Many fitness corporations are hiring individuals with only a high school degree and are predicating their entire search criteria on sales experience and communication skills. Individuals who accrue a single personal training certification are calling themselves fitness professionals which is mind boggling to say the least. I also find that many managers have an overtly biased outlook on personal training certifications and place an emphasis on hiring individuals who are certified with the same organization.
It is the choice of the fitness professional to earn one certification or several. Number of certifications is not an indication of professionalism.
I’d like to use Peter and Kathie Davis as examples. Would you really describe the portal on which you respond and post questions to be a “utter joke.”
I am curious to know what are your intentions on this portal. Is it to edify the industry or tear it down?
I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to seek to find ways to refine areas in our industry that you deem need refinement and use your knowledge and expertise to effect such change. TEAM!!!
TOGETHER EVERYBODY ACHIEVES MORE.
Best to you.
I think that’s a really general biased comment.
This industry is run on integrity, education, professionalism and experience but just like any other industry there is nothing that is mandatory
If you want to be a desired trainer: you need to be smart and able to do the work.
It’s not just about the money
Once you fill in your Fitness Connect info the discussion may change, but you have no qualifications listed
I believe that many industries as a whole are a joke. It’s safe to say that many personal trainers are not professional. However the same can be said about many doctors or otherwise highly trained individuals. No matter how high of a percentage of our industry is more concerned about money than fitness, there will always be great trainers and great doctors out there to pull you out of the murky waters of commerce. I am greatful for all you trainers who try your best and really care about your clients. Personal trainers REPRESENT we stand out!