passed NESTA- Oct 2104
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
I think its a match book cover certification. I paid for it during the 30% off special because I needed a third cert quickly. I got my materials and as soon as I got my test # ( I paid on a WED, got the test # on a TH and started studying Sat. I studied maybe 10 -12 hours total for NESTA. I downloaded the PDF of the entire manual, and then I went to my online dashboard and took all the practice tests- ad I tried watching the videos, but I thought they were made by a$$clowns-
The main site is all word press, and the videos were "ok", and the material was solid but the typos, the poor or non-edits, the grammatical inconsistencies, the bright colors, the cheap typeset made me feel like the certificate was just a given- that I was paying for a cert.
I had just spent a good 20 hours logged for NASM and basically this NESTA cert is to make me more money-in fact, there are inconsistencies in theory from NASM to NESTA. I went in thinking I might not pass- I mean I ha spent a total of 10 hours on it, maybe 12 but I did pass. If it were a choice between NESTA and NASM and no difference in pay- why not. Its cheap and its easy, and Jillian has the same certification, but for content and professionalism- whether you adhere to the OPT model or not- NASM is a more qualified certification. NESTA is kind of a "give-a-way" certification that I feel I spent $300 on just so I could say I have three certifications as I start in a gym.
I am in my 50's and this was my degree in my 20's- and I am now headed back after I saw the corporate world and airplanes suck.
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