PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIALIST

PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

The canfitpro Personal Training Specialist (PTS) program delivers the knowledge and skills you need for success.

Earn income while transforming lives.

Why?

Most Personal Trainers are inspired to help others. To make a difference in someone’s life. In addition to your desire to get people moving, you also need credentials. Build the knowledge and skills required to work as a Personal Training Specialist with education from renowned fitness experts and canfitpro’s team of PRO TRAINERS. canfitpro certification is accessible, affordable, and will accelerate your fitness career. As an industry leader, canfitpro has been serving fitness professionals in Canada for over 25 years. Courses are available in-person or virtually and your canfitpro certification is accredited globally.  

Personal Training, and a career in the fitness industry, offers flexibility and the opportunity to work from anywhere!  

Who

Just like you tell yourself before every workout - you have to get started. So, go deeper and follow your calling. Through a combination of virtual training, classes, and exams, you can start training individuals or small groups of clients. Your designation from Canada’s most reputable fitness organization will enable you to start a full-time career, or earn side income, as a Personal Training Specialist.    

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GET THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO START CHANGING LIVES

canfitpro provides a variety of learning opportunities including virtual or in-person 25-hour courses with a PRO TRAINER. Get started as soon as you purchase your certification package with the PTS self-directed education. Choose to fast-track your learning with the PTS course, facilitated by an expert PRO TRAINER. All certification packages come with a comprehensive manual to further develop your knowledge. 

There is money to be made as a Personal Trainer and the more you prepare for your certification, the faster you’ll find success. canfitpro will get you there. 

BECOME CERTIFIED IN 4 STEPS

1

Choose your Learning Experience:

Self-Directed Learning, with coaching from a PRO TRAINER during a Virtual or In-Person Course 

or 

On your Own, completing the Course Material without a Coach to Prepare for Exams 

2

Register and Start Learning!  

Read the Manual and Engage in Interactive Online Resources 

Develop your Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Skills 

Study and Prepare for your Exams 

If the Full Certification is chosen: attend your In-Person or Virtual Course with your PRO TRAINER and build your high performance skill-set through practical learning, expert advice, feedback, coaching, career and networking opportunities.  

*You will receive your e-manual and additional resources via email up to 3 business days after registration.

3

Pass your Theory Exam

4

Pass your Practical Exam and Submit your CPR

Increase your knowledge and confidence to train clients. Topics included in the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) program:

  • Aspects of fitness, wellness, and basic training principles
  • Nutrition and bioenergetics
  • Cardiorespiratory, skeletal, and muscular system anatomy and function
  • Flexibility, mobility, and fascia
  • Passive and dynamic assessments
  • Periodized program design and delivery
  • The business of personal training
  • Behaviour change and coaching principles
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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT CANFITPRO?

I had my Fitness Instructor Specialist certification for a while. I wanted to update my skill set with Personal Training but was afraid of the science, as I lack that background. My PRO TRAINER made it super fun and approachable! I am so glad I took the course! I am also impressed with the way he taught on ZOOM and used breakout rooms to keep our interest while learning! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Karina M.

I originally took the course for personal knowledge and gains, but taking this canfitpro PTS course ignited the passion in me to become a trainer for others.

Morgan Westlin

The professionalism and delivery of the canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Training was second to none. Having just completed the course, I feel not only ready to launch into personal training as a career but also proud to be a member of this organization.

Sarah Shaw

The Pro Trainer was excellent and the canfitpro course has given me all the knowledge and tools to become a qualified Personal Fitness Trainer. I feel confident and I am excited to share my knowledge with others and help them in their fitness journey!

Ann L.

The canfitpro PTS course was a welcoming environment and encouraged us to explore our passion for fitness and health. Michelle, our trainer, delivered the material in a manner which was applicable and motivating.  I feel empowered and excited to begin my canfitpro journey.

 Aaron Mendonça

The canfitpro Personal Training Specialist course was a much needed step not only to improve my fitness career but to improve my personal life. I now make better choices daily mainly because this course has taught mes WHY they are good choices. I wish I had taken this course earlier! Thank you canfitpro team!

Luciana Peixoto

SAVE TIME & STUDY EFFECTIVELY FOR EXAMS

Online Study Prep Course

There’s a lot to learn to successfully complete the Personal Training Specialist exams. To guide you, we offer a Study Prep Online Course to streamline your studying efforts.

