Personal Training by James Crossley

Personal Training

James Crossley
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  • ISBN
    9781444145465 / 1444145460
  • Title Personal Training
  • Author James Crossley
  • Category Sports Training & Coaching
  • Year 2012
  • Pages 288
  • Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Imprint Hodder Education
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 193mm x 226mm x 15mm


Personal Training: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, is your ideal companion and handy reference to the latest skills and techniques, whether you are about to embark on a career in personal training or you are already an experienced trainer.

Publisher Description

Personal Training: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, draws together in one unique volume the personal, practical and business skills central to becoming a successful personal trainer. This accessible book introduces you to the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design, as well as advanced concepts including nutritional intervention, postural analysis and the psychology of behaviour change. Key Features - updated to reflect advances in training methodology and techniques in line with requirements for professional qualification - key points boxes, chapter summaries and a glossary of scientific and technical concepts to aid understanding - full colour illustrations and photos to support visual learning - case studies and sample exercise plans to help you put theory into practice - supported by online resources such as self-assessment tests, downloadable forms and session sheets at Personal Training: Theory and Practice is the ideal companion and handy reference for those embarking on a career in personal training as well as experienced trainers.
Reviews of the first edition: 'the ideal companion to turn you from an amateur into a professional sports trainer...the only title tailored to meet the needs of UK-based personal training.' Work Out 'a gem of a book...clearly written and presented which makes it easy for both fitness professionals and lay people to understand. Definitely worth buying.' Health and Fitness

'I am very impressed with the book in terms of both content and layout, and it's a relief to see a text such as this cover business skills in good detail. I wish this had been the supporting text for my Personal Training Qualification courses. I will encourage my staff to use this text, either to read from cover-to-cover or use as a reference tool.' Helen Loftus, Assistant Health and Fitness Manager, University of Leeds

Author Biography

James Crossley has completed a Masters in Sports Science from Loughborough University and worked within health and fitness industry for over ten years as a personal trainer, sports therapist and educator.

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