Fitness Coach Certification

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients. Expand your career.

As an Fitness Coach you get:
Personal Trainer Certification - Self-Guided Study Program
Select one advanced Specialization

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$799
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$66.58
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$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

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Fitness Coach

Top 4 Reasons to Become an ISSA Fitness Coach

  • Make more money by adding credentials that lead to higher hourly rates or open you up for a more senior position
  • Specialize in an area of fitness that drives your career or passion. Chose to become a Bodybuilding Coach, Corrective Exercise Coach or Senior Coach or any of our other specialized tracks and take your career to a whole new level.
  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to work with special populations and help them find further success with their unique goals
  • As a Certified Personal Trainer you can add the ISSA Fitness Coach title to help market yourself to prospective clients so they know they are getting your deeper expertise

What is an ISSA Fitness Coach?

What is an ISSA Fitness Coach?

An ISSA Fitness Coach has a deeper level of expertise than a personal trainer. A Coach specializes in a defined area of fitness and has the training and education to train specific modalities or targeted populations, or both. For example, an ISSA Fitness Coach with Senior Fitness Specialization will have a deeper level of expertise focused on how to coach a senior client to reach their goals given specific limitations or concerns associated with their stage of life. This combination of personal trainer certification and specialization is a powerful step in a trainer's career progression.


How the ISSA Fitness Coach Works

We want to support you as you take your career wherever you want to go. As an ISSA Fitness Coach, you open up a world of possibilities.

  • 1

    Become a Certified Personal Trainer

    Study and become a Certified Personal Trainer by passing the ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

    Choose, study and pass one of our ISSA Specialization Courses (from this list) as a second requirement

  • 3

    Receive your ISSA Fitness Coach Title

    Once you have completed both certifications along with your CPR certification, you will receive the title of Fitness Coach.


$1
Down
Buy a Personal Trainer Certification and get ANY specialization FREE
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Fitness Coach, the candidate must successfully receive their Personal Trainer Certification and any ONE of the following specialization certifications. In addition, the candidate must have up-to-date CPR Certification:

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Fitness Coach

To become an ISSA Fitness Coach you will need to successfully complete the Personal Trainer Certification and any one of our Specialization Certifications or the Nutrition Certification. Through this journey you will gather the skills to help your clients on a whole new level.

  • The science and practice of personal training
  • Specialized modality (e.g., Group Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Transformation) or targeted population fitness programming and support.
  • Fitness programming
  • How to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population
  • Gain a deeper and broader breadth of skills and knowledge to lead clients to a more successful outcome.

Hear how being a Fitness Coach has helped students like you

Taneisha Jarrett

I was Impress with the high level of clarity of the material and the lectures.

Taneisha Jarrett

Malaika Jacocks

If I had questions, comments or concerns, I would call and the staff was so very helpful, I was in shock of how much support I got!

Malaika Jacocks

Jose Pastrello

ISSA has been outstanding when it comes to educating and certificating their students. The material is easy to ready, with rich content, and well structured.

Jose Pastrello

Yavor Varbanov

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov

Andrea De Persio

I’ve been searching for the best training a company has to offer for years, ISSA really has it all.

Andrea De Persio

Richard Petersen

When it came to being a trainer there wasn't any sugar coating. It was laid out for what it is in the real world in what is to be expected of you as an ISSA professional.

Richard Petersen

Ahmed Smith

ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.

Ahmed Smith

Aftann Taijeron

The best part about ISSA, is when you call, you talk to a real person. They are quick to respond, answer all of your questions and help guide you to be successful.

Aftann Taijeron

Todd Kenney

They have been tremendously supportive over the years and helped me to build a very profitable personal training practice!

Todd Kenney

Bryant Bundick

Their courses work well with my very busy schedule. ISSA's support team has always answered any questions in a timely manner whether it by phone or email.

Bryant Bundick

Nickolas Lollar

I am a certified personal trainer. Now I am free to make money doing what I love more than anything, helping others reach the happy, healthy state that I have.

Nickolas Lollar

Erick Salgado

Partnering with ISSA has been a vital part of The Camp’s success

Erick Salgado

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Certified Personal Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

Find a Job or Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a personal trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You interview for a job at three gyms in the USA within 6 months

(requirements)

3

You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Equinox Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US


Take your personal trainer career where you want it to go!

We offer the following options to level up your career as a personal trainer.

LEVEL 1

Certified Personal Trainer Learn More

LEVEL 2

Fitness Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More


$1
Down
Buy a Personal Trainer Certification and get ANY specialization FREE
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Ready to start? Select your specialization:

Not sure yet? Get your Free Evaluation Kit

Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the certification exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. Visit our certification process information page to learn more.

Ready to jump-start your career?

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  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

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