Expand your career as an ISSA Fitness Coach

Earn more. Specialize. Reach more clients.

Whether you are seeing clients part-time or full-time, as an ISSA Fitness Coach, you will stand out as a deeper expert in the area of fitness that you are most passionate about. At ISSA we offer career tracks such as Corrective Exercise, Bodybuilding, Group Fitness, as well as special population focus from youth fitness to senior fitness and everything in between. You can choose more than one specialization and reach even more people.

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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 an ISSA 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 ISSA CFT 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 Training Course as the core requirement.

  • 2

    Complete an ISSA Specialization Course

    Chose, 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.


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Available Specializations

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

What You'll Learn While Becoming an ISSA Fitness Coach

To become an ISSA Fitness Coach you will need to successfully complete the ISSA CFT Personal Training 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

Barry Brandt

I have to say, the entire experience of getting certified was both challenging and enjoyable. I was not looking for an

Barry Brandt

Karin Singleton

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

Ali Al-Noori

I'm so happy and proud that I chose this institute for my study to the CFT because their material gave me a lot of information and experience that I didn't know it before.

Ali Al-Noori

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

The amount of knowledge in the textbook is really satisfying for someone who’s interested in both fitness and the sciences of the human body, and who’s willing to learn about the relationships between them.

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

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

Peter Cardona

ISSA is one of the most respected certifications out there and in my opinion the most comprehensive.

Peter Cardona

Susan Umstatter

The ISSA Personal Trainer course explained every chapter very clearly and covered so many areas of health, nutrition, and fitness.

Susan Umstatter

Rahel Desta

The course was demanding, and required a lot of work, study and effort but this is what separates ISSA from the rest. I would proudly recommend ISSA!

Rahel Desta

Jack Stoliker

I had taken one or two other courses by different organizations before and they were nowhere near as thorough and in-depth as this one.

Jack Stoliker

Johnny Ryder

I just finished my newest certification of Specialist in Exercise Therapy, and that ISSA was there to help me successfully pass the exam with confidence. I highly recommend the ISSA to fellow trainers, and to trainers, we hire for our studio!

Johnny Ryder

Emmanuel Robinson

This institution has been key in my development as a personal trainer and also instrumental in me being able to take my passion and turn it into a career.

Emmanuel Robinson

Kam Hogan

The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!

Kam Hogan

MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a 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 apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days

(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 (CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 2

Fitness Coach

LEVEL 3

Elite Trainer (E-CPT) Learn More

LEVEL 4

Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More


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Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the Certified Personal Trainer exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. To purchase the ISSA-CPT Certification Exam, click here.

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