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Personal training certifications to help with fitness and programming for the job?

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  • Personal training certifications to help with fitness and programming for the job?

    Hey everyone future aspiring firefighter here. Just wondering if any of you guys have gone through any personal training certification programs to help with your knowledge on health and fitness for the job? I want to get in really good shape before getting started with firefighting and I figured that this would be a good start for me with fitness. I know that there are tons of certs out there which makes it kind of confusing as to which one to choose. Does one teach a certain type of training that would be better for the job? Is there a certain one you would recommend avoiding? If any of you guys have any experience It would be great to hear your input.

  • #2
    So are you asking if you should get a cert??

    Or train with someone with a particular cert??


    • #3
      Hey fire5555 yes I am looking to get certified for the purpose of training myself. This way I will have better knowledge so I can make better training programs and see better results in regards to my fitness. My question mainly whether or not there is a better certification out there compared to the other dozen I have found.

      I just finished reading this post on different CPT training certifications and It says you should choose your cert based on the type of training that you want to do. For firefighting, I would assume that we need mostly athletic and strength training primarily. Which I am guessing the NSCA or ISSA certifications would be best for? This is why I am asking if anyone here is certified and has experience with one of these. Or any other cert that might be recommended. All I know is that I should avoid "overnight" certs online that seem pretty scammy.

      Personally, I need to work on my strength, flexibility and endurance. I hope to hear from some of you.


      • #4
        I am thinking work on your strength, flexibility and endurance,

        And do not worry about getting a certification unless you are going to go into that business as a side job or fallback job

        So are you a firefighter now or looking at the job in the future???

        What state are you in??


        • #5
          I am not currently a firefighter and I live in california. I was just thinking that the cert could help me with my own programming instead of hiring a pt myself as they are quite expensive.


          • #6
            I thinking I would spend that time on fd cert and emt

            If calif is still competitive, you need all the advantages you can get.

            Plus if you are able to test, do so everywhere and anywhere.


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