What areas do you have to be educated in to be a successful personal trainer?
I am a senior at Grundy Center, I enjoy being active and working out. I have a big passion for these things and think a career in personal training would be suiting. #gym #fitness #personaltraining #training
It is also useful to be educated in Sales and Marketing being a personal trainer is similar to running your own business. In general, it's like selling yourself to potential clients that you are well-educated in fitness and have the expertise to help them reach their goals. The passion for working out will show when you're working with clients which is always a plus!
Some gyms provide you with the opportunity to get certified in-house and gain experience at the same time. Others require a nationally recognized certification. There are plenty of options, some that allow you to complete a home-study program and others that require you to take an in-person training. Among the top picks are usually the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), and more.
Any additional education you get is a bonus!
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