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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

August 17-18 2019 WASHINGTON – Seattle LA Fitness
520 Washington Ave S
Kent WA
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
August 17-18 2019 CALIFORNIA – Hollywood LA Fitness
7021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA
3pm-9pm Sat
10am-6pm Sun
August 24-25 2019 OHIO – Columbus LA Fitness
260 Graceland Blvd
Columbus OH
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
September 7-8 2019 INDIANA – Indianapolis LA Fitness
6160 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis IN
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
September 14-15 2019 FLORIDA – Miami 24 Hour Fitness
8400 Mills Drive
Miami FL
2pm-9pm Sat
10am-4pm Sun
September 21-22 2019 TEXAS – Houston LA Fitness
3838 Richmond Ave
Houston TX
9am-6pm Sat
9am-2pm Sun
September 28-29 2019 FLORIDA – Ft Lauderdale Challenge Fitness
2036 N Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors FL
1pm-8pm Sat
1pm-8pm Sun
October 5-6 2019 GEORGIA – Atlanta LA Fitness
1155 Mount Vernon Hwy
Dunwoody GA
12pm-8pm Sat
10am-5pm Sun
October 5-6 2019 OHIO – Cincinnati LA Fitness
4700 Marburg Ave
Cincinnati, OH
9am-6pm Sat
9am-2pm Sun
October 12-13 2019 OREGON – Portland LA Fitness
1400 NW Northrup St
Portland OR 97209
9am-6pm Sat
9am-2pm Sun
October 19-20 2019 CALIFORNIA – San Diego LA Fitness
2335 Vista Way
Oceanside CA
1pm-8pm Sat
1pm-8pm Sun
October 26-27 2019 MINNESOTA – Minneapolis LA Fitness
3001 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis MN
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
November 9-10 2019 MARYLAND – Wheaton LA Fitness
11010 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton MD
1pm-8pm Sat
9am-4pm Sun
November 9-10 2019 PENNSYLVANIA – Pittsburgh LA Fitness
300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park PA
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