Professional Groups & Associations to Join
In addition to membership in the BarSculpt League, extra professional affiliations improve your credibility and worth as a trainer. Here are some of the best:
National Academy of Sports Medicine has long been considered the gold standard of trainer certifications. NASM certification presently costs between $524 and $2,400 depending on the kind of accreditation.
The National Council for Licensed Professional Fitness instructors has actually been accrediting fitness and health pros given that 2000. The credential is nationally recognized by the NCCA. The NCCPT provides certifications in individual training, group workout, yoga, indoor biking, youth and senior fitness, strength training, powerlifting, kickboxing, versatility and weight management. The cost of NCCPT accreditation ranges between $250 and $550.
NASM and NCCPT accreditations are certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
Both require recertification every two years with evidence of 20 hours of continuing education.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association is also among the most-respected expert groups for individual fitness trainers. A one-year professional membership is $120. For that you get the professional classification of being a member, plus access to fitness articles and research, best practices, service tips and connecting with other members.