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Personal Trainer School?

I have been looking everywhere for this... I found it, however, NPTI tells me they dont have a school in dallas, even though i found this............
http://www.nationalpersonaltrainingi...hool_ID=X75240


Anyone have any ideas or solutions?>


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Not sure if you are asking for academy's or where NPTI is located.

This is where I went before I personal trained all through college(it's in Dallas)...
http://www.cooperaerobics.com/default.aspx

It is one of the best out there.
I truthfully learned a lot while I was there, but then again...I actually tried and treated it seriously.
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Not sure if you are asking for academy's or where NPTI is located.

This is where I went before I personal trained all through college(it's in Dallas)...
http://www.cooperaerobics.com/default.aspx

It is one of the best out there.
I truthfully learned a lot while I was there, but then again...I actually tried and treated it seriously.

I have actually done a lot of the flooring out there, I did the office of Dr. Coopers son, Tyler (i think), who is also a Dr out there. Just for the record, he got Santos Mahogany..

Now,, I could not find a link to personal trainer certification?

Thanks,
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I have actually done a lot of the flooring out there, I did the office of Dr. Coopers son, Tyler (i think), who is also a Dr out there. Just for the record, he got Santos Mahogany..

Now,, I could not find a link to personal trainer certification?

Thanks,
Yea, they are very informative there.
It taught me a lot about dieting and natural foods as well.
I enjoyed it, but it also isn't cheap.
I also stayed at their hotel that they have there.

Here ya go...

http://www.cooperaerobics.com/wellne...criptions.aspx
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Yea, they are very informative there.
It taught me a lot about dieting and natural foods as well.
I enjoyed it, but it also isn't cheap.
I also stayed at their hotel that they have there.

Here ya go...

http://www.cooperaerobics.com/wellne...criptions.aspx

This sounds like its not for a personal trainer cert.. It seems as though it is for an individual assesment?
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This sounds like its not for a personal trainer cert.. It seems as though it is for an individual assesment?
I apologize.
I linked you incorrectly.
It's not near as expensive as I thought.

Here ya go...

http://www.cooperinst.org/education/ptr/index.cfm
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I apologize.
I linked you incorrectly.
It's not near as expensive as I thought.

Here ya go...

http://www.cooperinst.org/education/ptr/index.cfm

Thanks,, Was it Jeff?

So, will this cert allow you to work on your own as a Personal Trainer or in a club?
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Thanks,, Was it Jeff?

So, will this cert allow you to work on your own as a Personal Trainer or in a club?
Yes, most clubs will recognize this PT cert.
Look at it like a college degree, it will get you in the doorway and it's up to you to work your way up from there.
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top cert out there is NASM(national academy of sports medicine). covers everything and really works well with building programs and sticking to a protocol. their basic CPT is very good, and they have multiple others that go above the basics.

another great cert is ACSM(american college of sports medicine). again covers everything, but is very clinical and covers a lot dealing with contraindications.

if you have a 4 year degree, i would look into getting your C.S.C.S. Its a strength and conditioning cert that is going to go above and beyond.

Cooper is a blow off. If you have any knowledge of the body and how it works it will be an honest waste of time except to get the piece of paper. Goes along with ACE(american council on exercise).

If you are seriously interested, i get good discounts on pretty much all of them through my job, and can help you out.
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top cert out there is NASM(national academy of sports medicine). covers everything and really works well with building programs and sticking to a protocol. their basic CPT is very good, and they have multiple others that go above the basics.

another great cert is ACSM(american college of sports medicine). again covers everything, but is very clinical and covers a lot dealing with contraindications.

if you have a 4 year degree, i would look into getting your C.S.C.S. Its a strength and conditioning cert that is going to go above and beyond.

Cooper is a blow off. If you have any knowledge of the body and how it works it will be an honest waste of time except to get the piece of paper. Goes along with ACE(american council on exercise).

If you are seriously interested, i get good discounts on pretty much all of them through my job, and can help you out.
There ya go, great information.
But I will say this...no school will teach you what firsthand experience can.
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top cert out there is NASM(national academy of sports medicine). covers everything and really works well with building programs and sticking to a protocol. their basic CPT is very good, and they have multiple others that go above the basics.

another great cert is ACSM(american college of sports medicine). again covers everything, but is very clinical and covers a lot dealing with contraindications.

if you have a 4 year degree, i would look into getting your C.S.C.S. Its a strength and conditioning cert that is going to go above and beyond.

Cooper is a blow off. If you have any knowledge of the body and how it works it will be an honest waste of time except to get the piece of paper. Goes along with ACE(american council on exercise).

If you are seriously interested, i get good discounts on pretty much all of them through my job, and can help you out.


Great info. PM sent!
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There ya go, great information.
But I will say this...no school will teach you what firsthand experience can.
very true. biggest thing that will help you become a great trainer is going to be your knowledge, experience, and with both of those comes confidence in yourself.
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If you're just looking to become a personal trainer at a club I think most major gyms have their own class that you can take. Most are 2 day courses and like someone said, are blowoff classes if you have any clue about excercising.
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If you're just looking to become a personal trainer at a club I think most major gyms have their own class that you can take. Most are 2 day courses and like someone said, are blowoff classes if you have any clue about excercising.

Nah..I already own a business, this would just be for personal gain.

I would like to know more than the avg joe when it comes to life!
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Just attend an N.A.S.M. cert. while it is there, that is what I did.

real certifications are not anything close to "blow off" classes. Most gyms don't offer it for liability reasons, you have to get your own...AND carry personal trainer insurance as well.

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