Why I Chose NASM for Certified Personal Training

Why I Chose NASM for Certified Personal Training

People ask me which program I opted to complete my Certified Personal Training and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification courses through.  I chose to do my certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  After doing quite a bit of research, I found that

After doing quite a bit of research, I found that NASM was the best match for me.  There were several reasons for my choice, but the most important being their practical and proven training model as well as their “eLearning” support network.

I have never been the most focused or disciplined student — if I am completely honest — and their program made it very easy for me to learn the material and get the most out of my education.    Anytime I had any questions or did not understand something, my advisor was supportive and there to help me through it all.

Committing to something new in this day and age of online classrooms can be difficult as well as overwhelmingly confusing, so it is important to have specific things in mind as you choose the program best for you.

Another reason I wanted to do my certifications through NASM  is their OPT Training Model.  The OPT model makes program design easy to implement and was crucial in helping me find my niche working as a CPT.

Passing your exam is just one step in the process of becoming a fitness professional.  It is the knowledge and skills you acquire from your education that will help you build a successful career.   NASM offer an easy recertification process as well as numerous innovative and specific continuing education certifications to keep you ahead of the game.

If you or someone you know is thinking of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, I would recommend NASM highly**.  You hear people say this all the time, but I can say when it comes to me it is very true, if I could do it so can you!

I am happy to answer any questions you may have you if you are thinking of becoming a fitness professional.

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**The statements above are my personal opinions based on my experience as a NASM  participant.  I have not been paid to promote their program or endorse their products. 

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