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Personal Trainer


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Become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Up To $300 Off | Extended! Offer Ends April 30

A client centered approach

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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How to become a personal trainer in 5 steps

As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, you'll elevate your mission of movement by leading your clients to healthier, more active lives. With our NCCA-accredited certification, you will learn to design custom programming and deliver effective, safe and enjoyable personal training experiences. Begin your journey to a new, fulfilling career.

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Study Programs

Choose your Personal Trainer study program

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

Pro Advantage

$999 $699

The most popular and comprehensive program we offer. Enjoy everything in the Pro Essentials Study Program, plus a certification exam retest voucher and hard copy format of our manuals.

Ideal for those seeking the most complete study experience with premium materials and support or for those with little to no knowledge of anatomy and fitness principles.

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Pro Essentials

$699 $599

A self-guided study program with the basic foundational material to prepare for the exam. Access ACE Answers, our self-serve resource center featuring a wide range of online study materials..

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
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
Active Wellness

Why Choose ACE?

ACE educates, certifies and supports more than 85,000 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


Tools to help you conquer your exam

ACE Academy Elite
ACE Personal Trainer Manual eBook

Spread the power of movement as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer


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