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 NEW! Personal Fitness Trainer Continuing Education Classes

WITS and NWTC now bring you approved Cont Ed classes for Athletic Trainers (BOC), Occupational Therapists (AOTA), Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).  The below classes are ON-LINE classes.

  
Developing Your Business Strategy -  2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s
 

One thing that all successful business have in common is that they start with a clear focus and plan.  This course is designed to help you develop your business strategy and focus.  You will have the opportunity to develop your mission, establish short and long term goals, and perform a SWOT analysis to help you assess your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.  

Course Cost: $59.95
 
Identifying Your Products and Services - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

This course is designed to help you identify the products and services that you will include in your business.  By considering your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths, you will be able to more clearly define the product mix that will attract and retain clients.  

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Setting Prices for Profitability - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

How do you determine what to charge for your services?  Price yourself too high and you may lose clients; too low and some may think you aren't qualified.  While setting prices may seem like a straightforward concept, there are actually many different factors to consider, and these decisions can make or break your business.  This course will help you formulate your pricing strategy and determine what you will charge for your products and services. 

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Promotion and Sales Basics - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s
 

Do you struggle with finding the most effective and affordable way to promote your business and reach your target market?  Are you uncomfortable with sales?  This course is designed to help you determine how to promote and sell your products and services.   You will learn about different ways to promote and advertise your business and come up with an effective strategy to help you achieve your business goals. 

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Developing Relationships:  The Key to Success - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s
 

“Fitness” is a “people business”, and successful fitness professionals create positive relationships and build productive networks.  In this course you will learn how to identify and develop the relationships that will be key to your business success.  Topics covered include; community relations, networking, and providing the highest level of service to build loyalty and retain clients. 

Course Cost: $59.95
 
   
Developing Your Marketing and Promotion Strategy- 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s
 
Many believe that "marketing" is simply how you advertise your business.  Marketing is much more comprehensive and incorporates everything from your business name, logo, pricing strategy, and location. This course will help guide you in the development of your marketing strategy as well as provide insight into successful promotions.
 
Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Establishing Your Brand and Image- 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s
 
One of the most important things to understand about advertising and marketing your Personal Training services is that YOU are your business!  It is your skills, expertise, personality and individuality that clients connect with and purchase.  This course will focus on using YOU to create a positive image, enhance your “brand,” and attract and retain customers.   We will also explore the role and impact of negative advertising on your business and the fitness industry. 
 
Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Finance and Budgets:  What Every Fitness Professional Should Know! - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

While many pursue a career in fitness because they love to work out and help others, there is no getting around the fact that attention must be paid to finances.  The most successful fitness professionals know as much about finance and budgeting as they do about the human body and exercise.  This course introduces you to basic financial tools you will need to keep your business in the black. Strategies for budgeting, controlling expenses, building revenue and buying and selling a business will all be examined. 

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Attracting Club Members - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

Attracting members is perhaps the most important aspect of your fitness club business. Successful club owners and managers know that without members, you will have no revenue, no purpose, and no viable business. In this course, you will gain insight into types and categories of memberships, pricing strategies, creating a unique brand for your business, and membership sales.

Course Cost: $59.95
Retaining Club Members  - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

It costs 6 - 7 times more to attract a new customer then it does to RETAIN one.  While marketing and membership sales are important drivers for revenue, the savvy club manager knows that member satisfaction and retention is even more vital to running a successful gym business. Your existing members provide monthly or annual dues, and satisfied members spread the word, bringing in new customers. This course focuses on the important variables that influence member retention. You will learn how to create positive experiences for your members by cultivating a service culture..

Course Cost: $59.95
Register here: http://www.witseducation.com/fit/affiliates/nwtc-affiliate/?aff=8
 
Club Management:  Facility Set Up and Design -  2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

In this course, you will learn about the various space requirements of a well-functioning facility. In addition to your workout area, you will need office and storage space, locker rooms, perhaps a laundry room, and a space for child care. You will also need to select exercise equipment, and this course describes the various options available. Once you have determined the space and equipment requirements of your facility, you will be ready to begin the construction process. This course gives you the vital information you will need to build a facility from the ground up, or to renovate an existing space.

