Is a Personal Training Certification Worth It?

As my ACE personal training certification expires this month I thought it would be a good idea to write a short post on whether it’s worth it to get one or not.

First of all, if you work at a gym and they force you to get a certification, then of course go and get it!

But if you work for yourself as a freelance trainer then it is a huge waste of money in my opinion.

If you already have experience helping people get fit but don’t have an expensive piece of paper to show for it, don’t worry about it. In fact, when I got trained at Gold’s Gym SoCal the consultant said there was a trainer at Gold’s Venice who gets paid up to 10k an hour with zero certifications!

Before I ever had my certification I was already training people for money!

Now, if you’re still new to fitness and want to become a trainer, then getting your certification might be the best route to take to get the proper knowledge.

This depends on if you like to learn on your own or if you need a class to hold you accountable. But if you already have the knowledge then don’t waste your time or money on the class!

If you have anymore questions please email me (m@mattbetz.com) 🙂

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