Because it’s the most respected certification in the fitness industry.
The cornerstone of NASM’s fitness philosophy is the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model – a systematic, integrated training model rooted in scientific research. The first of its kind in the industry, the OPT Model streamlines program design and has been proven to decrease fat, increase lean muscle mass, and safely progress clients toward their individual fitness goals. For over two decades, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been recognized as the “gold standard” in personal training certification, continuing education, and sophisticated solutions for health and fitness professionals. It’s no wonder that NASM-certified Fitness Professionals are the most sought after in the industry. The NASM-CPT certification is accredited by the NCCA – the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
As society becomes more health conscious in the face of an obesity epidemic, and with chronic diseases accounting for a whopping 86% of our health care costs, you can feel good knowing you are part of the solution. Now is the BEST time to become a Fitness Professional – the fitness industry was just valued at $20 billion, and according to the US Department of Labor, the field of personal training is projected to grow by 13% through 2022. Your work as a Fitness Professional will not only impact your clients, but society as a whole.