Personal Trainer Certification in Los Angeles

Become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with our Exclusive Online Interactive Study Guide!

Pass the NASM-CPT Exam the First Time with Confidence!

Are you looking for the best way to study for and pass the NASM-CPT Exam? We’ve got your back! The only interactive Study Guide online designed by our team of experts to be the fastest and easiest way to learn everything you need for the exam. It’s all here, so save yourself hours in the study process and get it today or join our Crash Course!

Turn your fitness passion into a career with Strength Academy, an official NASM partner school. Our interactive Study Guide contains the NEWLY UPDATED NASM-CPT Course – the most comprehensive revolutionary program on the market! Strength Academy, the Number One Personal Trainer School in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, provides the interactive Study Guide online which includes over 1500 practice questions and full practice exams that mimic the actual test to help you learn and pass with confidence on your first try!

Strength Academy’s goal is to help you pass and get Certified, period. 100% Guaranteed! NASM, the leading certifying body and education authority for Certified Personal Trainers around the world, sets the bar for fitness certification. This NASM Study Guide helps you focus on understanding the concepts and not just memorization, preparing students to pass the exam on their first try. We set you up for a long successful career as a fitness professional.

NASM is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and is the preferred choice of top health clubs and fitness facilities worldwide.

Fitness Professionals are on the frontlines too. Now more than ever, people are seeking educated and Certified Personal Trainers to provide a safe, knowledgeable and productive workout. We want you to change lives and your own.

Need a Live In-Person NASM-CPT Crash Course? We Got You!

In-Person NASM CPT Crash Course helps you learn effective test-taking strategies with  live training and learning through our interactive NASM CPT Study Guide. Our Live Crash Course allows you to interact with the Instructor that knows the ins and outs of the exam as well as what you Need to Know on the most important chapters to pass on your first try!

Next NASM CPT Crash Course is February 3, 2023

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Are you looking to start an exciting fitness career? A strong desire to help others get fit is a great starting point. One of the best ways to get involved and make great money simultaneously is to get certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer. For some this may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re deeply rooted in a different career. Not having the proper qualifications can put you at serious risk, even if you mean well. So if you want to make the career change, but aren’t sure of how to get started, this page aims to give you important information to help and explain why the NASM Personal Trainer Certification is one of the best personal trainer certifications to have.

What's Included in the Crash Course?

  • Live Instructor: Prepare and Review Exam and available off-site for 30 days
  • Interactive NASM CPT Study Guide
  • “Need to Know” Worksheets
  • 23 Chapter Quizzes
  • Q&A with Explanations: Review style questions and answers
  • 5 Full Practice Exams
  • NASM CPT Cheat Sheets
  • Learn Test-taking Techniques
  • 100% Pass Guarantee
  • Leave more confident and ready to passing the exam on your first try!

Certified NASM Personal Trainers Earn 25% More

Inarguably one of the most popular personal training certifying agencies, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has certified a large number of fitness instructors. NASM is an accredited program through the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies), and is widely recognized throughout the fitness industry. What this means for you is that if you choose to become certified through NASM, you significantly increase your chances of finding a job at a health club or gym. As good as this sounds, the certification exam itself is challenging, and has a 64% pass rate. Exam preparation is critical, as retaking the exam can be both demoralizing and costly. Personal trainer exam programs with an online course exist, and for someone who is fine with moving at their own pace, or already holds a bachelor’s degree in physical fitness or a related field, may be a great option. But for those who want to change careers fast and are relatively new to fitness as a career, in-person training could be the safest, most effective option.

The accelerated NEWLY UPDATED NASM-CPT course (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer) is a one-day Live Crash Course, designed to get you from drawing a blank to having an expert rating in an exciting career in as little time as possible. We also offer our online interactive Study Guide to help you pass at your pace. Our Live Instructor is also available for 30 days after the course to help you and guide you until you pass the exam. 

Get your Personal Trainer Certification in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley

For those looking for a training course in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley area, Strength Academy has the perfect program. Our interactive NASM-CPT Exam Study Guide and/or one-day Live Crash Course will give you what you need to pass the first time you take the NASM CPT final exam. 

Personal Trainer Certification Curriculum

Section 1: Professional Development & Responsibility

Chapter 1: The Modern State of Health and Fitness

Chapter 2: The Personal Training Profession


Section 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching

Chapter 3: Psychology of Exercise
Chapter 4: Behavioral Coaching

Section 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts

Chapter 5: The Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems

Chapter 6: The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems 

Chapter 7: Human Movement Science

Chapter 8: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics  

Chapter 9: Nutrition

Chapter 10: Supplementation

Section 4: Assessments

Chapter 11: Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments

Chapter 12: Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments

Section 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction

Chapter 13: Integrated Training and the OPT™ Model

Chapter 14: Flexibility Training Concepts

Chapter 15: Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts

Chapter 16: Core Training Concepts

Chapter 17: Balance Training Concepts

Chapter 18: Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts

Chapter 19: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts

Chapter 20: Resistance Training Concepts

Section 6: Program Design

Chapter 21: The Optimum Performance Training® Model 

Chapter 22: Introduction to Exercise Modalities 

Chapter 23: Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations

The above is designed so that you can help clients safely hit their fitness goals and enjoy the process, all while establishing you as a business owner. By the end of the program, you will be ready for the NASM-CPT Exam with confidence and able to help clients of varying fitness levels with fitness and nutrition coaching, all fueled from science-based knowledge and practice.

