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“Being an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer has opened so many opportunities for myself...”

I love the freedom that being a personal trainer has given me. I never would have imagined that doing something I absolutely love could benefit not only me, but so many others as well. Letting people know that you believe in them and that with your guidance they can accomplish anything, and then seeing them DO IT ... no better feeling as a personal trainer. Educating people on a healthy lifestyle, balance and making working out fun is what I try to incorporate with every client. As I push them to be a better version of themselves, I notice me challenging my own self improvement. I firmly believe in being a representation of what I promote. I built my company Fitness 4 Life in 2009 and know have 6 trainers under me ( whom have all chosen ISSA as their certification) helping to educated and inspire people on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

One of the things that I love about ISSA is the vast selection of continuing education credits. The webpage page for instructors is easy to follow and access. I use my resources on the webpage frequently and print my forms directly from the page. When I see the ISSA logo, I know that trainer is informed.

Being an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer has opened so many opportunities for myself and I see a very long and exciting future for me and my clients with ISSA. I am pleased to be a part of the ISSA family.

I have had the honor of working closely with Karen Mullarkey in my fitness journey. She is not only inspiring, but a very hard working and motivating trainer. I honestly would not be where I am today without her guidance and support.

Thank you so much, I appreciate this honor.

Joni Johnston
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness 4 Life
http://www.joni-johnston.com/

“...It is well worth the money and I would recommend this course to anyone...”

My name is Stephanie Metzger and I just became ISSA certified as a Sports Nutrition Specialist. My husband and I own a personal training studio in Tampa Florida. We are often asked by clients about nutrition. We wanted to bring a respectful knowledge of this subject to our clients. We realize that this is an integral part of their success with their individual sport activity. Knowing that ISSA is well respected in this industry and holds to very high standards, we just knew going with them for certification was the way to go. We take our business seriously and demand nothing but the best for our clients.

I was so pleased with this course. The workbook, the course material, the assignments and learning experience all lend to superior knowledge to the subject of Sports Nutrition. I came out of this course, more pleased than I thought I could be. I am proud of this knowledge that I can now pass along to our clients and know for sure that I made the right choice in choosing ISSA to be the ones to certify me. The course was demanding, and required a lot of work, study and effort but this is what separates ISSA from the rest. It is well worth the money and I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to gain superior knowledge on the subject of sports nutrition.

Stephanie Metzger,
Metzgerbodies Personal Training Studio Tampa Florida
ISSA Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist

“Choosing the ISSA for my Personal Training Certification has been the best decision in my fitness career to date.”

Choosing the ISSA for my Personal Training Certification has been the best decision in my fitness career to date. From the day I starting studying to present day, working actively as a Personal Trainer, the ISSA has been nothing but a positive and rewarding experience. The staff at the ISSA has always been responsive and support with any need that I have had. The ISSA continues to support its students with ongoing education and professional feedback.

I have recommended the ISSA to several friends, and will continue to do so. I believe in the ISSA and all that it stands for. Thank you for everything!!

Jaime Perry

“I am absolutely delighted to receive news that I passed the CPT finals.”

I passed! Hi Patrick, I am absolutely delighted to receive news that I passed the CPT finals. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly and for the continuing support that you gave me. It has taken me a long time to complete due to personal circumstances and you have been very supportive of that. I am grateful. I am so happy to have passed and excited that I can now begin sharing my enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness with others.

Thank you again. Kind Regards.

Claire Rutherford

“...the folks at ISSA have offered not only unparalleled motivation and support but also top-notch educational materials.”

From the moment I first registered for the CFT course, the folks at ISSA have offered not only unparalleled motivation and support but also top-notch educational materials. Since receiving my certification, I've had the great privilege of applying the knowledge gained from my ISSA education to help empower my clients and provide them with the necessary tools to achieve their respective goals. It's almost two and a half years later, and ISSA has never ceased to respond promptly to my inquiries and to assist me on my path as a fitness professional.

William Soldan

“I'm glad I chose ISSA to assist me on my journey to be the best CFT in the business.”

