I currently hold the following certifications: AEA, YMCA Strength and Conditioning Instructor, YMCA Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, and Punk Rope Instructor. I would like to be able to work more one on one or small group with individuals with personal fitness and nutrition goals. I have looked at getting a personal training certification but am having a hard time deciding which certifcation group would be best for me and if I need to go on and get a Lifestyle Coach certiification as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
On top of what has already been covered about accredited certifications, you might want to think of what type of client you think you are going to be working with. I have NASM, ACE, ISSA, NESTA, USAW, and IYCA. Each of these has added something different to my training, but a lot of it is exercise science overlapp. What do you feel your weak area is and what do you think your strength is?