Chicago Personal Training

Certified?


If you are going to hire a Personal Trainer, make sure you get what you are paying for! Personal Fitness Trainers should be insured and certified. But be informed - all Personal Training related certifications are not the same. Some fitness certifications are well recognized, and some aren't worth the paper they are printed on. Here is one opinionabout the different certifications you may see. If someone has a different certification, chances are it's no good, but email us and we'll check it out and let you know.

Certification: Note - These rankings are the opinion of Clint Phillips, our Director of Personal Training. Clint doesn't intend to offend any Personal Trainer who has any particular Certification. He simply wants to inform the public.

Rating
1=Terrible 5=Great

ACE - American Council on Exercise - Personal Trainer

3.5

ACE - American Council on Exercise - Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant

4

ACE - American Council on Exercise - Clinical Exercise Specialist

5

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine - Health/Fitness Instructor

5

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine - Exercise Specialist

5

ACSM - American College of SPorts Medicine - Personal Trainer

3.5

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine - Clinical Exercise Physiologist

5

AFAA - Aerobics and Fitness Association of America - Personal Trainer

3

AFPA - American Fitness Professionals and Associates - Personal Trainer

3

AFTA - American Fitness Training of Athletics - Personal Trainer

1

Chek Practitioner (Any Level)

5

IFPA - International Fitness Professional's Association - Personal Trainer

3

IFPA - International Fitness Professional's Association - Advanced Personal Trainer

4

IFPA - International Fitness Professional's Association - Master Personal Trainer

5

ISSA - International Sports Sciences Association - Personal Trainer

4

NAFC - National Association for Fitness Certification - Personal Trainer

3

NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine - Personal Trainer

5

NCST - National Council of Strength and Fitness - Personal Trainer

2

NFTA - Natural Fitness Trainers Association - Personal Trainer

2

NDEITA - National Dance Exercise Instructor's Training Association - Personal Trainer

3

NESTA - National Endurance and Sports Trainer's Association - Personal Trainer

3.5

NFPT - National Federation of Personal Trainers - Personal Trainer

3

NPTI - National Personal Training Institute - Personal Trainer

5

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association - Personal Trainer

4

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

5


Our Personal Trainers are ready to help you get started on your path to fitness. Call a Personal Trainer now at:

(312) 371-6107

Our Personal Training area covers Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Naperville, Downer's Grove, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Highland Park, Northfield and most other Chicagoland Suburbs.

Call (312) 371-6107 today to see if we do Personal Fitness Training in your Chicagoland Suburb.

You can also Email a Personal Trainer at Personaltrainer@fitchicago.net