Over the last 20 years we've seen a lot of things come and go. As part of an ever evolving fitness industry NFPT has had to evolve during that course of time to better serve our trainers and partners. Our evolution continues with the retirement of the Personal Trainer Today (PTT) website.

PTT magazine first came out in 1991.

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In 2005 we launched the online version of the magazine, and now it’s time for another move!

All continuing education articles and other helpful content from PTT is now integrated with the NFPT blog. You will no longer have to login to see the CEC articles. No more having to bounce back and forth between two websites.

Social media sites like Facebook (we're here) and Google Plus (here) have become hugely popular. Many of our trainers are using these sites to network and build relationships. We decided it was better to put our efforts where the community is rather than build our own.

Our monthly PTT e-newsletter is also going away. It is being replaced with NFPT’s “Trainer Pulse” email. Each month subscribers and certified members will get CEC articles, product spotlights, news and announcements, and other helpful material.

Change is something we can all count on. Personal trainers have to change to as the needs of clients change. We will continue to change to best support and equip trainers.

All CEC self test articles here.

Self-Tests available here.


NFPT has been certifying personal trainers since 1988. Our organizational mission is to equip trainers and their clients with the education and tools that are needed to address America's growing health concerns and to promote fitness around the world. NFPT trainers are certified to work one-on-one or in small group settings for the purpose of establishing and implementing goal-oriented fitness training programs that are safe, effective and enjoyable for their clients.


Angie Pattengale, NFPT

"Certification provides you with credibility and demonstrates high standards that can earn you more money in your career as a personal trainer. Whether you're beginning a career as a personal trainer, or looking to accelerate your growth in the industry, NFPT can help you succeed as a fitness professional."

Daniel Mills, CPT

"I started in this industry just a short year ago, but it didn't take long to know that fitness training is what I want to do with my life! I had the pleasure of working directly with Ron Clark, NFPT's founder, and I learned so much that I knew I could put it to work, getting certified was the obvious 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!"

Debrae Barensfeld, Trainer

Debrae Barensfeld, Trainer

"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 the NFPT, his knowledge was amazing. I investigated the many affiliations but none of them offered what the NFPT did. I feel blessed to be a part of such a committed organization!"

Matt Hirschberg, Manager

Matt Hirschberg, Manager

"The NFPT CPT 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, the NFPT gives trainers an amazing yet cost effective platform to grow and expand their expertise."