Recent Certification/Training Group Reviews

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 1261 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 1263 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 1272 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 1273 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 1279 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 1291 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 1291 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 1292 days ago

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (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 1298 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 1300 days ago

LES MILLS (Les Mills)

Please add Les Mills GRIT Series Qualified to the certs here on IDEAFit!
by Teresa Heitman 1317 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 1327 days ago

International Wellness Institute (IWI)

Courses are ONLY available in Hungarian language. No English language courses at all.
by Miki Pancot 1329 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 1339 days ago

Health and Fitness Alliance (HFA)

Very bad experience with Health and Fitness Alliance. The owner or manager was a hostile female. When I refused to allow her to bully me, she threatened me and tried to intimate me. I almost paid 800 dollars. Good think I didn't. I highly warn you to keep away from Health and Fitness Alliance
by Johnny1 Zacaria 1347 days ago


I love to be one of the Full Certified STOTT Pilates® instructors. I am so Thankful to MH&F!!!
by Dimitris Kandris 1349 days ago

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

You have 15 days to decide whether or not you want to continue pursuing the certificate program. I went for the WLS within that time frame changed my mind and told them to go ahead and cancel. I paid $99 for the course. They submit a request for a refund that takes 30 days to be reissued. The compla... more
by Cloe Ricks 1351 days ago

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA)

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 ... more
by Majik Mann 1359 days ago

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assn. (NESTA)

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... more
by Majik Mann 1359 days ago

The Cooper Institute (CI)

Hello, I attended Coopers, back in 2000. The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is all fitness and wellness. Doctor Cooper has a great understanding for health and healthy living. I plan to further my education, with Coopers as my point of reference as well as base of learning. Julius Rogers.
by Julius Rogers 1360 days ago