ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association.
I decided to follow my dream and become a personal trainer. There are several different associations available so I took into consideration what my needs were which at the time my main concern was becoming certified with an association that was internationally recognized. I read about different groups that offered this and then made calls to all the gyms on the Monterey Peninsula. ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association. With this information and the payment plan that ISSA offered they were the choice I made.
Upon my registration and my first payment my books were mailed off to me and to my surprise I had everything within less than one week. As an older adult, going back to school so to speak and trying to fit studying into my daily regimen it was difficult and scary. When I realized I would not be done in the allotted time given, 4 months, I simply sent an email to my representative asking for an extension and had that granted within a day. This was very refreshing as it left very little time for me to stress with what the answer may be.
The knowledge I obtained from ISSA is far greater than I could have ever imagined. The course study guide was very thorough and the quizzes always reviewed a little of everything I had read in each chapter. ISSA also offers information available online and any time I had a problem question I could find the answer with a little research through them on Google.
Upon submitting my final exam I was told I would hear back from ISSA within 3 business days and within 3 hours I received emails offering me congratulations on my success as a certified personal trainer. This was far beyond what I had expected and very much appreciated as I thought those 3 days were going to last forever.
If any one of my family or friends came to me and asked me if I would recommend ISSA for their future personal training studies I would tell them yes, absolutely. I think ISSA has taught me more than I could ever have imagined and I look forward to learning and growing on a regular basis with them. The weekly updates sent to my email with articles about particular questions people have are always great reads and information that I know will come handy in the near future.