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    sharpetr is offline Junior Member
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    Default RKC Cert Worth It for Part-Time?

    Kettlebells were my first form of working out. I started when I was 14 and have been using them off and on throughout the years. I am now a sophomore in college and I am debating on whether or not to go after becoming a part-time personal trainer with kettlebells. The reason for wanting to do this is because when I was 14, my dad paid pretty good money for a private lesson for us in kettlebells and it was definitely worth it. As of right now, I am not preparing to be a full-time personal trainer. I have just always had a dream of being a part-time personal trainer on the side, if that's even realistic. I just don't want to spend $2K on the RKC cert program, then never really be able to use it. Would the public take a college student seriously in private kettlebell lessons? I would just like to know if a part-time personal trainer job with only an RKC cert be realistic and worth it. As of right now, I have not found an RKC kettlebell trainer in my area, just one NETA certified trainer. The RKC cert would be the only credentials I would have. I figured there's a lot of knowledge on this forum that may help me out. Any input is appreciated.

    grazie

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    Boris Bachmann is offline Senior Member
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    Do the HKC. You'll be a certified kettlebell instructor for a lot less invested time and $$, and you'll be in a much better position to decide if you want or need the RKC.

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    Tania Poletti is offline Senior Member
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    sharpetr - I think it's great that you want to be a part time PT - if that's what you have been thinking of doing for some time - do it... You will lose nothing by getting your cert but you will always be wondering what if...if you don't.

    With regards to RKC - Boris is right - do your HKC first - starting point for PT's to instruct KB if that is the path you want to travel. When it comes to RKC I believe it is not to be so much a qualification you get to further your PT career but RKC is more a personal achievement - goal for self. To prove to yourself you have the skill set, the dedication to training and the determination get through what sounds to be a pretty grueling 3 day certification.

    RKC and beyond is a personal journey - one your clients will benefit from as a bonus of you bettering your skills for self first - trainer second...

    Hope that helps - good luck with your decision

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