AFAA is launching a new Biggest Loser certification website tied to the tv show in January. For the last year AFAA members have been able to study the certification and 100 members were able to take part in the website test. Has anyone had any experience with the certification or website? What has your experience been?
Hi Bonnie, thanks for the comments. I had the same feeling. I also participated in a number of their webcasts, as well as completed the training in August of 2011. I was concerned that the “all in” mentality would put my obese clients at risk for injury, without teaching them how to make healthy eatting and exercise tools for a life time. I was also put off by the overall cost of the program for the trainer each month. I couldn’t envision how what they were offering would provide my clients with more than what I was already providing. I think the name recognition of being a “Biggest Loser Pro” certified trainer can help some gain additional clients, but I already get a stream of clients through referrals due to the results that they achieve.
Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad to hear others thoughts on the program.