If you love health, fitness, personal interaction, or simply helping others achieve their goals and strive to be more, then becoming a certified personal trainer is definitely something for you to consider. You can take it to so many levels and let it take you anywhere you want to go! The reason I am writing this post is because I get a lot of people asking about personal training, and how to get into it. There are quite a few ways to do this, and many different paths you can take once certified!
First, you must become a certified personal trainer. There are a few different certifying organizations, but just a few that are considered exceptional at almost every gym! These top certifications are ACSM, NASM, NCCPT, NSCA, ACE. Each of which have their own websites to easily view the protocols for becoming a successful personal trainer, and even books and videos to help prepare. Most consist of taking a test at a designated testing center, which are located all over! They do require some studying and preparing for, but as long as you have a good base knowledge in the field, you should pick up on everything fairly quickly! A few levels do require outside sources such as a health related degree, but this will only help you become an even more successful trainer once you do get started!
There are a few key aspects every personal training test focuses on, which tend to be pretty consistent since they are actually much needed in every trainer! Obviously, anatomy and physiology are important aspects to have a very good understanding of, history of exercise, health and nutrition formulas, personal such as personality types, and some psychology, and a good business understanding. These will all greatly benefit you in both the test itself, and being an effective, successful personal trainer who can work great with a large variety of clients, prove results, and maintain an outstanding retention rate!
What can you do with it and its benefits
There are many paths you can take when it comes to being a personal trainer! Some pick it up as a job to do on the side to help a few people out here and there, and add a little extra income doing something they love, and others make it their full time job either with an already established club or as their own personal business. If you do it with a gym, they already have all the equipment, members, and a more steady income when you start out. However, if you make your own personal business out of it, you can take it anywhere you want to go! Great vacation resorts, cruise ships, islands, or even continuously traveling all over while creating your business online as an online training coach! One isn’t necessarily better than the other. I’m just showing there are plenty of routes to take in this field, and whatever it is that you are looking to do, you can really make a difference in a lot of people’s lives for the better, and help them strive to become their best!
So if becoming is a personal trainer is something you are interested in, I highly recommend getting started by looking into your first certification or health related education path, and start helping yourself and others achieve greater things both in and out of the gym, while looking and feeling even better every day!