Personal Trainer Certification Florida

March 24, 2016
How To Become A Personal

FGCU and W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools)

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34/hr. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.

The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components (

  • Taught in 5 weeks for great retention and skill competency
  • National Exam is held on the 6th week
  • 62-hour program comprised of: 15 hours of lecture; 15 hours of practical training at an area fitness club; a 2.5 hour exam (on the 6th week); plus a 30-hour internship

Upon completion of all course requirements, and documentation of the necessary CPR/AED first aid training, you will become a WITS Certified Personal Trainer.

*Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Course Details:


Dates: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 P.m. (Classroom), 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. (Fitness Center) Location: Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Pkwy, Fort Myers 33918 (classroom); Fitness Center for hands-on training TBA Cost: $749 includes: lectures, practical training at fitness center, exam, and internship, (textbook extra)

Textbook (6th edition book required.) cost including tax/shipping/handling = $93.97. Students may order through W.I.T.S. at (888) 330-9487 or order online here.

CPR/AED Certification

This classroom-based, instructor-led course teaches first aid basics featuring single-rescuer and team basic life support skills. Learn emergency recognition including medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. Gain valuable adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Attain skills for relief of choking. Grasp high-quality CPR (Cardiopulminary Resuscitation) know-how. Learn proper AED (Automated Externa Defibrillator) use.


Dates TBA
Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Pkwy., Suite 1181, Fort Myers

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