Past Student Experience
"I am proud to finally call myself a Certified Personal Trainer, thanks to my experience with NASM and Body Kinetics. Six months ago, I sat in Michael Jenkins’s office, debating with uncertainty the financial and practical aspects of making a career change. I knew that it would be a leap of faith considering our present economy. There was no questioning my passion for fitness and health, but whether I could successfully make a professional transition remained uncertain. However, with encouragement and support typical of their leadership, the folks at Body Kinetics reached out and provided me with the support and encouragement that I needed to delve in.
I looked forward to each class, and having read the NASM textbook material beforehand, it was a relief to have this forum to ask questions and get clarification. The Apprentice Program helped me to digest the NASM material by breaking it down into manageable segments that were clearly explained by way of practical, experiential teaching. I believe that without this integral, hands-on component, I would have struggled to really comprehend all of the elements of training and their progression.
Another valuable lesson I gleaned from the program is how to own and create value as a trainer, a quality essential for selling services and retaining existing clients. I may have overlooked this aspect of personal training had I not taken the Body Kinetics' Apprentice Program. Having the class and instructors for critique and support, we as students were encouraged each week to revise our fitness visions and speak confidently about ourselves and our services. Having this opportunity to practice and receive feedback made approaching potential clients much easier.
When it came time to take the exam, I felt like I had a broad and comprehensive grasp of the material. Most importantly, I had been taught the proper technique and form to safely put my knowledge into action. Not only has Body Kinetics provided me with a venue to learn and succeed, it has afforded me access to some of the best trainers in the business. In this intimate setting, I have been able to ask questions, observe, and continue a dialogue that will help me continue to grow as a Fitness Professional. As a new trainer starting out, this support is invaluable and I would recommend the Body Kinetics Apprentice Program to anyone with a passion for fitness looking for a real success in this competitive industry."