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Wouldnt go for any other certification!

by Ballagio
(Orlando, FL)

NPTI was the best investment I have ever made! I learned a lot over the course of the 4 months! The very first place I applied to, I got an interview, and got the job after they put me through a practical, i answered all of the questions they asked me, and i knew all the proper forms to the exercises they tested me on! To this day I'm at the same job and I love every minute of it! Thanks Paul, Brian, Dan!'

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My Experience with NPTI

by KC
(Waltham, MA)

I have been attending NPTI part-time (12-month program) for LESS than a MONTH, and ALREADY I have accomplished the following:

can now find my way around a gym; have designed several solid workout sessions; played both trainer and been trainee, have learned at least 20 new exercises using weights, stability ball, and isometrics; can take blood pressure and explain the systolic vs. diastolic readings; do risk assessment for a potential trainee based on lifestyle and genetic risk factors; determine resting/max heartrate using two different methods; received an introduction to nutrition (micro/maconutrients, food pyramid, true function and definition of calories) and I can explain basic theories held by major certifying organizations. In addition, I've already seen a difference in my body after 6 classes that always include a great workout component.

Does the program have flaws? Of course it does. Any program will have some flaws. BUT- you get out of it what you put into it. For example, if you don't feel like you're receiving enough individual attention, ask questions! Textbooks do not read themselves- but all of the tools are provided for you to use. Take advantage.

I would recommend this progam for anyone who would like an in-depth, well-rounded fitness education with practical experience. I would NEVER have had the confidence to attempt to work as a personal trainer, and now after just a few classes, I'm providing informal training to friends who find themselves IMPRESSED with my knowledge. One even wants to enroll. I have no doubt that after a full year of this, I can be a huge success in this profession if I choose to pursue it. And if for some reason I choose a different profession, I will nonetheless be armed with the knowledge to grow old with strength, grace, and wellness.

Hope this helps you make your decision.

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To KC
by: Stacy

This is a great review! Just the motivation I need to help make my decision. I couldn't agree with you more about it being what you make of it. I won't be able to start until October or later and already I'm super excited! I'm attending an open house in a couple weeks to take a tour of the school and ask tons of questions. I can't wait!

Thanks again!

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NPTI in OCT
by: Kevin

Starting NPTI in Waltham in Oct.,thanks you the info

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Share your NPTI experience...

by C
(Massachusetts)

I am considering attending the NPTI; however the cost is a hindrance, so I was wondering if there were any graduates of the program or current attendees that would be willing to discuss their experience. If I am going to drop 6K on an educational program I want to make sure it's worth it.

Thanks!!



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YES YOU CAN
by: sajid

In a week i will be getting my certification from NPTI. You will need another certification to get a job as a personal trainer, besides NPTI course.
Other certification, for example : ACE – NSCA – ISSA – NASM etc. NPTI is like a school, where you learn every thing in detailed manner. The n you can just take any of the NCCA certification exams and pass easily.

For me, NPTI is a great experience, and I learned a lot from this course. You should definitely check it out. NPTI have open houses in the various NPTI schools, you should go there and check out what exactly they are doing there, so you will get an idea that what exactly you will learn.

What I can say about NPTI is, you will never get this kind training in any personal training institute. Its like a addiction for me, I would love to continue this training for one more year.
There is lot about NPTI, BUT you should experience this, what I suggest go to ANY NPTI center and ask any trainee, they will tell you what they are learning there.

There is lot to talk about NPTI.
I GOT TO GO. GOOD LUCK.

Sajid

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WRONG
by: Anonymous

This poster is wrong, you do not need another certification to get a job. 24 HR Fitness for one example recognizes NPTI and actually pays MORE for it than many other certs. This is a thorough school for anyone that wants the extra hands on training. If you already live at the gym and would feel comfortable "training" your friends or family then go a cheaper way and get a cert. Otherwise this is the way to go.

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SHAUN WOOLEY what what....
by: ASH

NPTI is such a hidden treasure.. I had been looking for a highly successful and affordable way to obtain a degree in personal training. Not only are we learning the fundamentals of training we we are getting in touch with the body's proper function and the importance of nutrition. I'm a very hands on learner so the fact that we able work on our fellow classmates is such a helpful learning tool. Not to mention we are getting fit in the process!!! :)
Shaun makes the class fun and never lets you leave without all your questions answered. THANKS NPTI for such a great experience I can honestly say I look forward to class. ~ A

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potential student
by: Anonymous

I am seriously considering attending the philadelphia location.I would like any advice are comments you have to offer. Thanks in advance.

