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Is a Personal Trainer Online Course right for you?

The answer really depends on your preferred style of learning. A personal trainer online course is perfect for people who:

  • are self-motivated
  • manage their time well
  • don't mind learning from textbooks and videos
  • live in remote areas
  • have many other career and family demands for their time

But if you are somebody that learns best by having somebody demonstrate a concept, the personal trainer online course is not a good match. You are much better off taking a workshop.

The advantages of the workshops are:

  • Can get fast answers to your questions
  • Get better evaluation and feedback
    from instructors
  • You can pack a lot of learning into a couple of intensive days

Price Differences

The more you can self-study in a personal trainer online course, the more money you can save.

Workshops and seminars usually add a couple of hundred dollars to your overall certification cost compared to the personal trainer online course route. But if it can save you months of misery, the money may be worth it.

pictureOf course, personal trainer online course quality varies by program. So check out what our readers are saying about each program and study our certification comparison pages carefully.

You can also ask a question or share your experience with online personal trainer certifications using the form below. Word of mouth and recommendations is the best way to choose a personal training certification.

What do you think about Online Personal Trainer Certifications?

Here's your chance to have your say about Online personal trainer certification. Ask a question, submit a comment, or even rant or rave about your experience getting certified Online.

Online Personal Training Certification Tips

Getting feedback about Online personal trainer certification from people who have gone through the program is valuable. Click on each tip to read and rate the comments submitted by our readers.

Pinnacle Certification v. Penn Foster 
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I am having a lot of trouble choosing a personal trainer certification program. It seems that NASM, ACE, ACSM, and NSCA are the most recognized to choose …

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I would like to know about online personal trainer certification programs that are taken seriously in this field. I'm interested in doing something online …

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Now its time to compare all the certification programs in our full certification comparison table.

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“I'm not much of a book learner so I prefer to attend training workshops. I get a lot more out of seeing demonstrations and getting feedback from the instructors. ” (about me)

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