With So Many Certifications - Which One is Right for You?
Which certification should you choose? It is a question that is often asked. Of course, the answer is individual. What are you looking for? Are you a fitness professional who has a degree in the subject area, but feels rusty on your skill set? If so, you might want to start with a more basic certification such as Personal Training. If you have been a personal trainer for awhile and want a challenge, then maybe Advanced Personal Training or Master Personal Training is right for you. Where are you in your fitness career? If you can answer that, you have made the first step in determining the correct choice.
Also, when thinking about your certification choice, think about your clientele. After all, fitness professionals are service professionals. What would serve your clients best? Obviously, the answer would be different if you worked in a senior center than it is if you work at a driving range or country club. What demographic in your area needs a fitness professional to help them reach their goals?
So, there you have it. Now, you have identified where you are in your career and what demographic around you needs you most. From that, you should be able to determine the best certification(s) for you and your clients needs. No matter what stage of advancement your career, you can count on ASFA® to provide the right certifications to assist you in fitness career development. To see a comprehensive list of our certifications and determine which ones are right for you, just click the link below.