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PT: Personal Trainer (ZM Fall 2020)

  • 20 Nov 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • 06 Dec 2020
  • Zoom / private in home gym
  • 5


Personal Trainer’s Course (PT)

Learn to go beyond the RT/GEL/OAL Level skills and work with clients who need more specialized fitness training.

We will be conducting the personal trainer's course a little differently this time.  All of the theory and classroom learning with be done via Zoom.  You will be broken into small groups of two to conduct the gym portion of this course, to ensure social distancing.  This course will run over three weekends, however due to the small groups,  they will not be full weekends.  

**A Zoom link will only be provided AFTER we receive your full payment for the course**

Practical exam: You will be required to find a client and arrange a time with them for your practical exam.  The instructor has a gym in her home and will allow the practical exam to be conducted in her home.  If you wish to have the exam in a gym that you are more familiar with, you will be responsible for all fees that are incurred for using the space.                                           

Pre-requisites You must be currently certified in good standing in at least one of the following:


 You will also be require to provide proof of 20 hours of “on floor” experience.  This form will be provided to you and must be completed by your supervisor prior to the start of the course.  If you are self-employed we will accept proof of classes taught.

At the end of the personal trainer’s course you will be required to write a written exam and have a practical exam. 

You will also be required to present 10 written programs in a log format to show diversity in your skill set.  You will have six months after the completion of the course to complete the log.  You will NOT receive your Personal trainer’s certificate until the log is completed.

Once you have signed up and paid for the course, you will be sent the course package, which will include : The at home study package, The supervisor’s form,  and The Personal Trainer’s log book.

Text book: We will be using the same text book as the RTL course:  Weight Training Steps to Success.  If you do not already have this book, it can be ordered on Amazon.

All questions can be forwarded to Susan Hardiman :

 (See our course conductor's bios here:

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  

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