Certification and Experience

So I've been a fitness professional since I was 18. I received my first certification in group exercise when I was 18 through a company called Exersafety. I learned more than the average aerobic instructor as my trainer was a Physical therapist, dancer and group ex instructor. This experience lead me to actually get a degree in the field. With this experience it has become extremely important to me that I stay current with the industry and bring my clients only the safest and most effective workouts and programs. As I observe the industry change, I am sad to say that not everyone feels the way I do. These so called fitness programs and facilities pop open just because someone thinks they can make money. The training they receive is slim to none and they are not Fitness professionals. This a travesty. People are constantly looking for the quick fix and the cheaper option. This is a time when I stick by the saying "you get what you pay for". Would you pick the cheapest doctor if your child had cancer? Do you go to the cheapest masseaur? I truly believe that seeking out a high caliber and educated trainer will get you the results you're looking for. Don't go for the cheapest option. When you're looking for a fitness program, please consider knowing the background and education of the staff.