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Share your NPTI experience...
by: Anonymous

No, you don't need an additional certification to get a good job if you went to NPTI. Once you attend NPTI about halfway through the course we had recruiters from top area gyms come to our class practically begging anyone at least halfway through the program to come work for them. GOOD well known gyms that pay well. The NPTI name is well recognized here in the Washington DC metro area and there will be no problem whatsoever getting hired. You will know much more than your peers getting online certs, by FAR.

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NPTI Certified

by Mark
(Illinois)

I loved the program! I went down to Orlando, Florida and got it done in 4 months. After looking for jobs for a couple months, the first job I interviewed for I got! I am now the manager/master personal trainer of a gym in Illinois. The knowledge I gained at NPTI is priceless. For anyone who is really serious about being a personal trainer and can afford it, I would point them to NPTI.

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NPTI
by: Nick

What do you no about the NPTI in Illinois ?

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Expensive but worth it!

by Sandy

National Personal Training Institute certification is pricey but I think it was worth it. There are so many clueless personal trainers running around my gym. They wonder why their clients stop coming back. They don't stop to wonder if it might be their complete lack of understanding of anatomy and exercise techniques.

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NPTI is a good holistic certification

by Sue

I have done the research and decided NPTI is the best holistic choice. Their program is more difficult and they produce fewer but better qualified trainers.

Super program and I will be able to test using any of the major certifications. They said that gyms are already trying to recruit people with this certification because they come in and hit the ground running rather than spending months figuring out what it means to be a personal trainer. I will complete in Oct 2008 and this gives me 1 year before I retire to get my personal trainer business going.

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holistic?
by: Anonymous

Not sure I know what you mean by NPTI certification being holistic. If you mean it covers a lot of material then that is a good thing. I can't believe that people think they are personal trainers because they study a DVD and take an online test. These morons know how to fill out paperwork but not design exercise programs. I think all personal trainers should have at least a year of education.

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Hands On training
by: 'Liam William See

From all that I heard through Arik Wiest, Lead Instructor for NPTI, Portland, OR, this past Saturday morning, this sounds like a very thorough, outstanding well-rounded program.

I have hopes of enrolling as soon as I am able to figure out the financial arrangements that are available to me.

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Portland OR
by: Stacy

I have done a lot of research regarding NPTI and despite reading some of the negative things that people have had to say about it, the good definitely outweigh the bad. I think what a lot of people are misunderstanding is the fact that they think they can jump right into a PT career with only the certification from NPTI. I'm looking forward to attending NPTI because I know it will give me the hands-on training I need that most of the other online certifications cannot offer. I plan to become certified in a couple of the other certifications such as ACE and/or NSCA.

If anyone out there has attended the Portland facility, I would love to hear your experiences there. I'm going to attend an open house in a couple weeks for a tour. Based on what I have heard about some of the other schools and how great they are, I can't imagine Portland being any different.

Cheers!

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Portland
by: Anonymous

The hands-on experience is not as great as the claims. Partner training consists of only 2 six session programs. You may also have opportunity to put together 1 or 2 group training sessions. It might be a wiser move to look into the community college fitness technology programs instead. Many students already had extensive experience in the weight room as well as other athletic backgrounds; their experience rather than the program or teaching was more of an aid in finding employment.

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Portland
by: Anonymous

PCC might be worth considering as well. It is less expensive and an internship is required as part of the program.

Whatever you decide, make sure you get an internship so you really know how to do the program design and not just the concept of it.

Also, ask exactly what they mean by hands-on experience. That could be as little as a few sessions with someone or every day for 3 months.
Also, are people employed as a direct result of the program, or do they just happen to have taken the program and are also employed because of other experience?

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NPTI wins hands down. I have NPTI, ACPT and ACE certs.

by paula
(virginia)

I attended the 500 hr. course in my hometown at an actual SCHOOL (office space) where the day was divided into 3 hours of classroom time and two hours at a gym down the street. I had already failed the ACE test (the first time) before finding the school and was discouraged that I would have no resource, no classmates, no instructor, no hands on learning--but then found NPTI and it was the best money I have ever spent and the best time ever spent. I got their diploma and then their advanced certification (ACPT) and then passed the ACE test. ACE really is for people already with exercise phys degrees or something very related; it doesn't do much to explain things; there is no hands on learning or physical tests. 200 hours I spent in the gym with an amazing instructor and classmates all learning to train each other. I was well qualified for my great job now as a personal trainer. I highly highly recommend NPTI. I truly feel that I would have been "acting" like a trainer had I not learned SO much there.

