit written notification of the behavior or incident within ten (10) business days of their exam date. The written notification must state the specifics of how the incident negatively impacted his/her performance. Appeals will be reviewed by the CAB and responded to in written form within sixty (60) business days of the postmarked appeals letter. The decision of the CAB is final. Exam appeals must be submitted in writing to:
AAPTE CPT – EFS Director of Candidate Issues
P.O. Box 539
East Meadow, NY 11554

{slide=T. Hand Scoring}
Because the A.A.P.T.E. visually inspects exam answer sheets for potential electronic scoring errors, it is unlikely that the results of a hand graded exam answer sheet will differ from the original electronic scoring. However, should a candidate desire a manual rescoring of their exam, the AAPTE offers a hand scoring of the exam. A $25 administrative fee applies for this service. If a candidate desires hand scoring they must submit:
1) a Request for Hand Scoring, in writing, within thirty (30) days of receiving results notification. Requests received after thirty (30) days of postmarked exam results will not be processed.
2) a $25 payment (check or credit card) with the Request.

Candidates will be notified of the hand grading results within thirty (30) business days of receiving the written Request. In the event of error due to electronic processing, the AAPTE will fully refund the $25 fee.

{slide=U. Retesting}
Candidates who have not successfully passed the AAPTE CPT – EFS exam may register to retake the exam by completing the registration form found on the Personal Trainer Certification page of the AAPTE website The registration form can also be requested by calling the AAPTE at 516-222-0001, emailing, or by faxing a request to 516-222-0004. An examination fee of $100 is required to sit for a retest within one year of original exam date and $295 after one year. Upon receiving a completed registration form and retest payment, the candidate will be placed on the exam roster for his chosen (available) date. Exam dates are posted on the Personal Trainer Certification page of the AAPTE website, or by faxing a request to 516-222-0004. An examination fee of $100 is required to sit for a retest within one year of original exam date and $295 after one year.

The retest fee is non-refundable. Failure to attend a scheduled retest without notification at least 24 hours prior will result in a loss of payment and the full registration fee will be required to schedule a new exam date. Notification of rescheduling may be made by phone at 516-222-0001 or by email to during business hours between , or by faxing a request to 516-222-0004.

{slide=V. Confidentiality}
All information regarding a candidates exam score and all other personal information submitted to the AAPTE will be kept confidential and will not be released to any third party without the expressed written consent of the candidate.

{slide=W. Recertification}
For details regarding recertification, please refer to the Recertification Handbook, available by download from the AAPTE web site, or by calling the AAPTE at 516-222-0001

{slide=X. Disciplinary Course of Action}
In the event of a formal complaint (a written description of the facts and circumstances alleged, signed by the complainant and sent by certified mail to the AAPTE and received within 30 days of the alleged behavior), the AAPTE Certification Advisory Board will provide written notification to the accused of the allegations and the identity of the complainant.

The accused (respondent) will also be furnished with a copy of the written charge and will have an opportunity to respond to the allegations contained therein.

An accused Certified Trainer may wish to consult legal guidance in responding to the complaint. After the notification described above, the Academy’s Certification Advisory Board will conduct any additional investigation which may be necessary. The investigation is expected to lead to one of the following possible outcomes:

  1. The CAB finds insufficient facts to support the charge;
  2. The CAB finds facts to support the charge, reaches a negotiated resolution satisfactory to the parties, and does not recommend further action; or
  3. The CAB finds facts to support the charge and recommends further action.

Upon completion of the investigation, the AAPTE will submit, to the President, a report including findings of fact and any recommended action. Disciplinary action shall reflect the status of the accused, the severity and pervasiveness of the conduct, the apparent intent of the accused, and other relevant factors in the case.


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Chapter One: Introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and Lifestyle Management

Introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and
Lifestyle Management Chapter One Wellness= optimal health an vitality, encompassing all the dimensions of well being Health= the overall condition of body or mind
and the presence or absence of illness or injury These can be determined/influenced by factors beyond your control such as: genes, age, gender, and family history. This is determined by the decisions you make about how you live. Examples are: eating sensibly, not smoking, and exercising Physical
Environmental The Dimensions of Wellness Intellectual- Challenging the minds, finding solutions, new experiences and challenges, always learning Physical- body’s condition, fitness level, and
the ability to care for yourself Emotional- Ability to understand and deal with your feelings. Spiritual- to have a set of beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to ones’ life. Interpersonal- the ability to develop an
maintain relationships with others Environmental- livability of your surroundings. Physical Fitness- physical attributes that allow the body to respond or adapt to the demands and stress of physical effort.
Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle Behaviors that Contribute to Wellness What are some benefits of being physically active? Increased endurance, strength, and flexibility
More energy
Improved ability to fall asleep and sleep well
Reduced risk of becoming obese
Reduced risk of falls and fractures Maintain a Healthy Body Weight Choose a Healthy Diet Manage stress Effectively Provides necessary nutrients and energy without providing too much substances that are linked to diseases. This requires lifelong commitment to regular exercise, a healthy diet, and good stress management. Poor stress management can lead to less efficient functioning of the immune system. Being Physically Active Take Other Steps Toward Wellness Protect Yourself From Disease and Injury Developing meaningful relationships
Planning for successful aging Preventing Disease
Making good decisions in life Take a look at your current health habits
Choose a Target Behavior
Behavior that is selected to change
Learn about your target behavior
Find Help Steps to Changing Your Health Examine the Pros and Cons of Change
What are the short and long term benefits?
Boosting self confidence
Self Efficacy
Locus of Control
Finding role models/support
Identify and Overcame Barriers to Change Motivational Change Precontemplation
Termination The Stages of Change Precontemplation- ‘Don’t have a problem’ Do not intend to change their behavior. Contemplation- Know they have problem and intend to take action within 6 months Preparation- Planning to take action within a month or already have started small changes. Action-they are modifying their behavior Maintenance-They have maintained their new, healthier lifestyle for at least 6 months. Termination- no longer trying to change Before Starting A change, If you want it to
be successful a personalized plan should be established Write it down Keep a record of your target behavior and the circumstances surrounding it.
What the activity was
When and Where It Happened
What you were doing
How you felt at that time First Step: Monitor Your Behavior Note all of the connections and patterns between your data.
Think about your feelings during different times of the day and how they affect what you are trying to change. Second Step: Analyze the Data and Identify Patterns Specific-state your objectives. ‘Eat 2 cups of fruit every day.
Measurable- Give your goals a number. Measure it time, distance, or some other amount.
Attainable- Set goals withing your physical limits
Realistic- make sure they are reachable and realistic
Time- Give a specific frame of time you want to accomplish your goals in. Step Three: Set ‘SMART’ Goals Get what you need
Modify your environment
Control Related Habits
Reward Yourself
Involve the People around you
Plan for challenges Step Four: Devise a Plan
of Action Make a contract that makes you commit to your word. This can result in a higher chance of follow through.
This should include: the date you will start, the steps you will take to measure your progress, the strategies you plan to use to promote change, and the date you expect to reach your final goal. Step Five: Make a
Personal Contract Procrastinating- break your plan into smaller steps so you can accomplish one day at a time.
Rationalizing- Your making excuses
Blaming- blaming others for your own failures. Negative Aspects Ignoring these are bad!!

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