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Master the techniques to effectively coach and influence behavioral patterns for improved physical, mental and emotional well-being. Help your clients achieve long lasting lifestyle changes.

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How It Works

  1. Enroll now and get instant access

  2. Study at your own pace

  3. Use your dedicated Success Coach for study help

  4. Take chapter quizzes to see your progress

  5. Pass the open-book, untimed Final Exam from anywhere!

Why Become a Transformation Specialist?

As a certified Transformation Specialist, you have the power to help your clients create lasting positive changes in their physical, mental, and emotional health. With your expert knowledge of identifying change, motivation, and positive psychology techniques, you can help clients break through any roadblocks that are keeping them from reaching their goals. Through your skillful guidance, they will learn how to effectively manage their behavior and develop strategies to create healthy habits that will last a lifetime. With your help, they can achieve the transformation they desire and take control of their life.

Become a certified Transformation Specialist and make a difference in the lives of your clients! Unlock the potential within them and watch as they blossom into healthier, happier versions of themselves. The possibilities are endless when you become a Transformation Specialist.

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What You'll Learn From This Course

Our course material is continually updated so you can be sure you're receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available. You'll learn everything you need to know to start helping clients start moving better and feeling less pain:

  1. Recognize and identify the stages of change.

  2. Describe characteristic features of each stage of change that can be used to assess the client.

  3. Identify the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing.

  4. Design strength-based program that incorporates elements of flourishing.

  5. Apply Motivational Interviewing techniques to change client behavior.

  6. Characterize the five components of positive psychology.

  7. Demonstrate knowledge of commitment devices and the ways in which personal trainers can employ them to improve the consistency of client behavior.

  8. Describe the techniques utilized in Motivational Interviewing.

  9. Incorporate specific skills to move the client from surviving to thriving.

  10. Summarize the ISSA Drawing In Process.

  11. Describe the theoretical premise of commitment devices and how they may be helpful to personal trainers and clients.

  12. Explain the way in which commitment devices improve conscious control.

  13. Summarize the experience sampling method and how it can be used to generate behavior change.

  14. Incorporate the steps necessary to utilize experience sampling with personal training clients.

Hear what our students are saying:
We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of the Transformation Specialist course.

Great book with good information

Amna Sabbah, December 1

Lots of great psychology ways to help clients stay to true to their goals.

Martin Soto, November 14

Good course. I think all personal trainers should take it. Enlightening!

Nancy Schwarz, July 7

What You'll Get With This Course

  1. Online Course Textbook

    The main course text includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Transformation Specialist Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

  2. Transformation Specialist Guide

  1. Online Study Guide and Workbook

    This online handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.

  2. Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

  3. Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

  4. Online and Home Study Exam

    ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One No-cost Retest (if necessary).

  5. Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

  6. Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online! To learn more about this benefit, click here.

  7. Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through.

Who are ISSA Transformation Specialists?

The ISSA's commitment to its clients is unparalleled, providing the highest level of personalized fitness coaching for those who are serious about transforming their bodies and lifestyles for the better.

ISSA Transformation Specialists are fitness professionals and lifestyle coaches who specialize in helping people reach their health and fitness goals. Through evidence-based techniques, extensive training, and experience, they know how to create tailored programs and strategies that help individuals achieve the transformation they seek with lasting change. From modifying personal behavior to exercises designed to build muscle or shed fat, ISSA Transformation Specialists can provide people of all levels with the support and guidance they need to make their fitness dreams a reality.

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Read on about Transformation Specialists

Make a real difference as you learn to influence behavioral patterns for improved physical, mental and emotional well-being. This ISSA Transformation Specialist course will give you all the tools you need to recognize and identify the stages of change and incorporate the steps necessary to make long lasting lifestyle changes.

On your journey to advancing in fitness as a Transformation Specialist you’ll learn:

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European Register of Exercise Professionals

  1. This is an EREPS Approved Training Course - 10 LLP Points

    EREPS is a fully independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European fitness  and physical activity sector.

    EREPS recognizes the qualifications and skills of fitness professionals, as an important assurance for consumers and employers. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every instructor, trainer and teacher in Europe holds the appropriate qualification(s) to ensure that people can work out safely and effectively.

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