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Thank you!
by: MT

I am currently making payments to eventually attend the school in Vienna. It is very encouraging to read your comments about this specific school after wading through all the reviews concerning other locations! I am sending NPTI $ when I can, & look forward to attending once I have paid for the course in full. Thanks again for your review - I can't wait!! :)

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NPTI wins hands down. I have NPTI, ACPT and ACE certs.
by: Anonymous

Good luck, you will find the teacher and other students very encouraging and supportive. I literally had "the time of my life" at NPTI and I am doing EXTREMELY well professionally thanks to all I learned there.

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Good support, solid cert

by Don

I got my NPTI certification and love it. I still call my instructor occasionally when I have a question. You can't beat that kind of support. I am quitting my gym job and starting my own business soon. I feel confident in my knowledge which is, as they say, priceless.

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tell us more about the program
by: Anonymous

How is NPTI different from other schools. What certifications did you get?

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Changed my life.

by Chris Coyer
(Shakopee, MN, USA)

It has been three months since I graduated from NPTI and my life could not be better. I received a position as a Personal Trainer three months into my schooling because I was confident enough at that point to take on clients.

The class room learning is phenomenal but no other certification can beat the hands on experience that NPTI provides. I have the other trainers at my gym constantly asking me questions about muscles, program design, nutrition, etc. even though most of them have been through a 4-year degree and some sort of fitness program; I was only in a 6-month program!

I highly suggest NPTI to anyone considering becoming a personal trainer, or even trainers that just want to brush up on their skills. It is useful to anyone and everyone.

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NPTI IS THE BEST IN OC

by Brant Dorman
(Newport, Ca, USA)

I've been in the class for two months, I'm learning way more than I ever expected in such little time. The Instructor (Shaun Wooley) is the best, he really knows his stuff. The classes aren't too big and not too small, you get the most out of your money. If your not close to Orange County, Ca the commute is totally worth it. I can't wait to graduate and start my career!!!!!!!!

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NPTI review

by Christina
(Columbus, Ohio)

I am a personal trainer, and have been for twelve years. I have come across many different types of certification, and NPTI seems to be the best. New trainers that come into the industry with this certification have a vast amount of knowledge not only about varying exercises, but also about the anatomy of the human body. I would highly suggest researching the NPTI certification for anyone who is looking to enter the industry.

Another plus of the NPTI program is that after you graduate from the program you are NPTI certified, and you have the know-how to successfully pass most certification exams.

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NPTI Review
by: Anonymous

I have just got my certification from NPTI. The material there was more then you could expect from any other certification, the practical was hands on experience, the teachers were great, and the hours were flexible. I would highly reccomend NPTI to anyone if they are looking to be a personal trainer. Instead of training yourself, you have people there to help you and teach you everything you will need to know about anatomy, physiology and nutrition from any kind of aspect whether its for athletes, special populations, etc. I attended NPTI in san francisco, the teachers are great! i have nothing but good things to say about this school.

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the best beginning
by: Anonymous

The depth of the NPTI cert is unparalleled however to say that you can graduate from it and pass most other certs is inaccurate. I would rather hire an NPTI trainer than one from any other org. but the first thing that I would do is ask them to self study and take another cert. my reasoning behind this is that NPTI trainer have a knowledge base that is narrow in scope but very exhaustive in detail. the comment earlier indicates this very well in that it says that they know a lot about variation but not necessarily anything about progression.

In my experience and I do not have NPTI myself, trainers with NPTI followed by NASM are the most successful I have seen. reason being is that NPTI gives them all of the detail and confidence in program design, and NASM gives them the knowledge and real world rationale for why you do what you do with your clientele. It is this reasoning that allows you to better present your services and convert them into big packages and continued business. NPTI misses the boat horribly on the WHY

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NPTI is THE way to go-
by: Al Lien

I attended NPTI in Santa Monica a few years back, with the incomparable Ri Walton as instructor. A blockbuster combination!! What's great about NPTI you ask? Not only classroom learning, but hands-on training in a gym. We practiced training each other. Someone with a mere certificate may or may not know what the lifts are called or which muscle is which, but may NEVER have lifted a weight before in her life before going out on the floor to train someone (I have personally seen this). Ri trained us to Equinox specifications, and some of us who did not land jobs with Equinox may have found ourselves way overqualified...

