The National Federation of Professional Trainers is thrilled to announce the home of our esteemed NFPT blog:!

If you’re an NFPT-certified personal trainer, hopefully this is not the first time you’re reading a published blog article! Chances are you’ve utilized NFPT’s totally FREE CEC resources, which include educational, research-backed articles published for all, on the NFPT website, including our vast NFPT blog that covers topics relevant to seasoned, new, and burgeoning certified personal trainers.

After reading our curated health and fitness-related articles, our trainers are encouraged to access our Fitness Flop or Fact quizzes based on the latest relevant article or Self-Test packets, a larger compilation of CEC-articles (those which are written on important topics and include peer-reviewed citations) on which trainers are tested for credits and available on their NFPT account.

Evolution of the NFPT Blog

The NFPT blog was started in 2009 and has come a very long way since! Our immense blog archive includes submissions that were published on a near-daily basis for years, boasting a collection of over 2000 articles! This accomplishment is unparalleled by our fitness-industry peers, who generally publish articles on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.

Because our blog has become a bit of a tour-de-force we have opted to relocate it to its very own home here at

Personal Trainer Today (PTT) is actually not new to NFPT. From as early as 1990 to 2000, PTT was published in a hardcopy magazine and sent to our trainers by snail mail …oh the good ‘ol days! In the early 2000s, PTT went from being a physical magazine to a digital magazine with its own website, separate from NFPT, that acted as our ‘web-hub’ for continuing education.

But, by 2015, the decision was made to integrate the PTT website with the NFPT website, so we shut down the PTT website and put the hardcopy magazines in the filing cabinet as vintage relics of our history.

Now, we’re bringing it back! Our blog has grown so much that it needs a separate ‘web-hub’ once again, and so we resurrected PTT as the exclusive home of the NFPT blog! Welcome back, Personal Trainer Today!

If you’ve been following our blog offerings on social media thus far, not much will change for you. The shareable links will simply point you to the new website. But if you’ve got bookmarked, you may replace it with

NFPT Blog Favorites

Some of our articles over the years have “caught fire” so to speak and continue to enjoy high-traffic readership from various sources. Articles like the following get thousands of views a month and are all relevant and worth a read! Do explore our most popular blog favorites at their new home:

Women’s Bodybuilding Competitive Divisions

Getting HIIT with 4 x 4’s for Stamina and Strength

Protein or Total Calories: What’s More Important for Hypertrophy?

The Leg Raise: NOT an Ab Movement

Prepare to Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Five Easy Steps

Moment Arms in Exercise: A Brief Intro to the Physics of Movement

We welcome feedback and observations during this transition! A web migration of this magnitude is not without its tech challenges, so you may find some of our old blog links that should have redirected to their new PTT home are not working. If such a glitch presents itself to you, I would very much appreciate you letting me know at

Enjoy our newest addition to the NFPT and do bear with us as we work out the kinks!

Michele Rogers

NFPT Publisher Michele G Rogers, MA, NFPT-CPT and EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist manages and coordinates educational blogs and social media content for NFPT, as well as NFPT exam development. She’s been a personal trainer and health coach for over 20 years fueled by a lifetime passion for all things health and fitness. Her mission is to raise kinesthetic awareness and nurture a mind-body connection, helping people achieve a higher state of health and wellness. After battling and conquering chronic back pain and becoming a parent, Michele aims her training approach to emphasize fluidity of movement, corrective exercise, and pain resolution. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University. Follow Michele on Instagram.