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    I'm a personal trainer and have my own certs, but what if there was some kind of Primal cert? Since reading Mark's book, I find myself giving out more and more lifestyle advice and branching out from just exercise instruction and basic nutrition advice.

    You really don't need to have any cert at all to be considered a "personal trainer" but who else would want to be a Certified Primal Instructor?

    Certs, to me at least, don't really mean anything, but potential clients like to see that kind of thing. When they ask what credentials you have saying "well I just know stuff" doesn't cut it lol.

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    Robb Wolf teaches paleo nutrition seminars: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/a...studioid=10601
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    • #3
      Perhaps it's the anarcho-libertarian in me, but in my mind certifications lead to dogma and then to nonsense.
      http://www.theprimalprepper.com - preparing for life's worst while living for the best

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mav3rick View Post
        I'm a personal trainer and have my own certs, but what if there was some kind of Primal cert? Since reading Mark's book, I find myself giving out more and more lifestyle advice and branching out from just exercise instruction and basic nutrition advice.

        You really don't need to have any cert at all to be considered a "personal trainer" but who else would want to be a Certified Primal Instructor?

        Certs, to me at least, don't really mean anything, but potential clients like to see that kind of thing. When they ask what credentials you have saying "well I just know stuff" doesn't cut it lol.
        Why don't you ask Mark Sisson if he wants to, is interested in, maybe is already contemplating, or it is in the works for a "Primal Blueprint/Primal Living/Grok Master Practitioner" certification, ha!
        ;-O

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        • #5
          "Primal Blueprint/Primal Living/Grok Master Practitioner"

          or in simple Grok fashion, a shaman!


          (It's a techno tribal and positively primal, shamanic anarchistic archaic revival)
          Last edited by localad; 07-21-2010, 01:48 PM.
          activate the rhythm, the rhythm that has always been within

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tamo42 View Post
            Perhaps it's the anarcho-libertarian in me, but in my mind certifications lead to dogma and then to nonsense.
            Whilst true, most people look at the piece of paper as everything and if you want to get clients you have to appeal to the majority way of thinking, no matter how silly.
            A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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            • #7
              I've been wanting to go this direction as well, but haven't really figured out how to go about it without paying for a college tuition. What's a good way to get certified in fitness & nutrition, that clients would find appealing?

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                +1!
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                • #9
                  +1

                  I'm studying to be an MFT (marraige, family therapist, though hopefully that designator will update a bit as it's sort of archaic!), and already I find myself recommending food/supps to people I know who are suffering depression/anxiety and other "emotional" issues. Just people close to me, and I usually recommend books by authors well-versed and/or their own research as I don't yet have the appropriate knowledge.

                  I'd love to be a Grokky MFT!
                  sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                    I've been wanting to go this direction as well, but haven't really figured out how to go about it without paying for a college tuition. What's a good way to get certified in fitness & nutrition, that clients would find appealing?
                    I'm NSCA certified. I don't think you have to have a formal education to sit for the CPT exam. Look at ACE, ISSA, and ACSM for training certs, these are typically the most widly recognized with NSCA and ACSM being the top tier. If you really know your stuff you could pass them without a formal education. I know the NSCA-CPT has a textbook and their exams are based on that. Some of the topics are anatomy,physiology, nutrition, training principles, safety, Psychology etc...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mav3rick View Post
                      I'm NSCA certified. I don't think you have to have a formal education to sit for the CPT exam. Look at ACE, ISSA, and ACSM for training certs, these are typically the most widly recognized with NSCA and ACSM being the top tier. If you really know your stuff you could pass them without a formal education. I know the NSCA-CPT has a textbook and their exams are based on that. Some of the topics are anatomy,physiology, nutrition, training principles, safety, Psychology etc...
                      Thanks! I'll be looking into that.

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                      • #12
                        I've been told that I'm certifiable before.
                        http://www.facebook.com/daemonized

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                        • #13
                          This is something Id be interested in as well. I spend so much of my free time reading, learning, living this stuff. Id love to find a way to put it to a career and help others.
                          semper ad meliora

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                          • #14
                            I'm offering a Primal Sith Lord and Jedi Killing Certification for just $1200. It's a twelve week training, and at the end I'll cut you in half with a light saber.

                            Certifications are a scam. One of my martial arts cronies was talking about paying some dipshits $800 for a piece of paper that would say they recognized his ability to teach what he already knows.... WTF??? HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE MAD? AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO REMAINS SANE? WHERE THE HELL ARE THOSE PORKNECKS, AND WHY AM I SCREAMING LIKE THIS???

                            ...I really need some green tea.

                            ...but no.

                            when I did the raw vegan trip, people were offering "raw food chef certification courses" and it was all a scam for money. these people didn't know shit.

                            live primally, get results. that's your certification.

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                            • #15
                              to whit: If you're thinking about starting a "primal certification program" and you're not Mark, I'm going to call you a money grubbing conman asshole, and convince your prospective clients to just read Mark's book, via black magic, mind control, and demonism.

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