World Fitness Association
World Fitness Association - Providing Job-Ready Training
About World Fitness Association
World Fitness Association offers an array of certification programs for current or aspiring health and fitness professionals, including personal trainers, group instructors and nutrition coaches. The organization offers hands-on, practical training at its fully outfitted facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a quality alternative to online and study-at-home certification programs, World Fitness Association provides job-ready training by preparing its graduates for real-world workplace scenarios in which they may need to develop fitness plans, build client bases, and/or deal with unmotivated clients.
Based in South Florida for more than 33 years, World Fitness Association offers 9 unique certifying programs that range from the 120-hour Personal Trainer certification and Master certification to the Modern Nutrition/Lifestyle Management program and Group Fitness certification. The organization also certifies professionals to lead specific fitness related sports and activities, such as group fitness, cardio kickboxing, and water fitness classes. Each prospective student must first complete a free-trial appointment at the Fort Lauderdale facility. This appointment includes a tour of the training center and participation in an instructional boot camp style workout. The trail appointment evaluates students’ promptness, attitude, professionalism and level of fitness before potentially enrolling them in an intensive, multi-week program.
Responsibilities of the Personal Trainer
Since 1980, the World Fitness Association has offered personal trainer education as an alternative to online-based and self-directed programs. The World Fitness Association believes that in-person training is essential to prepare a knowledgeable and confident trainer.
A personal trainer needs to be able to guide a person toward the achievement of his or her health and fitness goals. This requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology as well as the effect that exercise has on the body. A trainer must be able to use this knowledge to design workout programs for individuals or groups, and to incorporate nutrition in a way that supports the program's overall goals.
A skilled personal trainer can guide a client through an exercise program in a safe and purposeful manner. The trainer knows when to raise expectations to incorporate client progress while ensuring that all exercises remain within the client's abilities. The trainer does all of this with a high level of energy and the ability to consistently motivate the client.
Refueling after a Workout
As a provider of education for personal trainers, the World Fitness Association teaches the skills necessary to guide clients through a comprehensive exercise program. The World Fitness Association remains committed to ensuring that graduates have the ability to provide complete fitness guidance, which includes nutrition advice.
Proper post-workout refueling plays an essential role in exercise success. Protein provides the building blocks that the muscles need to repair themselves, but carbohydrates provide the fuel that the body requires. The carbohydrates that one takes in after a workout serve to replace those that the body burned during the workout session.
Within 45 minutes following a workout, an immediate meal is necessary to help the body recover and repair. The athlete must take care to replenish the body with the nutrients that it needs, yet should also avoid a calorie surplus that can interfere with fitness goals.