Anyone here a Certified Fitness trainer...

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  1. RRated

    RRated New Member

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    Where did you get your cert?
    How long did it take, and is it accredited?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    use the interweb, get an ACE.

    talk to neo22
     
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    Took 3 or 4 months doing it on the side.
     
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    That is the one I received the most info on, and it seemed to be a good fit. Do you like it, is the course easy to follow. I understand ity is supposed to be easy, then everyone would do it. But, is the material user friendly?
     
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    Thanks, I'll do that!
     
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    how's the job market these days on personal trainers?
     
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    The most current research I have found that the low end is $35.00hr, upper $150.00hr. That is a pretty good market. I have friends that train for $80.00hr, others at $60.00...
     
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    I trained for 5 years. Until i realized listening to weak minded people whine all day about how fat they are, but were completely unwilling to make and honest effort to get into shape, made me a miserable person and it takes a alot of time to make descent money
     
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    Where are you located or where were you training?
     
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    In Florida, worked for a small health club chain as well as a mid sized privately owned club.
     
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    how good is the NSCA cert, seems like the most prestigious since you need a degree
     
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    you dont need a degree for NSCA CPT cert. just their CSCS cert

    NSCA CPT is a good cert.
     
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    I assume you were paid by the club, and had to split your rate with them?
     
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    correct i was an employee of the clubs.
     
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    I'm getting an ACE cert. this summer....
     
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    school gym....they find you clients....


    and I'm considering cutting for that reason....and to make sub-230 at a strongman contest in July....
     
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    yea....I'm talking to a buddy who did it last year (GA's Strongest Man)....if I decide to do it I'll start doing events and shit in the next week or two....


    feel free to post suggestions in my log...
     
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    I posted the details in my log.....I hit 225x1 push press the other day....not great but I'm making progress...
     
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    In common place market, statics show that a CFT can earn from $35 - $150.00 a session. I understand that most places charge a $15.00 - 420.00 fee, but as an Independenr Fitness Trainer these are common rates charged.
     
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    I know some personal trainers that like their job and make decent money so I wouldnt' call it a shit career. Maybe it would be a shit career for you but some others might like it.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    If you're in demand and can actually get results.

    What seperates you from the thousands of other morons who got a joke certification? The whole industry is a crock of shit.
     
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    It's easy, just time consuming. I didn't learn anything from it if that's where you're going, just needed it to work at the gym.
     
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    the school gym is paying for mine....otherwise I wouldn't be wasting my time with an ACE cert...
     
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    OH No...I understand your point of view. Here in New Orleans it as if there is a major need for Fitness Professionals, as for a career...No! I am and exec, and am only doing this as a personal goal, as well as to assit in my HSE Department.
     
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