24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Registered User SteelyD's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: Maine, United States
    Age: 43
    Stats: 5'9", 185 lbs
    Posts: 19
    BodyPoints: 663
    Rep Power: 0
    SteelyD will become famous soon enough. (+50) SteelyD will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit SteelyD's BodySpace
    SteelyD is offline

    W.I.T.S Personal Training Certification Questions

    W.I.T.S. = World Instructor Training School

    Link: http://witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert.htm

    Looking for some insight (ie from folks who have done this cert or have worked with folks with the cert) into the Personal Trainer Certification program.

    Has anyone taken this course and certification? How does it compare to ACSM, Cooper, and A.C.E.?

    Thanks for any info!

    (Is this the best forum to post this?)
    www.CoyoteDrifters.com
    www.myspace.com/steely_d
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User jhashey's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Age: 32
    Stats: 6'5", 246 lbs
    Posts: 480
    BodyPoints: 3057
    Rep Power: 38
    jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit jhashey's BodySpace
    jhashey is offline
    Hello,
    I wont be much help, but Ill try. I have researched certs for awhile and will be taking the CSCS in May. I have never heard of the WITS. Doesn't seem very hard to get if you have the time. You may want to go with something more reputtable though, I do not think this one is legally defensible in court. That would be good to ask them.
    J. Hashey, CSCS, Owner - Synergy Athletics

    Website/Blog: www.synergy-athletics.com
    Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/jhashey
    EliteFts Article Contributor, Diesel Crew Forum Mod,
    Author -Bull Strength Training- www.bullstrength.com
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User SteelyD's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: Maine, United States
    Age: 43
    Stats: 5'9", 185 lbs
    Posts: 19
    BodyPoints: 663
    Rep Power: 0
    SteelyD will become famous soon enough. (+50) SteelyD will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit SteelyD's BodySpace
    SteelyD is offline
    jh-

    Thanks. The CSCS has a different focus than a Personal Trainer certificate-- apples/oranges. The CSCS carries much more weight, but I'm not looking for that just yet.

    Thanks, though!
    www.CoyoteDrifters.com
    www.myspace.com/steely_d
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Waiting to Procrastinate DaJager_Meister's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: My Computer
    Stats: 5'11", 198 lbs
    Posts: 1,434
    BodyPoints: 6832
    Rep Power: 209
    DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit DaJager_Meister's BodySpace
    DaJager_Meister is offline
    Originally Posted by SteelyD View Post
    jh-

    Thanks. The CSCS has a different focus than a Personal Trainer certificate-- apples/oranges. The CSCS carries much more weight, but I'm not looking for that just yet.

    Thanks, though!
    you're right, still the NSCA-CPT is the gold standard in the personal training world. not only is it the best cert, it also has the best benefits to go along with it, like liability insurance (which above poster referred to). Sure it's a harder test and probably a little more expensive, but if you're planning on doing Personal Training for a career you might as well go all out and make the best of it, it'll take you much further than any other average cert out there. ACE and ACSM are good too, but from the people I've talked to in the Fitness industry, they all say hands down that the NSCA is the best. I'm taking it in May so if you have any questions feel free to PM me.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User jhashey's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Age: 32
    Stats: 6'5", 246 lbs
    Posts: 480
    BodyPoints: 3057
    Rep Power: 38
    jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) jhashey has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit jhashey's BodySpace
    jhashey is offline
    Im not sure, but the NSCA-CPT may require a college degree or just the CSCS?

