Educational Features

Smart Fitness Personal Trainer Certification

At Smart Fitness you'll have access to interactive video training modules along with the Smart Fitness personal trainer manual to help you prepare for the certification exam. On this state-of-the-art platform, each module will include interactive quizzes to help you test your knowledge on the information reviewed within each module. You'll receive both the academic information as well as the practical application to become a successful personal trainer!

The certification topics include:

  • Definition of a Personal Trainer
  • Exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology
  • Nutrition and supplementation
  • Flexibility training
  • Stability training
  • Plyometric training
  • Special populations
  • Anatomical terms
  • Anatomy
  • Exercise application
  • Program design
  • Health screening and assessments
  • Behavior modification
  • Business of personal training

You can review the materials and videos as much as you want. The system keeps track of where you are in the material and will also provide you a report as to your standing.

Pre-requisites that must be met to sit for the certification exam include:

  • One must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must present a valid, government issue photo ID
  • Must present a valid Adult CPR card.

Sales Training

As an additional value, Smart Fitness has partnered with Jeffrey Gitomer, the best-selling author of The Sales Bible. As a Smart Fitness client you'll have access to innovative, award-winning online and classroom training products in Sales, Attitude, and Customer Loyalty, based on the work of Jeffrey Gitomer.

The platform also includes sales training education from industry expert Casey Conrad. Casey covers the key steps in selling health club memberships and personal training, a system that can be easily integrated into any health club sales process.

Continuing Education

In order to maintain a certification, you must complete continuing education units (or CEU's) within the period that you are certified. Smart Fitness provides a portal where you may conveniently obtain all the CEU's needed to maintain the certification. And best of all, they are free!


Smart Fitness has partnered with the American Safety Training Institute to provide you with a resource for CPR/AED training and certification. The training covers adult/child/infant techniques for CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator), and conscious and unconscious choking.

Member Experience

Developed and delivered by customer service expert Blair McHaney of Club Works, individuals will be able to apply their highest capabilities when delivering an exceptional member experience. One will also be able to find a purpose in their role as it applies to customer service as well as have an enhanced social awareness to maximize customer service delivery.

Group Exercise

This course provides individuals with the foundational components to be a safe and effective group exercise leader.

Human Resources

Learn the laws and best practices to effectively prevent sexual harassment within the workplace. This is a course that virtually all staff members should go through to ensure they are compliant

Equipment Training

Partnering with some of the most preferred equipment companies such as Matrix, Octane, and ViCore, this education offers professionals the ability to learn how to safely use some of the most common training equipment seen in health clubs as well as programming schemes that can put a new twist to a member’s program.

Software Training

The Smart Fitness platform also offers software training on programs commonly used in the health club, such Dotfit and ABC Financial, as well as tutorials on how to use all of the elements included on the Smart Fitness platform.

Quarterly Launches

Get advanced education on a quarterly basis that provides trainers new programming concepts and principles that can take their client’s program to a new level.

Safety Training

Smart Fitness has partnered with the Advance Online Institute to provide you with a resource for OSHA safety training and certification. This training would be ideal for the maintenance staff within the club. The training is 100% online-based and can be completed from any computer with Internet access.

Fundamentals of Personal Training

This course is designed for the Sales and Front Desk staff to provide them the basics in nutrition and exercise technique. This will help the staff become more educated in these areas, allowing them to incorporate the information into sales presentations and to assist members when a trainer may not be available.