A note from the Founding Director of Life Time Academy.
Thank you for considering Life Time Academy as your next step toward achieving your goal of becoming a certified – and qualified – fitness professional. Since 2011, we have built our educational programming on the belief that fitness professionals deserve more than is typically available in online certification programs. We want to help you not only get the application and coaching around effective program design and assessment; but also business skills like communication, time management and marketing.
In partnership with industry-recognized education leaders such as NASM, we continuously look for new ways to take our courses beyond the theoretical and cultivate the practical, real-life skills that careers in this industry demand. Our curricula provides a solid foundation on which graduates can become best-in-class professionals.
As quoted in Club Solutions magazine, “the business of training is about professionalism, branding, communication and sales — all the other elements that exist outside what passionately drew them to be a personal trainer, which was the exercise sciences, program design and wanting to help others make changes in their lives.”
We look forward to helping you on your educational journey into this industry.
Jeff Rosga | Sr. Director of Education
Life Time Academy’s Mission
Life Time Academy strives to deliver an innovative, science-based curriculum that emphasizes hands-on, real-life training, in a premier fitness setting, and that creates certified professionals who realize immediate success in their career.
You Have What it Takes
- You’re committed and passionate. You have a drive and a love of fitness fuels your desire to see others reach their fitness goals. Staying engaged and remaining consistent and enthusiastic will energize your clients and keep them – and you – motivated.
- You’re approachable and sincere. A career in the fitness industry requires close interaction with others. Building strong relationships with your clients boosts your personal brand and helps your clients see results.
Put your Certification to Work
With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. Our graduates have found careers in large national gyms, smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.
Placement Services to Set You on Your Path to Success
Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. We do, however, offer placement assistance.
Opportunities with Life Time
We guarantee each of our graduates an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. Graduates need to apply for a position before being offered an interview.
We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send graduates updated information on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you with your search.
We offer additional placement services for students enrolled in our Master Level Professional Fitness Trainer vocational program. We can help with:
- Resume and cover letter consulting
- Job search strategies
- Interview preparation
- Professional partner networking