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I started personal training more recently but it didn’t take long to know that being a personal trainer is what I want to do with my life! I had the pleasure of working directly with (NFPT founder) Ron (Clark) and I learned so much that I knew I could put it to work. Getting certified was the next step. I know now that it’s possible to take my passion and make it a career — because I’m doing it! Thank you, NFPT!

Daniel Mills NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
Daniel Mills

Being a personal trainer has been the most rewarding career choice I’ve ever made. After 25 years of acting and entertainment, I met a personal trainer with NFPT; his knowledge was amazing. I investigated the many associations but none of them offered what the NFPT did. I feel blessed to be a part of such a committed organization!

Debrae Barensfeld NitroForce Industries
Debrae Barensfeld

The NFPT Certified Personal Trainer program is my recommended certification for entry level trainers to pursue. What makes NFPT different is how effective it is in giving trainers a good foundation of knowledge in an easy-to-understand format without overwhelming them. Beyond certification, NFPT gives trainers an amazing-yet-cost effective platform to grow and expand their expertise.

Matthew Hirschberg Body Renew Fitness & Family Sports Center
Matt Hirschberg

To have what I’ve never had before, I had to do what I’ve never done before. I started with NFPT certification and it helped me to gain the confidence to start my own personal training business. Thank you, NFPT, for giving me the foundation to build on!

Roderick Benman A+ Fitness Training
Roderick Benman

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