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Old 10-12-2008, 06:38 AM   #21
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Thanks for the replies. That's about what I suspected - too much for what you get.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:26 AM   #22
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Most people spending the $1000 either have no real understanding of what they want to do with it and have the expendible income.....or already have the certs neccesary to open a fitness business and want another one. $1000 is very steep by any level of professional fitness certification, and while the main one I know little about...the fact that it has branched into other silly certs like jumproping makes me think less of the whole idea.
I have to agree. I went because I had the expendable income. I plan on going to an Oly cert sometime next year because to me that is a real key to my training. I wish I had attended one of those instead of the Level 1. I had planned to affiliate at some time, so it was at the time worth it for me to go, but I dropped that goal for personal reasons quite some time ago.

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In the end....you make a living not by your cert....but by getting people results. However a fitness business makes money by selling people on needing more certs. The info is out there for free.....$1000 for a weekend of fun is better spent drinking tequilla with half naked women on a beach.
QFT. Results are what matters. I do think that soon you will see a huge restructuring of the requirements for CF affiliation after events such as the lawsuit. I also believe you'll see a lot less people being accepted as affiliates, so take that into account, level 1 is not enough these days. The customer is way too smart, considering the amount of free information available about CrossFit.

If you spend $1000 on tequila, please invite me, and it better be the good stuff.

But again, if the money is spent, rest 1 day prior, brink a notebook, bring a list of questions you want answered, and be prepared for 4-5 workouts while there. Water helps a lot. Don't drink a ton before or while there, you'll just ruin the experience.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #23
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Ultimately it depends upon your goals, needs, and budget. I attended one of the first trainer certs. There were about 10 people in my class. It was a 3 day course taught by Coach Glassman at CFHQ.

I found that the course was extremely worthwhile. At the time, there were no specialty certs. I believe the Level 1 format is now 2 days, and it is taught by teams of trainers.

I would like to go back and repeat the Level 1 Cert as well as doing the other Crossfit Certifications.

At the time that I took the Certification, I was not expecting to use the Certification professionally. However, this past year I started training some people professionally at a local Powerhouse gym. While a previous poster indicated that certain other certifications are more widely recognized, this Certification was sufficient to get me the job.

During the business week I train at a Workout World (WOW) gym. When one of the trainers learned that I was Crossfit certified (my workouts were the advertisement - not my mouth), word quickly spread to the other trainers. They are all very impressed by the certification and some are interested in pursuing it.

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Old 10-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #24
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Thanks for the advice...pretty much the reason i asked here and not on CF..i didnt want to hear that it's the greatest thing ever, just honest opinions...yes, the $ is spent, luckly i already have a gym...and yes there is the possibility of affiliation...thanks again--ooohhh and I'm glad i got a discount (FF) lol....should be fun
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