Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

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P90X University - P90X Shoulders and Arms





Team Fitness for Life Home Gyms

Lately I've been discussing the benefits of working out at home, and I have even shown you my own home gym setup. I put the word out to my Challenge Group for anyone interested in sharing their home gym to send me pics, so that my readers can get an idea just how versatile and unique people's home gyms can be.

Not only that, but understand the dedication involved for many of these gyms to double as other functions in the home. One of the themes or goals of my blog lately, has been to show people that almost anyone can find a bit of space in their home to exercise. The great thing about working out at home, is that even though you may not have a multi-million dollar facility, you also don't need to pay to rent their equipment. You can build your own gym over time and build something great!

John S.

Here are a few photos of my gym - just in a small spare bedroom (no I didn't choose the awesome paint colour and wallpaper!). Started with just the resistance bands for p90x in 2011-12 and a pull up bar (have since upgraded to beachbody pull up system). I purchased the med balls, gymnastic balls, and SelectTech 552s in Dec 2012 to have ready for X2 in January. Just added the SelectTech1090s and bench this week! All in about $1400 but thats just 2 years of gym membership here and I will have it all forever! Also have a fan, and the TV has built in DVD player, use the black bookshelf as a tabletop to "Write it down"

Jeff T.

Here is my workout area. Nothing special. I did all of Insanity/Asylum vol 1 & 2 in my living room. Then moved everything else outside when I started P90X

Jason T. (Part 1)

I'm 6'4" so I need quite a bit of space to maneuver around. Our old living room was too cramped so I moved the kitchen table back and sort of worked out between the kitchen and computer room in the hallway. Trust me, there were plenty of times I cracked my hands and head on those low overhangs you see there lol.

Jason T. (Part 2)

Here's my (current) basement setup. As much as I hate to say it, I'm planning on replacing that awesome orange carpet with some rubber flooring soon. Hopefully early next year.

Dan M.

Sister's old room. Bowflex bench, Power Blocks adjustable dumbbells, EZ curl bars, and workout mat.  Very steak and potatoes.

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Brenda M.

My home gym is my living room so I need a system where it can be tucked away easily. Everything is in my living room except the pull-up bar and chin-up assist.
Inventory: dumbbells (2, 5, 10, & 15s), medicine balls x4, resistance bands x6, agility ladder, rumble roller, roller, TV, DVD player, Audio player, yoga mat, push-up stands, Insanity, Asylum Volumes 1&2, P90X, P90X2, Power 90, 10 min. Trainer, TurboFire, T25, T25 Gamma. not pictured - pull-up bar (for doorway) and chin-up assist. I  also workout at least 2 times per week at work! There, it is a classroom, DVD/projector and a yoga mat!

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Brent G.

I workout in the 3rd car garage area of my house. I love it in this room. I have a large rug for cushioning and my TV is an old one with a built in DVD and VHS player. My other gear includes stability ball, bowflex select tech dumb bells, a couple free weight dumb bells, homemade medicine ball, yoga mat, ab roller, and the pull up bar hangs in the door frame. This room also holds all my other "toys". You can see my skis and my bicycles hang up behind the main picture.

Greg H.

Fridge has water bottles & shakers ready for pre workout & post / recovery shakes .
A Years worth of workouts already to go, beside the TV,
Love my garage, man heaven !

Robert G.

Here is my area. I think it's taken me like 4 years or so to get all the equipment I have. I still need to buy some heavier weights but maybe next year. Oh and I remember trying to sell the TV I use for the longest time but glad I never did.

Andrew B.

I started into fitness about 12 years ago.  I was overweight so I got a treadmill.  After losing a lot of weight it was time to bulk up.  For that I got a bowflex.  When I progressed beyond that I started to lift free weights.   Recently I have been getting into Beach Body programs to add dynamic training to my workouts.  This was a good excuse to buy a lot of fun equipment (pull up bar, bands, medicine balls, etc...).

Gary W.

Larry N.

Another interesting tidbit about my home gym that my wife and I put together. We actually met in a commercial gym, training at 4am. I figured anyone dedicated to their workouts like I am is worth dating! We are still together 17 years later!

Scotty C.

