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How To Become a Personal Trainer

Watch more How to Pick a Career videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Become a personal trainer by following these simple steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise or exercise plan. Step 1: Find a program Choose your certification program. There are many, such programs offered by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Step 2: Attend a workshop Go to the program's workshops. They typically last from one to three days and are often accepted for school credit. Step 3: Study Complete your course of study. Some programs allow you to do this at home, but others require classroom time. Tip Most programs require a certain number of hours of training before certification. Step 4: Study some more Study independently, focusing on anatomy, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Learn how to give fitness tests, accommodate different ability levels, and work with injuries. Step 5: Get CPR certified Get certified in CPR. Some programs require you to be certified in using AEDs -- the defibrillator paddles used to treat heart attacks. Tip The Red Cross offers CPR certification programs. Step 6: Register Register to take the certification test. Like college board exams, it's administered on certain days at testing centers. Be sure to get enough sleep the night before the test. Step 7: Keep training Once you have basic certification, look into other programs, such as Pilates, yoga, and nutrition. Additional training can raise your asking price. Did You Know? Did you know? There were about 235,000 fitness workers in the U.S. in 2006.
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