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Become a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, so you can enjoy helping people improve their fitness and happiness while earning a great income.

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NESTA provides the quality education and personalized support you need, so you can earn your certification with confidence.

Enroll in our NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification course right now, and you’ll receive:

  • Instant online access to the NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual
  • Instant online access to over 10 hours of online training videos with interactive review questions, so you know you are making great progress
  • Unlimited access to the online NESTA-PFT practice exam, so you can feel confident taking your official proctored exam when you are ready
  • The ability to study from any device. All NESTA-PFT online training is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android, PC and MAC
  • 24/7 lifetime access to all the training materials, even after you earn your NESTA-PFT certification
  • 30, 60 and 90 day study plan checklists so you can stay focused and on track
  • NCCA accredited NESTA-PFT 125 questions, 2-hour multiple choice, proctored exam
  • Study at your own pace, and when you are ready to take the exam, you’ll receive 90 days to schedule and take the NESTA-PFT proctored exam
  • Upon successfully passing the accredited 4-year NESTA-PFT certification exam, you’ll immediately receive a digital copy,  and also mailed your 8.5 x 11 hard copy wall certificate (additional shipping fee will apply to international students) with our official seal and signatures, and title of “Certified Personal Fitness Trainer”
  • You’ll receive significant discounts on dozens of CEU courses to help you enhance your knowledge, stay current with your certification and help you get clients fast

Best of all, you’ll receive over 40 hours of the entire NESTA-PFT online training system, and support for only $477!

I would like to thank NESTA for providing such an excellent certification program. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone interested in starting or enhancing a career in the health and fitness industry. – Mark, WA

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • Exam details:

  • Exam candidates must complete the 125 question, multiple choice, facilitated proctored exam within 90 days of receiving exam eligibility ID.

  • Exam candidates must take the NESTA proctored exam at a PSI testing center.

  • Exam candidates must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Exam candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Exam candidates must provide a valid Driver’s License or valid Passport at the time of testing.

  • Exam candidates must have an Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR) Certification card or BLS (Basic Life Support) card in place of CPR card. Must show at the time of testing.

  • Select single pay option:

  • $349

This option is not eligible for discounts or payment plan.

Company Policies

Certification Exam and Digital Manual

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Select single pay option:

  • $399

This option is not eligible for discounts or payment plan.

Company Policies

Exam and Complete Online Study Course

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Over 10 hours of online training videos with interactive review questions

  • Unlimited access to the online NESTA-PFT practice exam

  • 24/7 lifetime access to all the training materials, even after you earn your NESTA-PFT certification

  • Select single pay option:

  • $477

4-Pay Payment Plan Option

*Exam ID will not be assigned until payment in full is received.

$124.00 a month for 4 months (includes $30 processing fee)

*Discounts cannot be applied to payment plans.

Payment Plan Terms and Policies

Master Personal Trainer Course

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Over 10 hours of online training videos with interactive review questions

  • Unlimited access to the online NESTA-PFT practice exam

  • 24/7 lifetime access to all the training materials, even after you earn your NESTA-PFT certification

  • Functional Training Specialist (FTS)

  • Core Conditioning Specialist (CCS)

  • Biomechanics Specialist (BMS)

  • Speed, Agility & Quickness (SAQ) Specialist

  • Master Personal Trainer Designation

  • Earn CEUs to maintain your PFT for 8 additional years

  • Select single pay option:

  • $997

4-Pay Payment Plan Option

*Exam ID will not be assigned until payment in full is received.

$255.50 a month for 4 months (includes $30 processing fee)

*Discounts cannot be applied to payment plans.

Payment Plan Terms and Policies

Disclaimer: The NESTA educational materials are optional and are not required to prepare for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam. You can sit for the certification exam now without purchasing the official NESTA study materials if you feel you are ready.

NOTE: It is NOT required to complete this course before enrolling in other courses offered by our school.

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Your NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is NCCA-Accredited and Accepted Worldwide!

The NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer certification is proudly accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which is the industry gold standard.

Fitness centers, health clubs and gyms are hiring our personal trainers at a record pace. Become a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, so you can get hired fast.

Most fitness centers, gyms and health clubs require a Personal Fitness Trainer Certification like NESTA’s.

These clubs, and thousands of  others, accept NESTA’s certification:

We want you to succeed, and have the opportunity to turn your passion into a fun and highly-rewarding career.

Now consider this:

● You will soon know the satisfaction of fulfilling your dreams of becoming an accomplished Personal Fitness Trainer.
● You will be able to help your clients get fit safely and effectively, which will allow them to enjoy healthier lives.
● You will have an NCCA accredited certification to start your fitness career at a facility of your choice.
● You will have the expertise to train the general population, athletes and a wide range of individuals.
● You will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to start your own successful independent fitness business.
● You will have the time and financial resources to start living your dream life and pursuing more of your passions.
● You will learn how to earn a steady and strong income while having fun in a role that is fun and full of opportunities.
● You can now say goodbye the a boring 9-5 job. You can set the hours that are most convenient for you, and give you personal time with your family and friends.

 You will enjoy the ultimate fitness career, and we’re going to guide you each step of the way!

Why Choose the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification?

  • Most certifications are only valid 2 years. However, NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is valid for a full 4 years!  This saves you money NOW, and in the FUTURE.
  • NESTA teaches you easy-to-follow and cutting edge business and career skills you need to land your dream job, and get more training clients without a struggle. We make it fun.
  • 100% online training program: Instant access, lifetime access, no waiting, study at your own pace from your home, office or on the go. No materials are mailed.

NESTA holds the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for its Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.

NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is recognized by the National Board of Fitness Examiners

The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) has approved NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification program as a CDR-approved certification. Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians may complete the NESTA PFT certification for 75 CPEUs.

driverNESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification  is GI Bill approved and offers special rates to U.S. troops and veterans. Click here for more info.

The NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is registered with the the U.S. Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program.

After doing research, I decided to take all of mine through NESTA. Best decision I could have made. Every class I have taken teaches you very practical and useful information to set you up for success in your career goals. – Joe, CA.

This is exactly what you get when you enroll now!

You will enjoy your training program in our state-of-the-art 100% online classroom.  No physical training materials will be mailed to you.

  • New and Enhanced Interactive Digital Manual- expanded by more than 25% with updated sections in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and business development (easily downloaded and printed)
  • Over 10 Hours of Step-by-Step Video Training
  • Review Questions to quickly prepare you for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam
  • Listen online or download audio interviews & lessons – business, nutrition and program design
  • New Easy-to-Use 100% Online Learning System
  • 17 Detailed and Easy-to-Follow Interactive Lessons and Review questions to Guide you smoothly through the program
  • Unlimited practice exams to quickly prepare you for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam
  • Certification exam – 125-question, 2-hour proctored multiple choice exam. Upon completing exam, results are issued immediately at the PSI exam facility.

Your NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Manual

The official manual (delivered in digital PDF format) uses interactive animations to explain scientific concepts and their applications for the personal trainer. Each chapter contains study questions which will prepare you to pass your certification exam.

The following content areas are covered within the interactive digital manual:

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Personal Training
Chapter 2 – Exercise Physiology
Chapter 3 – Kinesiology and Functional Anatomy
Chapter 4 – Applied Biomechanics
Chapter 5 – Flexibility
Chapter 6 – Nutrition
Chapter 7 – Special Populations
Chapter 8 – Assessments
Chapter 9 – Program Design
Chapter 10 – Exercise Application
Chapter 11 – Safety, Injury Prevention and Treatment
Chapters 12 – Exercise Psychology
Chapters 13-14 – Business Strategies and Applications for the Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

DETAILED & EASY-TO-FOLLOW Personal Fitness Training Videos

33 online instructional videos with 3D animations and graphics make learning much easier and more interesting.

