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  1. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    If you were to get certified who would it be by? Who is the best/most respected certification place? In Canada...
     
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    G-n-P New Member

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    if you just want to do it for a couple bucks then find the place you want to work and then find out whose cert they'll accept.

    If you want to make it a career then the only cert that means anything is a BS in Exercise Science/Kines. with your CSCS then possibly a masters or some elite level competative history.
     
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    yeah, for a career you gotta go to college, certs are BS.
     
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    Im ISSA certified and both my coworkers have a BS, one in sports medicine and one in Kinesiology, i make the same pay as them. Those degrees dont really do jack shit for you
     
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    G-n-P New Member

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    if you are going to be a "personal trainer" the best degree is prolly marketing


    if you want to do anything related to real S & C you will need a degree.
     
  6. Jeg1983

    Jeg1983 OT Supporter

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    Find a gym that will hire you, make sure your clients get results and profit.
     
  7. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    ISSA is $100 off right now i think
     
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    :werd: Most certs in general (not just PT ones) are indeed a joke. I'm NETA certified, and ISSA, ACE are next. I have 2 clients right now, and a couple students that I'm training for free. References/word of mouth/location are all important.
     
  9. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    training some for free and getting results is an great idea..thats how you get a base going.
     
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    ...yeah, we had some chick a few years ago coming into our gym with some kind of degree... she walked around like she was better than everyone else... I remember her first week... everytime she introduced herself... she'd start by saying what she majored in... but yet... first of all... she was outta shape... had a big ass... and 2nd she didn't know how to train (clients) for shit. She never workout... her excuse was... "...I play a lot of volleyball..."

    I may not be able to name every single freakin' muscle in the human body, but when it all comes down to it... it's all about experience...
     
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    Yeah, it is. They are having the summer special right now.

    I am completing certification through ISSA and I can guarantee that the certifications are pretty much BS but you got to have it to work at a decent gym. About the only reason I found anything worthwhile from this so far is that I learned a few cool things that I wasn't aware of beforehand.

    Actually, the best thing I learned from ISSA was how to make a sale. That was honestly the most useful thing in there. Everything else in the book I either knew already from my Biology 101 and 102 classes or from prior experience from just simply working out all the time and reading books on weightlifting.
     
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