I am CPR and AED-certified! I’m one step closer to becoming a certified personal trainer.
This morning, I participated in a three-hour training session in Westwood, Massachusetts. We learned how to perform CPR, use an AED machine, and prevent choking in adults, children, and infants. The instructor was really great and the class flew by.
Since the CPR and AED-certifications are just one step in the process, I thought it would be a good time to go over what you need to do to become a NASM-certified personal trainer. In a nutshell:
- Step One: Buy the NASM study materials.
- Step Two: Get your CPR and AED certifications.
- Step Three: Study, study, study! (Optional: Register for a NASM live workshop. I found it really helpful, but its purpose is not exam-prep. The goal of the workshop is to teach participants how to train clients. Obviously, this is helpful for the exam, but it isn’t a review of the test materials in any way.)
- Step Four: Take the online practice exam.
- Step Five: Schedule your exam.
- Step Six: Freak out
- Step Seven: Take exam (and pass)!
I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop about how the rest of the steps go for me!
Once the CPR course ended, I hopped in my car and drove straight to NuVal. On the ride there, I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.
A little while later, I arrived at NuVal, participated in a conference call, and caught up on some work while munching on a banana (< — TWSS).
The event that I am attending tonight is sort of near the NuVal office, so instead of driving home and back again, I decided to do some blogging and study for NASM at Panera.
Umm”¦ Panera is a sweet place to work. Why didn’t I know this until now? (I live under a rock.) Panera has free internet, lots of space, and really yummy food. Obviously, I’m a fan.
I won’t get home until later tonight, so I grabbed a snack at Panera to hold me over until dinner: Garden Vegetable Soup with Pesto and a baguette. Ever since the Roasted Tomato Soup at The Smith, I’ve been on a serious soup kick. This one was delish””the pesto was especially fabulous.
Blog -> study -> event -> home!