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Personal Trainer Certification School

Personal Trainer Certification and Sports Nutrition Certifiation

 
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    PFTA Personal Trainer Certification Schools is proud to partner with NASM.  Become a personal trainer at PFTA Schools!

    You can receive an NASM personal training certification upon completion of the course.  Request a FREE catalog for more information.

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    By far the best decision I made was going to PFTA Personal Trainer Certifcation School.
    - Monica

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Personal Trainer Certification - Incredible Benefits

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  • GET CERTIFIED HERE. We are not a "prep" school. Upon graduation, you will leave our school with a Personal Trainer Certification and a Sports Nutrition Certification. You will be ready to start your new career as soon as you complete the program!
  • NASM PARTNERSHIP. We have teamed up with NASM to bring you all the latest in exercise science and sports nutrition.  Included with your tuition, is the opportunity to test for a nationally accredited personal training certification including NASM and many others.
  • HANDS ON TRAINING. Most courses just give you books and illustrations. We'll get you in the gym and teach you proper positioning and proper technique. Get in the best shape of your life while learning how to exercise the right way!  Become a personal trainer!
  • SMALL CLASSES. Our small personal trainer certification classes get students involved in the discussion which makes for a better learning experience. Students ask many questions throughout class and our knowledgeable instructors will answer all of them.
  • E-LEARNING. Along with class time and gym time, you will be provided with extra online learning material such as notes and videos so you can study at home too!  We give you all the tools necessary to be successful while earning your personal training certification.
  • ONLINE FLASHCARDS.  Along with the hands-on training, we also have over 200 online flashcards for you to study on your own time.  You can access them on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  There's never been a better time to become a personal trainer!
  • ADVANCED CURRICULUM. We are always adding new material to the class to keep up with changes in exercise science and sports nutrition.   Your personal trainer certification will include hands-on training with new equipment such as TRX bands and battling ropes.
  • JOB PLACEMENT. Upon earning your personal trainer certification, we will assist you with acquiring a personal trainer job. We have built good relationships with many of the gyms in the area and will provide you with job leads and interviews.
  • HERO DISCOUNT. Personal training certification discounts for military, police, fire, nurses, and teachers. Call a location near you or request your FREE catalog for more details.

Personal Trainer Certification School Testimonials

personal trainer certification school testimonial amy wangI attended PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School on a recommendation from a personal trainer and I'm glad I did!  I am now starting my very own fit body boot camp and can design nutrition plans as well.  My goal is motivate clients to achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle so they can reach and maintain their fitness goals!

Amy Wang, PFTA Personal Trainer

personal trainer certification school testimonial louis yatesThanks to PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School for an educational fitness training experience second to none.  I am now in the process of creating my own fitness company as well as creating diet plans for other fitness companies. Don't just stay home and study from a book, sign-up with PFTA where you will receive a top notch education and hands-on training from a knowledgeable instructor.

Louis F. Yates, PFTA Personal Trainer


Personal Trainer Certification School Blog Posts

personal trainer certification school jobs careerPersonal Trainer Jobs On The Rise

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors." 

Furthermore, that's why so many Americans are trying to transform their passion for fitness into a new career. Moreover, the fitness industry is one of the few growing businesses since the recession began adding nearly 10 million jobs and gym members since 2007.  With the obesity problem in the United States continuing to rise, the demand for personal trainers also continues to rise.  Health and fitness isn’t a fad, it’s here to stay.  Almost every gym in America along with many other medical facilities is looking for certified personal trainers. In addition, personal trainers enjoy their flexible schedule. This flexibility allows for many trainers to spend more time with their families.  Good luck and happy health!

become a certified personal trainer at pfta personal trainer certification schoolLat Pulldowns: Front or Back?

There is an ongoing debate whether we should perform lat pulldowns in front of our heads or behind our heads.  Personal trainers should always consider the safety and effectiveness of an exercise before they include it in a resistance training program. A study by Signorile et al (2002) compared muscle activity in the latissimus dorsi using different hand positions and techniques. EMGs were connected to 10 subjects using 4 different hand positions: wide grip anterior, wide grip posterior, close grip, and supinated grip.

The study concluded that the wide grip anterior (front of the head) grip produced significantly greater muscle activity in the latissimus dorsi than any of the three other grips. Furthermore, there was more activity in tricep, teres major, pec major, and posterior deltoid during pulldowns in front of their heads than behind their heads. Also, most experts believe that anterior pulldowns are safer than posterior pulldowns concerning neck and shoulder joints.  Therefore, it is concluded that anterior pulldowns are not only safer, but this study has proven that anterior pulldowns are also more effective in recruiting latissimus dorsi and other muscles than lat pulldowns behind the head.  Happy Health!


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Locations in Austin, Pflugerville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Spring, Sugarland, Katy, and San Antonio, Texas.

Coming soon: Corpus Christi, Killeen, Kyle/Buda, Laredo, and McAllen, Texas.