My home gym doubles as a living room. I had to modify the pull-up bar because my door frame is wider than all pull-up bars on the market, some PVC pipe, foam covering to ensure that it doesn't destroy my door frame and tape to hold it all together. Bowflex 1090's, 1 rumble roller, 1 foam roller, 4 medicine ball, 2 stability balls, a bench, resistance bands, e-z curl bar with 2 35's, 2 25's, 4 10's, 2 5's, and 2 2.5's, Tony Horton PowerStands, yoga mat and jump mat, I use both for yoga, because yoga mat on carpet doesn't work, and an Indo Board.

Scott N.

I converted one of the guest bedrooms into my home gym. It's a gradual work in progress and it gets the job done. Buddha's there for encouragement:)

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Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

Holy smokes this year has been flying by...November starts on Friday! I hope you are all doing your best at staying away from the Halloween candy...or at the very least, limiting yourself to just a few treats.

Remember that from about this point, on, people tend to let things "slide" at the end of the year. And by slide, I mean all of that junk food and drink slide down their throats. From Canadian Thanksgiving in October, Halloween, American Thanksgiving in November, right on through holiday and Christmas parties throughout November and December, and of course Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah (and any other holidays) and New Year's. The very least you could do for yourself during this time of year with all of the indulgences, would be to consistently exercise and get as much nutrition into you as possible (Shakeology anyone?) beyond all of the junk you will be consuming.

Anyways, with November right around the corner, there are also lots of exciting things to discuss, so let's get to it!

1. You have until midnight on October 31st to take advantage of Beachbody's Current Promotions. Over $90 off both the P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs. With the holidays just around the corner, even if you already have P90X and/or X2, you could pick up some Shakeology for yourself, and give the program away to a friend/family member as a gift!

2. Last chance to sign up for my 60-Day Coach Training course (starts Monday November 4th).

3.. Here is my latest post in P90X University: Plyometrics.

4. I have been hard at work finishing my basement, as well as the space here devoted to my home gym. I have had a lot of requests to see the new gym, and although it is not done (yet), here is a detailed post showing the progress so far.

5. My thoughts on downloading your workout programs...

6. For those of you who aren't following me on Facebook or Twitter yet, or for those of you who DO follow me, make sure to keep an eye out at 8pm on Mondays-Fridays. I have written so many great, insightful blogs that may get missed by so many, especially those of you new to the team, that I figured I would go through and post my favourite/most popular blogs and post from my archive. Here are the 2 I've posted so far:

Small Changes Add Up

Don't Forget About Your Sleep

7. Not really sure why, but Beachbody is announcing their November promotions a day early (October 31st). So, if you are interested in what's going to be offered at discount for November, make sure to check out my website tomorrow. (p.s. I honestly have no idea what's on sale, so just check back with my then!)

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!





P90X University: P90X Plyometrics





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody!

Well some very exciting personal news to get out of the way right off the bat! My wife had her second ultrasound this morning. The baby is healthy, which is awesome news! We also found out that we are having another boy! I better keep working out the way I am so that I can keep up with my 2 sons...holy smokes!

We are almost into November. Are you planning on finishing your year strong, or just limp towards the finish line as we head into 2014? Why do so many people think that they can just coast at this time of year and just "start fresh" in January? I can tell you right now, from my experiences with "Coaching" and personal training, the people who need a specific date to start something (i.e. January 1st) NEVER reach their goals. Your body and your health don't know what day it is, besides the fact that you just keep getting older. Stop procrastinating and get to it NOW.

Enough of the serious talk ;-)

Lots of exciting things to cover this week:

1. I have already had an amazing amount of interest for my 60-Day Coach Basics Training program, starting on November 4th. I have been hard at work taking the training material passed down to me from some of the top Coaches at Beachbody, including 2011 and 2012 TOP COACH, and my personal Coach, Wayne Wyatt, and organizing it into a comprehensive 60-Day training program. I have also been modifying some of the topics and adding my own input based on what I have had success with as a Coach. You will not only learn how to start and run your business, but also other nuances like making YouTube videos, websites, blogs, etc. I have all sorts of tips and advice to pass down to my team. So, if you have been considering becoming a Beachbody Coach, now is the time to do it, as you can hit the ground running with this training program. Let me know if you're interested.

