Part I. Starting, Maintaining and Growing A Successful Personal Training Business; Chapter 1. Personal Training: Then, Now And Into The Future; Chapter 2. Breaking In: You (Yes You!) Can Be A Personal Trainer; Chapter 3. Starting And Refining Your Business; Chapter 4. Getting and Keeping Clients; Chapter 5. Expanding Your Business; Chapter 6. Managing Your Time; Chapter 7. Maintaining A Service And Client Focus; Chapter 8. Legal and Professional Responsibilities; Chapter 9. Control Your Finances and Control Your Future; Part II. Foundations Behind Program Design That Works; Chapter 10. Gathering Information (Screening); Chapter 11. Practical Fitness Testing And Assessment; Chapter 12. Achieving Goal And People Oriented Programming; Chapter 13. Periodization: A Model For Planned Results; Chapter 14. Track Your Clients' Progress; Chapter 15. The Science Behind Accurate Exercise Programs; Chapter 16. Right Workout Environment; Right Workout Equipment; Part III. Program Design: Application That Bridges Theory To Practice; Chapter 17. Gauging Exercise Intensity; Chapter 18. Cardiorespiratory Conditioning Programming; Chapter 19. Resistance Training Programming: A Balanced Approach; Chapter 20. Flexibility Training: Effective Program Design; Chapter 21. Fueling Your Clients: Before, During And After Workouts; Chapter 22. Guiding Clients Toward Healthy Eating Habits; Part IV. Special Populations; Chapter 23. Managing Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease; Chapter 24. Training The Cardiac Patient; Chapter 25. Diabetes Mellitus: Types 1 and 2; Chapter 26. Asthma And Your Client; Chapter 27. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid; Chapter 28. Working With Older Adults; Chapter 29. Training The Pregnant Client: A Special Healthy Population; Part V. The Final Edge; Chapter 30. Keep Your Personal and Professional Desire Burning Brightly; Chapter 31. Bringing Personal Training Back To One-On-One
Known as the "trainer's trainer," Douglas Brooks is one of the premier personal trainers in the world. He is widely recognised through his numerous appearances on home shopping networks, infomercials, the Cable Health Club Network and fitness videos. He has been an ACE-certified personal trainer since 1983.