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Now Accepting Applications: Start Application   Classes Start August 8th

This course experience focuses on sports performance assessments, metabolic interval performance and heart rate variability and training, SAQ, as well as the fundamental techniques and development of the core Olympic lifts, including mastery of the ‘hip hinge’, as it relates to the back squat, the deadlift, the snatch, the clean and jerk, and the power clean.


This course is in partnership with NASM. Upon successful completion, students will take the NASM-PES certification exam and receive the certification from NASM as a continuation of this relationship.

Performance Enhancement Specialist FAQ

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive the PES certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

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Online Course.  4-6 hrs/week.

There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes. On average, our students have about 6-8 hours of weekly study.

Virtual Webinars. 1hr/week

Each week, the Online Instructor hosts an interactive webinar that provides a deep-dive into the week's online curriculum and preps students for upcoming Live Labs. Each webinar is recorded so you can go back and review the material covered at any time.

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Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist

With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

No. Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. However, we do offer Placement Assistance:

  • Partnership with Life Time. We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates do need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.
  • Additional Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info 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 on your search!
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