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How To Become A Personal Trainer In Malaysia Without Any Fitness Background.

How To Become A Personal Trainer In Malaysia Without Any Fitness Background.

Hei guys , so , today”s topic is all about how to get you started , as a personal trainer without any fitness background .

It sounds like a complex process , do not worry , i have been doing this (as a trainer) for years now , i will go  through every single step  and i will make sure you understand everything after this pod cast .

So , lets get started .

First things first , in order to become a personal trainer , even thou you do not have any fitness background , you will need a certification to start your career . Even thou some companies will give free training and development to their rookies trainers, without the trainers have any prior fitness background  ,which i will be talking about it later , but , really , the very first things that you need to consider if you want to become a professional trainer , is to get a recognized certification .

Lets look at the personal training certifications that are available in the market .

How To Become A Personal Trainer In Malaysia Without Any Fitness Background.

The first one , NASM personal training certification .NASM  stand for  NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE .

How To Become A Personal Trainer In Malaysia Without Any Fitness Background.

The second will be ACE personal training certification , which ACE stand for  AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE .

So , these 2 are the most popular and recognized world wide personal training certification .

Next questions , you might ask , Weng i know nothing about fitness , can i catch up with the course ?

Well , just like learning any new subject at school , you need to go to class , take notes , study and go for exam .

The place that i know in Malaysia that provide ACE certification will be Fitness Innovation Malaysia or FIT Malaysia in short .

NASM certification will be PFC studio  .

So , after register to either certification provider , you will need to attend classes  ,where you are going to  learn about all the things that you need , to kickstart your personal training career .


Typically ACE certification by FIT Malaysia , will cost around RM6000++ and NASM certification will cost around RM 4500 .

Price may be vary , but the price range is about this amount .

If you are a very discipline and self learn person , i will recommend you to get this personal training certification online .

Online courses will be much more cheaper . For ACE online personal training certification will be RM 2400 and NASM online certification will be around RM 2400 as well .

Price may be vary as well , but the price range for both certification is about this .

For online ACE personal training certification just go to , for NASM online certification go to

American Council on Exercise

Now , you might ask me, so Weng , which certification is better ?

In my humble opinion , both certifications are equally good . I will not advice you to spend too much of time on deciding which certification to enroll , as long as you are getting your certification from either  NASM or ACE  , then you are  good to go .

If you want to know the different between these 2 certification,i  have written  and recorded a complete guide on it , which is called The Different Between ACE and NASM Personal Training Certification on my web site . You can have a read on it .

Alright , so far so good ? Before we proceed further , feel free to drop any questions on the comment box , and   i will respond ASAP .

Next , we are going to look at companies that will hire you ,and train you to become a personal trainer , without you having a personal training certification and fitness background .

How To Become A Personal Trainer In Malaysia Without Any Fitness Background.

By far ,  the best in house personal training programme that i know off , is by celebrity fitness .

Since , they merged with fitness first in 2017 , i think their training syllabus should be not much different or there are the same . If you have better information about this, feel free to comment in the comment box below .

So , what this company do is  , after they confirm hire you , they will put you on training . During my time , the training venue was in mid valley branch .

Im not too sure about now . If you have better information feel free to comment below .

During this training period ,  you will be given a very minimum pay to cover your petrol and food .

At their training center , there will be a team called fitness development coaches , that will teach and guide you .

You will be given a few modules , which will be your text book . The module will cover pretty much everything from training , nutrition to sales .

When the whole training finished , you will be tested , and after passing your exam , only then , you will be an official personal trainer .

So , this is the other way of getting started as a personal trainer without any fitness background .

Beware that the certification that you get from the gym , is only recognize within the organization . So if says , you want to change company to ABC fitness , your certification from celebrity fitness might not be as useful . Just something for you to think of .

So , getting a proper certification will be beneficial in the long run .

American Council on Exercise
For additional information , i always encourage people to start their personal training career with commercial gym , such as celebrity fitness and fitness first . As you are going to learn so much more than private gym .

I hope this pod cast able to give you a clear direction on how you can start your personal training career without any fitness background . Feel free to comment below if you have any questions regarding this topic. Cheers .



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