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What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Personal Trainer?

Here's what 2,180 Certified Personal Trainer reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“I wish had gotten earlier in life.”

Jan. 19, 2020

“The importance of being certified a personal trainer.”

Jan. 19, 2020

“Wish I did it sooner.”

Jan. 19, 2020

“I wish I would have gotten my certification a few years before I did.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Personal trainer, team trainer, football coach.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“The simplicity that is represented by the form-function-health-fitness (-performance) continuum.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Be passionate about learning. There is so much that we don't understand. Don't be afraid to say I don't know, because the truth is probably just that.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Some gyms will pay you to get this certification saving the cost out of your pocket.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“It's always difficult to find a new job, even with a certification.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Should've did it sooner.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“How much work it would be.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“How easy it was.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“I wish I knew the additional training courses required between each two year certification.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“There’s a lot of people who doesn’t know how to handle their workouts and to know I can of help to them, I would’ve thought of certifying years ago.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“It's important to hone in on a target population and continuously earn more Specializations.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“Wish I did it sooner.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“How hard it is to achieve.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“I don't have any real regrets regarding earning this certification as it is something I am personally passionate about, however some insight into how the industry works would have been beneficial.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“I want to add additional certifications.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“More education, better job.”

Jan. 16, 2020

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