Our interview series with fitness professionals in the Atlanta area continues with Dina Blair, Athletic Director at the Concourse Athletic Club in Sandy Springs. Whether you are currently working as a personal trainer or aspire to be one, learn what successful professionals have to say about how to get and stay ahead in this ongoing blog series.
Simply put: no. Initially, most certifications required a practical exam in addition to a written exam. Now anyone who wants to become a personal trainer can pay a nominal fee and take a test online. The applied component is lost when only requiring online testing.
The OPT model, incorporation of corrective exercise, movement screens, and looking at the body as a whole by including self myofascial release (SMR) , core and flexibility.
Class content that uncovers all of the layers of being a successful personal trainer, along with actual hands on experience.
Learning in an environment that simulates the training side of personal training. The students can start their personal training career with hands on experience which could really boost the students confidence and help them feel prepared to start their personal training career.
Dina Blair is the Athletic Director for the Concourse Athletic Club