National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA)

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About
Since 1992, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition & wellness professionals, as well as club owners. We understand that there is much more to having a successful career than earning quality certifications. To reach the pinnacle of the industry's elite, you must have superior business skills, proven marketing strategies, entrepreneurship, career diversity and multiple revenue streams. Our comprehensive educa... more less
Websitewww.nestacertified.com
Address
30021 Tomas, Suite 201
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone Number877-348-6692

Certification/Training Types

DescriptionThis comprehensive training program will give you everything you need to become a highly successful physique and figure training specialist. As you know, body transformation contests are popular and very profitable. Use these new skills and professional credential to skyrocket your transformation contests, or become a successful fitness, figure, bikini and physique coach.
Course Material Price $197.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionThe Personal Fitness Trainer Certification from The National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) is accredited by the NCCA. NESTA is dedicated to preparing and developing qualified fitness individuals to achieve a level of professional success that goes beyond the "average" personal trainer programs.
AccreditationNCCA
Course Material Price $449.00
Exam Price $249.00
Exam Delivery Method Proctored In Person
Practical Exam RequiredNo
Prerequisite
Renewal Period4 years
CECs/CEUs per renewal period4
Renewal Fee149
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionEffectively design fitness training programs targeting ideal heart rate zones. Save on a heart rate monitor with purchase (optional)!
Course Material Price $199.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionIMPACT is an intense turn-key group workout system that goes beyond traditional fitness boot camps or group exercises classes. This fitness training and business system is offered through
Course Material Price $357.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryGroup Fitness
DescriptionYou can make a difference is reducing childhood obesity and diabetes by applying the principles in this course.
Course Material Price $177.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryNutrition
DescriptionTACTIX is Your Complete Martial Arts Fitness Business System. Expand your business even if martial arts is not your current area of expertise!
Course Material Price $277.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryBoxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
DescriptionCoach and train triathletes to their fullest potential with the most complete Triathlon Coach Certification program in the world!
Course Material Price $497.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategorySports Conditioning
DescriptionKeep your clients safe by learning essential injury treatment and prevention
Course Material Price $179.00 Note: Exam Fee Included
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategorySpecial Populations
DescriptionLearn cutting-edge techniques for increasing sports performance, reducing recovery time, and enhancing the overall well-being of your clients
Course Material Price $297.00 Note: Exam Fee Included
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryNutrition
DescriptionSpencer Pilates ™ is the optimal blend of traditional Pilates exercises with modern advances in biomechanics and core training. When you become certified in Spencer Pilates ™, you are showing the fitness community and your clients that you are on the cutting edge of fitness and wellness technology.
Course Material Price $199.00 Note: Exam Fee Included
Exam Price $0.00 Note: Passing a 100 multiple choice, non-proctored written exam with 70% or higher. Two attempts at the exam are given.
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteModerate flexibility, comprehension of English, basic fitness experience
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPilates
DescriptionAdventure Boot Camp is the largest fitness boot camp business system in the world. Join the family and benefit from our global brand and proven track record. You get everything you need to be successful
Course Material Price $2,900.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryGroup Fitness
DescriptionThis comprehensive water fitness training program teaches you the benefits of aquatic exercise, the unique properties of water, the aquatic environment, general anatomy and kinesiology, AquaLogix Fitness System, exercise physiology, biomechanics, the need for professionalism and leadership skills, and legal considerations.
Course Material Price $97.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisiteNo specific previous fitness training education required
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategoryAqua
DescriptionThis biomechanics course is comprehensive and yet presented in a very easy-to-follow format. Human biomechanics and the mechanical analysis of human performance come down to how the joints and muscles interact during motion and how the stress upon the joints hinders or helps movement during athletics.
Course Material Price $199.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam RequiredNo
PrerequisitePersonal Fitness Training certification or related degree
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryExercise Physiology, Personal Trainer
DescriptionMake your team or athlete faster, stronger, and more agile with or without equipment. This is a great complement to your personal trainer certification or the MMA Conditioning Coach
Course Material Price $297.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionSport Yoga is a comprehensive online yoga teacher training program for fitness professionals who want to integrate yoga movements into their one-on-one training-group fitness or boot camp programs.
Course Material Price $297.00 Note: Exam Price Included
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
Term Used for Continuing EducationContinuing Education Unit (CEU)
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1 CEU
CategorySports Conditioning, Yoga
DescriptionEssential core stability training for fitness pros who demand more from themselves and their clients.
Course Material Price $199.00 Note: Exam Fee Included
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryPersonal Trainer
DescriptionLearn about ideal nutrition, including proven techniques for increased energy, better health and decreased dependence on medications. Dramatically increase your job and career opportunities with this new credential.
Course Material Price $297.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryNutrition
DescriptionWhether the goal is aesthetics or performance, proper functional fitness training will improve both. The main goal of most gym members, or fitness enthusiasts, is how they look more than “function.” However, function is proven to improve not only sport and work performance, but physical appearance as well. Learn these essential skills and become a top-level fitness professional.
Course Material Price $199.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
PrerequisiteNone
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryExercise Physiology, Personal Trainer, Special Populations, Sports Conditioning, Corrective Exercise, Athletic Trainer
DescriptionLearn how to teach a one hour group exercise class that will include a warm-up, cardiorespiratory section (low-high), sculpting, cool-down and stretch, and more.
Course Material Price $319.00 Note: Exam Fee Included
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method Online
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryGroup Fitness
Description
Course Material Price $0.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategorySpecial Populations
DescriptionHelp your clients achieve their weight loss or weight management goals using the latest proven strategies
Course Material Price $127.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryLife & Wellness Coaching
DescriptionLearn the MMA fitness training and conditioning techniques and science to train top-level MMA athletes, or fitness enthusiasts who want MMA fitness and conditioning programs.
Course Material Price $497.00
Exam Price $0.00
Exam Delivery Method
Practical Exam Required
Prerequisite
Renewal PeriodNo renewal period
CECs/CEUs per renewal period0
Renewal Fee
One Hour of Continuing Education Equals0.1
CategoryBoxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

