When it comes to personal training certifications there are hundreds of programs to choose from...so why did I choose the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)???
NASM's certified personal trainer program is accredited by the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies). It was important to me to earn a certification from a recognized and accredited organization.
2) NASM's OPT Model
The Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model is the fitness industry's first training program founded on scientific, evidence-based research. It allows a client of any level to concurrently improve flexibility, core stabilization, balance, strength, power, and cardiorespiratory endurance. I love the systematic approach and the techniques work. Using these principles, any client can achieve optimal levels of physiologic, physical, and performance adaptations.
NASM is well-known for their quality of education. They offer many progressive specializations which will allow me to continually increase my knowledge in health and fitness.