1. Do the diplomas issued by Fit-NL B.V. have a validity period?
It goes without saying that every health professional must continue to invest in their personal development and must keep on updating themselves. That is why both NASM and Europe Active limit the validity of their diplomas. To extend the validity of the diploma, the certified personal trainer must be able to demonstrate that he has completed a certain number of hours of training at a recognized training facility. As a NASM Personal Trainer, you must attend 20 hours of training every 2 years (equivalent to 2.0 Continuous Education Units).
Europe Active requires an additional 10 hours of training every year. The list of training courses recognized by these organizations can be found on their website.
Fit-NL offers various specializations that you can use to extend the validity of your diploma. If you have questions about the content of the training programs and / or the validity of your diploma, do not hesitate to contact us.
2. There are several training programs on the market, how do I choose the course that suits me best?
There are three things that you should consider when making the choice of your education:
1- Your professional goals
Fit-NL offers specific training programs that are intended for Personal Trainers, Physical Trainers and other health professionals. If your ambition is to work as a group trainer, it is better to contact an organization that specializes in this subject.
2- The quality of the content of the course you choose
A Personal Trainer is first and foremost a health expert and someone who has the right knowledge to optimally support their clients. Before you learn how to coach someone, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of anatomy, training and biomechanics. Fit-NL uses a progressive and scientifically based training model developed by NASM that has been thoroughly tested on thousands of people and many top athletes.
3- The validity of the diploma that the training institution issues at the end of the training program
Many institutions that provide sports training, issue a certificate of participation or certification at the end of the training program, without the participant having passed an exam. The value of such a document is very doubtful, because only attending the training days is equal to "passing". The training programs offered by Fit-NL are concluded by an exam (theoretical and / or practical), which gives the diploma a fair value on the market. In addition, we constantly invest in the recognition of all our training programs. Our "Physical Trainer" and "NASM Personal Trainer" programs are both recognized at European level by Europe Active and EREPs. We also strive to have our courses systematically recognized by NASM and Europe Active, so that certified coaches can follow additional training programs and thus extend the validity of their diploma.
3. What are the career prospects if I have obtained my NASM Personal Trainer certificate once?
The sport and health sector is booming in Europe and there is an increasing demand for qualified Personal Trainers. As a Personal Trainer you can carry out your profession in various ways: