It is tempting to start teaching before getting certified. Not every fitness facility requires certification. I’ve been teaching for 30 years, and currently work at a hospital based wellness facility that requires certification. If I cannot help a client with their fitness goals, I have fitness professionals with master’s degrees, physicians, physical therapists, and nutritionists that I can go to and know that I am providing the best for my clients. I want to be affiliated with a facility that provides quality. I would think twice about a facility that does not require certification for their instructors. Certification also gives me the confidence to know that I am doing my best for the people I serve.