Sunday, April 15, 2007

My personal trainer is "certified"

As I've said to so many in the last few years, the term "certified" gets thrown around way too much when it comes to personal trainers. At last check there were over 100 certifications available, some sadly being available way too easily. That being said, do your homework when seeking out a qualified personal trainer. Ask about their experience, education, and certification. With respect to the latter, do some research on where they are certified from.

The following fitness and health organizations offer accredited personal training certifications:

ACE—American Council on Exercise
ACSM—American College of Sports Medicine
NSCA—National Strength and Conditioning Association
NASM—National Academy of Sports Medicine
NFPT—National Federation of Professional Trainers
NCSF—National Council on Strength and Fitness

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