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Personal Trainer Certification

Becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer means you've made movement your mission by committing to deliver science-based health and fitness instruction to people everywhere. With a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and built on the foundation of the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model, you will be equipped to deliver individualized programming proven to move people to adopt sustainable, healthy behaviors and a more active way of life.

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Become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in time for the New Year rush.
$200 off our most valued study program | Ends October 22

A client centered approach

The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model was developed to help health and fitness professionals instruct each client with a customized, individual approach to movement built on a foundation of meaningful rapport and strong personal connection.

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How to become a Personal Trainer in 7 steps

Step-by-step instructions on how to move your career forward.

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Study Programs

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Take the first step in starting a moving career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Choose the study program that works for you.

Pro Plus

$799

A well-rounded curriculum. Enjoy everything offered in our Pro Essentials Program in hard copy format, plus applied exercise science activities.

Ideal for those seeking an enhanced study experience with access to moderate support or for those with working knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.

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Pro Essentials

$699

A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material to prepare for the exam. Receive help from our highly knowledgeable ACE Study Coaches by email, and access additional support through our inventory of online resources.

Ideal for those seeking a self-guided study experience with minimal support or for those with extensive knowledge in anatomy and fitness principles.

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Move your career further and save

Move your career further as an ACE Certified Professional and save 20% on an additional ACE Certification.* This includes our Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist study programs. As a mission-driven nonprofit, we strongly encourage health and fitness professionals to seek out additional education, because we believe well-qualified professionals are critical to turning the tide on the physical-inactivity epidemic causing so many health-related problems around the world. Plus, holding multiple ACE Certifications will allow you to take your health and fitness career to the next level by allowing you to reach a wider, more diverse set of clients.

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid only for currently certified ACE Professionals.

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Our commitment to foster career growth

As part of our commitment to foster career growth among ACE Certified Professionals, we have secured agreements from a wide range of health and fitness companies nationwide. Identifying yourself as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor at 24 Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Town Sports International, KoKo FitClub, Crunch, Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club, Orangetheory Fitness and Active Wellness Wellness will get you in the door for an interview for any qualifying position at those facilities.

24 Hour Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness
Town Sports International
Koko FitClub
Crunch
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
Active Wellness

Why Choose ACE?

ACE educates, certifies and supports more than 75,000 health and fitness professionals, health coaches and allied health professionals. Earning our NCCA-accredited certification means that you’ve met the highest industry standard for health and fitness professionals – and that you’ve made movement your mission. At ACE, we go above and beyond to support our health and fitness professionals throughout their careers, through education, scientifically-rooted information, training, partnerships and advocacy.

Personal Trainer Careers

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As a Personal Trainer, there are many ways to move people toward better health. Explore them all in our PT Career Guide.

Becoming A Personal Trainer - A Career Guide For An Evolving Industry

Explore your options for starting or furthering your career in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer.

Personal Trainer Careers

  • Gym or Studio Trainer
  • Clinically Based Trainer
  • In-Home Trainer
  • Online Trainer
  • Facility Owner
  • Part-Time Personal Trainer

Benefits

Tools to help you conquer your exam

ACE Academy Elite 2018
ACE Personal Trainer Manual eBook

Spread the power of movement as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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Million Client Sessions

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