Welcome to the Personal Trainer Program, available at our Fort Myers, Florida, school. Here you’ll learn real-world skills to qualify for entry‐level positions in the fitness training industry. The classes and curriculum found in our Personal Trainer Program are designed to teach you the specific skills required by the industry. This school will educate you on the different types of fitness training, client fitness assessment, anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, weight management, biomechanics, focused communication/cueing techniques and more. Go from fitness enthusiast to fitness professional while helping others get in their best shape.
Personal trainers are trained professionals who coach and educate their clients through various workouts that focus on strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. By first determining their clients’ fitness goals, our trainers are able to develop an effective exercise program and lifestyle suggestions tailored to their clients’ unique needs.
WHICH FITNESS TRAINING SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
- Meet with clients to assess and document needs and expectations
- Monitor fitness progress as related to goals
- Develop individual and group training sessions
- Screen clients to address and correct body mechanics and form to prevent injury
- Design safe programs for movement, strength and aerobic training
- Understand basic principles of diet and nutrition for weight loss and performance goals
- Understand and identify sports injuries and how to modify workouts
- Demonstrate usage of exercise equipment
- Demonstrate the appropriate technique for completing exercise movements
WHERE DO FITNESS TRAINERS WORK?
- Gyms and Health Clubs
- Spas Manufacturers
- Private Practice
- Cruise Ships
- Independent Contractor
- Retail Contractors
- Elder Care
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Commission for Independent Education
Florida Department of Education License: 2367
Board of Massage Therapy; Student Massage Clinic #MM12249
In accordance with Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 6E-2.004(1)(b)1. and Florida Statutes, Chapter 1005.02(4) Heritage operates under the name “Heritage Institute” in Florida. All other Heritage campuses operate under the name “Heritage College.”
The Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education since 1/26/2001 – License #2367.
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission Licensure Department 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, Toll-free (888) 224-6684 or (850) 245-3200
Massage Clinic License #MM12249 is issued by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Board of Massage Therapy
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
6630 Orion Drive, Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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This easy-to-get-to Heritage Institute campus next door to the Gulf Coast Medical Center features a student lounge and a resource center along with fully equipped classrooms that support our hands-on approach to education.
As students prepare for their healthcare career, they often study in simulated, real-life settings, including a veterinary surgical suite, a massage clinic, an X-ray lab, a medical assisting lab, a pharmaceutical lab, dental lab and an instructional gym for personal training students.
Heritage Institute utilizes industry-standard equipment for our career education programs to ensure that students are prepared with the knowledge, skills and hands-on training needed for successful employment in their chosen field. Additionally, the campus offers a number of resources to assist students, and the faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students.