If you’ve watched shows like “The Biggest Loser” or “Extreme Weight Loss”, you’ve probably thought about becoming a personal trainer. These shows get to highlight what Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Chris Powell do to motivate, inspire and educate their clients to help them take a path towards better health and wellness … for life! Personal training, as a career, not only lets you help other people make positive changes in their lives, it can also be a lucrative career for anyone looking to do it right! The first step to becoming a successful personal trainer is getting a reputable personal training certification.
There are numerous personal training certification organizations offering courses, workshop and education across the country and around the globe. Unfortunately, they are not all the same. It’s important to do your homework when looking into a good organization to affiliate with because, much like choosing the right college or university, you want to get the best education for your money.
TodaysFitnessTrainer.com has put together a list of the top personal training certification providers to help people wanting to pursue a career in fitness and personal training. This guide outlines basic information on the organizations, specific personal training courses, exam outlines and fees. Websites for each organization is provided to make it easier to find out more information on each to compare and determine which one is right for you.
Although this article focuses on personal training certification organizations, colleges and universities also offer programs and degrees focused on kinesiology, sports medicine, and sports sciences. Click here for more information on possible careers with these post-graduate degrees.
Note: The Personal Training Certification Guide is a regular feature on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com and will updated each year.