Our innovative curriculum and real-time training methodoologies set us apart from traditional educational offerings and online certification programs. Academy graduates are certified, best-in-class professionals, who are confident in their knowledge, skills and abilities and are prepared to meet the needs of the industry.


To develop best-in-class professionals, through an innovative and unparalleled educational experience, that inspire clients and employers to achieve a healthy way of life.


To deliver an innovative, science-based curriculum that emphasizes hands-on, real-life training, in a premier fitness setting, that creates Life Time Academy certified professionals who realize immediate success in their career.

A Passion for Personal Training

Life Time Fitness is the single largest employer of personal trainers in the country and we have learned a lot during that time. We understand that individuals typically chose a career in personal training because of a passion to help people with their health and fitness or a personal life changing experience.

Properly Preparing You for a Career in Personal Training

Even individuals with a passion for personal training do not always succeed. High turnover still plagues this industry because traditional education or certifications, do just that...certify or educate, they do not prepare you to work in the industry.

Our Programs Cover All Aspects of the Personal Training Industry:

  • Coaching
  • Equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Communication
  • Selling
  • Client Management
  • How to run your Personal Training Business

Advantage of Life Time Academy Over Other Programs

  • Personalized Hands On Instructor led Training
  • NASM Certification + Advanced education on PT
  • Science-based curriculum
  • Mentored Externship of 120+ Hours
  • Experiential learning at our premiere lab locations
  • Guaranteed Interview with Life Time upon graduation
  • Great return on Investment - higher earning potential than online certifications
  • 99% of our graduates pass the CPT, CES, and PES exams (compared to national average of 70%)

Invest in Yourself And Get:

  • Average first year salary $42K compared to $29k industry average
  • 99% placement of PT's after graduation
  • Impact Lives Of Your Clients
  • 20% More Income than your peers
  • Confidence you know your stuff
  • Working experience with equipment and clients
  • Wide range of learning from diverse trainers and peers

Practical Hands On Experience with Industry Professionals

Life Time Academy separates itself from other industry certifications by providing you the practical experiences, led by industry professionals, to be successful in your career. When you graduate from the Academy, you are not only NASM certified, but you are now a personal trainer!