List Of All Personal Trainer Certification Articles

Hello PTPioneer Readers, and welcome to the personal training hub for all articles you could possibly need in the realm of personal training certification.

This will be a collective of all of the articles offered on my website, with the ability to search and sort for easy navigation.

Within this article, I will have:

A Collection of all “Best of” Articles
Each Certification Review I Have Personally Done
A Grouping of the Comparison Articles
The Collection of Study Articles and Materials Offered Free from PTPioneer

Let’s dive in for the intro to help introduce the materials a bit better!

Introduction

This page serves as a resource for finding the best articles to assist you with your journey in the fitness industry, whether it be finding the certification that suits you best, looking into various areas of specialization, or just looking for new information.

Here at PTPioneer, I have written and gathered information across a wide variety of fitness areas, with Personal Training being one of the primary focuses.

If you want to dive in and see which certifications is ideal for you, then be sure to take my quiz to determine which CPT is right for you.

If you are like the majority of readers and want information on personal training quickly, I will highlight the top 3 organizations’ CPT certifications below.

CPTCPTFeaturesPrice
ISSA CPT

ISSA CPT

  • Excellent Coverage of Technique and Aerobic Training
  • Good Programming and Periodization
  • Minimal Corrective Exercise
  • Best Fitness Certification Bundles
Check ISSA Pricing
NASM CPT

NASM CPT

  • Solid Corrective Exercise
  • Versatile OPT Model
  • Solid Behavior Change Coaching
Check NASM Pricing
ACE CPT

ACE CPT

  • Complete Skillset for Healthy Clients
  • Great IFT Model for Programming
  • Excellent Mover Model for Behavior Change
  • Less Corrective Exercise Coverage
  • No Sales Skills
Check ACE Pricing

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“Best of” Personal Trainer Certification Articles Only:

Best Nutrition Certifications 1
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Best Personal Trainer Certifications
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Best Health Coach Programs
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Best Strength and Conditioning Certification new
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Best Group Fitness Certifications
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Best Corrective Exercise Training certification new
In this article, I'll be unveiling the best corrective exercise training programs available for personal trainers. I'm going to do ...
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The 10 cheapest personal trainer certification
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Which Gyms Accept Which Personal Trainer Certifications?
So, you’ve made it as far as getting certified, and by certified, let’s hope you got an accredited cert. But ...
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Best Online Personal Trainer Certifications 1
Welcome to the ultimate guide to online personal trainer certifications/courses in . I will discuss: The top 5 online PT ...
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The Top 10 Easiest Personal Trainer Certifications
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Best Personal Trainer Schools
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Best weight management certifications
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NASM Certifications Reviews
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Individual Personal Trainer Certification Reviews Only:

ISSA Review
Hello and welcome to the ultimate review of the ISSA certified personal trainer program. In this ISSA certification review, I cover the following: The Essential Personal Training Information Coverage of ...
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NASM Nutrition Certification Review
Welcome to another marvelous PTPioneer review featuring the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC)! In the NASM nutrition coach review, I break down the NASM-CNC certification along ...
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Precision Nutrition Coach Review
Hello and welcome to the PTPioneer ultimate review of the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. Following this article, you will know whether this is the nutrition certificate suited for you! ...
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Action Personal Training Certificate Review
Hello and welcome to PTPioneer's review of the ACTION CPT certification! Once you have read this page, you will know whether or not this is the right personal training certification ...
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ACE Health Coach Review
Hello and welcome to the PTPioneer comprehensive review of the ACE Health Coach Certification Study Program! After reading this review, you will know whether or not this is the health ...
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NASM PES REVIEW
Introduction  Hey Everyone, welcome to the ultimate NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist cert and how good it is for you. To help us on this mission, I will be touching on: ...
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NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) Review
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NCSF Review
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NASM CPT Review
Welcome to the most exquisite PTPioneer certification review of the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), in which I break down the following: Topical information: NASM-CPT pricing, packages, prerequisites Fundamentals taught ...
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ACE Certification Review
Welcome to the most in-depth ACE CPT review on the internet. Upon reading this certification review, you will know all the ins-and-outs of the ACE certified personal trainer certification and ...
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NASM CES Review
Hello and Welcome to the Ultimate NASM CES Review! Once you have read this article, you will know if this Corrective Exercise Specialist program is optimal for your future in ...
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CSCS Review
Welcome to the most in-depth, comprehensive review of the NSCA CSCS certification in existence. In this review, I breakdown the following components of the CSCS certification: CSCS content coverage Certification ...
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ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Review
If you have already checked out my article on my top group exercise certifications, then you will already have heard of the ACE group fitness instructor certification. In this article, ...
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AFAA Review
Welcome to the ultimate review of the AFAA fitness certification. In this comprehensive breakdown on the AFAA CPT, I look at the following aspects of the AFAA: The General Focus ...
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NPTI Review
Hi and welcome to PTPioneer and the ultimate review of the NPTI and their CPT study program(s)! Within this article, I will be going over: The Essential Personal Training Information ...
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NSCA CPT Review
Hello and welcome to the most comprehensive review of the NSCA Certification for Personal Training! On this page, I will be covering all of these basics that come along with ...
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ACSM CPT Review
Hello and welcome to my ultimate PTPioneer ACSM CPT review. By the time you finish reading, you will be ready to decide whether the ACSM certified personal trainer certification is ...
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NASM Senior Fitness Specialist Review
Welcome to the ultimate NASM Senior Fitness Specialist certification review. It will open your eyes to the following: The purpose of the certification The core competences The cost, study materials, ...
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ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Review
Similar to the NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist) certification, the ACE orthopedic exercise specialist cert was designed to help treat clients that have multiple muscular imbalances or musculoskeletal problems. By ...
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NESTA Review
Welcome to the PTPioneer NESTA Certification Review! Once you are done reading this review, you will be 100% certain in knowing if NESTA is the right certification for your career ...
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NFPT Review
​​Welcome to the most comprehensive PTPioneer article on the net, which breaks down the NFPT personal trainer certification. In my NFPT review, I include the following aspects: Topical information: pricing, ...
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ACE CERTIFICATIONS REVIEWS
This expository review and comparison on all ACE certifications will help showcase the following: The Focus Who it is meant for Who it is not meant for The cost and ...
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NASM Weight Loss Specialist Certification Review 1
This review will be focusing entirely on the NASM Weight Loss Specialist Certification. You'll learn about: The focus of the certification The cost of the packages Employment opportunities ...and much ...
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NETA Review
Welcome to the most exquisite PTPioneer article featuring the best NETA-CPT review! I break down the following aspects, both the good and the bad: NETA-CPT topical information: pricing, packages, prerequisites ...
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Cooper Institute Review
***Cooper Institute has partnered up with ACE and all previous CPT's through CI will now be ACE Certified. All future certs will simply go through ACE*** Welcome everybody to my ...
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NASM Certifications Reviews
Thinking of becoming NASM-certified and not sure which of the courses to start with? No worries. Take advantage of my 10+ years of experience as I compare the following certs: ...
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NCCPT Review
Introduction Hey everyone, and welcome to the internet's ultimate NCCPT certification review. To give you an authentic look and feel, we’ll be going into: The General Focus and Popularity/Recognition The ...
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Personal Trainer Certification Comparison (Vs) Articles Only:

ACE vs NASM
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ACE vs ISSA
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ISSA vs NASM
Welcome to the most comprehensive comparison of two phenomenal personal trainer certifications, NASM vs ISSA! In this NASM vs ISSA ...
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NASM vs NSCA
Welcome to your ultimate NASM vs NSCA comparison. My review contrasts both CPT certifications across the following key aspects: Topical ...
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ACE vs AFAA 1
Welcome to your ultimate ACE vs AFAA review. My review contrasts both certified personal trainer certifications across the following key ...
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NASM vs ACSM
Welcome to the PTPioneer breakdown comparison between the NASM and ACSM CPT certifications. This compare and contrast article will break ...
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NASM vs NCCPT
Welcome to the best comparison article for the NASM CPT and NCCPT CPT certifications. After reading this personal trainer certification ...
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ACSM vs ACE
Welcome to the ultimate ACSM vs ACE certification review. By the time you finish reading, you will know which of ...
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ACE vs NSCA
Welcome to the ultimate ACE vs NSCA shootout. My review contrasts both CPT certifications across the following key aspects: Topical ...
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ACSM vs NSCA
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ISSA vs NSCA
Welcome to the best PTPioneer review featuring ISSA vs NSCA. My ISSA vs NSCA review compares both personal training certifications ...
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ISSA vs ACSM
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Personal Trainer Certification Study Articles Only:

FREE NASM Study Guide
Hello NASM learners, and welcome to the PTPioneer Study Guide page. This article is the meat of the study materials ...
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FREE ACE Study Guide
Howdy there! Welcome to my latest article on the American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (ACE CPT) Exam Prep ...
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NASM CPT Exam FAQ
Hello NASM learners, and welcome to the PTPioneer FAQ page. All in all, this article will answer the most popular ...
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Free personal trainer study guide and practice tests
Hey everybody and welcome to my personal training certification study hub. I suggest you star/bookmark this page for future reference ...
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NASM Exam Prep
Hey PTPioneer Readers, and welcome to the Exam Prep and Study home page for the NASM CPT Certification. This CPT ...
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ACSM Exam FAQ
Hello ACSM learners, and welcome to the PTPioneer FAQ page. All in all, this article will answer the most popular ...
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CSCS Exam FAQ
Welcome to PTpioneer, and I hope this article assists you in learning about the NSCA-CSCS. This is a complete FAQ ...
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FREE NASM FNS Study guide
Hey everybody and welcome to my free NASM FNS study guide. The study guide for the NASM fitness nutrition specialist ...
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ACE Test Prep
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Tyler Read

Tyler Read, BSc, CPT. Tyler holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University and is a certified personal trainer (CPT) with NASM (National Academy of sports medicine), and has over 15 years of experience working as a personal trainer. He is a published author of running start, and a frequent contributing author on Healthline and Eat this, not that.
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