Included to Help You Complete Exams Successfully:

  • Modules to highlight essential information from each chapter
  • Video lectures
  • Study cards
  • Chapter quizzes
  • Case studies
  • Mock exams and practice questions

When you register, simply add the “Personal Training Specialist Study Prep” to your package.

 

THE PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIALIST EXAMS
We recommend you attempt the Theory Exam approximately 3 – 5 weeks after finishing the virtual or in-person course. This provides adequate time to prepare for the exam.

The Theory Exam:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Written client case study

The Practical Exam:

  • An actual workout with a client, evaluated by your PRO TRAINER, either in-person or virtually
  • Assesses theoretical knowledge, rapport building, and practical application of fitness theory
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FEES

Early Bird Member*
Regular Member
Early Bird Non-Member*
Regular Non-Member

PRO TRAINER Delivered Learning

Best option for learning and career success!
Includes:
Course Manual (print & electronic), Online Course (self-directed), PRO TRAINER led interactive course, Theory Exam, and Practical Exam

$589

Save 14% with Membership

$689

Save 12% with Membership

$687**

$787

Self-Directed Learning
(Exam Challenge)

Includes:
Online Course (self-directed), Course Manual (print & electronic), Theory & Practical Exam

NOTE: does NOT include a course led by a PRO TRAINER. This independent learning option is suited for students with previous experience and/or education in fitness and health.

$415

Save 19% with Membership

$515

Save 16% with Membership

$513**

$613

PTS study prep

$129

$159

*Early Bird Rates apply to registrations received more than three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the event.
**The Non-Member Rates include a one-year canfitpro Professional membership.

Regular
Express

shipping

$0

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$25

Arrives within three (3) to four (4) business days

FEES

PRO TRAINER Delivered Learning

Best option for learning and career success!

Includes:
Course Manual (print & electronic), Online Course (self-directed), PRO TRAINER led interactive course, Theory Exam, and Practical Exam

Early Bird Member*

$589

Save 14% with Membership

Regular Member

$689

Save 12% with Membership

Early Bird Non-Member*

$687

Regular Non-Member

$787

Self-Directed Learning (Exam Challenge)

Includes:
Online Course (self-directed), Course Manual (print & electronic), Theory & Practical Exam

NOTE: does NOT include a course led by a PRO TRAINER.  This independent learning option is suited for students with previous experience and/or education in fitness and health.

Early Bird Member*

$415

Save 19% with Membership

Regular Member

$515

Save 16% with Membership

Early Bird Non-Member*

$513

Regular Non-Member

$613

*Early Bird Rates apply to registrations received more than three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the event. 

**The Non-Member Rates include a one-year canfitpro Professional membership. 

shipping

Regular

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$0

Express

No charge – may take up to 10 business days to arrive

$25

PTS study prep

Member*

$129

Non-Member

$159

WHAT ARE THE CANFITPRO PTS STANDARDS OF PRACTICE? 

A canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist is qualified to:

  • Evaluate client needs in physical activity and nutrition based on the counseling foundations in the Personal Training Specialist program and provide the client with a safe and effective exercise plan based on their needs, abilities and goals
  • Assess, design and deliver individual and small group (up to 10 individuals) training program in a health club, home, workplace, or virtual setting
  • Confirm that clients have completed the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q developed by Health Canada), and then provide an individualized training session to apparently healthy individuals who have no known major medical conditions
  • Monitor client resting and exercise heart rate and blood pressure regularly
  • Develop a client specific exercise plan within their level of ability and progress to more advanced training techniques with clients once the proper competency has been achieved
  • Modify all client exercise technique as needed to strive for optimal individual biomechanical effectiveness
  • Promote the benefits of regular physical activity and a balanced lifestyle using canfitpro’s Recommendations on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Positive Mindset for Optimal Health
  • Provide general nutrition advice based on Canada’s Food Guide. Individuals who require more specific advice on diet and supplements must be referred to a qualified nutrition professional
  • Answer general questions for participants on injuries or discomforts related to exercise. All injuries must be diagnosed and treated by a qualified medical professional
  • Provide emergency care based on the participant needs (contact EMS, provide Emergency First Aid or CPR)

As a certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS), I agree to provide a safe and effective individual exercise program that provides appropriate exercise selection and intensity to meet the individual needs of each adult client.

As a certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS), I agree to respect my role, abide by the Code of Ethics, and work within my Standards of Practice at all times.

I recognize that failure to follow this Standards of Practice, or the canfitpro Code of Ethics, will result in immediate removal of my PTS certification designation.

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