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    Personal trainer certification?


    Which is the best? I have been wanting to get a 2nd job (possibly at 24 hour fitness or something) Helping people train but there are like 10 different certifications out for PT's. What is a well respected cert?

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    truth is that if you really know your stuff, they are all useless. there is just too much info to fit neatly into a course/book and you can't teach someone to master a subjective art of putting together a routine based on a vast variety of scientific knowledge.

    don't get me wrong, it is a great start, but if you are serious, that's all it is, a start.

    even guys like poliquin and king are still learning things everyday and i'm sure they relish this and if you do to, i'm sure you will be successful, good luck
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    Try to get the NSCA's certification bro. They also offer the CSCS certificate which is more geared for Strength and Conditioning Specialists rather than personal trainers.
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    Originally posted by spoofy
    Which is the best? I have been wanting to get a 2nd job (possibly at 24 hour fitness or something) Helping people train but there are like 10 different certifications out for PT's. What is a well respected cert?
    Your best bet will be to go to the places you interested in working at and ask them. They may have a preference for which certification their trainers have before hiring.

    The certification, as was already said, is more to get you in the door. Once you get some experience, and results for your clients, people will not be so concerned about your certs.
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    the NSCA (cscs) is a very tough exam even for people with bachelors degree in related fields. if you just need a simple certification for a personal training job, go for ace or issa. these are cheaper and easier. to be quite honest NSCA is overdoing for you average personal trainer.
  

  
 

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