05-27-2005, 06:34 PM #1
Need help with personal training certifications
I am trying ot get a job as a trainer at this gym in my area, but I need to get certified. THe guy knows me, but he said he cant hire me until im certified,eventhough I know my shit. I was wondering if there were any quick/maybe even cheap certifications I could get and how I would go about getting them?>?? Any help would be appreciated, thanks
05-27-2005, 06:43 PM #2
You need to ask what certifications they recognize and go from there. Seriously dude, quick and cheap is not recommended when what you're about to do will set you up for potential lawsuits - jmo.
05-27-2005, 06:54 PM #3Originally Posted by furiousburn
05-27-2005, 09:40 PM #4
look for IFA certification, its such a joke...take it untill you pass, and its an ONLINE TEST! but seriously don't get the cheap one man, take your time and learn about the science behind exercise. #1 if you don't knwo your stuff your clients wont come back to you, #2 you might hurt somebody.
05-27-2005, 09:52 PM #5
It's an investment. I think my ISSA certification cost about $500 and that was 4 years ago. I took my time to study for the test. It was a test you had to come prepared for. I think that out of about 40 people half were there for retakes. Look into ACE they are reputable and most gyms will accept it. you will also need liablility insurance which really isn't that expensive as a part timer. good luck, do your homework, study hard.... you may just learn something!
05-28-2005, 08:00 AM #6AR Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by El Jugo Buen0
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- Dec 2002
Again, it all depends on WHO is hiring you and what they deem as acceptable. Some look at ACE at not being good enough, when people think ACE is accepted everywhere.
05-28-2005, 08:10 AM #7
Issa All The Way
05-28-2005, 08:17 AM #8
its all a scam if you ask me
i would just find cheapest one that is natinally recognized and go for it
05-28-2005, 08:26 AM #9AR Hall of Fame
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- Dec 2002
Yeah, I know a lot of trainers who are bb'ers and models who know their sh*t inside and out, but don't have any certification but still have clients galore.
They have the trust of those people because they LOOK the part and it's known that they know WTF they are doing. Then you have those fat SOB's that have this piece of paper in their hand because they memorized material, yet they have no knowledge of real world application.
I know who I'd work with.
05-28-2005, 08:29 AM #10Originally Posted by SwoleCat
dood just find the Cheapest one.. w/ national rec and go for it... otherwise you may not earn your money back ... his wife had fake boobs.
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