Recent Certification/Training Group Reviews

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

I held back for a long time about taking a fitness certificate course due to the content that other fitness organizations put in into their course study that for me is not enough to compliment or support my Bsc in physical therapy. Finally, NASM delivered. There's no regrets about my decision to tak... more
by Alvin Rebellon 1456 days ago

National Personal Trainer Institute (NPTI)

NPTI is hands down the best program out there. The program now consists of 600 hours of education including 350 hours in the classroom consisting of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness programing, legal considerations, business concepts, fitness assessments and more. In addition the other 250... more
by Amy Rauch 1458 days ago

National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)

I did the program to become a Personal Trainer through Groupon. NCCPT was awesome. Every time I called in, the people were always professional and helpful.The material was challenging and thorough. I studied my @#$ off for the test but passed it on the first go around. I got picked up as a trainer l... more
by Philip Fingado 1459 days ago


“Nia is like a two sided coin… on one side it is this amazing physical fitness program, on the other side, it is so fun and full of opportunity to learn about living fully in the body, you kind of forget your working out. Nia doesn’t have to be something that replaces your current workout…it... more
by Suzy Finnefrock 1472 days ago

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

It's all about credentials, and NASM has all the answers!! Having done both the CPT and PES courses, I can't tell you enough about how the programs get you ready to everyday work. I highly recommend NASM to all those looking to go into a fitness career!!
by Shlomo Fishman 1477 days ago

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

ISSA personal trainer was my first and then I took the SFN. I like how fast they respond to any questions you have and that they really want their students to be successful. I cant say enough about them and their message board and materials.
by Jerald Evans 1480 days ago

Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

I would like to know if any AEA members are doing aquatic programs for youth with weight issues ?
by Laura Papuga 1503 days ago

Yoga Alliance

YA is the first and only organization for yoga and about yoga training and certification. It sets the standard for which all other programs aspire to, cough *yogafit* cough. Riding the yoga fad craze, I can't believe this website lists soo many organizations. Take note physical trainers who ... more
by Eff Yogafit 1506 days ago

National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)

I went though the NCCPT certification and loved the learning. The test is difficult, but the standards are high for this organization. I have studied other manuals and have taken other tests and this is the best I have studied. There was great customer service and all the employees were helpf... more
by Paul Krenzel 1514 days ago

Interactive Fitness Trainers of America (IFTA)

Greg Sims is a fabulous trainer; he shares a great blend of technical and social skills in his courses which keeps participants engaged all the time. Very dedicated trainer who ensures that his courses continue to run even when he had a knee injury during one of his international seminars.
by Calvin Ng 1516 days ago


Hey, I just got my Silver Sneaker pass. I was paying to play sports at two City owned and staffed community centers and the other day I used my pass. It was for use of the complete facility but only used it that day for indoor Pickleball. Having never played it prior I must say I picked it up really... more
by Arun S 1521 days ago

(ISFTA) International Sports & Fitness Trainers Association (ISFTA)

What I love about ISFTA is the fact that they include a PRACTICAL component to their CPT certification exams. So not only do learn the information, but you also get first hand experience in having to be able to APPLY it.
by Ryan Ortega 1533 days ago

(ISFTA) International Sports & Fitness Trainers Association (ISFTA)

I would like to thank ISFTA and its GREAT roster of top notch course instructors for the opportunities that have opened up to me since receiving my certificate. Fitness has always been a passion of mine. Now I can turn that passion into a career by helping others fulfill their fitness goals. I wa... more
by Kerri Yomens 1534 days ago

BASI Pilates (BASI)

Don’t plan on ever being able to test out and get a job. Basi only offers certification tests twice a year, which book up 6 months out. The problem being that by the time they list the test date/location on the website, it is already booked and they do not expand to meet the demand. I finished the... more
by Jenn A 1535 days ago

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) (AFAA)

If I receive a letter with an ID card that has an AFAA member number, does this mean that I passed the Group Fitness Examination??
by K Sher 1541 days ago

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

I just received my ACE CPT certification. The materials provided were wonderful and although challenging, were not overwhelming for one coming from a non-fitness background. I learned things that my physical therapist and occupational therapist friends had studied. ACE has a great support network... more
by Jodi Stone 1543 days ago

LES MILLS (Les Mills)

Please add Les Mills GRIT Series Qualified to the certs here on IDEAFit!
by Teresa Heitman 1560 days ago

International Wellness Institute (IWI)

Hello, Since we are located in Hungary, we currently offer only Hungarian courses, however as the education partner of NASM and Active IQ (UK) we have the possibility to run PT, PES, CES courses in English too. (We already launched severeal PT courses in the past in English, though) Our purpos... more
by Laszlo Zopcsak 1570 days ago

International Wellness Institute (IWI)

Courses are ONLY available in Hungarian language. No English language courses at all.
by Miki Pancot 1572 days ago

The BioMechanics Method (TBMM)

This course was so well designed and presented in such a way that it made learning some crucial ways to help clients who have functional problems or injuries to do misalignments, over use or even the shoes they wear. Justin provides every opportunity for you to learn and practice what you learn by ... more
by No Name 1582 days ago