Update on My Certified Personal Trainer Studies

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Certified Personal Trainer Assisting Client

Source: Wikipedia.org

For those who didn’t know, I’m currently studying to become a certified personal trainer. I began my studies in late Spring 2009 and I had hoped to be done no later than late Spring 2010. While it’s still isn’t too late to meet that goal, I’m not sure I will. In between working PT, working from home, having 4 children and all that comes with those things, I haven’t spent as much time studying as I’d like to. There never seems to be enough time in a day. Maybe you can relate? :)

I made the decision to become a certified personal trainer last year so that I could become educated about the many aspects of fitness. My certification is mainly for personal enrichment as I don’t plan to ‘practice’ or work as a trainer (at least not right now), but since I’m also a web writer, it’ll definitely help to add some credibility to my articles that are published online.

With that said, I’m currently on Module 5 out of 8 in total. So basically I’m just over 60% finished. I’ve been studying more lately and putting more time into it than I have in recent months in hopes of finishing up by May. I don’t know that I’ll become certified that quickly, but I want to have all of my exams finished by that time. Once I finish all 8 modules, I’ll be eligible to take the certification exam.

I’m really enjoying all of the reading material, it’s just the time thing. I need to make more time to read and study. I’ve NEVER been great at that.

From this point on, I plan on writing up a progress report here on my blog either bi-weekly or monthly until my studies are complete. I think this will help me to stay focused and motivated to get it all finished. I long for the day I can say that “I’m certified” instead of saying that “I’m studying to become certified”!

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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!
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  1. Sushicookie says:

    That is awesome.
    I’m in classes for it too. :) I’ll be done early spring 2010 too!

  2. Todd (PhitZone) says:

    @Melinda, how’s your studying going? Out of curiosity, what organization are you going to be certified through?

  3. Did you make it? :) I think even if you don’t plan on working as a trainer it’s a worthwhile pursuit. It really helps to know the mechanics of the body to make sure that you are using correct form. From what I can see there are two main causes of injuries at the gym: OVERTRAINING!! and poor form.

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