Getting certified as a personal trainer?

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  1. SinLuciano

    SinLuciano El Capitan

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    Anybody know how to go about doing this? Just go to your local college or something?
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    dlbiininja The Hip Hop Poet.

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    ISSA ISSA
    NFTP NFPT Personal Trainer Certification for Fitness Professionals
    ace Become an ACE-certified personal trainer and maintain your personal training certification with the American Council on Exercise. Also offering, Group Fitness Instructor, Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach and Advanced Health and Fitness Specialis

    I was cert through ISSA years ago. I'd say definitely do your reading and be up on your Knowledge man. Always remember you can't train clients as you would train yourself as well. One of the biggest mistakes I saw with a lot of trainers. I was getting people to come back to the gyms. Cause, the trainers had over did it with them on the first times. And I would honestly recommend getting your own studio or setting aside a place at your crib that you can train your clients at till you can save up for one. I didn't like the fast food method of a lot of the gyms.
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    dlbiininja The Hip Hop Poet.

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    Double post.
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  4. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    A lot of 4 year schools have exercise science programs, you can find some community colleges offering a 2 year in Ex. Sci but it's only something like 10% nationwide. That way you have a degree and you'll have the knowledge to get certified with an agency...

    Degrees aren't required for most general personal trainer certificates. The two most recognized organizations being ACSM and NSCA, you'll have to buy the study materials and pay to take the test.
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  5. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    yeah you can just get certified without having a degree for the most part, but it's good to know a bit about the human body, so taking a few courses in anatomy, biology, etc. in order to understand the inside and out of a human body will make you a much better trainer when designing workouts.
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