I believe that one should do something one loves, as, if one enjoys it, it cannot be called work. In that vein, I have thought over the past year or so, as my interest in nutrition and fitness has become more pronounced, that I would like to persue a job as a personal trainer. It has always been my hope to do something to help people, and what better way then to shed some light for the common person where the government and media has left things darky and murky?
However, my current situation precludes me from gaining a college degree, at least right away. My thoughts are that I would attempt to get a personal training certification, get a job at a gym to get my foot in the door and have some money to live on after I fully switch over from my current job to that one(I will probably do so gradually). Getting a proper college diploma, at least from a community college, might be a future goal, but not something I can do right now.
In light of this, which certification program would the good readerbase of T-nation recommend? Also, to those that have perhaps had experiance with some certification programs, would buying an older edition of the manuals from ebay, used, be as good as getting the latest edition, or should I pay the extra 100-200 dollars for a new set from whichever company I go with?
By the way, to any that may remember my problem from before, I got it straightened out. The testosterone issue seems to have just been a matter of a slight lack of rest, and a serious lack of seratonin.
Thanks for everyone’s kind words then, and hopefully some advice now.