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Personal Trainer Certification
As the personal training industry has grown over the last decade, countless new certification options have popped up.
You can even become a personal trainer and get certified for free!
Changing careers is a big decision. And choosing the right personal trainer certification is the biggest decision you will make in your new career.
Welcome to Step 2 of Starting a Personal Training Business! If you still aren't sure if you want to become a personal trainer. review Step 1 to determine if personal training is a good career for you.
Step2 is all about your personal training certification options. But first, we need to determine if...
Are you a Book Learner or Hands On Learner?
We start off by discussing the role of education. Many people rush directly to getting certified without considering how they are going to learn the information. All the personal training certifications offer self study options which usually consists for reading a textbook and watching videos before taking an exam. This is often effective for people who are very self motivated and are comfortable learning from books.
Unfortunately, most of us are not really great with reading hundreds of pages from a textbook that will sometimes seem like a medical journal. We need a more practical education.
Fortunately, there are many education options available to prepare you for the CPT (certified personal trainer) exams.
Your options include:
4 year College degrees
2 year Associates degrees
Short Certificate Courses (usually 2-4 months)
Obviously, you will get very different results from each of these options. You can explore these options in the first part of Step 2 using the links below:
When it is time to really study, you will want to check out our 750+ question exam prep course. It covers all the topics covered on the exam with specific information for all the major certification exams.
It will make sure you pass the exam on your first try, which will save you hundreds of dollars in exam retest fees.
Make sure you follow us and join the circle for the exam you are preparing for. That way you can learn about the next study group hangout and stay in touch with people who are preparing for the same personal trainer certification exam.
by Katie Donnelly
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