Recent Certification/Training Group Reviews

Powder Blue Production (PB11)

Taking the Turbo Kick training was one of the ABSOLUTE BEST decisions I ever made!! This training is the WHOLE PACKAGE from top-to-bottom. You literally leave the class with an entire package (aka Round) so that you can start teaching right away! You get the DVD to practice, the music CD and writ... more
by Deawna Alfonsi 1251 days ago

TRX

I took the Group suspension training course in Feb 2011. It was the best it helped us tie in all the loose ends of Suspension Training in a group setting. We use it all the time at our studio and we are working towards a boot camp style, we have one group that love using the equipment. I particular ... more
by Art Garcia 1253 days ago

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

I have been a certified trainer since 1998 and a LSWM Coach since 2003. To this day, I am still as proud as the day I received my exam results to say the I'm ACE certified! ACE is an organization that fosters professional trainers that care about their clients. The support and motivation we get ... more

Powder Blue Production (PB11)

Love working for this company! By far THE MOST rewarding experience getting to train others in THE MOST amazing fitness formats out there :) Love you PB!
by Christina Ahlansberg 1255 days ago

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

I completed the Group Exercise certification as well as some other 1-day or online courses. The trainings do provide good science-based information and are a good starting point for new teachers. They are a good value for the training received. However, as I have become a more highly-trained and ... more
by Deborah Layton 1255 days ago

SilverSneakers

I completely agree with Gale--safe framework for teaching seniors. The course structure allows some freedom to pick and choose exercises but has somewhat "canned" music and formatting that makes it easy to get started--making it less intimidating. I have most used their modified yoga poses. I hav... more
by Deborah Layton 1255 days ago

Balanced Body®

I like that Balanced Body recognizes that there is no one "right" way to teach Pilates. In that way, it might not be considered "classical." I took my complete training from Mat 1 through all the apparatus at Movements Afoot in Manhattan. I chose to take the training there because I knew they had... more
by Deborah Layton 1255 days ago

YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc.

The YogaFit menu of training is second to none. Their training focuses on SAFETY and EFFECTIVENESS above all else. They continue to expand what they offer and the new YogaFitness University promises to take it to the next level. The yoga therapy program is the first of its kind. YogaFit IS the leade... more
by Jeri Jorgenson 1255 days ago

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA)

I love the MMACA Certification!! The material presented is top notch and the NESTA training system is simple to follow and effective. If anybody is looking for an MMA training certification this one needs to be looked at closely. The quality of information is one thing, then when you add the FREE ... more
by Shawn Fears 1256 days ago

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

ISSA was my first Certification and I would do it all over again even after everything else that I have learned since then. The only thing that is lacking with this certification is a more indepth corrective exercise format/strategy for sedentary individuals returning to exercise. No other certific... more
by Shawn Fears 1256 days ago

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

The new updated ACE IFT model is probably the best system on the market and the exercise science in the study materials is the same information that I covered while working towards my B.S.. There is no lack of information and it can be overwhelming, but you won't go wrong with this certification, I... more
by Shawn Fears 1256 days ago

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Great Certification! The science is nothing new, but the way it is presented and organized is very user friendly. If you are just starting out and are looking for a certification, you won't go wrong with NASM.
by Shawn Fears 1256 days ago

FIT4MOM®

These trainings are filled with current and beneficial information regarding prenatal and postnatal fitness. A must for any fitness professional working with clients in the pre & postnatal stage!
by Stephanie Fleck 1256 days ago

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

I v'e been certified by ACE for nearly 10 years. I'm proud of the work they have done to stay current with thelatset research. The exam isn't easy & it shouldn't be. We have a responsibility to the buying public, to make sure we train correctly & efficiently. I think the nest step would be to be li... more
by Charlie Gripp 1256 days ago

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The ACSM-HFS (Health Fitness Specialist) is also a challenging exam. I obtained a Bachelor's in Exercise Science, which was geared towards the HFS exam, so near graduation, I was ready to sit for exam and felt prepared. I agree with Gale in that you have to learn a whole lot to prep for these exam... more
by Cynthia Geraud 1256 days ago

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

I was ok with the first couple of certifications group, kickboxing, and mat science I received from AFAA but the last one for the personal training I was quite disappointed in the instructor he had a very arrogant attitude and showed such favoritism to a couple of the "cute girls" I missed 9 out o... more
by Tina Sardo 1257 days ago

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

I cannot say enough good things about the professionalism of the NASM. One slight problem I am having at the moment is that the Register of exercise professionals(REPs) in the uk will not except my Nasm credentials. This says more about Reps than NASM. The system in the United Kingdom is ridiculous... more
by Damian O'leary 1257 days ago

Powder Blue Production (PB11)

Both the Turbo Kick and Hip Hop Hustle Trainings have been excellent. Not only are there specifics given to teaching in the fitness technique end that are sound, but also the great added part all instructors need which is how to add the sparkle and razzle dazzle to that format. Great Stuff !
by Gale Marchand 1257 days ago

SilverSneakers

Excellent entry level, safe framework for those choosing to work with the 65 + population. All of their trainings provide a framework that will do no harm, even if the certified instructor is new to teaching Seniors. The program from an insurance subscriber standpoint is outstanding as well as often... more
by Gale Marchand 1257 days ago

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM CPT is a challenging exam. I spent many hours preparing for the exam, and yet, even after passing left with the feeling I need to continue to know more. I think that is spectacular! This is much more challenging that the 2 other CPT exams I have taken or any of the Group Fitness certifications ... more
by Gale Marchand 1257 days ago