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13 reviews
Majik Mann
On Jun 02, 2013
Another thing that would be great is if NESTA would let us know what our mistakes were. I called and spoke to Susan (she was awesome by the way - very helpful), and she told me that I wouldn't be able to know what my mistakes were to protect exam integrity. I get it, I do, but I want to be the best Fitness Pro I can be, so if I make a mistake in an exam, then I will probably make that same mistake with a client. Thus, knowing what mistakes were made in the exam will allow me to do the research and get it right, which could, in turn, prevent possible injury for a client. Am I making any sense? lol.

other than that - A1 to NESTA!
Majik Mann
On Jun 02, 2013
I am really happy with NESTA thus far; in the process of doing the Master Trainer program (PFT CERT accomplished!) and I have just completed the GEI, and I have to be honest, the GEI was easier (but it probably also has to do with the fact that I have been teaching GroupX classes for years now), but I still learned a few things.

As for the PFT... if you're studying at home, you need to study. The proctored exam isn't a walk in the park, but if you pass, you know your stuff! I prefer that over a mickey mouse PFT cert any day, and if you care about your clients you will too.

Just a suggestion though. NESTA should put some type of review quiz (with the answers) at the end of their chapters, just so we know we're on the right track. It would help us feel more confident about taking the exams. I know that I would have appreciated that for the Biomechanics module.

But I still give NESTA a 5star rating. Good job!
Tracy Treible
On Mar 26, 2013
Verified NESTA Pro
I've had a great experience with NESTA thus far. I received my group exercise instructor certification last year and this year opted for CPT. I have given myself a break but I will soon complete my HRM specialist cert as well. I had previously tried and failed at NASM for many reasons, but having seen their text I feel that NESTA really is not much different but for me it was presented in a much more approachable way. The videos along with the reading material work very well together---you still need to study this is not a give away. I see tons of reviews everywhere dumbing down the NESTA program and I think that's bull. This is a good program that gave me a wealth of knowledge. I didn't find the test to be unbelievably challenging but then again I read my materials and studied my butt off. If you feel that NESTA was so easy then that's great for you, you better be the best trainer out there....
I don't know what the "best" certifications out there are, I know there are many opinions however I can say that I feel confident having my name associated with this one.
Customer service was also super helpful whenever I had any issues.
Isa Brown
On Jul 19, 2012
After having read several reviews I as a little worried about it taking for ever to receive my certificate.
However, I ended opting for a NESTA certificate and I received top quality service! I had a minor issue submitting my first answer on the exam. I called the customer service and spoke to a very friendly and helpful person who got me sorted immediately.
I currently live abroad, in Europe, and I received my certificate 6 days after completing the exam so I'm pretty impressed!
All in all, I'm very happy and looking forward to possibly completing another course with NESTA.
Verified NESTA Pro
Hello Scott, I just passed the LWM exam. I had a CS facilitate my exam because there was a prob with my first test was not recorded the first time. I was mad-frustrated! The CS was helpful but what I do not understand is the thing about test results. Not getting an email confirmation afterwards. Why does it take too long to get a test result confirmation via email when you had already flashed it to your tester on the screen when they passed the test? and in the end screen, you also ask for the email address(?)and I never got the result ..so, what was the point?

just wondering.. no biggie ;)
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA) Response on Mar 22, 2012:
Sorry for any frustrations with the testing system. We've had our IT team looking into it. We think it is a browser setting issue. It only happens to a few students and that's why we ask for the email (in case it doesn't get automatically forwarded like it should since the testing system is a separate system from the student database). Basically, we're aware of the issue and we're working on it with Adobe (who administers our test). Hopefully this technical glitch testing did not take away ... more less
Alexandra Morales
On Jan 17, 2012
Same thing happened to me, I didnt pass the LWM exam, theres good info but it was very hard to understand thats why I didnt pass, I wish they'd tell me which ones I got wrong to help me out a little.
Im very afraid to fail at my second attempt.
Since money is tight now a days- I wont be able to afford paying $90 to re-take the exam.
Scott, can you help me with a few question of the exam that I dont understand?


-Maria Alexandra M.
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA) Response on Jan 18, 2012:
Hi Maria,We are definitely here to help! We want to help you clarify concepts not only to be successful on the exam, but more importantly to successfully use the information with your clients. That said, we can definitley go over where you were weak on the exam but we cannot go over specific questions as that would compromise the integrity of the exam (i.e. we'd would be "giving" you an answer key to those specific questions). Please email the author of the course, Mark Teahan (... more less
Suzi Alva
On Jan 12, 2012
I payed for the lifestyle & weight management program, the book is very informative i learned a lot! but the whole program was very difficult since it had so much info to memorize and wasn't summarized.
I also felt that the e-mail costumer service was rude when I asked any questions.
And since the program was very tough I got an e-mail saying I didn't pass:(
The worst thing is that they won't tell you what you got wrong on the test so you can learn.


-Suzi
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA) Response on Jan 12, 2012:
Hi Suzi,
I apologize for your negative experience with the email response. We really do want to make all or our students' educational experience with NESTA exceptional. I'd like to discuss this with you to rectify the situation, but unfortunately I cannot locate your name in our system. Please email me directly when you get a chance.
Thank you in advance for the opportunity.
Scott@nestacertified.com

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