2. I had another video chat with Google the other day, getting my "Helpouts from Google" listing all set up. This sounds like it's going to be a remarkable opportunity. I will be able to give folks help with their health and fitness problems via video chat for a small fee. What's nice about all of this, is that all of you get to pick my brain and get advice whenever you want since I am your Beachbody Coach. That will not change! In case you still don't know what Google Helpouts is all about, head on over to my blog about the opportunity, including Google's official trailer detailing the program (expected to launch first week of November).

3. Just over a week left to take advantage of Beachbody's October promotions - P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs on sale for just $180, which is over $90 in savings. Remember, if you have been thinking about becoming a Coach and partaking in my 60-Day training course, any customer who purchases as Challenge Pack has the option of upgrading to "Coach" status for free!

4. Make sure to check out the latest course in P90X University. A comprehensive breakdown of Chest & Back.

5. We are already sitting at 19 members for my P90X3 Challenge Group! If you are at all interested in starting 2014 off with the latest program from Tony Horton himself, join us!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

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Tyler Robbins
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P90X University: Chest and Back





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

The air is getting colder and we are well on our way through October. The holiday season is right around the corner, and that also means a new year is fast approaching. Lots of exciting things happening as we count down the remaining days of 2013.

This week's topics of interest:

1. I have just given my website a bit of a facelift. Nothing too major, just a few cosmetic changes here and there to freshen up the appearance a bit. Let me know what you think!

2. I have been invited to be one of the founding members of a new service from Google called "Google Helpouts." For those of you who know me will realize that this holds a lot of potential for me, especially considering how much I have enjoyed helping so many of you online these past few years. I will release more details about this endeavour as they are made available to me, so stay tuned!

3. Check out my latest class for P90X University - The Science of P90X: Heart Rate Zones and Intensity

4. Surprise, surprise, exercise is the key to a long, happy life!

5. Don't forget about Beachbody's October Promotions: P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs are both $180 this month (over $90 savings!).

6. Also don't forget that there are new Shakeology purchasing options available!

7.  In case you haven't heard, P90X3 is coming this December! Get up-to-date with all of the information we know about the program here.

8. If you're interested in P90X3, make sure to check out my X3 Challenge Group. There is already a great group of us who are ready to progress through the program together so why not join us!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Heart Rate Zones and Intensity





P90X University - The Science of P90X: Progressive Overload





P90X University - The Science of P90X: Your Complete Guide to Sets and Reps





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everyone

September is winding down, as this is my last weekly newsletter of the month. Unbelievable!

That also means that, as of this Saturday coming up (28th), I only have 7 weeks until the World's Toughest Mudder!...

I want to thank everyone for their support after last week's rant. I never intended for it to be a pity party on my behalf, just wanted to share with all of you the time and effort I put into helping others. I received such an amazing outpouring of support in return, definitely picking my head back up and reminding me that I have some amazing team members, as well as reminding me how many great people I already get to interact with!

Just a quick reminder. I am not giving up Coaching, in fact, I plan on being a Beachbody Coach for a long time! I just plan on taking a step back from a lot of the services I provide, and focusing more on my own team members/Coaches and helping the people that truly want to be helped.

A real quick update on the exciting developments/news stories from this past week:

1. In case you haven't heard, P90X3 is coming out on December 10th 2013. There are plenty of other details that have been released, including a brand-new video. You can find all of the new information on my website.

2. Beachbody has announced new Shakeology options. Both of these options have been highly-requested. First, you can now order Shakeology "Taste Samplers", which is a 4-pack of Shakeology samples: 2 chocolate, 1 vanilla, 1 green berry. Keep in mind that they limit just 1 sampler pack per customer. Second, you can now order chocolate/vanilla combo packs. Keep in mind that these packs are 24 pouches of the individually-packed samples. I prefer the 30-serving bags as the value is better, but if you wish to have more variety in your life, this option is now available. Also great for Coaches who wish to keep these 2 popular flavours in stock to hand out to customers.

3. The latest P90X University course is now available: The Science of P90X - Circuit Training

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

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Tyler Robbins
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Circuit Training





P90X University - The Science of P90X: "Muscle Confusion"





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

A really quick check-in this week, as not a whole lot is going on. I have also been extremely busy lately with a number of things including prepping all of my courses for P90X University! I think you guys are really going to enjoy the depth of the training behind P90X as I am spending a LOT of time getting everything I can think of included.

If for some reason I seem to forget something, or there is a topic you would like to see covered but isn't, let me know and I can do my best to include it!

