My teacher Ciaran was very good. He provided me with enough knowledge to have a lot of confidence go...
Rafael Cornelious from New York City
Great school to go to. I loved everything about the school especially the fact the it was hands on. ...
Marcus Davis from New York City
Great experience. Great people. Loved it. Definitely worth it!
It was a great experience and Ted was a greach teacher couldn't have asked for a better one.
Joanni R Rivera from New York City
Victor Candelario from New York City
A wonderful experience!! No regrets!! Lovely teachers, lots of excellent hands-on!! The learning pro...
Rayshell Bautista from Astoria
AAPT is the best! From my education at AAPT I have been able to launch a successful personal trainin...
Chris MacNeil from Monterey, CA
Great place to learn and practice at the same time. Staff and instructors were very helpful and full...
Fatima Vasquez from Bronx
Incredible school! Even more incredible teachers!
Excellent training - in the classroom and in the gym. The hands-on approach utilized here more than ...
I was a student at AAPT in Boston last year. I want to say how happy I am that I gave my preference ...
Masha Petrova from Boston
“AAPT is awesome, top-to-bottom. The school is far more affordable than the competition, works around your own schedule, and teaches students in a way that’s as fun as possible while giving you the necessary information to get you up and running as a personal trainer.
Harry Hanson, the owner of the school. Couldn’t have been more helpful in getting me signed up and working with me as far as making up hours due to my full-time job, answering any questions I had before committing to the program, recommending the best ways to study the complicated but interesting material and more.
Norberto Quiles, the weekend instructor (the class I signed up for). He’s patient, understanding but thorough in teaching the material. Especially for someone with zero experience in the field, he makes the material as understandable as possible and fun at the same time. The hands-on instructing is head-and-shoulders above doing a program like this online.
The staff as a whole also works with you on a one-on-one basis to address any issues or needs that might arise. If you want to be a trainer, check the school out and feel confident in your decision to become a student.“
Personal Training School Certification Courses
New York & Boston
Our mission at the American Academy of Personal Training is to create an environment of hands-on learning in which students may develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become leaders in the personal training industry and achieve rewarding careers as fitness professionals. Through the promotion of education and higher standards, AAPT and its graduates, enrolled in our personal trainer school are raising the bar on what it means to be a professional personal trainer. As part of our Federal Student Aid program, we publish important data to help guide our applicants, including program costs, financing options, and student completion and placement rates. It’s all here in AAPT’s Gainful Employment report.
Leading Personal Training Institute in New York & Boston
With a well-rounded curriculum, skilled faculty members, and an unwavering commitment to quality education, AAPT can say with confidence that it’s among the best personal training schools in the U.S. including Boston and New York—and we have the credentials to back up that claim.
What sets us apart? Our commitment to delivering thoughtfully-constructed, high-quality personal training programs that prime students for new careers in the industry and help existing fitness professionals advance their careers. Learn more about the AAPT difference below.
Personal Trainer Classes & Balanced Curriculum
Our curriculum provides equal amounts of classroom instruction (150 hours) with practical hands-on instruction (150 hours). Classes include kinesiology, nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, and more. AAPT students also learn about the business of personal training, how to conduct health and fitness assessments on clients, and how to design personal training sessions. Each and every AAPT graduate is well-positioned to work with clients in a variety of settings, from fitness centers to private homes to healthcare environments.
Highly-Skilled and Knowledgeable Faculty
Our talented instructors deliver the essential information AAPT students need in a fun and interesting learning environment. With many decades of combined industry experience, our instructors share their personal stories and experiences along with our robust curriculum. AAPT’s founder, Harry Hanson, has become one of the most sought-after fitness gurus in New York and across the nation. Hanson launched AAPT in 2007 to help improve the standards of the personal training profession through a quality, affordable fitness training program.
Flexible Class Schedules
In just three months our students gain an impressive wealth of knowledge in health, fitness, nutrition, and hands-on fitness instruction. That’s because we’ve designed our program efficiently to deliver the most information in the least amount of time—not a moment is wasted. We’ve created a flexible day, night, weekend, and summertime courses that work for everyone, whether you’re a working mom or a busy stay-at-home dad. Our partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) means that AAPT fitness trainer students can earn as many as three personal training certifications in just three months with the help of our certified personal training programs in NYC and Boston. Preparation for the NASM exam is included in our curriculum as well as the exam fee.
Robust Accreditation and Oversight
AAPT is on a mission to promote the constant improvement of fitness education standards in the U.S. Our school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, and we’re the first personal training school in the U.S. to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally accredited institution. We are also licensed by the New York and Massachusetts Departments of Education. AAPT has established our own advisory committees to ensure that our personal training coursework remains current and relevant and meets local community employment needs.
Contact AAPT today to learn more about enrolling in the best fitness training program available today, and get answers to common questions on our FAQ page.
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