What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
To maintain and renew our certification, the National Academy of Sports and Medicine requires us to have a minimum of 2.0 credits (about 40 hours) of continuing education over the course of 2 years, as well as a current AED/CPR certification. However, as we strive for excellence, our group participates in regular educational seminars, exams, research, etc. to guarantee we stay current in our field of expertise.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When searching for a fitness professional, there are many things to consider. Is there a membership fee? Is the environment safe and clean? Does the gyms equipment meet my goals? Does the staff promote an education process for a lifetime of health? Are the trainers certified through a nationally certified board or are they certified through a weekend course. Do the trainers also have a four-year degree in kinesiology or exercise science? Finally, do the trainers have an updated certification with continuing education credits listed.