Being a professional athlete for so many years of my life and now becoming an IFBB physique competitor kept me very busy. I always wanted to add personal training to my list of achievements. ISSA was referred to me by one of the figure competitors at my gym. She praised how convenient it was for those with a busy life, and you can move at your own pace. While recovering from a quadricep injury, I thought it would be the perfect time to take advantage of the opportunity to become certified. Reading and study the book and other material for the course was very beneficial to me. There was a lot of valuable information that I wasn't familiar with. This corse will help me with future clients as well as my own personal goals, to allow me to excel in my ventures. I'm glad I chose ISSA to assist me on my journey to be the best CFT in the business. This material will always be available for me to resort back to valuable information in the future. I would recommend ISSA to anyone that has interest in becoming a CFT. Thank you for providing sound material for those who want to take the next step towards personal training.

Donald "Butch" Rolle
Caring for kids foundation

“Thank you for the incredible education, business development, and some of the kindest and helpful support staff around!”

I got my certification through ISSA in 2008. If this is any indication of how awesome my experience with ISSA has been, my son is enrolling this summer to get his ISSA Certified Personal Trainer certification, too! I have been running a successful training business for the past five years thanks to the superior education and business foundation I received from ISSA. My success has motivated my son to join me in the business and we are both excited that he will be joining team ISSA! Thank you for the incredible education, business development, and some of the kindest and helpful support staff around! I spoke with Debra Madrigal, enrollment representative last week. She enrolled me back in 2006 and she actually remembered me after all this time!

Lou Bagnaschi, CFT

“...always there for us students. Always ready to help, to encourage, to motivate, and to bless us...”

October - 21- 2013 I started studying the material (text books) I've received for about 5 hours a day. And on December - 15 - 2013 by the grace of God I have finally completed and passed the course. The reason why I'm posting this is not to boast about how fast or how slow I was, but I'm writing because I am sure that in the future someone will come here to the Question Board looking for an answer to the question "HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE ISSA COURSE AND GET CERTIFIED? "

So I just wanted to shared my experience with you guys. I also wanna thank Patrick Gamboa. Man…this guy is such a blessing. He is always there for us students. Always ready to help, to encourage, to motivate, and to bless us. So guys, do not hesitate to ask Patrick for help; you will not get disappointed. "Equinox Santa Monica CA ….I'm coming"!

Alain Gueye

“I chose ISSA because it is, in my professional opinion, the most thorough, well structured and challenging programs available.”

As a family physician and IFBB Figure Pro, I plan on transitioning my career into preventive health and anti-aging medicine. I am currently working on completing the Masters Training Certification. I chose ISSA because it is, in my professional opinion, the most thorough, well structured and challenging programs available. The course work is concise and intense, providing the most in depth knowledge for my business needs and success. By the end of my training I will be well prepared to provide custom programs for all age groups as well as their special individual needs and will most definitely be a great addition to my practice!

Elissa Ermmarino

“Issa has been one of the best online courses I've ever taken.”

Issa has been one of the best online courses I've ever taken. Not only is the course material great, but the online trainers are professional and timely. I am now a full certified trainer at Discover Fitness with Kate Durst, and cant wait to start changing lives.

Lacey Rigg

“I feel qualified to train clients and confident in nutritional advice...”

I am a biology professor at a university in Pittsburgh, PA. Also an avid fitness buff and dragon boat paddler, I decided to try my hand at a side business of personal training. In 2011, I became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and took the trainer name "Stormy Schatz". The course was not easy, and I was surprised by how much I learned. I loved the format of chapter quizzes and then a final exam. I felt that I learned quite a bit and was ready to train clients. The ISSA website is also a huge help in terms of exercise videos and additional business suggestions and forms.

Two years later, I renewed my CFT certification by taking the course in Sports Nutrition for 20 CEUs. The course came with a workbook, textbook, CDs, and again, the chapter quizzes and a final exam. Once again, I immersed myself in the material and worked hard. I am happy to report that you actually have to work at ISSA to obtain your certifications--it is not a "license for payment" type of operation.

I feel qualified to train clients and confident in nutritional advice and planning for my clients now that I have become certified both in Fitness Training and Sports Nutrition. In two years, I will probably take a Senior Fitness Trainer course to become even more proficient!

Sincerely,
Stormy

“ISSA actually has a staff that knows the science and they actually do it.”

