Saturday, June 9, 2018

My NASM Personal Trainer Journey - Week Five

Welcome back for part seven of my of my weekly blog posts on my journey to becoming a personal trainer. Today I'm going to talk about Week Five and how it's been going.

I have to admit that Week 5 was the easiest week for me so far. Yes, it was mid-term week so I spent a lot of time studying and going over everything we've learned so far but because I didn't have to focus on learning anything new, it was much easier and less stressful for me.

How I prepared for the mid-term was I reread all the pages of all of my study guide notes, I retook the quizzes for every module we've done so far (although I've been retaking those quizzes several times a week normally anyway), I outlined and highlighted things that appeared to be the most important (in fact my highlighter actually ran out of highlight :o ) and basically went over all the information we've worked on with a fine-tooth comb.

It paid off. I got a 97% the first time I took it and then kept scoring 97-99% until I finally hit 100% on retake number 5 (just like the quizzes, the questions constantly changed so I wanted to practice as much as possible). Honestly, I felt like the mid-term was too easy and that the certification exam will be much more difficult but I don't know if I found it easy because I've been working my butt off on studying and practicing what I'm learning or because it was actually easy :/

In any case, I now feel SO much more confident that I'm retaining all this information and knowledge and definitely have more confidence about the certification exam I will have to take, and I'm glad I feel that way because this upcoming week's module is tough with a huge amount of information to memorize so I'm glad I had one week where I got to feel good about my knowledge lol.

The other things that were suggested we take care of this week were to get the CPR/AED certification and to sign up for the certification exam but I've already done both of those things so I didn't have to worry about that part of it.

And now I'm off to study Module 6 which is already making me feel extremely overwhelmed so hopefully it'll all come together soon!

54 days until exam day!

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