PTPioneer Editorial Principles
At PTPioneer, we are committed to providing helpful, up to date, and relevant advice and resources for aspiring personal trainers.
Our mission is to guide you towards success and fulfillment in the fitness industry.
If you feel the fitness career advice we provide is misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise unhelpful, we welcome your feedback and the opportunity to improve our content.
- Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Sonoma State University
- NASM certified personal trainer
- NASM PES (performance exercise specialist) certified personal trainer
- NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist) certified personal trainer
- Ten years working as a personal trainer
Sites I have contributed to as an author:
Kevin Farmer, MD, Team Physician at University of Florida and Advisor to PTPioneer.
Dr. Farmer is the Sports Medicine Associate Professor and Team Physician at University of Florida, a Medical Advisory Committee Member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), and past President and present Member of the Florida Alliance for Sports Medicine (FASMeD). He’s also on the Board of Directors of the Florida Orthopaedic Society and is the head team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Florida Gators football team.
He has published 12 book chapters and 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
- BA in communications and public relations
- ISSA Certified personal trainer
- ISSA Group exercise instructor
- 5 years working as a personal trainer
- 3 years working in personal trainer sales
Juliana is an an ISSA certified personal trainer as well as a group exercise instructor. Although the majority of her training has been one-on-one sessions, she is transitioning towards group exercise. Her group class specialties is spin, yoga and TRX functional training classes.
Hello, visitors to PT Pioneer!
If you have reached this page, I am guessing that you would like to learn a little bit about who I am and why I started this website! My name is Tyler Read, and I am a 32-year-old guy living in my Hometown Santa Cruz California.
No matter how far I move away, I always end up coming back to this beautiful, sunny beach town. I live one block away from the beach! Even in early March, it is still sunny on most days 🙂
Ever since I was a little kid, I was always interested in sports and fitness. I played every single sport growing up. I started lifting weights in high school because I wanted to get bigger and stronger for lacrosse. I was amazed at how hard work, knowledge, and dedication can change the entire way you look and feel.
Before I started college, I knew that I wanted to get into exercise science so that I can help other people look and feel the way that I do from exercising. Some other interests of mine include traveling, going on adventures, cooking, spending time with my cat (her name is Gatita), playing disc golf, studying Spanish and working on this website!
Why I started this site about getting started as a trainer
I have been working as a personal trainer for the last ten years since I graduated from Sonoma State University. I graduated with a kinesiology degree with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy. After graduating, I started checking out the different personal training certifications that were on the market.
I knew that I wanted to work as a personal trainer and thought it was a good idea to get certified in addition to my degree.
I quickly became confused about which certification to choose from because there were so many available.
I started going around to different gyms and asking the employers what the best certification was. I found that no particular certification dominated the market. Multiple different certifications are legitimate. I started doing research and all of them.
One of the most common questions I get asked from random people in the gym is, how do you get started as a personal trainer?
I decided to make a website that educates people about personal training! That is why I started PT Pioneer. On this website, I will talk about everything you need to know about personal training. I will talk about training tips, different certifications, continuing education, working with clients, different exercises and how to advance yourself within the industry.
I do reviews of most of the certifications that are on the market today. I have together this information by either going through the certification myself, doing in-depth online research or talking with friends/acquaintances that are certified.
I believe that this website will serve as a launching point for a lot of people getting into personal training.
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