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NPTIOHIO
by: Anonymous

I highly recommend attending NPTI in Columbus, OH. They bridged the gap between the science and business of personal training. We had many business assignments and they brought in guest speakers to lecture on the business side of training which was extremely helpful. The people I met and contacts that I have made through NPTI OHIO helped me get my job with Lifetime Fitness.

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Two Thumbs Down Chicago
by: Anonymous

I am an actual student at the Chicago, IL location. The school offers both night classes and day classes. The classes usually start out with some sort of lecture, and then go right into the workouts.

As a female entering the school, I thought it would be great. Now I wish I would have never had put my money into it. The teachers are burned out from teaching so much, and quickly go through the material without explaining the info. I'm not talking about your basic exercise information. You are expected to learn the origin and insertion of nearly every muscle of the body. This would be fine, except the teachers simply do not teach the material. They are there to get a pay check and that's about it. They give you a powerpoint online, and recite it to you in class.

As far as being taught exercises for stability, strength, and power..you pretty much are on your own. The teacher will usually mention an exercise during lecture, but you have to hunt them down during the workout portion of class to ask how the exercise is performed. Since there isn't any video to suppliment the class..it only makes matters worse.

The worst part is you are expected to take a written test every two weeks on some pretty complicated subject matter. This includes muscle physiology, biology, and physics.

I think if the Chicago school had better instructors that actually gave a care about what they are doing, I would have been more happy. Right now, I can't wait till it's over.

I would suggest to anyone to use the ACE online or NASM online to become a personal trainer. I can't speak for other NPTI schools, but the location in Chicago is a sham.


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Question for two thumbs down in Chicago
by: Anonymous

If the classroom instruction and attention in the gym isn't adequate enough for you, how will you be disciplined enough to study independently and take the certification courses online?

I am currently 4 months into the 6 month program and absolutely love it.

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No communication
by: Disgruntled Student

I signed up for classes and was told I'd get regular email updates until class started. I got one. I was given two phone numbers to reach the instructor at and could not reach him even after several calls. The class ultimately was cancelled, which I understand happens, but I got the email informing me about the cancellation a half hour after class was supposed to have started. Couldn't even call. I complained on their facebook page and my comment was deleted and I was blocked from commenting. Turns out, the gym where classes were supposed to be taking place in were not even informed. I rearranged my life for this school and they were nothing but rude and unprofessional. They really jerked me around. I don't know if the actual classes are good and I guess I will never have the pleasure of knowing.

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DO NOT GO TO NPTI OHIO!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

You will waste thousands of dollars on a certificate that is worthless. You well end up certifying through other organizations anyways, and even then you will have a low paying job that you loathe. Save your money go to the local community college where you will learn just as much and actually get to use the education towards a future degree.

GIRLS BEWARE you need to avoid the shady instructors too! Seriously don't be fooled by their fake interest in your career, they want one thing, and one thing only...to get in your workout pants.

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Don't Be A Hater
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To the person who commented on NPTI OH you are full of it! I was in your clas and tried to help you!
1. You always showed up late to class
2. When you did show up you were always texting your boyfriend
3. You never worked out when we were at the gym or always left early or never showed up
4. You always showed up late to our study groups-we were happy when you did not come the last few times cause you were always complaining
5. The instructors NEVER tried to get into anyone's pants. Maybe YOU were the one trying to get into the instructors pants!
6. I heard you never passed the course
Before you start hating, take a good look at yourself!

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NPTI Raleigh: Highest Recommendation

by A
(Raleigh, NC)

I attend the NPTI Raleigh School and am having the best experience with both the teachers and the other students. The gym time is essential for becoming a qualified trainer and I find that the instructors are available whenever I have questions.

This school enables you to sit for one of the best personal training certifications currently offered- one that requires 500 hours of detailed curriculum. The coursework is difficult, but that is to be expected anytime one is becoming an expert in a topic. Learning is a two-way process and the student is encouraged to engage, participate and enjoy their NPTI education. I am coming out of the program learning way more than I every would have thought. As with any training school, such as massage therapy, law, nursing, and medicine, the certifications are completed afterward. But the school that you attend before taking the certification will help you gain the knowledge that you need- not just for the test, but for the actual job afterwards. I have met with graduates of this program in our area and they have been able to find employment in many sectors and start their own businesses. I would recommend NPTI Raleigh to anybody who wants to actually learn proper training techniques and network with other personal trainers and I know that my classmates would too.

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NPTI ??
by: Your Personal Gym

Hi -
This is Larry CEO of Your Personal Gym at 5 points in Raleigh.
I came up with ACSM being to Gold Standard for certifications. What does NPTI stand for?



