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Online Personal Trainer Bundle

CPT Guided Study Plus Virtual Coaching

Online Personal Trainer Bundle

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$1,698 $1,189Or$104/mo



Starting at: $1,698 $1,189 | $104/month

What You'll Learn

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Want to train clients online and be able to study, get certified, and start working all from the comfort of your home? Then the new NASM Online Personal Trainer bundle is right for you.

As part of this package, you’ll get the most respected Personal Trainer Certification in the industry. The NASM Certified Personal Trainer Guided Study program, will teach you everything you need to know about how to train clients thanks to NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training Model® (OPT™ Model). Based on scientific evidence, the OPT™ Model allows you to create individualized programs that work with any client every time.

You'll also learn how to start your virtual training business with the right technology, fitness applications, studio/workspace setup, and fitness equipment. Plus, you’ll get step-by-step advice on the financial side of training clients online and the paperwork you'll need to make sure you're covered legally.

Whether you want to train exclusively online or are looking to add virtual training to a conventional in-person training career, the NASM Online Personal Trainer bundle provides everything you need to get started right.

What's Included?

Certified Personal Trainer - Guided Study (NASM-CPT)

Certified Personal Trainer - Guided Study (NASM-CPT)

The NASM-CPT Guided Study program is designed to help you succeed as a personal trainer. As our most popular Certified Personal Trainer program, it includes the ability to take part in a flexible, 10-week course hosted by an NASM fitness expert. As a bonus, you will receive a 90-day Job Guarantee, hardcopy textbook, exam retest, and more!

Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching

Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching

With the NASM Virtual Training Course, you'll become part of a new breed of trainers. You will learn how to be at the forefront of online training by mastering the business and technical skills essential to this new way of training. The program includes a ten video tutorial series, a podcast, and more!

Why Become an Online Personal Trainer

  • Work with clients regardless of location
  • Save on overhead costs
  • Reach a broader audience and increase clients
  • Can start with little to no equipment
  • Avoid commute times
  • Provide a safe option for immunocompromised clients who don't feel comfortable going to a gym

Learn How to Build an Online Personal Training Business

Online personal training is now more relevant than ever. With the vast array of technological options and virtual training applications available, you can pivot to an online personal training business in a few relatively easy steps.. 

The NASM Virtual Training Course will walk you through these steps in detail, with video demonstrations. Read through a sneak peak of these steps below.

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Start Training Clients Virtually: Step-by-Step

To set-up your virtual training space, you'll need two devices. One device will be used as a camera, such as a tablet, laptop, or smartphone, and will be used as you demonstrate exercises and observe your client during the session. The other device will be used to type in the client's workout details, including completed reps and other relevant data. You don't need to make a sizable financial investment when it comes to these items. One device with a camera and one that's capable of running a word processing application (such as Google Docs) will do.

Make sure to have plenty of space between your camera and the demo area. Make sure all equipment is off to the side, so you don't have to leave the room to retrieve it. Your client's time is precious (and paid for).

As a fitness professional, you know that great workouts are possible with little to no equipment. Ideally, your client has at least a set of dumbbells. We recommend investing in the following items for your virtual training space: large ball, BOSU® Ball, Slam Ball,Medicine Ball, bands, and kettlebells. If a client has more equipment (and most eventually choose to purchase more), you need to have a comparable item to demonstrate proper usage.

Ample lighting (either natural or artificial) is crucial when working with clients online. You want your clients to have as much clarity as possible, making the experience as close to in-person as possible.

A great approach is to utilize both pre-written programs and virtual training. This can be done pretty easily with the NASM Edge app.

Have an e-commerce system in place that allows clients to purchase online training sessions via your website.

While software specific to personal trainers exists, it's not necessary to run your virtual training business. You can very easily run your business using free Google Drive apps (such as docs and sheets) or using Microsoft office (such as Word and Excel).

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."

Jill Penfold


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"NASM provides great information, in an easy to navigate format. The ability to knowledge check your self over and over again is wonderful. You always find out where your weaknesses are. The webinar's are what made it all click for me. The lecture videos, are short and sweet and straight to the point. The process is easy. It's laid out for you and all the information is there and communicated well."

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You have 6 months to complete the NASM-CPT. Certification is typically completed in just 8-12 weeks. Extensions are available for each course for an additional fee.

Although the exam expires, you will maintain access to the NASM-CPT content for 1 year upon purchase. This allows you to go back and reference the rich course content during the beginning of your career.

You have 2 years to complete the Fundamentals of Virtual Training Coaching course.

NASM’s Personal Trainer Certification (NASM-CPT) is a certification, which means you must recertify every two years.

The Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching is not a certification, which means it does not need to be renewed.

In order to recertify, NASM-CPTs are required to earn 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years. The Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching is worth 0.5 NASM CEUs.

NASM’s Personal Trainer Certification (NASM-CPT) is an NCCA accredited certification, meaning you must pass a live proctored exam, which can be administered online or in-person.

On the contrary, the Fundamentals of Virtual Coaching has an end of course quiz that can be taken online.

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

Don't fret! A free retest is included as part of the NASM-CPT Guided Study program. For more details, please refer to your Candidate Handbook.