The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) launches a free COVID-19 Fitness Management Course that aims to empower fitness professionals to help their clients manage the physical and mental impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

The online program prepares fitness professionals to work with individuals who have had COVID-19, keep their facilities safe, utilize technology to help clients, and much more.

“This course offers an array of relevant and actionable tools that trainers need to continue the important work of helping their clients return to exercise during these unprecedented times.”

— Laurie McCartney, President of NASM

Course Topics

Through NASM’s six-part COVID-19 Fitness Management Course, fitness professionals will learn valuable new skills and a greater understanding of essential topics, including:

  • Fitness programming strategies and overtraining considerations for clients who had COVID-19
  • Health and safety guidelines for fitness facilities
  • The role of technology used to monitor post-COVID-19 clients
  • Strategies to improve mental health and well-being; and
  • Essential business practices for fitness organizations and professionals

“As we have learned more about COVID-19, it has become clear that certain precautions must be taken to ensure a safe and effective return to exercise for those who have recovered from infection. Given the reach of the pandemic and the numbers of those infected, it is important for exercise professionals to understand how to monitor some of the effects of the virus for the proper application of exercise principles for their clients.”

— Ian Montel, Manager of Product Management at NASM

For more information, visit National Academy of Sports Medicine.

[Source(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine, Business Wire]

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