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Gold CPT+ (Certified Personal Trainer) Certification

Our Practical Skill Labs turn your passion for fitness into a rewarding career.

Program Overview:

  1. Self-paced teacher mentored video lessons. You learn on your schedule.
  2. An Audio learners dream with BONUS recorded lectures by one of our 5 star best national teacher/trainers.
  3. In-Person 2 Day Weekend 2023 Practical Skill Labs on select cities at a fitness center in a city near you. MASTER THE PROFESSION.
  4. Testing for both the practical skills (30 minutes) and the written exam (2 hours) in a city near you.
Start the next business day Schedule your practical lab weekend by calling into 888-330-9487 or emailing
Turn your passion into a career with the fitness industry’s most comprehensive and engaging course. The W.I.T.S. self-paced personal trainer course is online video lessons with quizzes and learning activities in multiple video lessons of 10-15 minutes. Do your class anywhere at home or during breaks at work. * As a bonus you can get our virtual lectures recordings with one of our veteran national presenters. Our lessons will help you with key core topics to learn how the body functions under the stresses of exercise.

Core Knowledge Topics Include:
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Fitness testing, health assessment.
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise programming, equipment usage
  • Special populations, legal and safety issues
The practical skill online labs are packed with insightful VIDEO drills that you can duplicate & prepare to master the skill set. We also will have a 2 day weekend In-Person practical skill weekend review (6 HOURS A DAY) in a key city near you.
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Charlotte, NC
  6. Myrtle Beach, SC
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Manchester, CT
  10. New York City, NY
  11. Las Vegas, NV
  12. Dallas, TX
  13. Austin, TX
  14. Bradenton/Sarasota, FL
  15. Fort Myers, FL
  16. Prince George County, MD
  17. Virginia Beach, VA
  • Practical lab weekend scheduled in late January & late February.
  • Testing will follow
We have included incredible veteran fitness mentors to help your successful outcome in each and every lesson. Our supplemental internship programs walks you into some great job opportunities. As a BONUS you have a test voucher ($450 value) to use at no extra cost. * You can test out if you desire and do not have to participate in the education and training course if you feel ready to go on your own.

Course Summary:

  • 15 hours of core knowledge (online video enhanced)
  • 15 hours of practical skill labs (online video enhanced)
  • 12 hours over a weekend of in-person teacher led practical skill labs with role playing and more.
  • Optional Bonus 30 hour internship at an employer’s place of business. When concluded you can earn a Level 2 Certification

Who Should Enroll:

  • Fitness enthusiasts, high school seniors, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology
  • Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines
  • Design and customize exercise programs
  • Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises
  • Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group
  • Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise


  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED to test for certification

Additional Information:

Required textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ON SALE while supply lasts - The e-book costs $74 and the cost for the hard cover version is $99, plus $15.95 for shipping. To order with W.I.T.S. click here while SALE supplies last. Amazon also has a rent a book set up. Check out Amazon textbooks here and save.   Career Networking Event is Part of Your Tuition Do you want an invitation to meet employers and or a fitness panel to get you started? Join the event. Questions? E mail To achieve the National Personal Fitness Trainer Certification:
  • Students must pass both a written and practical skills exam to be a Level 1 Certified Personal. You are not required to take the course to test for the certification.
  • Attendance is not required unless you are getting college credits. (This course has optional 3 college credits through the American Council on Education)
  • Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued after the exams.
  • Students have an option for a bonus Level 2 Certification by completing a 30-hour internship through W.I.T.S. An employer list is provided to all students.
  • Course requirements must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date.
  • The 2-year renewal period is based on the original course completion date.
This certificate program is offered in collaboration with local colleges and universities in North America. NCCA Accredited Program - Seal of Accreditation Register online or find a college near you! For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see our refund policy.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

COVID-19 Notice: Understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that there is a risk. We care about our student trainers, teachers, and testers. Therefore, we are requiring masks to enter the gym or college location at the assigned time/s. You must agree to wear a mask at all times and you will be asked to leave the facility if you do not have one or wear it on site at all times.

Refunds: All courses have a $25 processing fee on refunds.

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.