07 May

Training Outdoors with the Sun and Elements

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If you hold an NPTI Florida Personal Trainer certification and thrive on conducting outdoor personal training sessions, it’s crucial to prioritize the well-being of both yourself and your clients amidst the beautiful Florida sunshine. Regardless of the weather, certain precautions should always be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. As a responsible personal trainer, your first line of defense is sunscreen. Even on the hottest and sunniest days, protecting your skin is paramount to long-term health.

Skin cancer risk is directly linked to cumulative sun exposure over a lifetime. Therefore, it’s imperative to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Pat Sherman, the owner of NPTI Florida, recommends opting for an alcohol-based, sports-gel sunscreen that won’t clog your pores, ensuring comfort during workouts.

Moreover, in addition to safeguarding your skin with sunscreen, maintaining proper skin hydration is essential. Harsh weather conditions, particularly during the winter months when humidity levels drop, can lead to dry and chapped skin. To combat this, applying a moisturizer becomes indispensable.

Moisturizers act as a protective barrier against the elements, preventing your skin from cracking and developing conditions like eczema. This is particularly important for personal trainers, as cracked hands can hinder your performance in the gym, impacting activities like pull-ups and weightlifting. Furthermore, open wounds resulting from cracked skin can increase the risk of infections.

Remember, as an NPTI Florida Personal Trainer, your commitment to personal training extends beyond the gym. By prioritizing skin protection and hydration, you not only safeguard your health but also set an example for your clients.

If you have any questions or need further guidance on personal training or personal trainer certification programs, please feel free to reach out to us. Your success and well-being are our top priorities. Contact us today for expert advice and support on your personal training journey.