I can put cPT behind my name. Last Tuesday I passed my exam for a certified personal trainer. I studied through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) widely regarded as one of if not the best certifications.
It was a very difficult exam. I knew going into it that I would be a great trainer, but it was just a matter of passing their test first. What a relief when the computer-based test processed my scores and told me of my passing grade.
It’s still a little intimidating – it’s not just “here’s some exercises and you should run three days per week.” And I’m thankful that there’s so much research and studies about things to look for in people’s history and lifestyle. So it will be a challenge I eagerly accept in coaching others toward a healthier lifestyle.