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    How should I go about becoming a personal trainer?

    Okay guys, I want to get a job this summer, and had been debating between lifeguarding and becoming a personal trainer...I want to go the personal trainer route. Thinking about doing it as a job on and off. I want to make sure I am properly certified, and have the know how to do the job well. Is there any advice or certification I should go for?

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    ????hellooooo???anybody out there???

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    Cool Why, Josh, are you...anxious?

    Okay . . . Then without further a-doo, go straight to this link. It's a recent thread that dealt with personal trainer certifications. Look for the two last posts by me - one is an article that I reprinted from CompuServe, and the next post consists of several of my own comments.

    Good luck, kimosabe.

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    Iam one..And the way i did it is to get qualified as a gym instructor and work in a gym then people will start to ask you to be there trainer.(SO I work as both)

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    Great info TNT. For me ACE would be the way to go. I am working on a grad degree now but the ACE PT cert would be a nice thing to do later on.

    I wonder how many people on AR are certified by ACE or another organization in your original thread?

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    Do you look like you workout and look like you could be a trainer?

    Nothing worse than a trainer who appears like an average Joe. Those don't do very well from what I observe. Proof is in YOU, not really a certification.

    ~SC~

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Do you look like you workout and look like you could be a trainer?

    Nothing worse than a trainer who appears like an average Joe. Those don't do very well from what I observe. Proof is in YOU, not really a certification.

    ~SC~

    exactly..........cause you firgue if they can't help themselves......how the hell are they going to help me?
    Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, THAT IS STRENGTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Do you look like you workout and look like you could be a trainer?

    Nothing worse than a trainer who appears like an average Joe. Those don't do very well from what I observe. Proof is in YOU, not really a certification.

    ~SC~
    Can you please come to my gym and tell that to the personal trainers.

    bunch of lazy, uninformed, fat asses

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    A couple of the trainers of my gym are slobs who stand outside and smoke cigarretes all day. Then again, they make no money at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Do you look like you workout and look like you could be a trainer?

    Nothing worse than a trainer who appears like an average Joe. Those don't do very well from what I observe. Proof is in YOU, not really a certification.

    ~SC~

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