This week's blogs:

Weekly Fitness Minute - Diana Nyad
 
P90X University - The Power of P90X
 
Hamstring Injuries
 
Post Exercise Nutrient Timing

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Power of P90X





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

Welcome to the last week of August! I can't believe it has now been over a year since I ran my first Tough Mudder! Time sure does fly. I know I sound like a broken record, but time just keeps on ticking by, whether you decide to get active and eat healthy or not...

This week's topics of interest:

1. You have until Saturday to take advantage of Beachbody's August promotions. TurboFire and Body Beast Challenge Packs are on sale for $160, and Focus T25 Challenge Pack is on for $180. I have mentioned in the past, even though it may seem early, the holiday season is right around the corner, so this could be a great deal to pick some gifts up for family and/or friends!

2. I have actually received a lot of feedback after my "Why I Dislike the P90X "Certification"" blog last week. One of the main reasons, it appears, as to why people decide to take the P90X Certification is to help educate themselves on the program. If you are a Coach, it can be a great too knowing more about P90X so that you can share that information with your clients/teammates. If you are just a fitness aficionado, then it could help you understand the program better to maximize your results. Either way, I am starting P90X University. Over the next several weeks, I will be educating all of those who are interested, on the program and the science behind it. This is a free 'course' to take, but I will also have some donation buttons live on my website soon just in case any of you wish to throw a few bucks my way based on the amount of time I am putting into this!

This week's blogs:

Weekly Fitness Minute
 
P90X University
 
Shaun T's Focus T25 Beta Dynamic Core
 
Exercise Alters Your DNA!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins

Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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Hey Everyone

Wow, I can't believe we are reaching the end of summer. For some of you, summer may already be over. Of course it isn't officially the end of summer for a few more weeks, but everyone knows that the unofficial end of summer is when the kids go back to school. 

Whether you have kids or not, the return to school is usually a time when people start getting back into a more consistent routine. Let's face it, summer tends to be a hectic time of year, as so many people take holidays or have different schedules. Not only that, but BBQs, get-togethers, campouts, picnics, parties, long weekends, etc. all add to either missing workouts and/or neglecting your diet. Be honest with me and yourself.

Not to fret, however, as I always find getting back into a consistent routine is great for my mind and body. My brain enjoys repetition, as does my body. It is comfortable. For some of you, you may not have exercised in a while now. Well, welcome back, now is the time to get your sh*t together and stop dragging your feet! Now is as good of time as any, to finish off the last few months of the year strong!

This week's topics of interest:

1. Here's a story I shared on my Facebook page the other day (in case you missed it):

I want to share a little story with all of you. I recently interviewed for a Personal Trainer position at a high-end fitness facility. To be honest, I was completely discouraged by their lack of interest in both my CSCS certification and my personal training experience (I have been training for a few years now part-time). Anyways, it was made perfectly clear to me that all they were looking for was a salesman to sell training packages.

One of their packages that really struck me was a 3-month, 3 day a week package for $2500....don't grab your calculator, I will do the math for you. That is around $55/1-hour session. That is on TOP of membership fees.

First of all, I cannot, in good conscience, work for a company like that.

Secondly, and I know it is tough to compare, but in 3-month's time, a person could purchase a P90X Challenge Pack (for example), all of the equipment they need, get free Coaching from me on their diet, and still have plenty of cash left over to replace all of their clothes that are now too large to fit them because of how much success they will have in 3-months time, when compared to paying $2500+...

End of rant...

2. A friendly reminder that P90X3 is coming this winter! I haven't heard any more details, but I hope you are all as excited as I am!

3. My Body Beast Transformation Video now has over 17k views! Another view/share/like to help keep my momentum going would be greatly appreciated.

4. The TurboFireBody Beast, and Focus T25 Challenge Packs are all on sale until the end of the month. Let me know if you have any questions about these programs.

5. Shakeology 10-Packs are still available and as popular as ever. Let me know if you're interested!

This week's blogs:

Weekly Fitness Minute - You need more protein bro!
 
Does muscle burn fat?
 
Shaun T's Focus T25 Rip'T Circuit
 
Why I dislike the P90X "Certification"

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

-- 

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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Why I dislike the P90X "Certification"

Wait, I am a Beachbody Coach...so that means I have to love everything Beachbody right? 

