No you haven’t dug yourself in a hole my friend and yes…you did clarily you answer..Thank you! In all honesty you only said that you kind of agreed with some of Jason’s points regarding certification.
I will say that I do ask other Fitness Professionals who they’re certified with, but I think that this is a natural question as well as sometimes finding a common bond on test taking. I know that many can view the question as a snobby response but I love learning about others background as well as how they came into the industry.
I agree with you on many of your points and feel that personal integrity is sometimes missing in our industry versus the mighty dollar and selfish vanity.
For me the bottom line is this: Regardless of whether you have a high-school education, a Master’s degree or anything in between….whether you take a 1 day, 3 day or online certification it’s what you do with your knowledge afterwards. I have taken all 3 types of Certifications and now keep my certs up to date so I never have to retake them again.
I’m blessed that IDEA (as well as ACE) is based in San Diego and that I’ve been able to go to IDEA World all but 2 years out of my 16 years in the industry. I strive to give my clients the best of my ability and staying current in the industry is part of it.
By chance are you going to the convention?