Get ACSM certified and fulfill that fitness dream.

ACSM

JWFNS offers the most comprehensive personal trainer preparatory course available in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. Of those participants that have taken the preparatory course, 91% have passed and are excelling in their field. Classes are offered several times throughout the year and size is limited, so register early. (*note – the total cost for all 4 sessions is $325)

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Registration

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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FOUR SESSIONS: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30
Hilltop Studio
1577 Laskin Road., Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States
$325.00

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Anyone interested in becoming an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Nationally Certified Personal Trainer to start or further their career is eligible. ACSM is one of the most widely recognized and accepted certification provider in the world. Also, many people have taken our class just to learn more about health and fitness.

SUBJECTS COVERED

This 20-hour prep course includes educational and practical information on Anatomy, Physiology, Strength Training, Cardiovascular Fitness, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Special Populations, Equipment Use, Program Design, and much more.

MATERIALS NEEDED

In addition to the registration cost, you’ll need to purchase the ACSM Personal Trainer Manual ($75.99). PURCHASE MANUAL
We also recommend purchasing: ACSM’s Certification Review book

Our course and certified instructors will teach you everything you need to know in relation to health and fitness to maximize your testing and career success.

COURSE SESSION SCHEDULES

The ACSM Certification Course takes place over four sessions and is typically scheduled over four consecutive Saturdays. The subject matter is organized in the following manner:

SESSION 1

  • Importance of the field of Personal Training
  • Career track of a Personal Trainers
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Biomechanical Principles of Training
  • Exercise Physiology

SESSION 3

  • Cardiorespiratory Training Programs
  • Guidelines for Designing Flexibility Programs
  • Personal Training Session Components
  • Advanced Program Options
  • Nutrition and Health Performance

SESSION 2

  • Theories of Behavior Change
  • Adherence to Exercise
  • Counseling and Coaching Techniques
  • Initial Client Consultation
  • Screening and Risk Stratification
  • Client Fitness Assessments
  • Comprehensive Program Design
  • Resistance Training Programs

SESSION 4

  • Special Populations
  • Business Basics and Planning
  • Legal Issues and Responsibilities
  • Review

MEET YOUR COACHES

They love it when you moan and groan. That's the icing on their Wheaties.


WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

  • The ACSM certification course at JWFNS definitely helped me prepare for the exam. The staff was knowledgeable on each chapter they presented and highlighted the important topics that I would see on the test. ~ Stephen, Chesapeake

  • The ACSM Certification Course offered at JWFNS was necessary for me to complete my personal training certification. Coming in as someone who didn't have a degree in health/fitness, this course (taught by a variety of knowledgeable trainers) prepared me for the test and areas I needed to know. From anatomy to program design, the trainers at JWFNS taught the basics and fundamentals in a way that was easy to understand and grasp. I highly recommend this course to anyone breaking into the fitness industry and wishing to be an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. ~ Jess, Virginia Beach

QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED

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