I'm 17 and want to be an IFPA certified personal trainer and maybe get a 2 year business/marketing degree at a local college. I want to make at least fairly good money along with doing what I love and helping people as well.
To those who are already in the game: How'd you do it? What eduction did you get? Who certified you?
I will also see what local bigger gyms want you to have to hire you. I know the key is to build your client base and keep them and keep them safe. I know that you must have insurance for it as well. What do you guys think of IFPA? Look at'em on www.ifpa-fitness.com and let me know your opinions of them and if it would be worth it to be certified by them. Thanks to all responses as this will be a great help.