    I know a popular bball training facility has someone like Olympic Weightlifting organization or something like that? It has worked for them.
    J. Hashey, CSCS, Owner - Synergy Athletics

    Website/Blog: www.synergy-athletics.com
    Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/jhashey
    EliteFts Article Contributor, Diesel Crew Forum Mod,
    Author -Bull Strength Training- www.bullstrength.com
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Waiting to Procrastinate DaJager_Meister's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: My Computer
    Stats: 5'11", 198 lbs
    Posts: 1,434
    BodyPoints: 6832
    Rep Power: 209
    DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) DaJager_Meister has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit DaJager_Meister's BodySpace
    DaJager_Meister is offline
    Originally Posted by jhashey View Post
    Im not sure, but the NSCA-CPT may require a college degree or just the CSCS?
    just the CSCS does, and luckily for you, it hasn't changed it's requirements yet to a degree related to the exercise science field

    CPT only requires a HS degree and CPR certification
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Banned Mr.MAXX's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Location: Cambridge, Ohio
    Age: 42
    Posts: 501
    BodyPoints: 378
    Rep Power: 0
    Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Mr.MAXX has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Mr.MAXX's BodySpace
    Mr.MAXX is offline
    Originally Posted by SteelyD View Post
    jh-

    Thanks. The CSCS has a different focus than a Personal Trainer certificate-- apples/oranges. The CSCS carries much more weight, but I'm not looking for that just yet.

    Thanks, though!

    Have you looked at the NSCA's CPT certification? Other than the NSCA, the NASM would get my next vote in certifications -- http://www.nasm.org/
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Just Chillin FullChris's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2003
    Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
    Age: 34
    Stats: 5'11", 220 lbs
    Posts: 136
    BodyPoints: 1416
    Rep Power: 12
    FullChris is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit FullChris's BodySpace
    FullChris is offline
    Only Four Certs are National Accredited...NSCA, NASM, ACSM, ACE.

    If you do go for a cert, these are the ones to go for. NSCA-CPT and ACSM are both the "gold standard". However, NASM is a great cert as well.
    Chris Gooden, M.A., CSCS, USAW, NSCA-CPT
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User ptcdp's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2008
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    ptcdp is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    ptcdp is offline

    Thumbs up Why W.I.T.S.

    Why W.I.T.S. says it all. Plus the comparison chart is like no other for basic facts to consider. Why do the other certs talked about here not have 3 college credits like W.I.T.S. It is not a 1 or 2 day crash course or online thing. W.I.T.S. makes sense if you really look at or they would not be accepted in in colleges more than anyone else.

    http://witseducation.com/generalwits/whywits.htm
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User rippedoff's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Age: 40
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    rippedoff is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    rippedoff is offline

    WITS is a rippoff

    I wouldn't go near the WITS program with a fake check and food stamps. My wife took the course at Del County Community College, and granted she has several certificates and a bachelors degree, and she failed. Its a 6 week course and supposed to be 3.5 hrs a night, twice a week. The teacher was cutting the class loose after an hour and a half, or 2 hours. My wife questioned him, but he said she'd be okay, but she wasn't.

    Now they are making her pay $100 for the retest.

    Watch this company. The CEO Jay doesnt care. Ive talked to him, and he says its my wife. The teacher admitted cancelling the 2nd class, but says no others were let go early.

    Thats BS!!! They were all except 2 classes let go early.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User phuture's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 6'0", 185 lbs
    Posts: 427
    Rep Power: 135
    phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit phuture's BodySpace
    phuture is offline

    Any other opinions on WITS?

    I'm going to be taking the course at CSU and am just wondering if anyone has managed to get a job with this cert. Anyone?
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User DjSfida's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: United States
    Age: 27
    Stats: 5'0", 153 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000) DjSfida is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit DjSfida's BodySpace
    DjSfida is offline
    Originally Posted by phuture View Post
    I'm going to be taking the course at CSU and am just wondering if anyone has managed to get a job with this cert. Anyone?
    There are two type of employers. First, the one who does not care who certified you, they base employment on a trial period and rate you by your skills and personality. Second are the ones who care about your certification. You WILL NOT GET HIRED by person number two with WITS!

    However, the required internship does set you apart from other applicants, so PLAY THAT TO YOUR STRENGTH! Make sure you keep showing that you have job experience! That's really all you pay for with WITS.

