As Seen in the Press



Whenever I need to hire personal trainers, my first call is to AAPT

I have been with NYSC since September 2009. Whenever I need to hire personal trainers, my first call is to AAPT. I credit AAPT with a good portion of my success.

Lou Bonomi, AAPT 2008
Fitness Services Manager, NYSC

Fantastic School

We have a lot of respect for this program. Great source for quality personal trainers that are passionate about fitness and helping people.

24 Hour Fitness

Very pleased with the outcome

The job fair provided us with excellent candidates that can possibly become top trainers within our company. We have been to quite a few fairs now and are very pleased with the outcome.
Boom Fitness

I would totally come again!

This Career Expo was a great experience! It was nice to see the students excited to begin their training career. I would totally come again. We’ve hired 4 students in the past from your academy and they have been very successful to this day. Thanks for having us.
Felix & Rachael

I owe my success to AAPT

Hannah Davis
Body by Hannah Fitness Studio

The Best!

The best school for fitness education in NYC. “Teachers are too cool!”
Rolling Thunder Inspirations

Excellent program!

Sophie Newman

The Best!

My instructor, Ciaran Cribbs, was amazing! The best!
Wendy Muckell

A Great Experience!

AAPT has been a Great experience as a student and trainer help me understand more how our body works and function, I recommend any trainers or students to AAPT, is a great experience and knowledge.
Enrique Monroy

A perfect way to establish connections

I believe the job fair is a perfect way to establish connections as a future graduate. I gathered business cards and met with people I might of not have outside of this.
Katherine Higuita

Very interesting and useful

Very interesting and useful. In three month I got the knowledge that I would be able to get on my own from books in years. Lots of practice!!!

A great school!

AAPT is a great school, and I learned a lot more than I thought I was going to.
Randy Cook

I am now a very successful Fitness Professional, thanks to AAPT!

Choosing AAPT was one of the best decisions of my life. AAPT gave me the much needed hands-on experience that no online certification could have given me! I did end up obtaining an additional
certification for my current job, but the knowledge that I gained at AAPT made it easy. I am now a very successful Fitness Professional, thanks to AAPT!
Monika Mazur-Soto

The best school for personal training

AAPT is hands down the best school for personal training, and the teachers are the best in the business. This kind of hands-on training is equal to none…
Rafael Pineda

I loved the program!

…and my instructor (Randy Gruezo) was amazing.
Donna Wilson

AAPT: The Standard

AAPT sets the standard for hands-on personal training education.
Amaury Mercado

Thank you AAPT!

I am currently in the process of starting my own personal training business. Thank you AAPT!
Jannette La Sota

I love AAPT

I love AAPT. The experience I had was life-changing. For anyone who wants to be a personal trainer with more knowledge in exercise science, AAPT is the place to go.
Simcha Galimidi

So Happy!

The best thing that ever happened to me was attending AAPT. I am so happy!
Nancy Sullivan

The lessons learned were great

The lessons were great and taught by one of the best in the field (Brad). I believe that the knowledge gained at AAPT can lead directly to employment in the fitness industry.
Pat Davis

Loved the school!

Loved the school! It’s such a great program. I was sold the moment I walked in the door.
Cassaundra Smith

A solid base

I loved my experience at AAPT. I started my own business after school finished – Spiral Health Coaching and Fitness – and the education and connections gained through AAPT have helped me with my business immensely. The AAPT education gave me a really solid base – much more helpful than the ACSM certification that I got.
Brian Lamphier

I don’t want to leave!

I wish it was longer. I don’t want to leave.
Anna Walsh

An amazing experience!

I had an amazing experience! A great way to build the foundation of what is expected from a qualified health professional. In here you give it your all and get a lot in return, thanks everyone over at Academy.
Amaury Mercado

A special thanks!

The 3 month Personal Trainer course was very comprehensive, covering nutrition, anatomy, strength/cardio training and much more. A special thanks to an excellent instructor Ciaran Cribbs. Ciaran enthusiastically shared his wealth of knowledge and experience while always keeping the course interesting, exciting and enjoyable. His classroom lectures and gym
floor expertise are exceptional. Most of all, Ciaran always makes himself available to the students every step of the way. Thanks again to Ciaran, I am now ready to begin my second career as a personal fitness trainer.
Steve Miller

I learned what being a professional in this business really means

Initially, I thought this
would be an easy program, learning about things that I already knew. To my surprise, I learned things that go beyond training. I learned what being a professional in this business really means.
The instructor, Ciaran, presents the material in a thorough manner and made the coursework interesting and challenging. I appreciate Ciaran, sharing his expertise and being my mentor in my
new career as a personal trainer.
Claudio Silva

I Passed!!

