Pike Fitness Proudly Offers Training by NSCA Certified Professionals
In order to best serve our clientele, Pike Fitness is proud to offer training services by NSCA certified professionals. The NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) is the worlds leader in strength and conditioning research, and is on the forefront of knowledge in human performance. The NSCA is both a research organization and a certifying agency for strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and holding the highest status of recognition in the fitness industry, the NSCA’s certifications are some of the most sought after in the field. Because of the comprehensive and rigorous course material, becoming certified through the NSCA can be an incredibly demanding process. Prior to becoming certified, a trainer must possess a high level of knowledge in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, exercise technique, and guidelines. Preparation for the test takes much more than a simple weekend course, and can be challenging even for those with a degree in exercise science. Once certified, the NSCA requires that its trainers and coaches continue their education and stay up to date on new and emerging research. Every certified professional must re-certify every 3 years to show that they have been actively engaged in expanding their knowledge base. If you ever wish to work with a trainer, be sure to look for the initials NSCA-CPT or NSCA-CSCS. The initials are a mark of distinction amongst fitness professionals, and are highly respected. If you see these letters appear after your trainer’s name, you can be sure that they have worked hard to earn their status, and will provide you with the highest standard of service in the industry.