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    Personal Training Certifications

    what is the #1 most recognized personal training certification?

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    over 100 people viewing this forum and nobody has a clue to this question?

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    there are many good ones along with many bad ones, it also depens what area you live in each geographical area is diffrent like hear in Austin TX, if you work for a gym NASM is what they requier for hire, but some good ones are, NASM, ISSA, ACE, thats all i can think of right now..

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    Coopers Clinic.....I think.

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    honestly bruh you dont even need a cert if you know ur shit and i mean KNOW it, but there good to have if you will be applying at a gym but if you will be freelancing your appernce is all that matters

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    thanks. was just trying to figure out which one is most recognizable throughout the u.s. this is something i might do but dont want to have to pay for 4 or 5 different ones.

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    Fvck that, open a gym in your garage. Some sand bags and a broom stick... what else you need

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    I have the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Certified Personal Trainer and the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. The CSCS requires a bachelor's degree. American College of Sports Medicine is also another highly regarded certification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nismo
    Fvck that, open a gym in your garage. Some sand bags and a broom stick... what else you need
    i hate to say it, but he is onto something

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    some guy gave me a website n said this was the nest one, but the website doesnt exist, it looks like he wrote NAJM.org, neone knoe wat cert he might be referring to?

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    It's not about what certification you have, it's what you actually do with it.

    I know a few guys who have 1 or 2 and are all proud, but aren't doing jack diddly shit w/them so they are useless.

    ~SC~

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    thats totally true. the thing that bothers me the most is all these douche bags at gyms who are supposed "personal trainers" but they arent showing these people how to properly perform the simplest of exercises. i dont really want them just to say "hey , im a certified personal trainer." i want to use them because its something i enjoy and i would love to get in the area of training professional athletes. im pretty confident with the stuff that i do know and have helped others out but just want to get something that gives me more credibility, because alot of people will ask why they should listen to me since i havent went to school for it.

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    i use to have a certification with ncsf, but i never wanted to work at a gym, more for me and close friends, family.

    alot of gyms, want you to have 2 certifications, they will usually have their own preferrable one, Ace is pretty popular, then they want you to have an out of house one,

    24 hour fitness is like that, and golds i think.

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    yeah , see i dont want to be employed by a gym but rather by individual clients.

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