Turn your passion for fitness into a rewarding career
Earn your Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by taking our hybrid program and position yourself for success in the world of personal health and wellness.
Hybrid Personal Trainer Certification - National Certification Exam Voucher Included (Virtual lectures + In-person practical skills labs) - $1,299.00
Equip yourself with all the essential information to embark on an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Channel your passion for fitness into a profession with our only IN-PERSON hands-on practical skill labs, setting us apart in the industry.
Our virtual "instructor-led" lectures, covering core knowledge, are expertly guided by Laurie Gorman, MS, and are held weekly at scheduled times. The hands-on skills lab segment of the course is led by a seasoned fitness trainer at Crunch Fitness.
Throughout the course, you'll delve into topics encompassing 15 hours of anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and more. Our in-person practical skill labs provide you with the opportunity to role-play and thoroughly master crucial "hands-on skills." This includes assessing clients, devising effective stretching routines, implementing purposeful cardio warm-ups/cool-downs, conducting exercise analysis, and designing customized exercise programs.
The course package includes national test vouchers (a $450 value) and offers additional access to our online video-enhanced CPT course, allowing you to review lectures and labs at no extra cost. Additionally, we offer an optional 30-hour employer internship (Level 2 Certification) that can significantly boost your prospects with local employers who highly value our unique certification.
Our primary focus is your success, and the tools we provide are designed to propel you towards your goals. Upon successfully completing the course, you'll have the capability to design and lead assessment tests for clients, create tailored stretching regimens, and orchestrate purposeful cardio warm-ups/cool-downs. You'll also be adept at analyzing exercises and designing programs using free weights, exercise tubing, machines, and bodyweight exercises, all tailored to your clients' unique needs and abilities.
Our class holds NCCA Accreditation, a testament to our commitment to excellence and a credential highly sought after by employers in the field. Join us in shaping a successful fitness career!
Course Material: The tuition does not include the course manual. You may purchase the manual either e-Book or physical copy through W.I.T.S. See below for textbook ordering instructions. Upon receiving your material you will be able to begin your course.
In this comprehensive seven-week hybrid course, your learning journey will encompass both virtual, instructor-led lectures and hands-on, in-person practical skill labs conducted at Crunch Fitness. As you progress through the program, you will have the opportunity to take the national certification exam, made accessible to you through the included exam voucher, as part of your tuition package.
Who Should Enroll
- Fitness enthusiasts or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry
- People looking to improve their training methods to achieve their goals safely and efficiently.
- Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology
- Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines
- Design and customize exercise programs
- Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises
- Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group
- Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise
- Minimum 18 Years of age
- High School Diploma or GED
Fitness Professional’s Handbook 7th Edition with web resources by Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. (ISBN-13: 9781492523376). Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. You may buy the e-book at $70, which you will receive on the same day of purchase, or order the physical copy. The cost of physical copy is $89 + $15.95 shipping, for a total cost of $104.95. Your may purchase your book from W.I.T.S., at 1-888-330-9487 or order it online at https://www.witseducation.com/fit/store-shop/fitness-professionals-handbook-7th-edition/. The physical copy of the book arrives within two-three days via UPS/US mail.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts a 8% increase in employment projections for Fitness Trainers from 2014-2024. National average hourly wage is $25. Be your own boss! Supplement your current salary or work full time as a personal trainer.
Lectures (15 hours)
- Exercise Physiology
- Fundamentals of Anatomy
- Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology
- Health Screenings
- Fitness Testing
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise
- Muscular Strength and Endurance
Practical (15 hours)
- Fitness Assessments
- Client Rapport
- Biomechanics of Exercise
- Equipment Usages
- Weight Training Techniques
To achieve the National Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
- Students must pass both a written and practical skills exam to be a Level 1 Certified Personal.
- Attendance is not required unless you are getting college credits. (This course has optional 3 college credits through the American Council on Education)
- Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued*
- Students have an option for a bonus Level 2 Certification by completing a 30-hour internship through W.I.T.S. An employer list is given to all students to start their careers.
- Course requirements must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date
- The 2-year renewal period is based on the original course completion date
*Once passed, you need the CPR/AED within 60 days of the exam date. At that point, your certificate will be issued.
Level 2 certification is achieved when you complete your Level 1 exam followed by a 30-hour employer mentored internship.
This course is approved or accredited by the following groups:
- NCCA: National Commission for Certifying Agencies (written & practical skill competency exams)
- ACE: American Council on Education (3 college credits)
- NIRSA: National Intramural Recreation & Sports Association
Certified Personal Trainer Certification (Thru W.I.T.S.)NON-864E
Our Virtual “instructor-ked” lectures, covering core knowledge, are held weekly at scheduled times. The hands-on skills lab segment of the course is led by a seasoned fitness trainer at Crunch fitness. Throughout the course, you'll delve into topics encompassing 15 hours of anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and more. Our in-person practical skill labs provide you with the opportunity to role-play and thoroughly master crucial “hand-on skills. ”This includes assessing clients, devising effective stretching routines, implementing purposeful cardio warm-ups/cool downs, conducting exercise analysis, and designing customized exercise programs. Your tuition includes the national test voucher (a $450 value) and offers additional access to online, video-enhanced CPT course, allowing you to review lectures and labs at no extra cost. The book for this course is sold separately.
In person at Crunch Fitness: 1-4pm on Saturday.
|Section||Dates||Days and Times||Instructor||Fee||Register|
|NON-864E-01||Jan 27 - Feb 24|
Saturday at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
and Saturday at 1-4 p.m.
(Ends Jan 25)
|NON-864E-02||Mar 26 - May 4|
Saturday at 12-3 p.m.
and Tuesday at 6:30-9:30 p.m.
(Ends Mar 25)