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What does the personal training, fitness, and nutrition industry have to offer?

The fitness industry is a wide open field. Jobs include: health club owners, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, instructors for groups, females, or youth, and many more!

In today's market, some personal trainers earn $50 - $150 per training session. After building a successful clientele, you can easily earn $50,000 - $ 80,000 per year!

With the obesity rate accelerating in the US, there is a demand for personal trainers who know how to work with youth and adolescents.

The ability to work with adults and youth in a proper exercise program is not all that is needed; so is the ability to help clients with their nutrition.

It is really hard to find a job that you love to be at everyday. Having a fitness related career is exciting! You will interact with many people, and you will receive the satisfaction of knowing that you have played a positive role in a client's life.

Muscle Recovery

AFTA personal trainers learn how to teach their clients the importance of recovery.  In spite of what many people believe, muscles do NOT grow in the gym.  In other words, as long as someone uses specific muscles, they will not strengthen.

A client should choose a personal trainer who knows how much recovery time is needed for top performance and doesn't overtrain a client.


Focus of Personal Training

Personal training is not just for building large muscles for a bodybuilder's physique.  It should also focus on health, wellness, and fitness.













New Continuing Education Courses have been added on the Recertification page!


Making a positive difference in the health, wellness, and fitness of people around you is a goal you can accomplish.  AFTA's continuing research in the personal trainer, fitness-related, and nutrition fields gives you up-to-date certification courses.



The more training and education you have, the better and more credible you'll be as a trainer or instructor.  Continuing education courses and additional certifications can help you achieve that goal. 


In addition to single certification courses, AFTA also offers combination courses and partner programs for discounted purchases. Partner programs are explained further on each course's webpage.



AFTA certified personal trainers can have their fitness articles published on our website so that your name and article will circulate on the web.





Watch AFTA Certified Personal Trainer "Bob Harper" on NBC's "Biggest Loser"






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Personal Trainer - online

Personal Trainer II - home study

Female Fitness Instructor- home study

Group Exercise Instructor- home study

Youth Trainer - online

Senior Fitness Instructor- home study

Sports Nutrition Advisor - home study

 Combination Courses -for discounted 2+ separate certifications

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          Samples of Fitness Articles:

Stronger Every Day    If you are finding it challenging to integrate the gym into your daily lifestyle.....

Female Personal Trainers on the Rise...... an increase in demand for female fitness trainers...

Flexible Strength..There are basically two different ways to stretch....

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Articles II



What foods do you need to eat?


Reading Food Labels


How to Have a Healthy Lifestyle


Health and Fitness Education Materials can be found at



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