W.I.T.S. Personal Training
World Instructors Training School
Fantastic. These courses are offered periodically throughout the U.S. The format included 50% lecture and 50% practical. The text and materials were from ACE, so I knew the information was legit. The instructors were fantastic. My instructor now owns a very successful Personal Training business in a prestigious area of Albany, New York. This is a certification given only to those who can successfully pass the written and practical exams. So if you're good at test taking, but don't really have the personality or presentation or practical skills, you won't pass. It's a program worth looking into.
World Instructor Training Schools Certification ( WITS )
by Joe Bartovic
As a Faculty Instructor for World Instructor Training Schools in Connecticut I want to let those of you interested in becoming personal trainers the advantages of the WITS certification.
WITS is a 6 week course of 15 hours of in classroom lecture and 15 hours of in gym hands-on training. The course teaches exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, and practical application. The course covers a variety of program designs for different individuals and situations.
The greatest benefit of this certification course is building the personal skills working with others. Other programs can give you information, but nothing can beat working one on one with somebody.
On the 6th week students must pass a written exam and pass a live practical exam before moving on to a 20 hour internship.
The certification is one of the most challenging and will give a new trainer more experence than any at home study, Internet certification out there.
Certified Personal Trainer
WITS Faculty Instuctor
WITS-CPT Lvl III