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ISSA Personal Trainer Certification

by chris s.
(toledo,ohio)

Greetings everyone! My name is Chris and I am not a personal trainer yet and nor do I consider myself a fitness expert but I do know how industries can boom and how they can collapse. I truly see the potential of this personal training industry going far which is why I decided to shift careers.

I have researched a lot of certification programs out there and I strongly feel that ISSA provides the best deal at a reasonable price. They also don't charge extra for you to retake the exam. I am sure there's a lot of people out there who wants a career change, maybe to earn more or start their own business to be their own boss or simply because they have a passion for fitness or in helping others be healthy.

There are so many possibilities out there for this growing industry and I feel ISSA combines medical science and fitness knowledge without having to take a four year degree. For those changing careers like me, I already have a four year degree, last thing I need is to go back and get another one without knowing if that degree will still be lucrative by the time I graduate so ISSA is really helping people like me break into an industry without hurting me financially.

I will be starting my ISSA certification in January and in regards to recognition, there is a show on "BRAVO TV called WORKOUT" where a lot of their trainers, including the owner, is ISSA certified. It may not be accredited yet by the NCCA but as long as the graduates of ISSA continue to be innovative and make a name for themselves then ISSA will eventually get the recognition it deserves. As long as we all practice proper business ethics and truly help people get in shape, the money will follow for all of us. Good Luck to all!

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I am struggling eith the decision on which certification to co with. Issa seemed good, but wasn't sure if too good to be true. Your comment along with others on this site, has helped me to feel good about choosing ISSA. I think I will choose them for my certification.

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I am struggling With the decision on which certification to Go with. Issa seemed good, but wasn't sure if too good to be true. Your comment along with others on this site, has helped me to feel good about choosing ISSA. I think I will choose them for my certification.

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ISSA....
by: Anonymous

ISSA is a good certification..but, if you think about it; they do not even require you to have a bachelor's degree in anything. The NSCA is the gold standard for strength and conditioning/fitness professionals. Another good one that requires you do do more than pass a simple take home test is the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach's Association. I would check them out if I was you. I hope this helps!

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ISSA Accreditation
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Just a quick note, ISSA is fully accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) which is recognized by the Department of Education--which far exceeds anything NCCA accredited cert orgs have. Note their domain name is ISSAonline.edu (not a .com) as any other brick and mortar school.

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Real World Certification
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I have been a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer for 19 years, I contract at 3 high end resorts AND have my own business with private clients bringing in upwards of $110 hourly. No "Job" pays that. ISSA sparked my love of training which I continue to build upon with continuing education and being innovative. Remember: it's what you do with knowledge that gives it power!

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