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Default Any trainers here have advice on getting started? - 03-30-2016, 11:10 AM

Hey guys, I have been lifting for years now and I am finally ready to take the plunge into a career as a personal trainer. I have been reading on this forum for years but have never really participated until now. I know a lot of members here are personal trainers so I thought this would be a great place to ask. Through the research I have done I have only come up with the more questions about how to get started. How did you guys get started? Did you shadow a personal trainer? The more I research on the available certifications, the more confused I get. My personal training for myself is very bodybuilding centric. Is there a certification that matches well with the knowledge that I already know? Are there any tips that you have for beginners but you wish that you knew when you get started? I am a complete beginner to this. Any help would be great, I love this forum and have learned so much from this community already!
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I am not a certified trainer but I will see if I can get some of our veteran members to chime in. Welcome to IPYU!


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Default 04-01-2016, 04:59 PM

Thanks for the reply. Yes if you could ask some other members that are certified that would be really helpful to me.
So I have been racking my brain over the last 48 hours or so doing lots of research trying to figure out which personal training certification would be right for me with my bodybuilding background. Does anybody have any input on this matter? I am still pretty confused about which one to go for. This site talks about the top 10 certifications. http://www.ptpioneer.com/best-person...ication-guide/ But even with 10 certifications it is really hard to narrow down to just one. It seems that the NSCA has a strong emphasis on strength and power training So this might be a good option. On the other hand ACE is also very well known within the industry I have heard. Do any of you have any experience with any of these certifications? Would you guys recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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