My name is Sam Moy. I have been an ISSA Certified Trainer since 1998. I also hold Youth Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Exercise Therapy Certifications. I researched many of the organizations to get my start in Personal Training. Having worked out most of my life and for High School and College sports, I always sought out what the really works. ISSA had that. Their knowledge base was incredible. Concise and easy to understand. Why, because ISSA actually has a staff that knows the science and they actually do it. Proof enough. My clients were not only impressed with my knowledge, but also when I explained ISSA’s foundation and some of their staff, there were no more concerns whether I could help them. This propelled me from an 800 sq ft Studio to a 2700 sq ft gym called Dynamic Fitness in Evergreen, CO.

Sam Moy

“I made the choice to follow a course with ISSA and at the end I can say I'm super satisfied. ”

Hello everyone, I just finished the course by ISSA Personal Trainer and I can tell you that I was really satisfied. I am a Personal Trainer Italian, have a degree in Science and Physical Education. I came for a period of three months in Los Angeles and at the same time I wanted to deepen my knowledge on the exercise. I made the choice to follow a course with ISSA and at the end I can say I'm super satisfied. Thanks for everything ISSA.

Federico Passamonti

“ISSA has helped me reach closer to my goal to help people out. ”

One of my goals has been to help people since I was a kid. As I grew up, I took up martial arts, then acting and now finally weightlifting. ISSA has helped me reach closer to my goal to help people out. When seeking other schools or training courses became difficult and expensive, ISSA was able to work with my financial resources. I am happy to receive my certification through ISSA and I will dedicate myself further into helping people progress with their health and their attitude. Thank you again for this opportunity.

Shindo - Ki Rodriguez

“Never in a million years I would've dreamed of helping others achieve their weight loss goals...”

My inspiration to a healthy and fit lifestyle started from my own personal battles with obesity. I started a work out group in my city free of charge called TeamFit Ntz. After losing 40 pounds I posted on Facebook that I would start a work out challenge and each person who joins places $5 in the "Chubby jar." Each week I had new members to show up and what started off as something small turned into something huge. Over 30 women joined TeamFit Ntz. After weigh ins if the person did not lose weight they had to place $5 in the chubby jar and if they gained weight they had to place $1 for each pound. At the end of the 90 day session who ever loss the most percentage of body fat won the money.

Also there were prizes given every week for who improved the most, we did kick ball sundays, and I went grocery shopping with them to help them read the labels and make healthier decisions. I woke up every morning at 5 am to work out with people who couldn't make the evening workouts. Never in a million years I would've dreamed of helping others achieve their weight loss goals and not only that but helping them to boost their confidence. I have always heard that, " Until you don't need a dime to do what you love then you will never know your purpose."

Ashley Sproulls, CFT

“I highly recommended ISSA if you looking to become a personal trainer or planing to establish your personal training business.”

I would like to thank ISSA for being big part of my Fitness Success. All Started eight years ago as Certified ISSA personal trainer and today i own 3500 SF Elite Personal Training Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ . ISSA is Top Personal Training Certification for lot of reasons. Most important reason as soon as you certified , your fitness job is guaranteed, and their on-line material and education give you that advantage than other personal training certifications and make you go far in your fitness career because it cover everything you need to know about fitness and nutrition as personal trainer and fitness business owner in the future.

Im so glad because my dream came true and when you become successful in life, you have to thank the people or the organization who had been part of your success and thats why im sharing my success journey with you because ISSA been there for me all time as Personal Trainer and Fitness Business Owner. I highly recommended ISSA if you looking to become a personal trainer or planing to establish your personal training business.

Respectfully,
Ayman

“ISSA offered an online program that was perfect for our unpredictable schedule.”

As a military spouse, it is important for me to build skills that I can take anywhere my husband's service takes us. I have my Bachelors in Elementary Education but knew that I needed to add to my experience to open more doors in the future. I wanted to become a certified fitness trainer to use my passion for fitness in my own life and my skills as an educator to help others pursue a healthy lifestyle. ISSA offered an online program that was perfect for our unpredictable schedule. I was able to correspond with ISSA through e-mail and telephone during each step of the process. It was incredibly easy to set up, begin, and manage the online program and I knew there was support available if I was in need. I was able to complete the course at my own pace and never felt like I was short on time. When I took my final exam, I felt prepared and confident. The best part of the ISSA program was when I received my final exam grade, a representative from ISSA wrote individualized feedback for each part of my exam. They celebrated the areas that I did well on and suggested areas to revisit to help me better my understanding of certain topics. I would recommend ISSA to my family and friends wanting to pursue a career in the fitness industry because of it's accessibility and support.

Thank you ISSA for all you offer!


