After reading all you answers to my question regarding which GFI certif. To get, I think ACE or ACSM are the best.
But now I need to decide which one of them should I get. I am planning on starting teaching muscle max classes( strength and condition. ) but then learn cardio based classes also.What are the cons and pros of ACE and ACSM.I am interested in continuing education as well. And again I appreciate a lot the time you spend to answer my questions.
When choosing an organization, we always urge individuals to think about which organization will be there for you and maintain its reputation not only while obtaining your certification, but also throughout your entire career as a fitness professional. ACE maintains a strong reputation in the fitness industry and is the only certification organization to have 4 NCCA accreditations. Additionally, as a non-profit, our decisions are always made around what's best for our pros and we will continue to look for ways to both save you money as well as ensure that your certification holds its value for a lifetime.
We offer a number of resources to help you prepare for your certification exam, include our ACE Resource Center, our Study Center Facebook page where we offer study tips, helpful articles, and live Q&A sessions with our candidates, and study aids that will guide you through the materials and help you focus on the content that you will find on the exam. Feel free to check out our Study Center Facebook page to see all of the ways we help our students online: www.facebook.com/ACEfitnessStudyCenter
As Susan said, we do offer a number of Continuing Education options and are always striving to provide the best education for our pros possible. We suggest taking a look at all of these opportunities here: http://www.acefitness.org/continuingeducation/default.aspx
We just recently launched our Specialty Certifications, which can be used on top of your CORE NCCA-accredited certification to help you become an expert in a niche market such as weight management, sports conditioning, and mind body. In addition to becoming a specialist in these fields, you'll also earn anywhere from 0.8-2.6 CECs doing so. http://www.acefitness.org/getcertified/specialty-certifications.aspx
Please let us know if you have any questions about ACE. We'd be honored if you chose ACE as your certification organization, and we can guarantee that we'll be there to help you not only prepare for your exam, but succeed as a fitness professional. Thank you!
ACSM is based on science and research, ACE uses ACSM's information for their certification.
They are both excellent, it all depends on what you plan on doing with it.
The availability of CEC's for both organizations is similar.
You may also want to look into NASM for strength and conditioning.
Good luck with your decision.
Thank you for your question; I am looking up the ACE suggested links to learn more about my own certification options. I am currently a personal trainer certified through ACE.
Enjoy making your decision; that is, if ACE did not convince you, yet.
thanks for asking this question. I just looked at the link that ACE provided with comparisons and found it very informative for myself. If I had to pick a GFI certification, I'd go with ACE.