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Be Gym-Ready With Your Fitness Trainer Certification and The Full Training Experience

You'll have total confidence in yourself as a fitness trainer through real world training experience!

Become a Certified Fitness Trainer

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$66.58/mo

12-month plan

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Our Full Training Experience program makes you gym-ready in just weeks. It's complete online/at home fitness training preparation combined with the option to actually train clients in a gym for up to 20 hours.

First, you'll be exam-ready in no time with our Fast Track Study program which distills the entire 10-week, 700+ page book into 50 pages of essentials with hints and hacks for success. You'll also have your own Fitness Genius line where you can schedule study time with our coaches to answer your questions.

You can relax when you take the exam with our Passing Protection program that gives you unlimited free retests. If you don't pass the exam, you'll get the specific help you need and can retake the test until you pass.

Then, you'll have a video-based Practical Skills assessment where you'll record your prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts to make you the best trainer you can be.

Finally, after you've passed your exam, gain even more confidence as a fitness trainer through your optional 4-week gym Externship. Full of real-world experience and supervised interactions, you'll finish feeling like a pro.

If that wasn't enough, you'll also get a complete nutrition and fitness training Business Bundle and Job Placement Assistance following the program.

Which program is right for you?

Whether you are considering a full-time career or looking to supplement your current income doing what you love, our comprehensive at-home online course teaches you everything you need to become a successful Certified Fitness Trainer.

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Full Training Experience

$3,992 $1,788

$149.00/mo
(12-month plan)

Certification plus 4 weeks in-gym experience

Includes everything from the Assisted Fast Track Program plus

  • Practical Skills video-based simulated training
  • Training Experience of 4-weeks in the gym**
  • Trainer Support Hotline for 1 year
  • Job Placement Assistance Program**

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** Available to U.S. customers only

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Assisted Fast Track

$2,294 $1,188

$99.00/mo
(12-month plan)

4 weeks or less of intensive certification preparation

Includes everything from the Self Guided Study Program plus

  • Fast Track accelerated exam preparation program
  • Fitness Genius live scheduled help line
  • Pass Protection of unlimited free retests
  • New Trainer Guide to success

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Self Guided Study

$1,098 $799

$66.58/mo
(12-month plan)

10-week self-guided study certification program

  • Online course material and text book
  • 10-week self-guided study program
  • Online certification exam
  • Job guarantee

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Fitness Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom

What You'll Learn From This Course

With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, you'll learn the practical day-to-day skills you need to become a great fitness trainer.

  • Describe the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics, and body musculature in relation to exercise and movement.
  • Describe the primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercise. Administer assessments related to health, fitness, nutrition, and weight management.
  • Design a program that is customized according to the results of a client's individual health and fitness assessment(s).
  • Incorporate the correct anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanic terminology when communicating with clients.
  • Instruct clients on the integration of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition. Monitor client progress toward program goals.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of anatomy & physiology.
  • Describe the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to health and exercise programs. Apply the accepted industry standards for exercise safety.
  • Apply the basic principles of human motivation and coaching techniques to encourage clients. Describe the fundamentals of injury prevention.
  • Describe health and fitness program modifications for special populations.
  • Recognize the situations that require professional input outside of trainer scope of practice.
  • Conduct his or her self according to the Trainer Code of Ethics.

What You'll Get With This Course

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    Online and Home Study Exam

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    Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

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    Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

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    Study Guide and Workbook

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    Online Exercise Lab

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    Online Student Forum

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

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    Free Professional Website

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    Unlimited Educational Support

What Our Students Say About Us

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Tyler Hutchinson

What I loved most was the final exam not just a multiple choice exam but an exam that made me think, challenged me, but also had me prove myself from a practical stand point!

Tyler Hutchinson

Lauren Hoffmann

Being apart of ISSA has brought me so many opportunities and will continue to do so.

Lauren Hoffmann

Walter Sadiq Daniels

I have no complaints and I will always proudly display my certification and recommend you to all I know. You have given me a foundation for my future.

Walter Sadiq Daniels

Ryan Milton

I simply have not ever enjoyed a certification as much as I did this one. This is by far my favorite and I thought the entire program was very well worded and engaging.

Ryan Milton

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

Andrew Presnell

ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.

Andrew Presnell

Michelle Rossi

The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.

Michelle Rossi

Christopher Singleton

The studies were easy to understand and never swayed from information actually necessary for personal training.

Christopher Singleton

Ed Horne

Whilst researching health and fitness qualifications I found that the ISSA was among the most competitive and offered the most for the money.

Ed Horne

Jordi Ciprin

Don't be shy to live your dream and as I did, become yourself, become trainer.

Jordi Ciprin

Shoeb Iqbal

I have been training this 13-year-old girl and it's been more than 8 to 9 months. Her parents were extremely happy about her body language, and she has improved a lot in endurance/stamina.

Shoeb Iqbal

Ilona Kinney

ISSA offers lessons of real-world cases and the insights of professionals.

Ilona Kinney


MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

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

Find a Job or Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a fitness 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


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

Is our Guided Study Fitness Trainer Certification right for you?

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