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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! Or, if you are a currently certified trainer, get CECs by participating in this skill enhancing workshop.

[$329 Workshop] + [$399 Certification] = $728

Includes Workshop AND Premier Certification Package

2019 Workshop Dates & Locations

June 22-23 2019 NEW YORK – Buffalo 5089 Transit Rd
Buffalo NY 14221
1pm-8pm Sat
10am-5pm Sun
July 6-7 2019 ONT, BRAMPTON – CANADA 2959 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton NOT L6S 0C6
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
July 13-14 2019 PENNSYLVANIA – Philadelphia 25 East City Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
August 3-4 2019 WASHINGTON – Seattle 520 Washington Ave S
Kent WA 98032
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
August 3-4 2019 WASHINGTON – Seattle 520 Washington Ave S
Kent WA 98032
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
August 10-11 2019 CALIFORNIA – San Francisco 39153 Farwell Dr
Fremont CA 94538
1pm-8pm Sat
1pm-8pm Sun
August 17-18 2019 CALIFORNIA – Hollywood 7021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028
3pm-9pm Sat
10am-6pm Sun
September 14-15 2019 ILLINOIS – Chicago 1000 West North Ave
Melrose Park IL 60160
9am-6pm Sat
9am-2pm Sun
November 9-10 2019 MARYLAND – Wheaton 11010 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton MD 20902
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun


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Personal Trainer Workshop in a gym setting




Find a workshop location close to you or plan a ‘work-cation’ around a workshop 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

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