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How do you become a trainer?

and is there a list of things qualification that need to be done beforehand.

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spidermonkey090

Asked by spidermonkey090 at 11:00 PM on Jun. 19, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Personal Trainer or Athletic Trainer (ATC)???

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:18 PM on Jun. 19, 2011

  • Personal
    spidermonkey090

    Comment by spidermonkey090 (original poster) at 11:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2011

  • A personal trainer is an exercise professional with the knowledge and experience to offer advice and guidance in the areas of exercise and fitness. These professionals can assist you by designing a safe and effective exercise program to help you reach personal goals. A personal trainer can assist with weight loss, exercise performance and improved wellness.

    It's usually about a Six Month Certification Program. IDK if there are pre-rec's

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:33 PM on Jun. 19, 2011

  • In contrast to an ATC...


    athletic trainer: an allied health professional who, with the consultation and supervision of attending physicians, is an integral part of the health care system associated with sports. Through both academic preparation and practical experience, the athletic trainer provides a variety of services, including injury prevention and recognition and immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic trauma. . Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990.


     At minimum a BS in AT, National Cert & State licensure - an ATC can also do personal training b/c exercise expertise is part of our cert.

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:35 PM on Jun. 19, 2011

  • There are several associations where you can become a certified personal trainer or study for other certifications. A few are:

    http://www.afaa.com/

    http://afpafitness.com/

    http://www.ncsf.org/

    http://www.acsm.org/
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:16 AM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • ACE is another certification. I know several people with basic exercise/diet knowledge have taken this certification. They said it was easy - beware, though, there are very few facilities that will hire you with only this certification. Most want you to be NASM or ACSM certified.
    Molly4630

    Answer by Molly4630 at 12:20 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • LOL Thanks Mom2Jack04 ... I went back to look those up and the kids distracted me & I forgot! LOL ;o)

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:44 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • thanks
    spidermonkey090

    Comment by spidermonkey090 (original poster) at 7:55 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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