    Side note: To the person who was talking about the retake.
    I had to retake also, over some BS grading! It really all depends on who grades you on the practical and who is the instructor! The written part is almost imposable to fail.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Han Solo DFS200's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'11", 218 lbs
    Posts: 8,017
    Rep Power: 11863
    DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DFS200 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit DFS200's BodySpace
    DFS200 is offline
    Originally Posted by rippedoff View Post
    I wouldn't go near the WITS program with a fake check and food stamps. My wife took the course at Del County Community College, and granted she has several certificates and a bachelors degree, and she failed. Its a 6 week course and supposed to be 3.5 hrs a night, twice a week. The teacher was cutting the class loose after an hour and a half, or 2 hours. My wife questioned him, but he said she'd be okay, but she wasn't.

    Now they are making her pay $100 for the retest.

    Watch this company. The CEO Jay doesnt care. Ive talked to him, and he says its my wife. The teacher admitted cancelling the 2nd class, but says no others were let go early.

    Thats BS!!! They were all except 2 classes let go early.
    The program is a rip off because your wife is finding it too difficult?
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Registered User phuture's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 6'0", 185 lbs
    Posts: 427
    Rep Power: 135
    phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) phuture has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit phuture's BodySpace
    phuture is offline
    FWIW, I thought the class was fantastic. Lot's of info to digest, but with studying hard I aced the written and practical exam. WITTS paired me with a high end gym in my area where I am currently interning.
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Registered User nrferris's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: United States
    Age: 20
    Stats: 5'5", 127 lbs
    Posts: 15
    Rep Power: 0
    nrferris is not very helpful. (-500) nrferris is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit nrferris's BodySpace
    nrferris is offline

    Wits is better

    WITS is $500, ACE is $219, ACSM is $530 and COOPER is $525 the retesting fee for WITS is only 50 bucks and for all the others its at least 130... Im in WITS right now in MN.. also WITS requires an internship and is recognized by IACET, ACE, BOC, AOTA and Veterans training . I have a sheet that compares all the info and certifications. message me if you want more info or have questions.
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User Iyiola's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2013
    Stats: 5'5", 145 lbs
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    Iyiola is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit Iyiola's BodySpace
    Iyiola is offline
    I am researching certifications and I am interested in your chart. please let me know how you can share this info with me. thanks.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Registered User DCSpartan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Age: 43
    Posts: 4,988
    Rep Power: 2591
    DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) DCSpartan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    DCSpartan is offline
    being a PT is tough enough. picking a cert no one has heard of just makes your life tougher.
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Registered User tanaoare's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Age: 46
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    tanaoare is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    tanaoare is offline

    wits

    Originally Posted by nrferris View Post
    WITS is $500, ACE is $219, ACSM is $530 and COOPER is $525 the retesting fee for WITS is only 50 bucks and for all the others its at least 130... Im in WITS right now in MN.. also WITS requires an internship and is recognized by IACET, ACE, BOC, AOTA and Veterans training . I have a sheet that compares all the info and certifications. message me if you want more info or have questions.
    I'm thinking of taking the wits program at Minneapolis community and technical college , wondering how you liked the program and if you found the certification to be reputable?
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Registered User itsamindset's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Age: 25
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    itsamindset is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    itsamindset is offline

    Cn you pass that info on to me please. I just finished my W.I.T.S course. matthieujpr

    Originally Posted by nrferris View Post
    WITS is $500, ACE is $219, ACSM is $530 and COOPER is $525 the retesting fee for WITS is only 50 bucks and for all the others its at least 130... Im in WITS right now in MN.. also WITS requires an internship and is recognized by IACET, ACE, BOC, AOTA and Veterans training . I have a sheet that compares all the info and certifications. message me if you want more info or have questions.


    Can you pass that info on to me please. I just finished my W.I.T.S course. matthieujprichard@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Registered User krakkerz's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Parkes, NSW, Australia
    Age: 41
    Stats: 6'6", 44 lbs
    Posts: 2,410
    Rep Power: 1231
    krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) krakkerz has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit krakkerz's BodySpace
    krakkerz is offline
    Originally Posted by itsamindset View Post
    Can you pass that info on to me please. I just finished my W.I.T.S course. matthieujprichard@gmail.com
    It pays to check the dates of the post you're responding to. The post you're responding to is over 2 years old and the user hasn't posted since.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts