W.I.T.S. & Crunch Fitness Gold Certified Personal Trainer Course w/ Bonus Health Coaching Certification




Your Steps To A Passionate Career

Program overview:

Special Note: 

The Trainer Program is not required in order to take the national exam and is not endorsed as the only or preferred means of exam preparation.


Turn your passion into a career with the fitness industry’s most comprehensive and engaging course. The W.I.T.S. self-paced personal trainer course is online video lessons with quizzes and learning activities in multiple video lessons of 10-15 minutes. Do your class anywhere at home or during breaks at work. * As a bonus you can get our virtual lectures recordings with one of our veteran national presenters. Our lessons will help you with key core topics to learn how the body functions under the stresses of exercise.

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Core Knowledge Topics Include:

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Fitness testing, health assessment.
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise programming, equipment usage
  • Special populations, legal and safety issue

Practical Skill Labs (15 hours video lessons online & 12 hours in-person)

  • Fitness Assessments
  • Client Rapport w/ All Age Groups
  • Biomechanics of Exercise Activities
  • Equipment Usages  
  • Weight Training Techniques
  • Programming Essentials

The practical skill online lab locations below for the Gold CPT + are packed with insightful VIDEO drills that you can duplicate & prepare to master the skill set.


We also will have a 2 day weekend In-Person practical skill weekend review (6 HOURS A DAY) in a key city near you.

–      February 25 & 26, 2023 11am – 6pm

–     March 25 and 26, 2023

  1. Los Angeles, CA (Burbank Crunch Fitness Location)
  2. San Francisco, CA (New Mont Crunch Fitness Location)
  3. New York City, NY (83rd St. Crunch Fitness Location)
  • Practical lab weekend scheduled in late  February & March 2023.
  • Testing will follow the next weekend for national certification

We have included incredible veteran fitness mentors to help your successful outcome in each and every lesson. Our supplemental internship programs walks you into some great job opportunities. As a BONUS you have a test voucher ($450 value) to use at no extra cost. * The Trainer Program is not required in order to take the exam and is not endorsed as the only or preferred means of exam preparation.”

Course Summary:

  • 15 hours of core knowledge (online video enhanced)
  • 15 hours of practical skill labs (online video enhanced)
  • 12 hours over a weekend of in-person teacher led practical skill labs with role playing and more.
  • Optional Bonus 30 hour internship at an employer’s place of business. When concluded you can earn a Level 2 Certification

Who Should Enroll:

  • Fitness enthusiasts, high school seniors, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology
  • Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines
  • Design and customize exercise programs
  • Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises
  • Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group
  • Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise


  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED to test for certification

Additional Information:

Required textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ON SALE while supply lasts – The e-book costs $74 and the cost for the hard cover version is $99, plus $15.95 for shipping. To order with W.I.T.S. click here while SALE supplies last.

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Career Networking Event is Part of Your Tuition

Do you want an invitation to meet employers and or a fitness panel to get you started? Join the event. Questions? E mail studentservices@witseducation.com

To achieve the National Personal Fitness Trainer Certification:

  • Students must pass both a written and practical skills exam to be a Level 1 Certified Personal. The Trainer Program is not required in order to take the exam and is not endorsed as the only or preferred means of exam preparation.”
  • Attendance is not required unless you are getting college credits. (This course has optional 3 college credits through the American Council on Education)
  • Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued after the exams.
  • Students have an option for a bonus Level 2 Certification by completing a 30-hour internship through W.I.T.S. An employer list is provided to all students.
  • Course requirements must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date.
  • The 2-year renewal period is based on the original course completion date.

This certificate program is offered in collaboration with local colleges and universities in North America.

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