When you begin your personal training education, you will have to consider which ASFA® fitness training certification you want to get. Deciding which fitness trainer license is right for you will depend heavily on your personal preferences and passions. There are many different varieties of certifications to get depending on where you want to work or the clientele you want to work with.
For example, if you have aspirations to become a kickboxing instructor, you will need to get a certification as a certified Kickbox & step aerobics instructor.
Group fitness instructors are taught how to lead a class of people with various levels of fitness. They learn how to create a routine that flows from one move to the next. They also learn different variations of modifications so that more advanced followers can be challenged and the newbies can be confident as they follow along. Group fitness instructors need to be outgoing and creative to retain clientele and keep their classes’ fun while creating an uplifting and inspiring atmosphere.
Other certified fitness trainerswork with clients specifically as a weight reduction specialist or as certified sports nutritionists. These trainers could work in a gym along with personal trainers to help enhance the gym workout and lifestyle changes. These trainers could also work in a doctor’s office to help provide guidance to patients that are trying to make positive changes in their fitness routine.
Sports specific training certifications are great certificates for those helping with sport specific training plans or sports coaching. Clients that are into anaerobic workouts or weight lifting have a lot to gain from a trainer who has strength training certifications. They can help build muscle mass and help protect the joints and ligaments.
Deciding what you want to specialize in will help you determine which certifications are right for you. The more certifications you have, the better-rounded your fitness background will be and you will have that much more to offer your clients!