Thursday, October 11, 2007

Kimkins Fitness Guru Identified


Kimkins new "FitGuru" is Nick Clark.

Left in our comments -

If it is helpful...I have a website where you can get all of these items for a discounted price. www.nickclarkfitness.com. If you want to order from my website, email me at clarkuab9@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and I can give you specific item # which will fit you best.

Let's look at Nick Clark's website! Nick Clark Fitness features fitness gear and equipment, a members only area and short bio that contains Nick's credentials.

Fitness Title
  • Certified Personal Trainer
Certification
  • NASM, AFAA
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Specialty
  • Functional Training, Sport-Specific, Corrective Exercise Techniques

Is Nick more qualified for his title at Kimkins than "Dr." Mark Brinson? Take this into consideration:

AFAA personal trainer certification can be obtained with a THREE DAY course

from their website

WHAT IS IT?
A three-day certification workshop including lectures, practical demonstrations and written and practical exams. Although this course will help prepare you for both AFAA's Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and the Personal Fitness Trainer National Boards, successful completion of the course does not guarantee you will pass either examination. The curriculum includes:

Anatomy and kinesiology
Fitness assessment testing procedures (3-minute Step test, sit-and-reach, push-up, abdominal crunch, body composition screening with skin-fold caliper measurement)
Nutrition fundamentals and weight management
Special populations and medical considerations
Listening, leadership and motivational skills
Exercise programming in the weight room
Wellness programming and screening guidelines
WHO IS IT FOR?

For the aspiring and experienced fitness professional working one-on-one with exercise clients.

Early registration and pre-study is required.
Weightroom/weight training experience is strongly recommended.
WHAT DOES IT COST?

The workshop fee is $459* (less a 10% discount for current AFAA members). This fee includes:

3-day Certification Workshop
Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Study Guide
One-year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members and a subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside the U.S.)
AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer certificate and I.D. card (upon successful completion of both written and practical examinations) CPR certification required before certificate is issued.

Trying to bolster his own business from the Kimkins members on top of promoting (aiding and abetting?) the Kimkins fraud. Not good. We hope that Nick is simply not aware of the fraud and agreed to work for Kimkins without knowingly ignoring the facts of the matter. It is hard to believe that any professional in any field would sign on to an internet scam business simply to earn a few bucks, but........

We shall see.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I chuckled to read that their course does not even guarantee them to pass their OWN exam!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

He has a bachelor's and about as much certification and stuff as I've seen with personal trainers at LA Fitness and Gold's Gym. So, can't diss him there.

I do think he's just an ambitious guy who saw an opportunity with the Kimkins thing. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt unless he shows his hand. He probably is eager to sell a lot of fitness stuff. :D

Too bad he didn't have the sense to google up Kimkins.

The Princess

PGHLADY said...

the link for Nick Clark Fitness doesn't work for me.

Kimkins Dangers said...

Link should be working now. Sorry about that!

Kimmerexia said...

Contact Info
Mailing Address
Nick Clark
8740 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone: 941-739-3682

Email:
nickclark@fitnesstogether.com

Another one conveniently located near Jeannie Baitinger (Tippy Toes).

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