7,759 Reviews

Get your Fitness Trainer Certification and a new career, or your money back—guaranteed

FREE Sports Nutrition Course with Fitness Trainer purchase. A $799 value.

Start your fitness journey today for only $10 down.

Become a Certified Fitness Trainer

Or your money back—guaranteed!
$799
List Price
Find a Job or Your Money Back
Personal Training Certification + FREE Sports Nutrition Course. Only $10 down!!
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

SAVE 60%

Get 60% Off an Elite Certification

Get Started

Only $10 Down

Start for only $10 down.

Get Started
$799
List Price
Find a Job or Your Money Back
Personal Training Certification + FREE Sports Nutrition Course. Only $10 down!!
( Online Course Access )
$799
1 payment
$66.58
for 12 months
(interest free)

Top 5 Reasons to Become an Certified Fitness Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom

What You'll Learn From This Course

With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, you'll learn the practical day-to-day skills you need to become a great fitness trainer.

  • Describe the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics, and body musculature in relation to exercise and movement.
  • Describe the primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercise. Administer assessments related to health, fitness, nutrition, and weight management.
  • Design a program that is customized according to the results of a client's individual health and fitness assessment(s).
  • Incorporate the correct anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanic terminology when communicating with clients.
  • Instruct clients on the integration of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition. Monitor client progress toward program goals.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of anatomy & physiology.
  • Describe the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to health and exercise programs. Apply the accepted industry standards for exercise safety.
  • Apply the basic principles of human motivation and coaching techniques to encourage clients. Describe the fundamentals of injury prevention.
  • Describe health and fitness program modifications for special populations.
  • Recognize the situations that require professional input outside of trainer scope of practice.
  • Conduct his or her self according to the Trainer Code of Ethics.

What You'll Get With This Course

Textbook Cover

Online Course Textbook

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn an Fitness Trainer Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information, and even includes audio lectures for a convenient, on-the-go study option. If you would like a printed version of this online textbook, simply select the shipping option at checkout and the book is yours free - you pay only the actual shipping costs to your location.

View Table of Contents

Preview the first chapter

Meet the author, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, MSS, PhD

  • icon

    Online and Home Study Exam

    The Fitness Trainer Certification Exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. One retest included (if necessary).

  • icon

    Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

    The practice exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

  • icon

    Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

    Lectures shared as audio files for those who are better auditory learners or simply as a compliment to reading the textbook to help bring concepts to life. Also includes video lectures discussing the fitness industry, science and training exercises.

  • icon

    Study Guide and Workbook

    This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of fitness trainer concepts.

  • icon

    Online Exercise Lab

    ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab with over 250 animated exercises. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

  • icon

    Online Student Forum

    Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

  • icon

    Free Professional Website

    All ISSA members get a free website to support their fitness trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online!

  • icon

    Unlimited Educational Support

    All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your fitness trainer certification.


What Our Students Say About Us

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Omar A. Mahgoub

Being in ISSA family is my first steps in my international career, gold's gym trust Issa trainers, all world.

Omar A. Mahgoub

Sally Fitton

Being able to study at my own pace, fitting it in with my own hectic lifestyle was a huge benefit.

Sally Fitton

Ed Horne

Whilst researching health and fitness qualifications I found that the ISSA was among the most competitive and offered the most for the money.

Ed Horne

Karin Singleton

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

Anna Graves

ISSA definitely proved themselves above and beyond. I definitely received more than I expected and absolutely excited to take more courses.

Anna Graves

Angela Brown

The staff was very helpful also and very nice if I had a question about anything they were always there to help me out.

Angela Brown

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

ISSA helped me transform my own life aside from teaching me how to help others.

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

Pehr Torells

ISSA has given me new knowledge and helped me become a more confident and skilled instructor for seniors.

Pehr Torells

Sarah Turnley

After now having received my certification through ISSA, I feel confident that I'm ready to start my business.

Sarah Turnley

Kam Hogan

The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!

Kam Hogan

Belhedi Alaeddine

The ISSA is a good foundation for anybody who starts with a certification in personal training.

Belhedi Alaeddine

Tanya Feliciano

The ISSA courses are wonderful. I love being able to work at my own pace. They have so many certifications to choose from. ISSA has really helped take my career to the next level.

Tanya Feliciano



MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

You Will Find a Job as a Certified Fitness Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

Find a Job or Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a fitness trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days

(requirements)

3

You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Equinox Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US


Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the Certified Fitness Trainer exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. To purchase the ISSA-CPT Certification Exam, click here.

Is our Guided Study Fitness Trainer Certification right for you?

Thinking about earning your fitness trainer certification on your own time? Get your free evaluation kit today!

INCLUDES:

  • 5 Step plan to becoming certified
  • How to enroll with ISSA

No cost. No obligation.

Need help?
Contact Us

Need help?
Contact Us

Call Us

(800) 892-4772