If You’ve Ever Felt Like You Need a Personal Trainer Course, This is for You! 

The fitness industry is huge, with personal training taking roughly $10.4 billion in 2020. Personal Trainers in the US make on average $69,901 per year, and the industry is expected to keep growing. If fitness is truly your passion, and improving the overall health of others is something you think you would excel at, there is no better time to join this industry! Taking on this challenging course using other study programs is difficult without a life time of practical experience… interested students should strongly consider Strength Academy’s NASM-CPT Study Guide and/or Live In-Person Crash Course to start their career move.

Fitness Professionals are needed now more than ever, and have the opportunity, after establishing a base with their own personal knowledge and gaining several hours of hands-on practical experience, to experience the freedom of training clients online, since much of the people looking for Personal Trainers are looking for remote instruction due to the pandemic’s effect on gyms.

Benefits of our CPT Certification

So why Strength Academy? Why NASM? There are lots of other certifying agencies and personal training certification programs in the United States, and while a true comparison article is in the works from the Strength Academy, some of the core strengths of the program are highlighted below. 

The benefits of doing the NASM-CPT Online Interactive Study Guide and/or In-Person Crash Course at Strength Academy, you will learn with our easy to read study guide format allowing you to go through the material at a quicker pace.

Once you passed your exam and are NASM Certified, you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on HOW to become a Personal Trainer in a practical setting with real life clients in our Internship Program. Now you will be ready and certified with one of the most recognizable personal training certifications in the world, giving you a lifetime of opportunity in a fun profession. Interested students, read on.

NASM’s OPT Model and Corrective Exercises

The OPT Model is at the backbone of the NASM CPT certification and guides the basic action to be taken by trainer and client. It appropriately starts at the client’s core and moves toward athletic performance as a final goal. The model is as follows:

  • Phase 1: Stabilization Endurance
  • Phase 2: Strength Endurance
  • Phase 3: Muscular Development/Hypertrophy
  • Phase 4: Maximal Strength
  • Phase 5: Power

Phase 1 is the start of the trainee’s journey, and uses corrective exercises to establish basic strength and endurance gains, specifically with functional movements. Light weight and repetition schemes of 12-20 reps characterize this phase.

In phase 2, Strength Endurance, the client will begin to superset traditional exercises with stabilization exercises. Rep ranges remain high, sets increase and time between sets decreases, introducing a high calorie-burning component.

Phase 3 starts the major increases in strength, using moderate reps of 6-12 for 3-6 sets with minimal rest periods, designed to exploit the body’s hypertrophic response. This is the phase where the most dramatic changes in boy composition happen.

The Maximal Strength Phase, Phase 4, aims to accomplish for the trainee exactly what the title implies. Reps are between 1-5, loads, sets and rest time increase.

The Power phase is next and the final stage for the training client. Supersets are again employed, this time alternating traditional movements with similar “power” movements… that is, relatively low-load, explosive movements. This phase is not only for athletes, as certain non-athletic clients can also benefit from power training.

Hands-On Learning

Completing a Personal Trainer Certification Course at the Strength Academy allows new trainers the unique experience of completing the program and networking with potential future business partners, getting hands-on practical experience and live instruction from knowledgeable CPT’s who have been in the business for over a decade and familiar with Strength Academy’s facilities and staff.

There were roughly 373,000 personal trainers in the United States in 2019, and that number continues to grow. Getting a head start with networking with this growing group can help to ensure future career opportunities for new trainers. Luckily, with Strength Academy’s CPT program, students will be learning materials and getting practical experience alongside their future professional peers.

The Recognizable, Gold Standard of Fitness Certifications

Why is the NASM CPT certification the best? Because it is super recognizable throughout the fitness industry, it gives it’s students the best chance of succeeding by providing them with the most study materials than any other certification body, and they do more than just teach their students fact and figures, they actually get people ready to run their own business.

The entire fitness industry in the United States recognizes and respects NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer Certification. Many call it the gold standard of personal trainer certifications, or even go as far as to call it the best personal training certification. That’s because everything that NASM teaches is rooted in science. Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has worked hard to develop a comprehensive system of educational courses designed to help passionate people make a behavior change in clients with effective exercise programs.

NASM accomplishes this by providing their student  with the most study materials of any other certifying organization, including ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise) or ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine).

Students at the Strength Academy’s School of course have access to practice exams set up with limited time for completion, much like in Pearson VUE Testing Centers, study guide and cheat sheets to help you pass with confidence!

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