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NPTI- National Personal Training Institute
by: A

Hi Larry,

NPTI stands for National Personal Training Institute. It is a six month curriculum that includes classroom and gym training. The goal of the institute is to create personal trainers that are not only knowledgeable about anatomy and physiology, but also proficient in program design and hands-on training. Rather than learning from a book or online, the students learn in the gym and classroom to prepare them for national certifications. The school itself is a diploma program: 200 hours of practical training, 100 hours of theory (business development etc), 100 hours of anatomy and physiology, and 100 hours of nutrition. Once the program is completed, however, the students will be qualified to sit for any national certification (our textbooks are actually the same books used for NSCA). In particular, the A-CPT exam, which requires 500 hours of fitness curriculum just to sit for the exam, is a high level certification that others without formal education can not sit for, but NPTI students can. Based off of your education and business model, it looks like you know that personal trainers with experience and knowledge in biomechanics and exercise physiology are much more valuable than those without. An NPTI education is great for pretty much anyone. There are students in my class with four-year degrees, some that have never studied anatomy or physiology, and even some people who are currently trainers but just want more knowledge and expertise. The school idea is novel in that it really aims to give people the training they need to be successful from the start of their career. As a result, its beginning to become more recognized and many students get jobs with just the NPTI diploma. I would check the graduates out for work in your gym if you ever need extra trainers. They are very knowledgeable and learn to work with a wide background of individuals.
Best,
A

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NPTI -Raleigh ROCKS!!
by: Ruby

I could sit here and type for days on the positive experience I've had at NPTI Raleigh, but the previous post already says it all. I agree with A. I think NPTI Raleigh and other shcools with similar models will change the way we view personal training certification.

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NPTI Rocks!
by: Thad McLaurin

I graduated from the NPTI school in Raleigh, NC in Jan 2009. It was an awesome experience. In March '10, I opened my own personal training and running coaching studio in Greensboro, NC (www.runnerdudesfitness.com). The hours in the classroom on anatomy, nutrition, and exercise programming were excellent, and the hands-on hours in the gym training fellow classmates was invaluable! My experience at NPTI prepared me not only for being a well qualified trainer, but it also helped me feel confident entering the world of small business. And on top of it all, I made some life-long friends during my time at NPTI. I highly recommend NPTI if you're thinking of going into personal training.
Thad McLaurin "RunnerDude"

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National Personal Training Institute Is Worth Every Penny!


(Cleveland, Ohio)

I attended the National Personal Training Institute in Cleveland, OH and I had an amazing experience. The lectures were great, the structured workouts were tough, the instructors really cared about the students, and I gained so much experience from the internship I did halfway through the class.

Since graduating from NPTI, I am working as a full-time personal trainer at a high-end personal training studio. I highly recommend this certification for anyone who is serious about personal training and changing peoples lives.

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Best Certification for Personal Training

by Christian Cianfrani
(Philadelphia, PA)

I was already a Fitness Trainer for 4 years prior to attending NPTI. I learned so much more and really developed as a trainer. Any other Certification such as NASM, ACE, etc, are quality books to read. However, the trainer never really understands what it means and how to apply it. In NPTI, whatever you learn in the classroom is followed by hands-on training. Even college does not get as much hands-on training as NPTI. Trainers that have college degrees have nothing on me as an NPTI student. All of my clients know that I am a special trainer compared to the others. I do believe that NPTI is more superior than a trainer with a college degree. However, the world always wants that piece of paper for a degree. The downfall for NPTI is that they are not credited enough. The course does not carry over to any college hours. I am at the point now where I need to have a degree to work as a Strength Coach at a School. I now need to spend more money and start over again. I will be taking college courses that I already know. I really wish NPTI was more credential towards college. They at least need to be NCAA approved.

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I Highly Recommend NPTI

by Chris N.
(Sterling Heights, MI)

NPTI is phenomenal. Not only do you have lectures, but you actually go out and train with your partner to get the right and proper techniques. These workouts were not a walk in park or the class either. It is pretty intense, but I have learned and gained so much from it.

The cool thing about the NPTI class is it really prepares me for the real world and I feel very confident now. Also on the good note, the ACE certification sample questions they have on this site... I answered all of them without looking them up.

I think it's awesome that I can still ask for assistance or even have them help me find a job!
I got a job interview for the first gym I applied to.

Overall it's great experience, the instructors and the people are awesome, and I am really glad my friend showed me this program!

