How to start? NSCA or ACSM; no fitness degree; Please help!
by Prospective Trainer
I have a bachelors degree in psychology and have decided to get my personal trainer certification to work part time, full time if I can make enough money. I spoke with a trainer at my gym and she suggested NSCA, which she has, or ACSM. I have read on this site that both NSCA and ACSM are difficult. I consider myself an intelligent person but am getting nervous already for the exam and I have not even ordered the materials yet! How do I choose? Are these good to start with? I have also been told I should try to shadow a trainer. I called a couple of chain gyms but they said I need my certification. Any suggestions on shadowing or getting a mentor? Any help in getting started is appreciated!