Alison Warrick

“The fact that it's self-paced was perfect for me and my busy life...”

I am very happy I chose the ISSA for my personal fitness trainer certificate. I learned everything I was hoping to, plus some! The knowledge I now have will benefit a lifetime. Not just mine, but all of my future client's as well. The program was very self explanatory but the one time I had a question, it was answered promptly. Student services is there for you if you need them. The fact that it's self-paced was perfect for me and my busy life as well. I think the layout of the program is good too. Guided study is great! Overall, I had an excellent learning experience. I have already recommended the ISSA to a friend of mine and would to anyone else seeking to become a CFT. My certificate has already been processed and I cannot wait to put it to use!

Christine Novick

“I am now working for Lifestyle Nutrition, educating people on how to lose body fat and increase muscle...”

Received My Certification in Fitness Nutrition I want to express who excited I am to be a graduate of ISSA with a certification in Fitness Nutrition.. I am now working for Lifestyle Nutrition, educating people on how to lose body fat and increase muscle & hydration ... Its a dream come true...

Sheila Williams

“I will definitely recommend ISSA to all Fitness enthusiasts who are looking to advance their career...”

My sincere thanks to ISSA for their tremendous support and assistance throughout my study. This is the best Internationalcertification I’ve obtain in my fitness career since 1994. Whether you are a beginner or Professional Trainer, you will be challenged and motivated by them in their modern teaching techniques and smart method to Fitness and Nutrition. With ISSA, I have learned a lot and became more confident in my Profession as a Fitness Trainer; Also, I have gain more clients now than before. I will definitely recommend ISSA to all Fitness enthusiasts who are looking to advance their career and enhance their knowledge to Fitness Industry.

Pio Abella
CFT, SFN
ISSA certified

“It is a changing life experience and I feel proud I took the step to enroll in one of the courses of ISSA”

My journey becoming a fitness nutrition specialist with ISSA has been a special one. From before I joined the course, the customer service team provided me with all the necessary information and background so to start the course was a very easy decision.

The material and methodology that ISSA has developed made it very easy to start to grasp concepts about nutrition and how to become a nutrition specialist. Through my journey, I needed to contact to ask some questions and to get some support in some subjects. ISSA never let me down. They really go the extra mile to provide the student with the requested queries. It has been an amazing experience, because the subject that I am truly passionate about and because I choose the best organization to get certified.

The material to study is so well structure, highly clarified with many examples and supported material. Even in difficult subjects, the explanations and samples made it easier.

The part of the studies in regards to become a coach and be the best one for your clients, is an outstanding source of good and useful knowledge.

The exam was not easy and during my performance I needed to clarify some questions. ISSA was always by my side make it clear so I could move forward.

The result of the exam came fast and handy so I didn't have to wait for long to know the positive outcome.

I am really satisfied with the overall experience of belonging to ISSA certified student. I would recommend to start a course with ISSA to everyone. ISSA represents the spirit of motivation and personal superation the support to achieve higher goals in life. It is a changing life experience and I feel proud I took the step to enroll in one of the courses of ISSA

Silvia Calzada

“To me, ISSA's Certified Fitness Trainer Course is the best.”

I really love ISSA's Certified Fitness Trainer Course. The materials that they provide to their students to completely guide them through their studies are amazing. I like the vast knowledge of fitness that I got at ISSA Fitness Course and the continuing support that they provide to their students during the course and after certification. To me, ISSA's Certified Fitness Trainer Course is the best.

Hindrus Gwako

“I had fitness instructors at the YMCA tell me they need more trainers like me...”

After becoming a certified personal trainer I had fitness instructors at the YMCA tell me they need more trainers like me there. I feel like I have a better understanding of fitness now and I understand the workouts better now. Thank you ISSA for helping me reach my goal of becoming a certified personal trainer.

Gavin Meyer

“...becoming an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer has put me on the right track towards helping others improve their quality of life...”

Having completed tens of Triathlons and Marathons over the years, people have constantly been asking me for advise and guidance as to their own personal fitness - ISSA has provided me with ALL necessary theoretical and practical knowledge I need in order to do so in the best possible manner. Completing the ISSA certification for becoming an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer has put me on the right track towards helping others improve their quality of life and achieve whatever sports goal they choose to accomplish.

Thank you ISSA!

Yaron Shapiro
Raanana, Israel

“I am now one of the most knowledgeable and recognized professionals in the industry within my local community.”

