Weightlifting & Exercise/Personal training

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if i got NASM certification in personal training and a lot of experience, would i be able to start my own personal training business?  if not, what would i have to do, because im going to school for computer science, but i want to start my own business to help pay for college.

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Greetings,

You absolutely could start your own personal training business with NASM certification (or any reputable certification from any certifiying agency)as a bare minimum, especially to be able to have malpractice insurance. I.D.E.A. is a reputable organization to join and being a member you automatically get insurance coverage, they however are not a certifying agency. I would advise getting up to speed on the business side of training by reading books about operating a personal training business, Entrepreneur Press has a series of books for busines start-ups and they have a great one on running your own personal training business. Lastly be up to speed on anatomy & physiology, nutrition, kinesiology and various diseases and contraindications to different exercises. Best of luck.

Sincerely,

Greg  

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Greg Hoppe

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I can answer questions on proper exercise technique, starting as well as growing in attaining your fitness goals and questions regrading how the human body works from an exercise physiology standpoint. I can assist with any questions regarding anatomy & physiology, stretching and rehabilitation. I am also extremely well versed and experienced in martial arts, self-defense and massage therapy.

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I have a B.S in Physical Education and a Black Belt in an eclectic martial art. I am also a certified Fitness Therapist through ISSA and a massage therapist. I can assist with questions regarding hiring a health and wellness professional as well as growing and succeeding in the field for those already working in it.

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ISSA, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

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B.S. in Physical education, Black Belt, ISSA certfified Fitness Therapist.

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