ACE or ACSM

  • tbeaux

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    Apr 28, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    So I am looking to get my personal training certification so I am able to start this job at a fitness center in town. They told me once I get my certification I am welcome to have a job doing that there. I am a nutrition and fitness major, I know quite a bit about it all, but I here that getting your certification can be expensive. Does anyone know how much ACE is and ACSM is? I'd prefer to get the ACSM, I understand it is harder, but it is also the gold standard. I might have to settle with ACE for now if it is less expensive.


    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Apr 28, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    ACSM is an excellent certifying body. ACE is also decent. ACE also has a lot of support materials. A lot of the major chain gyms are really pushing NASM though. Since you actually have a fitness degree you will be ahead of most of the other trainers out there. Look at the listing of most trainers at your typical gym and you will notice that their degree is usually in a non-fitness related field (if they even have a degree). Since you are considering one gym in particular I would suggest asking the manager (or the person you talked to) what he/she suggests, or find out what most of the trainers there already have.
    Btw I am certified by both ACE and NSCA.

    As for your question about costs: www
    Really it is so easy to find out that information for yourself with a quick online search. I would do it for you, but you really should learn how to look up such simple stuff for yourself icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 28, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    ACE is industry standard, if I see it I will go "O I know what he or she knows".

    I would suggest really going for NASM or ISSM, ACE is notoriously known for catering to the lowest denominator.
  • sportsjockla

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    Apr 28, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    ACE is pretty much very close to ACSM. They get a lot of their info from there. I would suggest ACSM. It is the best one.
  • tbeaux

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    ftnip saidACSM is an excellent certifying body. ACE is also decent. ACE also has a lot of support materials. A lot of the major chain gyms are really pushing NASM though. Since you actually have a fitness degree you will be ahead of most of the other trainers out there. Look at the listing of most trainers at your typical gym and you will notice that their degree is usually in a non-fitness related field (if they even have a degree). Since you are considering one gym in particular I would suggest asking the manager (or the person you talked to) what he/she suggests, or find out what most of the trainers there already have.
    Btw I am certified by both ACE and NSCA.

    As for your question about costs: www
    Really it is so easy to find out that information for yourself with a quick online search. I would do it for you, but you really should learn how to look up such simple stuff for yourself icon_wink.gif


    Thanks, And by the way, I was working on finding the information and my internet browser would not allow me to get to the website. I do know how to look up information quite well.