No, it doesn't. When I set out to become a Beachbody Coach, my goal was to help others, yet also keep my honesty and integrity, because I want people to know my personal opinion about what I recommend/suggest. This goes for workouts, supplementation, education, research, etc. 

I have done my fair share of ragging on Crossfit in the past, so I think it is about time I share my displeasure with Beachbody as well. The similarities as to why I dislike the P90X "Certification" are eerily similar.

What has become strikingly apparent during my time as a fitness professional and learning more and more about the business of health/fitness is that, like any industry, in order to grow your business, you need to 'sell' through as many avenues as possible. I don't necessarily fault anyone for that. We must all remember that at the end of the day, Beachbody is a business. Businesses make money. That is their goal. What I enjoy about Beachbody is that I believe they produce some great products, especially at a great value!

P90X is, from what I understand, the highest-selling home workout program of all time. It is a great program, one that can be used by a wide variety of skill levels and ages. I am a Beachbody Coach largely due to my start with home workout products like P90X. That is not the topic of interest here, however. 

I know why Beachbody wishes to expand their P90X brand, it is to get their name into gyms across North America to share with folks just how great of a product P90X really is. There are some problems, in my opinion, with this model. 

Similar to Crossfit, there are no requirements to become P90X "Certified". The reason why I put "Certified" in quotes is because this isn't actually a certification that is recognized by any of the major governing health and fitness bodies in the USA. Sure, it is recognized as a continuing education credit or course, but that does not mean that it is considered a full-blown certification. 

To become Crossfit certified, you pay your fees, take a weekend course, and boom, you are free to use the Crossfit brand to go and market yourself to individuals who wish to, well, do Crossfit.

Although a 'dilution' effect can be present in any field of health and fitness, certain aspects can exacerbate this issue. For example, allowing essentially anyone and everyone to become P90X "Certified" can muddy the waters when potential clients are searching for trustworthy, viable options for their health and fitness.

Just as with Crossfit (or any personal trainer certification, really) you have the potential to be 'trained' by someone who is either uneducated, or lacks the knowledge and/or experience to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. Sure, there are some great trainers out there, but as a "Certification" becomes diluted, your likelihood of coming across a 'bad' trainer increases.

So what happens when more and more people come across 'bad' trainers? The name becomes tarnished. There are some very knowledgeable, skilled, and trustworthy Crossfit (for example) trainers out there. I follow a number of them and enjoy reading and watching what they have to say. However, as their business model grows, so to does their risk for injury and malpractice as injury rates increase from the bad trainers.

I can see P90X "Certification" heading in the exact same direction. The goal right now seems to be finding as many trainers to get that P90X logo into as many gyms as possible, causing a dilution, and no doubt allowing some very bad trainers to go and tell folks what to do. Similar to any other form of training, P90X is and can be very dangerous, especially under the watch (or lack thereof) of a proper trainer.

Not only that, but I see many individuals using P90X "Certification" as their introduction into personal training. If you were to go apply for a personal trainer position at a gym or fitness facility, saying that you are P90X "Certified" on your resume, you will be looked at like you have 2 heads. 

Basically all the certification allows you to do is teach P90X classes and legally attach that trademarked logo to your class. I would rather see folks go, purchase their learning materials, study, learn, and write and attain a more reputable starter certification from a trustworthy governing body (NSCA, NASM, etc.) so that their certification can actually mean something, with broader horizons.
 
 *It should be noted that the P90X "Certification" strongly encourages individuals to have at least a 'baseline' certification along with their P90X add-on, and I also strongly recommend those interested should do the same. You will learn a more broader spectrum if you become certified first, then, if you are still interested, become P90X "certified".*

Not to toot my own horn, but there is a very specific reason why I chose to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. I knew that their governing body mandated very specific criteria in order to even qualify to write their exam. One such stipulation, for example, is to ensure all qualified participants have a Bachelor's degree.

That, along with other stringent guidelines and testing procedures keeps the CSCS name reliable and trustworthy amongst gyms and strength facilities due to their reputation. 

I am not saying that I know everything there is to know about health and fitness, but the choice I have made to become CSCS certified has put me in the right mindset to constantly study and evaluate current health and fitness trends, and to be a reliable, honest, and trustworthy source for everything health and fitness.