Learn about the NESTA System of Personal Training Success, Exercise Physiology, Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology, Muscular Anatomy, Biomechanics, Flexibility, Special Populations, and more.

BONUS: NESTA teaches you how to promote your services as a trainer, get more high-quality clients, and to help you make more money doing what you enjoy!  You’ll learn how to become an authority.

Personal Fitness Training Online Audio lessons:

Business Essentials Online Audio Lessons

Strategies on how you’ll succeed in personal training

Program Design Fundamentals Online Audio Lessons

An in-depth analysis for designing an effective and efficient program with fast and impressive results for your clients

Nutrition Fundamentals Online Audio Lessons

Discussion with Chris Mohr, RD, PhD, on nutrition and helping your clients make the best choices for optimal health and nutrition

The NESTA System of Personal Fitness Training Success is What You Need

An easy-to-follow method to jump start your personal training career…

3 easy steps to your personal training success

1. Assess – Learn exactly where to start with your clients for maximum progression

Young, old, in-shape, out-of-shape, special needs…learn the in’s and out’s of proper assessment.

2. Design – Easily design a killer program that will get results!

Your clients will sing your praises for a custom program that dodges injuries and catapults them to their goals.

3. Instruct – Guide your clients to an amazing new level of fitness

Applying the science doesn’t have to be complicated, and we’ll show you how.

3 steps to your business success

1. Sales – Sell without “selling”

“If you build your business, they will come.” Find out why you don’t have to be a pushy salesman to get a flood of clients.

2. Referrals – The #1 most powerful marketing tool in the world.  It’s the free way to get more clients.  You’ll learn all the proven strategies that work for all types of training environments.

Word of mouth. How to use it to get referrals and keep the business rolling in.

3. Marketing – Learn the simple yet effective marketing secrets that other trainers don’t know, but should. We give you the proven strategies and tactics that other certification companies won’t teach you.

We prepare you for success on your test

Know what’s on the test.

Special hints placed throughout the manual called “exam alerts” point out the material that is likely to be on the test.

Excellent program with up to date science. I would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent fitness certification accepted everywhere. – Hamid, CA

If you like more details…

If you are someone who wants more detail, or wants to know more than what appears on the test? We have provided “Xtras for Xperts” just for you. These 3D animation videos and PDF documents go deeper into the science and concepts presented in the manual.

Are You Active or Retired U.S. Military?

Active and retired military veterans can use the G.I. Bill to help pay for the
NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.

Details

The Personal Fitness Trainer  program is available at a discounted rate in the Master Personal Trainer Bundle.

After working out for many years and training people along the way I decided to take a couple of the exams that NESTA offered. It turned out to be the best decision I could have made. My fitness career is on the fast track to success. I was able to get a full roster of clients in just a couple of weeks.- William J.

When potential clients see the official NESTA seal on my business card, they feel assured they’re choosing a real fitness professional. The expertise I gained with NESTA has put me way ahead of my competition. I know understand the science and application of the science. I gained important business knowledge as well. – Jim L.

Becoming a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer truly changed my life. I instantly got hired at a top-rated gym and I am booked solid with great clients. I love my career. – Jennifer B.

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What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?

The great thing about becoming a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital training products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups.

You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype or Zoom for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can start your own YouTube show.  You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back.

So, enroll right now!

How will I get clients?

This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Facebook Live videos are fun and very effective to share your expertise and gain a following. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms.  It’s 100% FREE.

Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details.

And, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea.  It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local.  That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on.

Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do.  Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.

Once you are certified, we provide new weekly tips and strategies to build your career.

NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Details

Requirements for you to become an Accredited NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer:

– Must have paid in full prior to examination date
– Must be at least 18 years of age
– Must have a valid Driver’s License
– Must have a minimum high school level or equivalent education
– Must have current Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR) Certification card/certificate or BLS (Basic Life Support) card/certificate in place of CPR card
– Must to maintain the confidentiality of the exam content and abide by exam policies as stated in the candidate handbook
– Must agree to adhere to the NESTA Code of Ethics
– Exam candidate may be subject to an audit to verify proof of documentation requirements (show proof of valid CPR card/certification, Driver’s License or Passport, High School Diploma or equivalent)
– Must complete the 125 question, multiple choice, facilitated proctored exam within 90 days of receiving exam eligibility ID
– PFT exam candidates must take the NESTA proctored exam at a PSI testing center

Personal Fitness Trainer Exam Details

  • 125 question, 2-hour proctored multiple choice computer web based exam
  • The exam candidate must take the Personal Fitness Trainer proctored exam within 90 days upon receiving their exam eligibility ID.
  • One exam attempt per purchase (unless otherwise specified under purchase options).
  • Exam results are shown immediately upon completing the exam.  All passing exams, receive a temporary certificate at the time of completion.

Exam Locations

NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer exam candidates will take the exam at a PSI testing center in their local area. PSI is the proctored exam provider with one of hundreds of testing sites nationally throughout Canada and all 50 states in the U.S. including, Washington DC, Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Off-Site Proctoring Exam Option for International Candidates and Scheduling Hardship 
International and scheduling hardship exam candidates will be required to use “Off-Site Proctoring Exam Option” and will not be eligible to test at a PSI facility.  Please visit Off-Site Proctoring Exam Option page for detailed information and instructions. Approval from NESTA is required prior to testing.

Individuals with Disabilities and Special Accommodation Needs 
Individuals having a disability requiring special accommodations must fill out the “Request for Special Accommodations” form. Requests are decided upon an individual basis. Accommodations usually include an allowance for increased examination time. Accommodation requests will be acknowledged through email and/or phone notification within 7-10 business days of initial request.

For individuals who require a reader, separate accommodations or other requirements please state your needs and requirements in detail on the Request for Special Accommodations Form. Requests will be considered and a response will be delivered within 10 business days. Not all PSI facilities are equipped to provide special accommodations requests.

Additional policy and procedural information regarding individuals with disabilities or in need of special accommodations for exams.

Proctored Exam Fees and Extensions

Students who did not meet the exam passing requirements can purchase a $199 retest 30 days from the date of the exam by visiting Exam Retest, Extensions and Administrative Fee page , or by calling our offices at 866-348-6692.

Required Technology for Online Training Course: 

Internet access is required and Adobe Reader.  If needed, download for FREE: Get Adobe Reader. Online training program is compatible on iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone, tablet, Windows and Mac.

NESTA ECB Policies and Reports:
NESTA PFT Exam Candidate Handbook
NESTA ECB Policies and Procedures
NESTA ECB Exam Reports

Recertification and Continuing Education Process

The NESTA ECB requires its certified personal fitness trainer (PFT) to complete 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over a four year period. Each 0.1 CEU is worth one hour of study time or one contact hour in a live training format.

For more details on recertification, please click here.

Enrollment options
To register for the Personal Fitness Trainer Complete, use the enrollment button below.

The NESTA PFT program is very easy to follow. NESTA prepares you for the exam. I love how I can go back to view all of the material, even now after finishing the course and completing the exam. The support system is wonderful! I love the educational emails I get with “success tips”. I loved this program! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone, just like it was recommended to me. I passed the exam with flying colors, and I work amongst many trainers whom are also NESTA certified. – Kasia, WI

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • Exam details:

  • Exam candidates must complete the 125 question, multiple choice, facilitated proctored exam within 90 days of receiving exam eligibility ID.

  • Exam candidates must take the NESTA proctored exam at a PSI testing center.

  • Exam candidates must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Exam candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Exam candidates must provide a valid Driver’s License or valid Passport at the time of testing.

  • Exam candidates must have an Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR) Certification card or BLS (Basic Life Support) card in place of CPR card. Must show at the time of testing.

  • Select single pay option:

  • $349

This option is not eligible for discounts or payment plan.

Company Policies

Certification Exam and Digital Manual

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Select single pay option:

  • $399

This option is not eligible for discounts or payment plan.