The opportunity to become a health and fitness professional through the ISSA has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Their standards are excellent, their support is outstanding, and their educational programs are some of the best in the industry. I started out having zero experience or knowledge in this industry and within a few years I have acquired multiple certifications, experience, and promotions. I am now one of the most knowledgeable and recognized professionals in the industry within my local community. Thank you ISSA for helping me live my passion and change the world one life at a time through health, fitness, and nutrition.

Thank You!

-T

“I thank the ISSA for the knowledge that I received from the program”

The ISSA's Certified Personal Trainer course was exceptional. The staff was extremely helpful in answering any of my questions and followed up with me on my progress throughout the entire program. The text was a valuable tool, in that it covered such a variety of topics, ranging from anatomy and physiology to proper nutrition. I think the most beneficial element of the program was the certification exam. Not only challenging, it taught me how to look at different types of clients and be able to execute training programs, based on their individual needs and goals. Overall, I am comfortable now in my career as a Certified Personal Trainer. I thank the ISSA for the knowledge that I received from the program, and hope that it continues to educate others on the importance of this growing profession.

Jennifer Nalevanko

“My life has changed on so many levels!”

I came to ISSA looking for a challenging above average program, something simple, effective and to the point. I wanted to become a professional at my own pace and the knowledge and training I received was more than I'd thought would be available through an online course. I am now a Certified Fitness Trainer and can't wait to come back to ISSA very soon for my Strength and Conditioning, Youth Fitness, and Nutrition Certifications! I hope to one day become an ISSA master trainer and thanks to the ISSA... My life has changed on so many levels!

Mikhael Husberg

“ISSA has been a complete pleasure to deal with...”

ISSA has been a complete pleasure to deal with, anytime I dealt with anyone I got an immediate professional response. There are a lot of companies I could have went with to get certified and I am thrilled I choose the best in ISSA.

John Mongan

“I used the online program and found it very educational.”

I recently became a Specialist in Senior Fitness. I used the online program and found it very educational. It was a challenging and rewarding experience and I feel as though I have all the necessary tools to take with me as I move forward. ISSA offers support the entire step of the way. I am 100% satisfied!

Shamron Solomon

“I just finished the Senior Fitness course and found it most informative.”

I just finished the Senior Fitness course and found it most informative. Interestingly enough, the final exam provides as many knowledge gaining opportunities as the course, if not more. The research required to complete the final exam is invaluable.

Lehr McKenzie

“It's only been 2 weeks since I graduated and I already have a job as a Personal Trainer...”

I loved my experience with ISSA and the Certified Fitness Trainer course. Not only did I feel like I retained the knowledge, but it was also practical, that can be used towards my chosen career path as a Fitness Trainer. It also makes it easier to attend 1 to 3 day seminars and not feel like I'm in a cloud of fog. Not only was the course a great experience, but the support offered by ISSA in the duration of my education was phenomenal. Always there to answer any questions I had. I am happy that I chose ISSA for my Fitness Trainer Certification. It's only been 2 weeks since I graduated and I already have a job as a Personal Trainer, and e-mails from other companies to interview me as well!

Jessica Eggleton

“I completed my course in July and already have a job at LaFitness...”

Thank you,

Just a short message to say Thank you so much, I completed my course in July and already have a job at LaFitness as a personal trainer, I'm so happy :).

Anita Vargo

“ISSA's learning system is well thought out and designed to achieve maximum learning experience.”

My career as a trial lawyer will soon end. I have been regularly working out ( both strength and cardiovascular training) since the age of 14 and I have decided to help older people maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.

I felt I needed an education as a personal trainer to accomplish my future goals and after researching several educational training institutions on line I decided to sign up for two certifications with ISSA. The first certification was for Certified Personal Trainer and the second was for Specialist in Senior Fitness.

My 30 + years as a personal injury litigator has exposed me to numerous research and review of thousands of medical records. I soon found out, how thorough ISSA's courses were for each certification. I was very impressed with the amount of information covered by each chapter of the training guides ISSA offered for each certification course. ISSA's learning system is well thought out and designed to achieve maximum learning experience. Their courses are not easy and the thoroughness of the final examinations actually blew my mind. However it was a challenge I was willing to take because it only meant that I was going to learn a lot which I can now say I most definitely have.

