spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer
Logo Starting a Personal Training Business spacer
Home Sitemap Contact Support Our Site spacer
Trainer Directory Discussion Forum What's New spacer

Get Started - 8 Simple Steps to Success

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

EnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseRussianSpanish


Step 1:
Is Personal Training
Right for Me?

arrow
Step 2:
Get Certified
arrow
Step 3:
Get the Job
arrow
Step 4:
Launch Your Business
arrow
Step 5:
Train Smarter



- Popular Pages -

Exam Prep Course

Complete Training System

Business Plan

List of PT Schools

Cert Comparison

Cert Discounts

CEU Discounts

Free Starter Kit

Job Board

Salary Calculator

Shop

Blog



Site Search


Should I get the NASM certification first?

by Peggy Van Kirk
(Spanaway, WA)

Help! I have been told by three gyms (Calloways, 24 Hour Fitness, and Island Athletic Club on Whidbey Island), that the trainers they hire are NASM certified. I have nearly decided on this one, but eventually want an NSCA or ACSM certification also. Is it wise to do the NASM first, and another later? I am 57 years old, and avid long-time exerciser, and want to focus on baby boomers or the disabled. I have 23 years experience in a health care field (dentistry). Please advise.

Comments for Should I get the NASM certification first?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstar
NSCA and ACSM are better than NASM
by: Steve

There is no way a gym would turn down NSCA and ACSM in favor of NASM. Whoever does the hiring at the gym probably is NASM certified. NASM is not bad, its just way more entry level than ACSM. They are probably worried that you would know more than them.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Should i get the NASM certification first?
by: Brenda Milewski

Hello Peggy Van Kirk, I've read your thoughts and notice that your focus as a trainer are with the baby boomer an/or disabled.

My name is Brenda and I am planning to open a fitness center in Puyallup, WA marketing the same clients. I would love to speak with you and share ideas in how a fitness center like mine can benefit the boomer community and the diable.
I am also planning to work with Good Sam and the local physical therapist for client referrals.

Call me if your interested in speaking with me.
Brenda
(253) 380-5263

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
NASM certified
by: johngiacobbe

I'm NASM certified and I'm sure that all the issues w/ older people are addressed during the NASM program, it really works and is worth the money in return for your investment once you take that hard ass exam and pass it

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to NASM Certification Reviews.


spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer spacer

Home | Sitemap | Contact | Support Our Site | Trainer Directory | Discussion Forum | What's New | Privacy

Step 1: Is Personal Training Right for Me? | Step 2: Get Certified | Step 3 - Get the Job
Step 4 - Launch your business | Step 5 - Train Smarter

Copyright © 2007-2016. Starting a Personal Training Business. All rights reserved.