Company Policies

Exam and Complete Online Study Course

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Over 10 hours of online training videos with interactive review questions

  • Unlimited access to the online NESTA-PFT practice exam

  • 24/7 lifetime access to all the training materials, even after you earn your NESTA-PFT certification

  • Select single pay option:

  • $477

4-Pay Payment Plan Option

*Exam ID will not be assigned until payment in full is received.

$124.00 a month for 4 months (includes $30 processing fee)

*Discounts cannot be applied to payment plans.

Payment Plan Terms and Policies

Master Personal Trainer Course

  • NCCA accredited PFT Exam – only 4-year accredited credential in the fitness industry
    (Price includes one attempt)

  • NESTA-PFT 14-chapter interactive PDF digital manual

  • Over 10 hours of online training videos with interactive review questions

  • Unlimited access to the online NESTA-PFT practice exam

  • 24/7 lifetime access to all the training materials, even after you earn your NESTA-PFT certification

  • Functional Training Specialist (FTS)

  • Core Conditioning Specialist (CCS)

  • Biomechanics Specialist (BMS)

  • Speed, Agility & Quickness (SAQ) Specialist

  • Master Personal Trainer Designation

  • Earn CEUs to maintain your PFT for 8 additional years

  • Select single pay option:

  • $997

4-Pay Payment Plan Option

*Exam ID will not be assigned until payment in full is received.

$255.50 a month for 4 months (includes $30 processing fee)

*Discounts cannot be applied to payment plans.

Payment Plan Terms and Policies

Disclaimer: The NESTA educational materials are optional and are not required to prepare for the NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam.

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A Personal Trainer Gained 70 lb to Lose Weight With His Client, and It Did Work

Losing weight is not an easy journey, since you have to work out hard, cut unhealthy (but so delicious) food out of your life, and stay motivated at the same time. We can all benefit from a guide who will wholeheartedly share their ideas with us, to make us healthier versions of ourselves. But the decision to share your pain and fight this battle with you is what makes or breaks a trainer. And this is exactly what Adonis Hill did to inspire his client to slim down.
Here at  Bright Side we admire people who go the extra mile to help others and even save their lives. This trainer showed us that support is a crucial thing when you’re beginning a workout regimen.
This story started with the TV Show Fit To Fat To Fit , where personal trainers aim to better understand their clients’ struggles by gaining weight and challenging themselves. When Adonis Hill was asked if he would gain 70 lbs for someone else, his answer was firm, “ If it  means saving their life, heavens yes !”
His client Alissa had been overweight her entire life. When she began this project, her weight was 308 lbs. Adonis had to gain more than 70 lbs in 4 months to match his partner. To do so he ate tons of junk food, drank soda, and stopped exercising.
His dedication caused some health issues. Doctors had to stop his weight gaining process one month earlier than they had planned because Adonis was diagnosed with hypertension and prediabetes. The good news is that he is no longer on meds since he returned his weight to normal. But he has no regrets and compares the risk he took with “a  fireman going into a burning building and rescuing someone trapped by a fire.”
When the first goal was hit, the second part of the journey started. Alissa and her selfless trainer worked together to get the bodies of their dreams. They ran, lifted weights, followed a strict diet, and supported each other through those difficult times. It was a real challenge since they had to fight not only lazy behavior, but also old addictions to unhealthy food and judgements from others, that have the power to ruin any aspirations.
After several months both of them achieved brilliant results. Alissa managed to lose 57 lbs in 4 months while Adonis reported that his weight was around 227 lbs. This means that this venture was worth the effort.
From his own experience, Adonis Hill showed that people can achieve anything if they are motivated enough. He  concludes that it was all about empathy, and the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. With this experiment, the trainer hopes to raise awareness around obesity risks. “If we continued down that unhealthy road , the cemetery is where we would’ve ultimately ended up.”
Do you know other people who are ready to go far beyond their everyday responsibilities to achieve something?

