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What Are the Highest-Rated International Programs?

by Aria Tudanger
(Montara, CA)

I am interested in becoming a Personal Trainer but I am perplexed by the variety of different programs available. I am interested in going to a highly-rated program. How do I know which ones are better than others. Your sight lists a number as well-rated but what is the difference after that. Also,

I really love to travel and I am married to a European. Which of these programs, if any, are well-regarded in countries outside of the United States? Lastly, I am planning on moving in the near future to Hawaii and I have had no luck finding programs that are available there. Do you know of anything?

I have noticed that there are online programs but I have my doubts about that kind of program. I tend to think that person-to-person classes make for a more effective learning curve, and more knowledgeable trainer's. Are the online programs arranged so that the student has to spend time working directly with a trainer? Please let me know,


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by: Anonymous

The Answer is simply NPTI

The Most Demanding
by: Anonymous

Fitness Institute International in Florida, which has been in business for over thirty years, is recognized as preparing the most qualified, highly paid, and legally defensible personal trainers. Why ? Because they provide 360 hours of not only comprehensive academic instruction but also extensive practical training taught by graduate degreed instructors who have a vast experience in the field.

by: Anonymous

The largest licensed school in the country. The residential program in Orlando,Florida is the most popular program for out of state residents. Its the only personal training diploma i would recommend. Hands down N.P.T.I.

by: Anonymous

Unable to attend in Florida. Is there a reputable hands-on institute in Georgia?

by: Anonymous

National Strength & Conditioning Association

It Doesn't Matter
by: Steve Epperson

In the sixteen years I have been a trainer, I have been asked for my certifications twice. I think one of those times, as I recall, was by another trainer!

Personal trainer certifications are generally a rip off. But, like any other job, you have to jump through the hoops. With all that said, I like the American Council On Exercise (ACE) as the best certification. You will get in the door of most places with that. They have a few specialty certs that are worth while also. Very good organization. The best certification I have ever come across, though is the Egoscue postural alignment specialist (PAS). Hope this helps.

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