I am really excited as I just passed my personal trainer certifacation. I am new to this field, and I was wondering if anyone in the profession had any hints/adbice on how they started out and what to expect potentially? Any experiences would be appreciated, I am just trying to get an idea of what to prepare myself for. Thanks for your feedback, I am really excited to begin!
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Congrats! Through what organization did you get certified?
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"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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Thanks for your the replies so far. To answer the question about my particular org of certifacation, I am now NASM certfied. Iit is cool because NASM is the certification prefered at NYSC where I will hopefulle be working when I return to NYC. I plan to study and prepare myself to the letter before embarking on training, but I am in my small hometown in Florida here for 6 weeks, so I plan to print up flyers and distribute them to hair salons and gyms in order to train a few clients here for experience. Anyway, thanks for the insight guys, and keep it coming!
Congratulations on getting certified! I would recommend starting in a large gym like Golds so that you can use state-of-the-art equipment, learn from experienced trainers and have a steady stream of clients and have liability protection.
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