With my work schedule it took me 7 months to complete both courses, however if I had needed more time I knew that ISSA would have provided me an extension. I successfully completed both courses knowing that I had learned a lot and I am now armed with the necessary resources to be able to adequately design training programs to benefit my future clients. I can see why ISSA is the World Leader in Fitness Education and Certification and I would highly recommend their on line courses to anyone thinking about entering this exciting and growing field.

Eddie Hegel

“The business support from I.S.S.A has given me the confidence to run my business efficiently...”

Since I received my certification through I.S.S.A in May of 2013 my business has grown dramatically, much like the sport my clients and I play. The education I have received and the continued support tools provided are a necessary resource for my business.

I work part time with a kickboxing studio that allows me to develop my own classes for my own new style of fitness. I became a personal trainer that specializes in roller derby athletics to help me, my teammates and just about anybody interested in roller derby to train when a roller rink isn't available.

The knowledge I gained while going through my certification has helped me understand what muscles we use in the sport and which muscles need more attention. How to gain strength, where it's needed, and build endurance to skate more effectively on the track. I'm excited to see first hand the work I put into my clients. As my business grows I plan to take some continuing education credits, not just because I'm required to, but because they sound very interesting! I know those classes will be filled with more information I can use to improve my clients performance as well as my own.

The business support from I.S.S.A has given me the confidence to run my business efficiently and check some resources on how I can improve my business of whipping derby girls into shape!

Marijayne Renny

“Throughout my time with the folks at ISSA, I have found them to be nothing but courteous, professional as well as extremely helpful.”

As I quickly approached the end of my carrier with the military, I needed to start thinking about what I was going to do once I retire. Being someone that’s always been fitness minded, my initial response what to go in that direction. Throughout my entire military carrier, I have honed my skills at teaching, coaching and mentoring those under my care and responsibility. So it came with little to no serious effort that becoming a Certified Personal Trainer was what I wanted to do! However, with so many different organizations to choose from, it was a little challenging, picking the right one. However, after a little time researching and reading, it wasn’t too hard to see that ISSA was where I needed to be! Throughout my time with the folks at ISSA, I have found them to be nothing but courteous, professional as well as extremely helpful. I look forwarded to continuing my education with ISSA and strongly recommend to anyone interested in a fitness career or just wanting to improve their personal knowledge of fitness, to give the great folks of ISSA a call today!

Sincerely
Max Holliday

“I am eager to share my knowledge, enthusiasm, and motivation to help inspire someone live their best life.”

Hello ISSA team!! Thank you so much for all the support you have provided. I found this course to provide me with just the right amount of information needed to gain a basic knowledge and aptitude about health and fitness. Your other resources are also very beneficial in providing the right information about setting up a personal training business. I look forward to taking future courses and earning more certifications. It was fortuitous that I came across your booth last January at the LA Fitness Expo. I was looking for a new career to transition to after I transformed myself and lost over 100 pounds over a period of 16 months from 2011 to 2012. More importantly I was able to reverse my type 2 diabetes at age 46. I am eager to share my knowledge, enthusiasm, and motivation to help inspire someone live their best life.

Best regards,
Mike Pestano

“Since I graduated from ISSA, I have started my own business out of my home...”

The education that I received from ISSA has given me the confidence to train all kinds of clients and I believe, puts me ahead of any of my peers.

I had a personal training certificate from a few years back that I had gotten from a weekend workshop and although the material and presenter of the workshop was very knowledgeable, I lacked the experience when it came to training my first few clients that had extreme medical conditions.

All of the classes that encompass the Associate of Science in Exercise Science through ISSA provide personal trainers with the tools to handle the needs and goals of all types of clients. The case studies that each class had us prepare, helped me be a better personal trainer. Most of my clients now are those that are older and had a bad experience with a personal trainer because they put them into a one-size-fits-all program. I’ve had success with these clients because of my education from ISSA and it has changed their opinion of personal trainers.

Since I graduated from ISSA, I have started my own business out of my home based on the guidance from ISSA’s Business guide for Personal Trainers and enjoy spending my days changing client’s lives. 

Christy Martinez
Fitcom.weebly.com

“I am extremely happy with the ISSA program for personal fitness trainers.”

I am extremely happy with the ISSA program for personal fitness trainers. The online certification class was extremely beneficial. The content was clear and delivered well both on-line and in book form. The the variety of resources online are extremely helpful, and the flexibility of time in completing the coursework and final exam is great for people with full time jobs and other obligations.

