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THE MAN SHAPES AN INDUSTRY
Possibly because of the way he is wired or how
he was raised, but certainly as a result of his
personal experience, Robert undoubtedly has
a perspective of gratitude and finds purpose
in giving back. He follows a personal mission
statement: "To improve the quality of certified
personal trainers;" every visible action he has
taken in his career certainly illustrates his fierce commitment to
this mission.
In addition to holding himself to the highest standards of
training and business practices,
he has aligned himself with opportunities to follow through
with his mission to do the same
for other fitness professionals.
He began pursuing volunteer
positions within the NSCA and
eventually became the Northern
California State Director and later selected as the Southwest Regional Coordinator among other
prestigious positions he continues to serve
within the organization.
Recognizing the need for more access to
career development presentations and re-

sources, in 2010, Robert, along with a small
group of NSCA certified personal trainers,
was successful in making CEU-qualified presentations accessible. In 2012, he was the
first career development presentation at the
NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, eventually becoming its own CEU track requirement
for all NSCA events.

by-step process of developing a personal
training program. He continues to share his
education, experience and advice on career
development, business strategy and best
practices as a prolific writer for some of the
most prestigious journals and publications
and as a sought-after speaker, both within the
U.S. and internationally.
This is a man who you want
on your team. There is never a
question of his commitment,
whether to his wife Keagan, his
daughter Payton, his clients, his
colleagues, or to an entire industry. He inspires each of us to ask
ourselves "Why?" and further,
"What can I do to make our industry better?"
Robert, who, to his own admission, wears his emotions on his
sleeve, has a reverence for our
industry that would be difficult
for many to rival. Shaped by early
lessons and countless challenges, his personal mission to raise the standards
of our industry is taking shape... and with two
new hips, we certainly haven't seen the last of
Robert Linkul!

"To improve the quality of
certified personal trainers;"
every visible action he has
taken in his career certainly
illustrates his fierce
commitment to this mission.
Robert has played a key role in the development of the NSCA's first-ever personal
training model, "The Foundation of Fitness
Programming," teaching trainers the step-

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