Why You Should Care About Your Fitness Trainer's Certifications

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NSCA, CSCS, ACSM… sounds like a different language, doesn’t it? So, what do all these certifications and abbreviations mean, and why should you care? Read on, my friends.

// Meet Kaitlyn Braddock, CSCS //

She has her Masters of Science in Exercise Science and CSCS through NSCA. Hold up, you’re thinking, a what through what? Let’s break it down: CSCS is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, one of the toughest governing boards in the strength and conditioning industry. In order to be certified as a specialist, you must have a college degree and extensive expertise on topics such as anatomy, exercise physiology and biomechanics. The NSCA requires continuing education credits every year in order to keep your certification.


Your gal knows her stuff; she’s not just someone who works out and decided to one day call herself a trainer. NOPE, she’s the real deal.

Why You Should Care:

Her education and training experience means she’s equipped to help you meet your health goals.
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// Meet Torie Gallagher, EP-C //

That EP-C behind Torie’s name means that she is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which is considered the gold standard of certifications and has a higher focus on exercise prescription for cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic patients.

She’s also a kettlebell queen, ranking 1 for 1-arm and double long cycle. The order from highest to lowest rank goes master of sport, candidate for master of sport, rank 1, rank 2, rank 3. In the sport, long cycle is the lift; it's a clean and jerk.
Torie also specializes in strength training and high intensity interval training (HIIT).


With high-level certifications and sport finesse, her knowledge and background mean she knows her stuff.

Why You Should Care:

Reaching your fitness goals is easier when your trainer knows what she’s talking about. Not a Dallas local? We can still help you find your strength, regardless of your location! Check out our services to get started.