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Want To Become A Personal Trainer?

10 Reasons to Become a Personal Trainer

  1. I have a passion for people.

  2. I believe fitness is key to wellness.

  3. I don't have years to go to school before I can start earning a paycheck

  4. I want to work flexible hours.

  5. I want a job where I can earn more than minimum wage.

  6. I want more than what an online certification can offer.

  7. I want a job in a growing industry.

  8. I am good at motivating and encouraging others.

  9. I want to make a difference in the lives of others.

  10. I dream of being my own boss.


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Did you know. . . .

Personal trainers aren’t just found in your local big box gym.

Personal Trainers are employed by movie production companies, residential communities, corporations, civic organizations, resorts and spas, cruise ships, chiropractors and physical therapists, schools and colleges, parks and recreation departments, and more.

Oregon Personal Trainers:

A search for occupation and wage information for “personal trainers” on the State of Oregon Employment Department website reveals that. . . .

  • Your post secondary training at NPTI will give you a “competitive edge in the labor market.”

  • Employment as a fitness trainer in the Portland Tri-County area is expected to grow by about 15% from 2017-2027.

  • The total number of job openings (as a fitness trainer) is projected to be much larger than most occupations in Oregon through 2027.

  • The average annual pay for trainers in the Portland Tri-County area is over $45,000.


 
 
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“Attending Portland National Personal Training Institute was one of the best decisions I have made. After receiving a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science I wanted to pursue a career in personal training but wanted some hands on experience before giving it a shot. I was hesitant that I may already “know it all” before attending but going through the program it gives you much more than an excellent education. I was given the tools to start my business and a network to build it upon. NPTI Oregon provided me exactly what I needed to confidently pursue a career in personal training. I am very thankful to the instructors for the knowledge they share and attention they give each student. They do an amazing job.”

Stephen Alexander — NPTI GRADUATE 2013

 
 

Personal Trainers Nationwide:

The following information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. See citation below.

Job Outlook

“Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. For example, some organizations may open their own exercise facilities onsite to promote employee wellness.

Other employment growth will come from the continuing emphasis on exercise to combat obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles for people of all ages. In particular, the baby-boom generation should continue to remain active to help prevent injuries and illnesses associated with aging.

Participation in yoga and Pilates is expected to continue to increase, driven partly by older adults who want low-impact forms of exercise and relief from arthritis and other ailments.”

Job prospects

“Job prospects should be best for workers with professional certification or increased levels of formal education in health or fitness. Overall opportunities are expected to be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.”

Pay

The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $39,210 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,520.

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United States Median Annual Wages, May 2017

Notes: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Table does not include pay for self-employed workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fitness Trainers and Instructors,

on the Internet athttps://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm (last visited March 6, 2019).

 

“Attending the National Personal Training Institute of Oregon was one of the best decisions I have made.

After receiving a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science I wanted to pursue a career in personal training but wanted some hands on experience before giving it a shot. I was hesitant that I may already “know it all” before attending but going through the program it gives you much more than an excellent education.

I was given the tools to start my business and a network to build it upon. NPTI Oregon provided me exactly what I needed to confidently pursue a career in personal training. I am very thankful to the instructors for the knowledge they share and attention they give each student. They do an amazing job.”

Stephen Alexander

NPTI GRADUATE 2013 

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Why Choose NPTI?

Simply stated, NPTI is the best personal training school in the country, offering a cutting edge 450 hour comprehensive diploma program.

Our program is designed to not only make highly knowledgeable fitness professionals, but personal trainers that have the confidence created from 210 hours of practical experience from in-gym training and an innovative student community training program.

This program exceeds the amount of hours most exercise and fitness bachelors degrees offer, and you will gain the benefit of having it taught in a synergistic fashion instead of broken-up into separate classes.

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Why else should you choose NPTI?

Our teachers are industry leading trainers and practitioners, each with years of experience succeeding at what our students aspire to do.

Our curriculum improves and adapts to new advancements in health and fitness, staying far more current, relevant, and practical than most other programs.

The NPTI facility has the widest selection of equipment available to allow our students to be properly trained to work in any setting. You won’t find many gyms or clinics as well equipped as NPTI.

NPTI is not just a school, but a hub and network connecting you to the health industry. From field trips and guest presentations by local leading health professionals, and job postings by local companies that prefer NPTI graduates, to CEU’s and other certifications in-house to keep your CPT current, and more: NPTI is the best personal training resource you will find, both before and after graduation.

Sign up for class now and get started. In just six months you can be earning a fantastic income as a respected professional doing a job you love!


Benefits Of Applying Now

Why Reserve A Spot Now?

  • Class sizes are capped at 20 and will fill up quickly.

  • Once you reserve a spot, you can sit-in on ongoing classes to get a better taste for our program until your term begins.

  • Get placed on the current NPTI student mailing list, keeping you up to date with ongoing events and opportunities.

  • Your reserved spot is 100% refundable if you do decide not to start the program.

  • NPTI is the national leader in personal training education

So what are you waiting for?

Personal training offers a unique and rewarding career with excellent income and a forecast for serious industry growth in the near future, and NPTI is the best place to launch you into a successful life long career as a personal trainer.


Ready to commit to a rewarding health and fitness career in personal training?

Apply Now and get your personal training certification!


Need more information?

Get in touch with our Director, Brock Marion via the contact page to arrange for a tour, open house, or with other questions.