Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

If you want to be different as a trainer accrediting your skill is the first step. Know in depth about the international fitness training programs that you can do from India and the value it is going to add to your skill. Read more about the top 3 popular certification programs and their features, benefits, course content and duration.

American Council on Exercise

ACE program is rooted in science-based research from ACE, the world’s largest nonprofit health and fitness certification program. The course content is accredited by NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) which lends it a third party, impartial validation. ACE offers following courses

  •  Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Health Coach
  • Medical Exercise Specialist

Essential Qualifications

  1. 18 years or older
  2. A minimum educational qualification of high school diploma
  3. Hands-on CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) certification, at the time of writing
  4. In India ACE conducts exams in multiple centres, both metros, and non-metros.
  5. Visit ACE website to figure out the location.
  6. You need to register 10 days prior to the exam.
  7. Once you have chosen the location, login or enroll (first timers). In Indian address, you need to skip the address check to proceed further.
  8. ACE is particular about verifying the authenticity of the trainer taking the exam. Therefore your name filled in the form should exactly match with a government issued photo Id (Aadhar/Pan/Voter id/Passport/Driving License)
  9. You can choose the type of exam from Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Exam category

The ACE Personal Trainer Manual and Group Fitness Instructor Program train fitness professionals to work in one-on-one and small groups. Developed and written by the top experts of the industry it covers. Everything from anatomy to training techniques.  Special attention has been given to injury prevention, emergency techniques and legal issues confronting today’s fitness professionals.

ACE Personal Trainer Program

  • Duration: 3 Months (Twice a Week)
  • Fees: Rs. 28,090 (Course Material+ Practical+ Access to the ACE Resource Centre)
  • Exam Fees: Rs. 23,595
  • Book Fees: Rs. 18,563
  • Online Exam Fees: Rs.  26,965

ACE Group Fitness Instructor

  • Duration: 3 Months (Twice a Week)
  • Fees: Rs. 28, 090
  • Book Fees: Rs. 18,563
  • Exam Fees:  Rs. 16,854
  • Online Exam Fees Rs. 26,965

ACE requires recertification every two years because fitness evolves. For recertification, gym instructors need 20 CECs, where each CEC (Continuing Education Credits) is equal to one hour of training. ACE offers online courses, in-person workshops, a number of specialty certifications, and the ACE Symposium, a large conference that’s held every year for ACE personal trainers.

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