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Training and Course Options for a Career As a Beauty Professional

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Entering the field of beauty can require that you first obtain an education, which can be done through enrollment in accredited school or college. You have the opportunity to train in a number of specialized areas in order to prepare for the career you dream of. Certificate and degrees can be earned by completing all required coursework and training that is needed in the area you choose. You can begin the path to an exciting career by researching the training and course options for a career as a beauty professional.

*Training Options

When looking to pursue a career as a beauty professional there are different training options to choose from. You can earn an accredited certificate, or associate, or bachelor degree. Training for a certificate can take anywhere from several months to one year of training. You can earn an accredited associate degree with two years of study and a bachelor degree program can require four years to complete. Schools and colleges are available to provide you with the career preparation that you need to enter into a successful career in the beauty industry. You can look forward to pursuing the career of your dreams by enrolling in an accredited educational training program.

*Career Possibilities

There are a number of different career options available once you have received the accredited training that is needed to enter into the workforce. Enrollment in a beauty school will help you to prepare for the career of your choice. You can look forward to working as a professional:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Manicurist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Barber
  • Pedicurist

…and other related careers. Once you receive the skills and knowledge that you desire you can seek employment in a variety of areas including salons, spas, hospitals, department stores, and other related businesses. Once you decide on the career you wish to obtain you can expect to study a variety of courses.

*Coursework

When looking to enter into a beauty related profession you will need to gain skills and knowledge in certain areas. Coursework that may be covered will help you to receive the training that meets the level of education you have chosen to obtain as well as the career you wish to enter into. You can expect to learn management, hair design, manicure procedures, spa treatments, and much more. Once you have decided on the level of training and career you wish to enter you can learn more about the topics of study that will be involved. You will also be able to study aromatherapy, facial treatments, nail conditions, hair cutting, and more. Begin training by enrolling in an accredited program today.

Accredited beauty professional degree programs are designed to help you obtain the best quality education available to you. There are numerous accrediting agencies that are approved to fully accredit the educational training programs that meet all requirements. The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences ( http://www.naccas.org/ ) is one of the agencies that is able to accredited schools and colleges that offer you …

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Why Men and Women Avoid Personal Training With the Opposite Sex

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All fitness centers are a place for many types of gym goers, this does not include bodybuilding gyms and women's only fitness centers. All fitness centers provide personal training. There has always been some separation with male and female personal trainers. The big question here is why males and females avoid personal training with the opposite sex?

From a female personal trainer perspective, I see this male and female personal trainer avoidance quite often. First, most personal trainers are willing to work with anyone and everyone. Some may prefer older adults, men, women, children, or just athletes. In my own personal experience some older women tend to avoid male personal trainers because they feel as though they are only into body building which reduces the chances of training with a male trainer. Some women think male trainers are the "Arrogant" type. A good majority of women only want to train with female trainers because they are uncomfortable with training with men. Most women are seeking trainers that are understanding and knowledgeable. Some look for trainers that specialize in certain aspect of training such as weight-loss, corrective exercise, strength training, and do not have a preference in male or female.

The other day I encountered a gym goer while training some clients. Lets call her "Connie." She spoke with some of my clients both male and female. She asked them about my ability as a personal trainer as well as my personality. My clients then discussed my training methods and personality. When I walked over and introduced myself she said she has been looking for a personal trainer for a while now and that I seemed like the type of trainer she wanted to work with. Of course I had to ask her why. Hearing some frustration in her voice stated she felt intimidated by the male Personal Trainers that she has seen in this particular fitness center. She needed to be trained by someone more "like her", meaning a female personal trainer.

On very rare occasions men have come to me seeking advice on reaching goals. Granted I am always willing to assist anyone with any questions fitness related whether they are male, female, young, and old. I have had men deliberately avoid me like the plague at the gym even though they have seen me training for several months. Do the letters on the back of my uniform not state "Personal Trainer"? Am I intimidating? Do you think my years of experience and knowledge are inadequate? Am I not strong enough to spot you? "Do you think you will offend me while speaking to me?"

A few years ago while at the gym with my husband. I was spotting him on his last set on the bench press. There was a guy on the chest press clearly needing some assistance. He waited until my husband was finished and walked right past me without a word and asked my husband for a spot. I was disappointed. I may not be …

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Weight Training for Women, What Are the Myths?

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Weight Training for women, so what are the myths? Well the first one as far as I am concerned is that women who weight train can end up looking like muscle bound body builders. Now if you want to achieve that goal then that is okay, but the vast majority of women just want a sleeker toned body.

So can women train with weights without putting on all the bulk often associated with this form of exercise? Well the answer is down to one word, testosterone.This is the most important reason why men get bulky. It is due to the metabolic and hormonal differences between the sexes. Testosterone is primarily a male hormone and it is just not physiological possible for women to become muscle bound like men, so please, let go of this misconception about weight training.

What weight training does for a women, is add firmness and strength to muscles either specific muscle groups, like abs and glutes or to the general well being of the person taking part in training. It is often said that only aerobic training allows women to lose weight quickly as it is proven that it sheds the calories, but weight training speeds up the metabolism and helps change the body shape over a period of time.

What are the best ways to achieve this as a beginner? Again one of the myths is that weight machines are for women and free weights are for men. Free weights are one of the best ways to target specific muscle groups and quickly start to see definition in those muscles.

Usually women should try and combine weight training with some form or aerobic exercise and try and do this 3 to 4 times a week. Alternating the training sessions and targeting different muscle groups and keeping the sets low around four or five sets and 6 to seven repetitions in each set.

Start with low weights, this way you can do the required number of sets and repetitions without putting unnecessary strain on the targeted muscle groups and over a period of 4 weeks you can gradually increase the weight, but keep the sets and reps the same.

The best way to achieve your weight loss target is to have a plan, without one you can end up getting bored or risk becoming un-motivated. If your target is to get into a new item of clothing, then as part of your plan have a picture of the clothing in your plan, it will give you a reminder every time you exercise why you are doing it.

Also remember it is just as bad to "over" exercise as it is to "under" exercise. Aim to exercise no more than 5 times a week and try to stick to around 60 minutes of exercise and if you alternate between weight training and aerobic exercise, it will give you muscle groups time to recover and reduce the strain you could put onto your muscles by over working them. …