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Hybrid Training Professional Bundle

CPT Premium Self-Study Plus Group Fitness Instructor Basic Plus Group Personal Training Specialization
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What You'll Learn

The Hybrid Training Professional bundle provides you with the skills you need to work as both a personal trainer and group fitness instructor so that you stand out to gym managers. Start your fitness career with three powerful courses that will help you work with a variety of clients.

NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer Premium Self-Study program provides you with the knowledge you need to perform assessments and create custom workouts. And with NASM’s Optimum Performance Training™ Model, you’ll learn how to utilize these tools to help clients of all levels reach their fitness goals.

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As an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI), design and teach your favorite group fitness classes. You’ll learn about circuit training, yoga, pilates and more. This course can be taken at the same time as your Certified Personal Trainer program. You'll gain the ability to deliver both an entertaining and engaging group exercise workout for everyone.

Then expand on what you've learned in the Certified Personal Trainer course and add a group dimension with the Group Personal Training Specialization. With the combination of these three courses, you'll be ready to take on a variety of clients while working at a gym or health club.

What's Included?

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Premium Self-Study

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Premium Self-Study

The Certified Personal Trainer Premium Self-Study program is designed with you in mind. Our most popular program includes the option to participate in a flexible course led by unlimited access to NASM fitness expert instructors, as well as two exam options, bonus courses, a high-end digital library, audio chapter summaries, an exam retest, and more!

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI)

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI)

As a Group Fitness Instructor, you'll learn the basics of exercise and physiology, as well as gain the skills necessary to teach successful group fitness classes.

Group Personal Training Specialization (GPTS)

Group Personal Training Specialization (GPTS)

Gather what you need to lead your group exercise clients to succeed. Our program expands on the foundational personal training model and adds a group dimension.

Combine 3 Powerful Courses for 1 Low Price!

  • Increase your earning potential by expanding your skillset
  • Reach a wider group of potential clients
  • Teach clients in both group and individual settings
  • Create and deliver successful group personal training experiences
  • Hone your communication and coaching skills
  • Earn enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recertify/renew your Personal Trainer credentials


For many years, NASM has been a measuring stick for excellence in the fitness industry. Stemming from this prestigious position in personal training, our Certified Personal Trainers are the best and most-qualified trainers in their respective roles. We know how to develop and build up resilient and talented fitness professionals.

To build off our foundational Certified Personal Trainer program, we have also added the AFAA-CGFI and NASM-GPTS to make a valuable Hybrid Training Professional Bundle.

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Sign up today to not only save money but deliver outstanding personal training and group exercise sessions for every one of your clients.

Trainer Testimonials

Nolan Hyland Review 5 stars

"There's a lot of different certification companies out there, but there's only one NASM. In terms of research and being the foremost leader in the fitness industry, no one can compare."

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Jill Penfold review 5 stars

"When you take on a brand new client, they have goals of better health, better energy levels, better sleep patterns. They want to feel happier. They want to look better in their clothes. And they turn to me."

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Alex Isaly review 5 stars

"What separates a really good instructor and a great one is having the skillset and the ability to be able to bring that experience and that authentic connection with their participants. When you’ve done that, you’ve won somebody over forever."

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You must recertify/renew every two years to ensure that your NASM Personal Trainer credentials stay up to date with current best-practice guidelines and skills. You will be required to earn 2.0 NASM-approved CEUs every two-year period. This includes 0.1 CEUs from the mandatory CPR/AED certification.

The AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-CGFI) is also a certification, which means you must renew every two years.

The Group Personal Training Specialization (NASM-GPTS) does not require renewal. Once you pass your final exam, your certificates will never expire.

You will have 180 days from the date of enrollment to take either of the exam options for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer program and the AFAA-CGFI exam, and 365 days to complete your NASM-GPTS exam. Most courses can be completed in as few as 8 weeks; the NASM Certified Personal Trainer course can be completed in as few as 4 weeks. An extension for the exams can be purchased by contacting NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276.

The OPT™ Model is our 5-phase training model that starts with Stabilization and ends with Power. The Personal Trainer program utilizes the Optimum Performance framework to ensure that all Personal Trainers are well-versed in our training methods. Read here to learn more about the OPT™ Model.

For the Certified Personal Trainer final exam, you have two exam options:
Option 1. NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
This non-proctored and open-book exam has 100 questions and requires a passing grade of 70%. This non-accredited exam is administered online only. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam, and you must take the exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

Option 2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
The NCCA is a nationally recognized third-party agency that accredits certification programs which are able to meet and comply with its standards. The NCCA exam is a nationally accredited exam. This proctored and closed-book exam has 120 questions. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. This exam can be administered either in-person or online, and you will have 2 hours to complete the test. You must take this exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.

The choice is yours, and selecting which exam to take will depend on your goals.

AFAA's Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA-GFI) can be administered either in-person or online. The Group Personal Training Specialization (GPTS) exam is administered online.

Don’t worry, we have you covered. For the Certified Personal Trainer Course, you have 2 options for the final exam, and the retest options are different for each:
Option 1: NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
You have 3 attempts to pass this exam option. If you do not pass after 3 attempts, a retest can be purchased by calling NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276.

Option 2: NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
This is a closed-book and proctored exam, and if you do not pass it the first time, a retest can be purchased. Please call NASM Member Services at 1-800-460-6276. A retest is included with the Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive programs.

For more details, please refer to your Candidate Handbook.