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i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?

 
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i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
hi guys i live in ny and i am 23 years old. i already have my bachelors in cis but there are no jobs out there. so i decided to become a certified personal trainer. but i am not sure which certification to get. i just want to do 1 on 1 training with the clients nothing to fancy. any suggestions?
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
helP!!!! lol
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
Make sure you get the official long version of your birth certificate , not just a "certificate of live birth" any Joe off the street can get one of those.. Just ask Obama
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
Make sure you get the official long version of your birth certificate , not just a "certificate of live birth" any Joe off the street can get one of those.. Just ask Obama
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lol wow
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
guess all you gplr's are FAT
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
Get a PhD in sports physiology.
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
guess all you gplr's are FAT
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Hey man! We got big bones.
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
guess all you gplr's are FAT
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Hey man! We got big bones.
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lol
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04/12/2011 08:41 PM
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
An ACE certification should be enough for any gym to hire you. You can buy the books as a home study course, and then just take the test when you are ready.

Call some local gyms and ask what types of certifications they require. ACE is one of the main ones. There's other ones, and the tests for some are supposedly harder, but the names escapes me right now.
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
An ACE certification should be enough for any gym to hire you. You can buy the books as a home study course, and then just take the test when you are ready.

Call some local gyms and ask what types of certifications they require. ACE is one of the main ones. There's another one, and the test is supposedly harder, but the name escapes me right now.
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thank you
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
An ACE certification should be enough for any gym to hire you. You can buy the books as a home study course, and then just take the test when you are ready.

Call some local gyms and ask what types of certifications they require. ACE is one of the main ones. There's another one, and the test is supposedly harder, but the name escapes me right now.
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thank you
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You're welcome!
I used to work at a gym, and ACE was pretty much what all the trainers had.
I guess I'm one of the not-fat GLPers!

Lol, J/K. I need to lose 20 lbs of baby weight, but I've had two surgeries since my baby was born, and haven't gotten the OK to work out yet.
:(

As soon as I get cleared though, it's on!


Oh, and you DON'T need to go to school to become a personal trainer. All those places are a rip off. They just prep you to take a test, like ACE, or another type of certification. If you're self-motivated, you can just buy the books and study on your own. It's a lot of anatomy and basic nutrition stuff.
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
An ACE certification should be enough for any gym to hire you. You can buy the books as a home study course, and then just take the test when you are ready.

Call some local gyms and ask what types of certifications they require. ACE is one of the main ones. There's another one, and the test is supposedly harder, but the name escapes me right now.
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thank you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1174904


You're welcome!
I used to work at a gym, and ACE was pretty much what all the trainers had.
I guess I'm one of the not-fat GLPers!

Lol, J/K. I need to lose 20 lbs of baby weight, but I've had two surgeries since my baby was born, and haven't gotten the OK to work out yet.
:(

As soon as I get cleared though, it's on!


Oh, and you DON'T need to go to school to become a personal trainer. All those places are a rip off. They just prep you to take a test, like ACE, or another type of certification. If you're self-motivated, you can just buy the books and study on your own. It's a lot of anatomy and basic nutrition stuff.
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cool it shouldn't be to hard since i love training. and i looked at the study material its 300 dollars from ace website not that bad. most likely i will be ordering the material after i get the cpr certification which i plan on doing over the weekend from a website called cprtoday.com so if everything goes good and i do get the certification i will be ordering the study material after that. thank you for the suggestion and your help i really appreciate it.
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cool it shouldn't be to hard since i love training. and i looked at the study material its 300 dollars from ace website not that bad. most likely i will be ordering the material after i get the cpr certification which i plan on doing over the weekend from a website called cprtoday.com so if everything goes good and i do get the certification i will be ordering the study material after that. thank you for the suggestion and your help i really appreciate it.
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Glad I could help!
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
look into some crossfit certs, crossfit getting lots of traction
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
hi guys i live in ny and i am 23 years old. i already have my bachelors in cis but there are no jobs out there. so i decided to become a certified personal trainer. but i am not sure which certification to get. i just want to do 1 on 1 training with the clients nothing to fancy. any suggestions?
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hey man. ACE certification is one of the 'highest pt certifications' out there, but also the hardest and most expensive. i know ballys has their trainers certified by nasm (national academy for sports medicine). you also need a current cpr/ard license too.

good luck bro!
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Re: i am planning on being a personal trainer which certification to get?
hi guys i live in ny and i am 23 years old. i already have my bachelors in cis but there are no jobs out there. so i decided to become a certified personal trainer. but i am not sure which certification to get. i just want to do 1 on 1 training with the clients nothing to fancy. any suggestions?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1174904


hey man. ACE certification is one of the 'highest pt certifications' out there, but also the hardest and most expensive. i know ballys has their trainers certified by nasm (national academy for sports medicine). you also need a current cpr/ard license too.

good luck bro!
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thank you sir





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