I want to thank you for everything.  Honestly I don’t think I would’ve passed if it wasn’t for your teaching methods and knowledge.  I thought the exam was going to be tougher than I expected. But I guess AAPT took care of that by preparing me. Went as far as hugging the guy after I saw my result.  But again, Thank you.
Ariel Ortiz

My AAPT certificate is more impressive in the industry than any other school’s

AAPT is, without a doubt, the best school for those looking to become a personal trainer. The education and training are fantastic and the teachers are very knowledgeable. AAPT wants you to become an expert in all areas of fitness training, health, and wellness. I feel like my AAPT certificate is more impressive to people in the industry than any other school’s. Couldn’t have made a better decision!

Definitely worth it

The hands on experience as well as the lectures were great. I learned so much information in the classroom setting than I would on an online course. Furthermore, the certification I received does not have to be renewed, and it was definitely worth it. If would recommend this course for anyone who wants to be a personal trainer.

Thanks for the preparation

Meeting some great people here

at the job fair, presenting some great opportunities. I like that they have come to share with us the benefits of their respective clubs and organizations. Thanks AAPT for the preparation.
Jason M.

I was comfortable and ready to go

Im loving this job fair. At first I was wondering on what to say, but as soon as I had talked to the first person I was comfortable and ready to go. Crunch is the best one out there to me. So much options and growth in that business.
Kennneth Montague

AAPT opened a lot of doors for me!

AAPT is an great place to come and learn how to become a safe and effective personal trainer. They say you can only be as good as your teachers. Well I could not ask for a better instructor or a better facility to learn in. I am glad that fate sent me in this direction. AAPT has opened a lot of doors for me through their connections. I have met slot of great people from the top gyms in New York.
Dane Wooten

This was terrific

I accomplished exactly what I came here to do.
Michael Gorman

AAPT: a must for those who want to have real impact on people’s well being

This program is a must for those who want to step with confidence into the world of fitness training and make a real impact on people’s well being. The teachers are highly knowledgable and dedicated. This course is a fun and worthwhile investment!
Danielle Blair

Love the Instructors!!

Jyothi Larson

Truly life-changing!

I just want to thank the staff at AAPT Boston for the one-of-a-kind experience I had. My time at AAPT was truly life-changing in more ways than one!
Bryan Yergeau

One of the best choices I’ve ever made

AAPT was definitely one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I work in both the fitness industry and in the medical field, and I now have much more confidence and knowledge to apply in what I’m doing.
Brigitte Hamel

A Great Program!

AAPT was a great program and a very well run course for training personal trainers. It think that it is important to teach the basics and allow for students with limited background in health care to gain the necessary knowledge in a short period of time. Quality trumps quantity any day of the week.
David Stiles

I wanted a career change and AAPT gave that to me

Before coming to AAPT, I got my Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and worked for 7 years at J&J. I wanted a career change, and AAPT gave that to me. After graduating, I worked at a gym in NYC for almost a year before ultimately moving to self-employment. Now, as the mother of a 2-year old, I have the flexibility in my schedule to do something I love for work and also be home with my son.
Dena Grbic

Very detailed and hands on

The training I received was very detailed and hands on. I have taken some time off but am looking forward to getting back into PT this spring.
Liz Malone

AAPT has opened doors that would have otherwise been closed

Without AAPT, I would not have the knowledge and foundation to be successful in the fitness industry. Being an AAPT graduate has also opened doors that would have otherwise been closed.
Carlos Jimenez


AAPT is awesome! Love the instructors and class content!
Jennifer Nilson


“The education I received from AAPT was priceless. I had been out of a formal learning environment for 8 years, and AAPT instilled the belief that I could not only learn new material, but apply it to my career. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for AAPT and their faculty. Thank you so much.”
Anant Patel

Exceeded my expectations

It exceeded my expectations. They are very professional.

The best part of all: AAPT helps its students get a job in the personal training industry

The American Academy of Personal Training exceeds the expectations of the personal training industry. The curriculum is comprehensive including an intense hands on practical component. But the best part of all, was that the school helps its students get a job in the personal training industry.
Eric K.

I enjoyed and learned so much!

I enjoyed and learned so much from this program. My instructor, Ciaran Cribbs, was a great teacher and I recommended this program to all of my friends and colleagues.
Natalie Gondre

Learned everything!

Learned everything I wanted to!
Donald Hagler


Ciaran is an amazing instructor!
Wendy Muchell


Ciaran Cribbs experience in the industry made his instruction invaluable. This degree is definitely a step toward regularity in this industry.
Holly Yots

Excited to begin my future at AAPT!!!

Thank you so much for all your help and hard work to reaching my goals and dreams as a personal trainer you’re simply amazing and a major inspiration.
Michelle James

Easy to understand

Ciaran is an amazing teacher. He breaks things down in a way that makes it easy to understand and use.
Vanessa St. Lawrence

Loved it!

I loved Ciaran as a teacher!!
Deborah Leonti

The best!

Ciaron is just the best in the business!

Thank you!

Just wanted to say thank you SO much for everything at AAPT, you run such an amazing school and I loved it. I passed NASM on Saturday and I’m so excited to get started! Thanks again!
Natalie Subbloie

Love them!!

Very good instructors, LOVE THEM!!
Juliana Pena