If you are looking to get certified I HIGHLY recommend NPTI!

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So True
by: Anonymous

I agree!
Shannon and Leah Both Rock My Socks in MICHIGAN!!!!

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NPTI in Raleigh, NC Rocks
by: Ruby

I attend NPTI in Raleigh, NC and love the program as well.

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"just do it"
by: llady p

NPTI is a great course. I recently graduated (Sept 2009) and haved learned so much in such a short amount of time (6 months). I recommend this course if you want a great 'hands-on'experience to build confidence to get you started.

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NPTI Great Learning Experience

by Joshua Altshule
(Walnut CA)

I attended and graduated NPTI in Santa Monica. The course is only as good as its teacher. Ri Walton was the teacher in charge and she did an excellent job preparing her students. It's been four years since I graduated. I have worked in local gyms, boot camps, and now have a successful private training business.



The knowledge learned in this program has rivaled or exceed the knowledge of kinesiology majors of top university's. The course is expensive and this should be a career move not a hobby. You will be taught to be a true professional in every way. Keep in mind the job placement is not what is advertised. After six months of school don't expect a job to fall on your lap. This is pretty much up to you to go do on your own. Ri was very honest about the pay to expect. I have seen other teachers exaggerate and get kids hopes up. Like anything else if you put your dues in you will reap the benefits down the road.

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do your research
by: Anonymous

they are all not created equal. I attended an east coast npti. It was like I was in 8th grade. A lot of bs. not professional. visit the school first, and follow your instincts. I have learned more practical training info from the net than that school.

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Simply the Best
by: Al Lien

I went through the course several years ago. It's tough. It's worth it. It's infinitely better than some meaningless certificate-did you know that it's possible to get an on-line certificate from a certain gym (nobody else accepts its certificate) without EVER IN YOUR LIFE HAVING TOUCHED A WEIGHT and they'll put you out on the floor to train clients?!! No fear of that happening with An NPTI diploma-WE have 1 1/2 hours in the Easton gym every day learning how to train and being trained. When you receive your diploma from NPTI, it means that you're ready to become a professional trainer, which from what I've had ample chance to observe, a degree in Kinesiology or a fancy certificate doesn't.
Best of all though,was our instructor, Ri Walton. THE absolutely most PERFECT person in the whole world to be the NPTI instructor. She's able to communicate extremely effectively, she knows the business inside and out, she has a great sense of humor.
You just can not do better, if you want to be a real trainer, than to attend NPTI.

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2007 NPTI Grad

by Joey Febus
(Cleveland, OH)

I graduated in Jan 07 and loved everything about NPTI. I attended the Cleveland, Ohio school with Miles Rush. I learned so much about anatomy, nutrition, theory, and exercise, but I needed the time in the gym. When I was done with the program, I was ready for the interviews and clients. I was comfortable with every gym I visited. I can't say enough about the great job Miles and his staff did for the class and for my career as a personal trainer.

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Owner/got bootcamp?

by Storm Perry Jackson
(Jacksonville, FL )

from Washington, DC to Jacksonville, FL

from Washington, DC to Jacksonville, FL

from Washington, DC to Jacksonville, FL

got bootcamp? and YMCA
got bootcamp? and 1st Place Sports

NPTI has been great for me. I attended back in 2002/2003 after getting laid off from a high paying software engineering job. I used my severance package to pay for school. My instructor Tim was knowledgeable both in the classroom and the gym.

I went to work at one of the gyms that advertised for trainers at my school. I graduated in April 2003 and started my own company - got bootcamp? 6 months later. That was 10 years ago and I am still in the health and fitness field.

My NPTI certification opened several doors for me. I have partnered with several gyms over the past 10 years as well as working independently. Obtaining personal training insurance was seamless due to having a national certification.

I have expanded my fitness business to health and wellness by providing wrap around services. I have my BS Psychology with a specialization in Life Coach. I am not able to help my clients with their physical as well as their mental/spiritual needs.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I found and am living my PURPOSE!

www.stormjackson.com or www.gotbootcamp.com

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Great Stuff
by: Ronnie

Thanks for your valuable comment. NPTI is a great program with over 500 hours of classroom and practical instruction. From what I understand NPTI graduates have no problem finding jobs and establishing careers after graduation. NPTI was cost prohibitive ($6,000+) for me and the daily commute to Vienna would have been a nightmare.

It think its important to say " The trainer makes the certification", and you apparently have done great at "making it work for you". Congratulations and good look in the future.


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