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by Chris

i am interested in the action cert but not sure if i understand everything correctly. if i complete and pass the Action cert than i am certified personal trainer and able to get a job as a personal trainer at a gym? if this is NCCA accredited why do i need to take the NCCA test?

does this class center around a specific aspect of fitness? such as, weight loss, muscle toning and building. once i pass the action test and the NCCA test, are there other cert i should go after? will i have someone who will help advise me on all this?

if most gyms wont hire you without any experience than how do you get experience? i am also interested in taking this class to benefit my own health and learn what to do and what not to do and how to eat right. will this class help with that too?

so sorry for all the questions. i just want to make sure i understand everything. i have worked out a few times at a gym but thats all the experience i have in the fitness world. just want to be sure this will prepare me for it.

thank you!!

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Response from ACTION Certification
by: Rebecca

Hi Chris

I am Rebecca. I manage customer satisfaction at ACTION Certification.

Our program earned NCCA Accreditation in January 2014. The NCCA accredits OUR test. There is no generic NCCA test fr personal trainers. You want to take the ACTION Certification exam that is NCCA Accredited.

Our course covers every aspect of personal training. We also include introductions to nutrition. Many people go on to pursue advanced certs in nutrition.

It is a myth that gyms won't hire without experience. If you are planning on getting a job in a gym, you will need to really impress your employer with your knowledge. Specifically, employers want trainers who:
* understand proper risk mitigation in order to protect them from lawsuits
* who can jump into the job without a lot of hand holding on their part
* can generate sales (don't depend on them to get you clients)

If you can manage to communicate these themes in your cover letter, resume and job interview... most employers will give you a chance.

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