I am also delighted with the myriad of resources in helping set up my business, particularly with the website and recommendations in the *Fiscal Fitness* book that accompanied the course materials. ISSA tales pride in their ceritified graduates and truly want them to succeed in their fitness training careers and in helping their clients meet their fitness goals!

David Sedmak

“Before I.S.S.A I thought I knew how to workout. After I.S.S.A I learned how to train others, stay physically fit and now I decide which gym to work at.”

I've always been interested in muscle, body movement, fitness and health. I've worked out pretty much all my life. My workout buddies one day suggest i become a fitness trainer. They seen my enthusiasm and love for fitness. I thought of it but did not have time to go sit in a classroom. So i searched online found I.S.S.A and seen that they offer the Certified Fitness Trainer course online. Along with several others. So i called got more info. Still was not sure if i wanted to take it online. I was offered and sent free info on the course and seen the success rate, also got a courtesy call about my interest in taking the course. knowing that it will be online, at my pace, time and convenience and thanks to there flexible payment plans. I thought perfect so i signed up.

Got started right away. All my notes, quizzes, practice exam final exam and an online version of the complete book is available online and within days i got the hard copy to whats available online, and i'm in Canada. But the best thing about this is the course outline that is provided. This is step by step instructions and guide on how to complete the course and acquire the most that's needed to turn anyone into a C.F.T. All i did was follow the course outline and answer all the quizzes. I used the course outline to do the final exam. I passed with a 90.3 percent average. Before I.S.S.A i thought i knew how to workout. After I.S.S.A i learned how to train others, stay physically fit and now i decide which gym to work at.

Thanks I S S A.

Garnett Brown

“The (ISSA) Personal Trainer Course have given me the in-depth knowledge I need to succeed.”

My name is Dennis Ferguson and I have always had an interest in physical fitness and healthy eating. I thought I knew all the ins and outs about working out and staying fit. After completing the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Personal Trainer Certificate Course. I realized how wrong I was! Understanding the science of the body and how it functions, react to stress, adapts and how it recovers continuously, are significant things one should know as a Personal Trainer. The (ISSA) support team was always there to answer and clarify any questions either by phone or email. The (ISSA) Personal Trainer Course have given me the in-depth knowledge I need to succeed. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone considering a career as a Personal Trainer or someone looking to become more informed about training the body and staying fit!

Dennis Ferguson

“I give ISSA an A+”

I have just comleted ISSAs certification fitness program and have been a massage therapist for 20 years. In those twenty years I have taken several certification programs to enhance my skill and knowledge. I also hold a 2 year associate degree in business.

What I walked away with from ISSAs program is knowledge a plan and confidence. The material covered in there 800 page text book is comprehensive and straight forward. Getting praise from me is not easy, but ISSA gets it. The organization is well run and quick to answer any questions that a student may have.

What I liked best however is the fact there is no fluff in the program. Everything covered is meaningful and relevant to the goal of preparing you for the future. The charts in their text book are great and they freely suggest other material to read on specific topics. They themselves are well balanced, focused, and confidant. And they are able to instill that in others. I found this out chatting back and forth on line.

I give ISSA an A+

Jacob B

“Now I love lifting, I started running again, and i am well on my way to helping others...”

My name is Angela Burns, I am 28 years old and grew up in Northern Michigan. My dad was a lumber jack and my mother stayed at home with the kids. They wanted babies and tried for 5 years to get pregnant so in 1984 they tried a new procedure at the time called invitro fertilization. They found out they were pregnant with triplets, I was born pre-mature with my two brothers.Growing up we were small but that never stopped us.

I decided after September 11th 2001 that I would join the military. In 2003 i graduated high school and joined the Air Force. This began my fitness adventure. I started out running mostly and did very little lifting. In 2008 I had my son and needed to get back into the gym. I started running again and learned a little more about lifting. But in 2012 I broke my foot and couldnt run. I decided that I had to do something but i didn't know enough about the gym.

So I started my certification with ISSA and learned everything I needed. I went into the gym in my walking boot every day with my broken foot and did whatever i could. I did bench press, pull ups, leg curls, leg extensions anything that didn't hurt my foot, i was in better shape with a broken foot than i had been without an injury. I started helping people I worked with and I got inspired by people around me. Now I love lifting, I started running again, and i am well on my way to helping others achieve their goals and myself achieve mine.

