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Personal Trainer Workshop in a gym setting.




Learn from an expert trainer.

Whether you are already certified or just getting started, this workshop will enhance your skill and support your professional development.



*limited time summer sale Includes Workshop AND Premier Certification Package (at the Standard Package price!)

About half of our teaching is classroom setting, and the other half is putting the concepts to practice in a hands-on way. After the workshop, you can sit for the exam at your convenience and get CERTIFIED!

First, we’ll be sure that you understand the basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, various training methods, nutrition and general wellness concepts. Then, we’ll cover the safe and effective methods for assessing clients and how to achieve positive change through the right kind of goal-oriented fitness program.

personal trainer workshop

Find a workshop location close to you or plan a ‘work-cation’ around a date in an area that you want to visit.

If you choose to add the Certification Package option to your workshop, you will receive all NFPT prep material to get yourself ready for the workshop and the certification exam. Here’s what you get when you enroll…

Workshop + Certification Package Includes:

Instruction: 2 full days of personal instruction and demonstration
Trainer Manual: hard copy & digital download
Workshop Resources: workshop study guide and presentation slides
Client Assessment Tools: quick reference guide & client tracker forms
Professional Reference Kit: tape measure, skin-fold caliper, organizational folder and ink pen
Online Learning: chapter by chapter quizzes to test your knowledge
Practice Tests (2): 100 sample test questions before you take the test
Exercise Animations: over 80 demos involving every major muscle group
Client Assessment Videos: 45+ assessment video demonstrations (for clients: General Fitness, Older Adults, and Athletes)
On-going Expert Support: even after the workshop, get free phone consultation by appointment with your instructor or other expert trainer
Exam Voucher: test anytime within 1 year of your enrollment

Workshop Dates & Locations

October 6-7 2018 CALIFORNIA – Hollywood 7021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028
October 13-14 2018 TEXAS – Houston 3838 Richmond Ave, Houston 77027
October 13-14 2018 TEXAS – Dallas 13130 Preston Rd, Dallas 75240
October 20-21 2018 CALIFORNIA – Anaheim 5757 Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim Hills 92807
November 10-11 2018 OHIO – Cincinnati 4700 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati 45209
November 17-18 2018 PENNSYLVANIA – Pittsburgh 300 Oxford Street, Bethal Park 15102
November 17-18 2018 FLORIDA – Orlando 12700 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando 32837
December 1-2 2018 GEORGIA – Atlanta 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy, Dunwoody 30338
December 1-2 2018 SCOTTSDALE – Arizona 1900 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale 85257
December 8-9 2018 ILLINOIS – Chicago 1000 West North Ave, Melrose Park 60160
December 8-9 2018 PENNSYLVANIA – Philadelphia 25 East City Ave, Bala Cynwood 19004
December 15-16 2018 CANADA, ONTARIO – Brampton 2959 Bovaird Dr East, Brampton L6S 0C6

Testimonial by Shay the Coach

Some of the Topics Covered:

Basic Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Understanding muscle tissue types and muscle fiber
  • Review of planes of motion
  • Understanding cellular adaptations to imposed demands
  • Anatomy of the heart, digestive system and respiratory system

Performance, Participation, and Understanding of:

  • Blood pressure testing
  • Sit and reach test
  • Body composition assessment (Bio-Impedance / Caliper)
  • Interpret and prescribe cardiovascular prescriptions based on Karvonen Formula
  • Performance of 3-minute step test with result interpretation
  • 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)
  • Active demonstrations of the 17 NFPT recommended base exercises with proper spotting techniques
  • Active demonstrations of the 16 NFPT recommended base stretches

Energy systems, ATP production, and related training methods

Stretching techniques and applying them correctly

Wellness and Nutrition

Legal and Professional Practices

You will learn and review the fundamentals of exercise science and real-world methodologies that will enhance the success of yourself and your clients!

Workshops are Saturday & Sunday. On Sunday, before the Trainer Workshop starts, join us for a CPR/AED Certification class. If you don’t already have your CPR/AED certification, you need this! You get a video to prep for beforehand; then, come on Sunday before the Trainer Workshop for a 2 hour hands-on instruction and certification from the American Health and Safety Institute.


NFPT partners with Global Fitness Educators to bring hands-on instruction to you. GFE is an independent workshop vendor preparing future NFPT-CPT certificants for success in the workplace. Click here for more information about how you prepare, what to expect and NFPT policies for workshops.

Felix Doval - Workshop DirectorYou’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 and Founder of Global Fitness Educators

Global Fitness Educators