There are many benefits of a personal trainer certification in the fitness industry. Many colleges and universities are beginning to offer specialized training for those who wish to become instructors after earning their Kinesiology or physiology degrees. According to ClubIndustry.com, having certified personal trainers on staff is especially important as gyms and fitness clubs search for employees with specialized skills who can cater to particular emerging demographics, such as baby boomers and people who are struggling with obesity.
Thorough knowledge of cardio fitness equipment that can assist people with particular needs is also paramount. Personal trainers can help their clients get toned and shed pounds by showing them how to use low-impact, high-quality machinery, such as the TRUE Fitness CS series treadmills. Each of these treadmills is equipped with TRUE’s patented SOFT™ System technology, which offers one of the most orthopedically correct running surface available on any commercial treadmill.
Currently, anyone who wishes to become a personal trainer can receive a certification through a number of accredited organizations, including the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the American Council on Exercise and the National Council on Strength and Fitness.
For many club operators, having employees with personal trainer certifications in addition to formal degrees will become increasingly important in the years to come. As a result, students pursuing degrees in kinesiology or physiology can boost their employability considerably by becoming certified personal trainers. “I believe in education, and I believe it’s the number one thing we can do in our field,” Lee Brown, former National Strength and Conditioning Association board president, told the source. “A certification is nothing without an education. Certification is just the extra add-on that says now I have some very specific knowledge that allows me to do some very specific things.”