Recent Certification/Training Group Reviews

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

ISSA was my first certification. I can say I learned a lot reading all the material they provide. Doing the exam (writing 6 essays, each one based on a specific topic) was a challenge, but it made me think and process the information more than just memorizing. Even though there are some gyms that do... more
by Ariel Fefer 1048 days ago

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

NASM has great fitness programs! If I could take them all I would. (I currently have 5). Anyone wanting to get into becoming a Personal Trainer, NASM is the best choice!
by Renee Chatham 1070 days ago

National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

NCSF is an organization that provides a good, thorough program. They offer a program that ensures you know a great deal about industry. The material can be tricky, but if you are taking the program in a class, you should be able to follow along just fine.
by Jamie Vesel 1071 days ago

American Sports and Fitness Association® (ASFA®)

I got my certification from ASFA some years back as it was expensive paying for certification from other bodies. It okay as long as you are in the fitness industry and you stay up to date by reading books. If other bodies want us to join them, they should bring down their fee. Well done ASFA Bashir... more
by Bashir Bello 1077 days ago

Training and Wellness Certification Commission (TW-CC)

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by Troy Knudson 1093 days ago

Peak Pilates

Peak Pilates has some of the best education I've experienced in my 15 years of teaching Pilates. It's training isn't JUST about learning exercises and memorizing levels and orders of exercises. They really get to the heart of HOW to be a TEACHER. How to communicate the method to your clients and ... more
by N Ahern 1112 days ago

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)

W.I.T.S. has added 34 new online business courses to help fitness professionals take over their career track. The courses are self paced and mentored so you have constant help. Check out the sales, social media marketing and fitness management courses. Many are taught by authors who train Fortu... more
by Jay DelVecchio 1129 days ago

The BioMechanics Method (TBMM)

Excellent and thorough materials. Take the time to truly learn it. It takes practice, but the guidance through the course with video and text is superb.
by Nadja Tapkas 1133 days ago

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

As Issa certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics
by Amanda Fitness 1138 days ago


Why is my Insanity Certification still Pending on the IDEA site?
by Dyanna W. 1146 days ago

YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc.

Yogafit Training Completed: Levels 1-3 in WA. Job: Graduate student, fitness instructor on the side Review Level 1: Level 1 was wonderful--lots of instructors, lots of basic poses to go through. The class focused on safety. Most students had been taking yoga for a while and so the class wen... more
by Isabel Dalhousie 1182 days ago

The BioMechanics Method (TBMM)

I happened upon the BMM course after I had suffered for over 12 months with a debilitating over-use back injury from training at an international athletic level. I was in constant chronic pain & felt like such a fraud while training my clients & telling them that they need to listen to & look after ... more
by Juels Pellow 1195 days ago

American Aerobic Association International / International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI-ISMA)

Is my sports nutrition certification going to be added as a choice on this site? I can only select my personal training certification as a choice? thanks
by Chris Mentore 1216 days ago

Federazione Italiana Fitness (FIF)

Excellent and professional organization based in Italy, focused on improving continuosly the knowledge of its associates.

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 1219 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 1221 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 1223 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 1236 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 1240 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 1244 days ago