|MYFIT's choice from
(1-10) of the best quality for the money.
There are many different certifications
you can receive to become a certified personal trainer. One of the
most recongized ones in Canada include:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
This is an intense written and practical exam. Must have a B.A.,
Bsc or in medicine from a university, or collage.
Time commitment: an exam Cost: $350 Canadian
American Council On Exercise (ACE)
This certification is an intense written exam. You must have a backgroud
in kinesiology, and CPR and order the manual at the address above.
Cost: About $280 Canadian Time Commitment: One Exam
Young Mens/Womens Christian Association (YMCA/YWCA)
This is a 5 part course. Basic Theory, individual conditioning,
program design, cpafla, and personal training. Cost: $400
Canadain (members) Time commitment: 5 courses, each 2 weekends
Sports Performance Institute (SPI)
Written and practical examination. (multiple choice). Text book
comes with the course. Must have CPR to complete the course.Cost:
Level 1 $250.00, Level 2 $265.00, Level 3 $340.00 Time
Canadian Personal Trainers Network (CPTN)
Must be 18, have CPR. 120 multiple choice questions, and a practical
with a minimum of 75% to pass. Cost: $212.93 Canadian Time
Commitment: 1 weekend.
Can Fit Pro
This certification has a practical and a written component. Visit
the above to attain the manual required to complete this certification.
Time commitment: 1 weekend. + studing.
Cost: About $200 Canadian
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Myfit's Ranking Criteria
|Reputation is extremely important
in a personal training certification. Why would you get a certification
that wasn't recognized by everyone?
Pre-requisite of information
|A quality certification will ask
for a certain level of understanding before taking the course
or have a level system in place.
|Cost of the course. "Bang
for the Buck"
Quality and quantity of
information in the text that is offered
|Obviously, the less information
that you have to know the easier it will be to pass the course.
The quality of the members
|Some certifications pass almost
everyone that takes the course. The quality is assessed on personal
contact with the members and ties in closely with reputation.
Provides motivation to
|Certifications that provide as
much information as possible to enhance their learning will
earn a higher ranking. ie. free courses for their members, database
of articles and exercises etc.