Ep 7 | The one about Certifications

Do you really *need* that certification? Which ones are most important to have? In this episode we take a look at the importance of certifications AND what it means to use your own experience while developing your expertise in your industry. Certifications are not the be-all and end-all AND they are certainly an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to your own education.

In This Episode You Will Hear:

  • Why we need to do a better job of requiring certifications in the fitness industry.
  • Your own experience (or success) is not enough and why telling people, “Do what I do” is dangerous.
  • Confidence is not found in certifications
  • We need experience, knowledge, and certifications to be able to fill in the gaps.
  • Knowledge is cool, but humans are complex and we need to learn how to listen and hold space.
  • The certs I have and what has been helpful for my own learning.

Links & Resources For This Episode:

Related Posts


Kettlebells with Karen Smith, Master SFG

I had the honor of asking my friend and fellow SFG (StrongFirst) Kettlebell instructor, Karen Smith, some questions about her fitness journey, her current training routine, how she got started with Kettlebells, and what keeps her coming back to the gym for more.

Read More
Measuring IN

5 Practices to Help You Stay Motivated

Motivation is a mindset skill that when used effectively can shift your life for the better. Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Here are 5 ways to help you stay motivated, move past your fears, and help accomplish your goals.

Read More