Hands-On Workshops

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Bring the NFPT Personal Fitness Trainer Manual to life in a comprehensive, interactive gym environment.  You’ll emerge from the workshop ready to take your certification exam.

Hands-On Workshop Schedule

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Topics Covered:

  • Muscle fiber and muscle tissue types
  • Human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and planes of motion
  • Cellular adaptations to imposed demands
  • Anatomy of the heart, digestive system, and respiratory system
  • Energy systems, ATP production, and related training methods
  • Stretching techniques, to include injury prevention and management
  • Wellness and nutrition
  • Baseline and performance assessments
  • Legal and professional practice

What You Get

A two-day, 16 hour, instructor led workshop that will cover the key components to kick-start your career as a successful personal trainer.  You’ll get gym floor instruction, learn proper form, and know how to properly assess your clients.  We’ll dive into the fundamentals of exercise science and real-world methodologies essential to your trainer career.  There will be a classroom component with a Power-Point presentation to cover some of the more complex subject matters.  You’ll also receive a Skinfold Caliper-Circumference Measurement Tape to assist with assessments.  If you’re interested in Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, it would be beneficial to add a Certification Package prior to your workshop to access the Exam Prep Resources and Personal Fitness Trainer Manual, which is the education resource being utilized in the workshop.  

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Performance and Participation Instruction

Client Assessments

Learning and understanding how to perform client assessments is the key to providing real results in a safe and effective way. You will learn how to perform the following key assessments.

  • Perform strength test based on percentage with a
    • 10 rep max
    • 10 rep sub-maximal Chest Press
    • 10 rep sub-maximal Leg Press
    • 10 rep sub-maximal Pull Down
  • Perform muscle endurance assessments with result interpretation
    • One minute sit-up test
    • Pull ups (men) or modified
    • Pull up (women)
    • Push ups (men) or modified push ups (women)
  • Performance of 3-minute step test with result interpretation
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Sit and reach test
  • Body composition assessment (Bio-Impedance / Caliper)
  • Interpret and prescribe cardiovascular prescriptions based on Karvonen Formula
  • Active demonstrations of the 17 NFPT recommended base exercises with proper spotting techniques
  • Active demonstrations of the 16 NFPT recommended base stretches

Get Your Personal Trainer Certification Credential

Attending a workshop is is an interactive outlet to comprehend the need-to-knows of a Personal Trainer career.  Reinforce your training with the full suite of NFPT education tools to take and pass the Personal Trainer Certification exam.  You will have all of the tools and resources needed for a successful career in Personal Training.

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CPR training

Add CPR Training

On the Sunday before your workshop starts, join NFPT for a CPR-AED certification class to fulfill a best practice for all certified trainers. You’ll receive a video to prepare ahead of time. Then come on Sunday for two hours of hands-on instruction and certification from the American Health and Safety Institute.

Global Fitness Educators

Workshop Policy and Procedures

NFPT partners with Global Fitness Educators to bring hands-on instruction to you. GFE is an independent workshop vendor preparing future NFPT certificants for success in the workplace. Learn more about NFPT policies, what to expect at your workshop and how you can prepare to get the most out of your experience.

Workshop Policy

You’ll leave this workshop with better working knowledge of the skills that you need to be an effective personal trainer and the confidence to build a career on the skills that you learn. Let our expert trainers show you how to put your passion to work!

Felix Doval NFPT workshop host, Global Fitness Education founder
Felix Doval