Each Module will be held at one of our Body Kinetics locations (Novato, San Rafael or Mill Valley).
We are the only hands-on Personal Training education program in a Health Club leading to a NASM certification, located in Marin County California. Our Personal Training Certification Program will prepare you to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam, one of the most respected national certifications available. But an apprenticeship is much more than a certification because you will practice and master applying the skills of your trade. Most people who have taken a personal training certification exam or a weekend seminar do not feel ready to handle the needs of clients. Many fail to develop a lucrative clientele. Others quit before they have gained enough experience to become proficient in their craft. This apprenticeship will provide you with mentors who will guide and facilitate your progress as you gain knowledge and experience in both the technical and business aspects of personal training.
Through our Personal Trainer Certification program you will gain the knowledge essential to be a great personal trainer – not only the technical aspects of exercise prescription, but the psychology of motivation and life change, and the application of proven business practices. You will learn through lecture/seminars, observation of professional trainers and practice with clients. In the end, you will have the ability and confidence to begin your personal training career.
Academic Study: The modules including lectures, presentation of papers and case studies.
Practical Work: Including using the facility, work on the apparatus, taking small group training classes, fitness classes, and group cycling. As much practical experience as possible is encouraged.
Applied Personal Training (optional): Earn back part of your tuition by performing 60 hours of practice training with actual clients at Body Kinetics. This a great way to hone your skills, build confidence and gain valuable experience. You need to apply for the position and if you are selected you will earn $15 an hour or $900 of your tuition working as an Apprentice Personal Trainer. Most Apprentice Trainers go on to be regular employees at Body Kinetics.
-Experience in a related form of physical activity.
Over the years it has become apparent that experience in other physical activities is extremely beneficial. This allows the student to relate and compare the work to past movement experience
-Teaching experience is recommended, but not required.
Teaching is a learned skill, an art and a natural talent. Any past teaching experience, even in an unrelated area will contribute to the process of becoming a fitness teacherMust be eager to work hard, learn, study, and contribute! We are looking to hire trainers who are outgoing, passionate about the fitness, health and well-being.
Tuition & Fees:
The cost of the APT Program is $2250.
This includes the cost of the NASM exam and textbook.
- Free 2-month membership during the Personal Trainer Certification program
- Free fitness classes during the Personal Trainer Certification program