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Personal Trainer With Autism Opened a New Gym That Caters Specifically to People With Special Needs

When Mark Fleming noticed that there weren’t any exercise facilities that could cater to special needs clients, he started his very own gym.

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Personal Trainer Gets Client Banned From His Favourite Takeaways

It’s a pretty effective way to lose weight, completely shutting yourself away from the naughty things you enjoy most. Padlocking the biscuit tin, putting a timer on the crisp cupboard, sewing your mouth shut – that kinda stuff.

But what happens when your guilty pleasure is the local takeaway? Simple – you have your poster put up telling staff not to serve you.

And kudos to this LAD who agreed to let his personal trainer do just that in a bid to shed the stones.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

PT, Mike Hind, has toured all Darren McClintock’s regular fast-food stops with a flyer after doctors told his 27-year-old client that he was ‘eating himself to death’.

The posters named Darren – also known as Dibsy – with the headline: “Save Dibsy. Obesity is Killing Him. Do Not Serve This Man.”

Brutal but effective at the very same time.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Dibsy, 27, who does not want to disclose his weight, was eating pasties, chips and pies daily before being given the urgent wake up call when he was hospitalised with heart problems.

He has now embarked on a healthy new lifestyle with the help of award-winning personal trainer Mike.

The two of them have have gone around their hometown of Middlesbrough handing out posters to all Dibsy’s favourite restaurants.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

At the moment, Dibsy has to book two seats on planes and order specially sized clothing that costs extra.

He was served the wake up call after being admitted to hospital because his heart was beating too fast, when he says he could have died.

Dibsy explained: “I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a teenager but this year it’s declined massively. Instead of picking the healthy option I would always go for what I liked, stuff like pies, pasties, crisps and chips.

“It got to the point where my legs and back were aching all the time and I ended up in hospital. The doctor asked me if I want to live a long life and said I can’t go on the way I am or I’d be dead before too long.

“Seeing my mum’s reaction to it all was heartbreaking, if it wasn’t for that I might never have changed. Now I need to face up to my problem and tackle it head on, it’s now or never.”

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

He added: “I have had a lot of finger pointing and laughing over the years and I was bullied at school. That’s another reason for making a change now, so that I can live a normal life.”

Each year, personal trainer Mike takes on a client for free. He received around a thousand applications but was drawn to Dibsy when he saw him with his mum.

They’ve only been working together since the weekend but Dibsy has already lost 1st 7lbs. Go on LAD.

Mike, who runs a healthy food company called Macro Based Meals, is also providing fully tailored and prepared meals for Dibsy everyday.

He said: “Dibsy is a great guy but unfortunately he hasn’t taken care of himself properly. I was really affected by his story and motivated to help him so he can turn his life around.

“He’s made a great start, he’s trying hard and most importantly smiling.”

Mike thinks it could take up to a year for Dibsy to get down to a healthy weight.

Good luck, Dibsy, you can do this.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

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Growth Hides in the Negatives | Kitchener Personal Trainer – Titan Training

One lesson that I try my best to make sure my clients exploit in their training and their life is to understand that growth hides in the negative.

In training terms, it’s a well known fact that the eccentric part of a motion (the negative) has numerous adaptations and benefits especially in terms of GROWTH.

Yet, if you watch most people in the gym you’ll notice pretty quickly that they avoid the negative like the plague – Ripping through rep after rep mindlessly with just a number as their end goal.
Because of this lack of willingness to explore and suffer through the negative they may be drastically reducing the benefits they get from their workouts and seriously slow down in their progress.

The same thing happens in our everyday life.

We tend to view the negative as this horrible thing to be avoided at all costs and if it does happen we either mask it with substances or close ourselves off to it.

Remember that GROWTH HIDES IN THE NEGATIVES.

Don’t rush to find a way out.  Hang out there, learn from it, learn to let it mold you into something stronger.

The darkness holds answers to questions about the light.

Find those answers and you will inevitably invite more light into your life.

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