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Hey everyone!

I wasen’t really sure where to post this. I know there have been numerous threads in the past about people wanting to become a personal trainers and which type of program they should try. Well, I currently teach a variety of sports conditioning and weightlifting classes and my gym asked me a few months ago to get my personal trainer certification. My exam is in two weeks and I was wondering if anyone else had taken the NASM pt test and if so if they had any words of wisdom they could pass along?

Thanks in advance!


I took it in January. It was challenging, but if you know your stuff and do the practice test, you should be fine. I got stuck on stupid questions like, “What % is verbal communication?” I understand we need to know some of that stuff…but I studied the more important issues. Good luck and I am sure you will do fine!

oh no I had a feeling they might ask silly nit picky stuff like that! Thank you for the advice, I will try to memorize that kind of stuff