Angela Burns

“It was easy to get an education on my own time, and so convenient to be able to do it online.”

My name is Victoria Holloman and I recently became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer.

I started my fitness journey just before heading to US Navy bootcamp. I knew it would be tough, so I hired a personal trainer to get me ready. That’s when I knew fitness was going to be a huge part of my life. I was pushed like never before, and gained confidence I never knew I could have. My trainers, Jerry and Jasmine were two of the most inspirational people in my life. I didn’t know it at the time, but I can look back and say that they planted the seed.  Needless to say, bootcamp was a breeze after being so well prepared. I felt like “If I can do this, anything is possible.”

Shortly after I was assigned to my ship (the USS Blue Ridge) I became an Assistant Command Fitness Leader for my department. I took on the responsibility of helping other sailors get prepared for the Navy’s physical fitness tests. I truly felt accomplished when I saw other people make improvements. It was something that really gave me purpose.

After the Navy I knew there was nothing else I’d rather be doing. I wanted to commit myself to fitness and to making a difference in other people’s lives. I want them to feel the way I feel after a workout; strong, confident and most of all happy. Knowing you did a good thing for your health and well-being is such a good feeling.

I enrolled myself for the CFT course during my pregnancy. When I was pregnant, I was worried that all my hard work would go to waste, but guess what? It didn’t. If anything, it pushed me harder.  After getting proper fitness training I knew exactly how to get myself back in shape right away. The most important thing I did was stay going to the gym for the entire nine months. I’m proud of the fact that I lost the weight I gained rapidly and now at the 6 month mark I’m in great shape again…and that’s what I want for other women.

I want to be the inspiration for other people like Jerry and Jasmine were for me. I’m going to do my best to make a difference in some lives. It’s not all about the weight on the scale. I just want to help people be healthier…for them to make better choices and to feel good about themselves. 

My experience with ISSA was very enjoyable. It was easy to get an education on my own time, and so convenient to be able to do it online. I’m currently applying to ISSA’s degree plan to further my fitness education. My long term goals are to open up my own gym or studio. My husband, who is incredibly supportive of everything I’m doing with ISSA, is active duty military still so we move a lot, but this gives me an opportunity to make myself known in different communities. When we settle somewhere in the next few years I’m going to work hard to make my dreams of owning a gym come true. 

Victoria Holloman

“I am glad that I took this course because now I can begin doing THE CORRECT things”

I will say that the Specialist in Exercise Therapy course offered by ISSA was very informative and gave me a very new prospective on the different types of chronic diseases and ailments. As I progressed through the course, I also found that the various treatments for some of these conditions hit close to home. My late grandmother had severe circulation issues in her lower legs for the last few years of her life.With the things that I learned in this course, I could have made her final years a little more comfortable.

Other knowledge that I received from this course was the stretching and range of motion exercises. For years, I have taking stretching and the term 'range of motion' for granted but now I truly understand it's importance. I now have a better appreciation from an individual in a wheel chair and the difficulties that they encounter with transfers and simple mobilization. I am glad that I took this course because now I can begin doing THE CORRECT things now and it may save my body an extreme amount of suffering later. Also I can pass this knowledge on to other so they may benefit as well. Thank you ISSA for allowing me to be a part of this great organization.

Maurice A. Smith

“I am now to the fittest shape I have been since before having my 3 children. I love it.”

Hi There :) My name is Karla Yetter. I have been in the area of fitness my whole life but had never thought I could be a trainer, finally after enough encouragement and why are you not a trainer yet questions, I jumped in and took your course.

I love it. I completed your program this past February. I already have clients and business is growing :) Hense...my taking forever to get this testimony in. I teach 3 yoga classes a week and I am a contracted trainer through a local gym Cor24Fitness (208)255-2299, I have had great success with the clients who have adhered to my training plans and nutritional advice. I have also had good success with my own fitness journey.

I am now to the fittest shape I have been since before having my 3 children. I love it. This is truly my dream job and I am so thankful to have found your program to make that a reality. I have included a couple pix via my instagram, hope those work. You can find me on there, my info is timswife2 and my facebook is Karla Yetter CPT on facebook. I do put a lot of fitness info and motivation on there. Anywho, thank you so much ISSA for helping me!! Thank you very much,

Karla Yetter