Testimonials from Our Trainers
We’ve been fine tuning our certification process and continuing education offerings since 1988. We’re proud of our work and who we’ve become. We’re also proud of the huge NFPT family of trainers.
Like the trainers we certify, we’re constantly looking for ways to grow and improve what we do. Feedback, both positive and negative, helps us do just that. Of course, the 5 Star reviews make us feel real good!
“NFPT has been a great experience for me. After being an athlete all my life and teaching and coaching in the public schools for 34 years, I needed something to fill my time. NFPT has given to me the opportunity to continue working and helping people“. ~ Cyril H.
“So far this is the best certification I’ve acquired, very different, detailed and on point. As well as being very explanatory, I constantly refer trainers to your great program. Thank you!” ~ Mike N.
“I have many prior students out there working in the clubs and training. Several of them are managers now! The You Fit Healthclubs have contacted me and have hired NFPT grads from my classes to fill all of their new clubs with trainers. I also have many trainers from my prior groups working at the LA Fitness Centers around town. Some are at the YMCA’s, 24-Hour Fitness, and many have started their own business, Camp Gladiators and CrossFit’s! ” ~ Les Mankins Brookhaven College, TX
“I’m a figure competitor and loved the training so much I decided to get certified to become a personal trainer. I expected the certification materials to be dull and outdated…as a figure competitor, I tirelessly research and use the most cutting-edge conditioning techniques I can find. When I applied to NFPT, I honestly expected the info to be useless compared to the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way. Instead, I was astounded to discover that NFPT’s approach is absolutely cutting-edge. I could not put the manual down. It was fascinating to finally understand on a cellular level the mechanics of how I’d been able to utterly transform my physique as I had in my sport. I feel very confident to now help others achieve amazing results via knowing the WHY in addition to the HOW. I am so grateful to you, NFPT!” ~Lindon W.
“Working with the NFPT staff was a quality experience. As a program manager they brought a quality program to the college with certified instructors and a wonderful teaching support and materials. We have implemented the NFPT personal trainer program on several of our campuses with success. I have been excited about the program and the partnership.” ~ Kathy Weedon, Manager, Workforce & Economic Development (retired), Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, IN
“I just wanted to tell you… I passed my exam!! YEE HA! What a great feeling! Thank you for all your support while I was working toward this goal. You really helped me feel like there was someone out there and that I wasn’t in this thing alone. I was so inspired by all of you…what a GREAT group of folks!” ~ Lisa R., Anderson Indiana
“I recently purchased NFPT material to become a CPT and found it very informative, tweaking my brain & creating a thirst for knowledge that I thought I wouldn’t be able to satisfy. Thank you NFPT!” ~ Zach A. Dallas TX
“…by the way, I was formally certified by **** and really like your program better. It looks like it concentrates more on the application of what you learn than their program which is heavy on theory but light on practical application of the principles of training. Thank You!” ~ John R
“For the last decade I have studied and practiced fitness. After reading the text for this certification I no longer have any doubts or confusion surrounding the immense field of fitness. NFPT provides a solid basis for any education in fitness.” ~ Jason D. Santa Cruz CA
“After calling several other certification companies, most seemed cold over the phone and always tried to say they were the best. Not with NFPT! They were honest and down to earth. I know other people who are certified with other companies and they seem dissatisfied when talking about what their companies do for them.” ~ Jerald E. Pensacola FL
“This is just a comment to say thank you. I am really pleased that I chose the NFPT to pursue my career in personal training and fitness. I find the materials and support are top notch. I really like the improvements I saw this year to your web site. For example, I like how the NFPT put out a new version of the CPT manual and how the specialty courses can be done online. Thank you and keep improving and keep doing well.” ~Steven Tabak
I started personal training more recently, but it didn’t take long to know that being a personal trainer 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 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!
Daniel Mills, NFPT-CPT
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!
Debrae Barensfeld, NFPT-CPT and NitroForce Owner
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.
Matt Hirschberg, NFPT-CPT and Club Owner
“I’ve been a trainer with NFPT since 1996 and have been a part of the health and fitness world for 40 years — in my opinion NFPT is the best; very usable, very credible and quite affordable plus they are constantly keeping up with and setting new marks for CEC’s and staying abreast of new developments within the training field. I give NFPT an A+. BTW their staff is excellent.” ~ Jules Franzke
“With my NFPT CPT credential, I have legitimized my services with an effective education and a quality credential that my clients can count on!” ~ Amanda
“I wanted to thank all the staff of NFPT for helping me acquire my PT certification. Thank you for helping me reach my goal…now, I help people reach theirs! I look forward to continuing my education with you.” ~ Raul Alvarado