SOURCE: National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

June 12, 2012 07:00 ET

NASM's OPT Model™ Revolutionized to Meet the Needs of Women

Designed by Women for Women, NASM Has Produced Results-Based Programming to Help Shape Women's Lives

CHANDLER, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) revolutionized the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) Model to provide a convenient and online solution to effectively deliver education to health and fitness professionals to train women throughout the different phases of their life through the new Women's Fitness Specialist (WFS) course launching on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Designed by women for women, NASM has cornered the market with its continued research to produce results-based programming to help the female client reach their individual health and fitness goals.

"We at NASM are thrilled to be able to help personal trainers better recognize and address the important differences in the optimum performance training needs for women at the different stages of their lives," said Andrew Wyant, President of NASM.

Whether a teen athlete, a woman who wants to stay healthy through her pregnancy, or a baby boomer wanting to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, the WFS credential arms health and fitness professionals with the appropriate programming to fulfill the wants and needs of today's female client.

  • Help your female clients become leaner and healthier, while reducing the risk of injury through NASM's results-based OPT Model™
  • Infuse creative circuit-training to motivate your female clientele to achieve their weight loss goals
  • Take the fear out of training pre- and post-natal clients with the proper education
  • Gain step-by-step knowledge on how to implement small group training
  • Expand your nutritional conversation by providing information and recommendations for the vegetarian and vegan client

For those individuals who want to expand their professional knowledge to include conversations surrounding nutrition, teen training, the needs of the pre- and post-natal client, and how to effectively work with the senior women, the NASM Women's Fitness Specialist (WFS) course is the ideal and convenient platform to learn to and earn the credential in less than 30 days.

To learn more about the Women's Fitness Specialist (WFS) course, sign up for a Free 3-Day Trial or to explore the free course samples, visit or call 1.800.460.6276, Option 1.

About NASM: Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced Specializations, Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today's health and fitness professional enhance their career while empowering their clients to live healthier lives. To learn more, visit: or call 1.800.460.NASM.

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