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Club Management: Human Resources and Staffing  - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

You may have constructed the most beautiful and well-equipped facility in the history of gyms, but without skilled, qualified, personable staff, your business will not succeed. Attracting, training and retaining the best staff is fundamental to creating an exemplary service culture. This course will help you identify and build a winning team, and to provide the types of leadership and management skills that are essential to a productive working environment.

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Club Management:  Programming Essentials for Member Retention  - 2 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .2 IACET CEU’s

Providing spaces and equipment for members to work out is fundamental. However, if you really want to build a service culture in your facility, you will need to provide programming that meets the needs, desires and expectations of your members. You will also need a well-planned business model that enables you to operate your business smoothly, efficiently and profitably. This class begins with strategies for developing exemplary programming for your members. It then goes on to give you invaluable tools for developing and implementing a business operating model that will get your business off to a dynamic start.

Course Cost: $59.95
 
 
Insider Secrets of Advertising and Marketing for the Successful Fitness Professional – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/  .6 IACET CEU’s
 

Maximize your advertising dollars and ensure your business success by learning the essentials of “scientific advertising” with author Tony Avilez.  In this course you will learn the foundational concepts of advertising and how to apply them to your fitness business.  Topics include:  advertising basics, salesmanship, mail order and print advertising, creating headlines, developing an effective marketing strategy and making yourself and your business stand out above the rest.  Exercises will help you apply the lessons learned to your own business and assist you in attracting clients and generating income. Run a test campaign of your advertising and marketing strategy.

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 
 
Business Success for Fitness Professionals – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/  .6 IACET CEU’s
 

Here’s your chance to learn how to go from being a great personal trainer to a successful business person!  This online interactive video enhanced workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools need to increase your customer base and make more money!  Specific topics include:  Developing your business strategy, establishing your line of products and services, setting prices, promoting and selling your business and developing and maintaining relationships that are key to your success. 

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 
Running Well – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s / .6 IACET CEU’s

This new revised course combines video, discussion topics, assignments, and text to teach you the most effective running techniques online. You will learn to use the physiology of running to assess and achieve optimal running form. Topics include proper running technique, warm- up and cool down, stretching, foot type analysis and footwear, running surfaces, training program design, core stability, nutritional needs and injury prevention.

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 
Pregnancy Fitness – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s./ .6 IACET CEU’s
 

This course combines video, interactive discussions, assignments and text to give you the knowledge and skills you need to train pregnant women safely and effectively. The human body goes through many physiological and emotional changes throughout the 40 weeks of gestation. Trainers need to be aware of these changes and the effect they have in each phase of pregnancy in order to meet the needs of the client during this special time. The lectures will provide you with a foundation of knowledge about pregnancy and the importance of safe and effective exercise.  During the practical demonstrations you will see how to apply this knowledge and experience for safely and effectively training pregnant clients. 

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 
Exercise Program Design for Special Population – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .6 IACET CEU’s
 

Personal fitness trainers and people interested in improving health and fitness will learn how to design safe and effective exercise programs by learning more about challenges associated with chronic health issues. While it is beyond the scope of practice to diagnose disease, it is important for personal trainers to be familiar with the major health challenges.  There are many clients at our fitness facilities who got clearance by their physicians to exercise, but may be taking prescription drugs for various medical conditions. If you limit yourself to only the young and healthy population, you will be limiting yourself from many great opportunities to help people and also make higher income.  Often the more ‘mature’ clients who are 40-65 years old have much higher discretionary income than the younger clients.

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 
Nutritional Concepts – 6 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .6 IACET CEU’s
 

As a fitness professional, you should have a foundational knowledge of nutrition and nutritional concepts.  This new, updated course introduces you to current nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. You will become familiar with the principles of diet planning, government standards, and food labeling and the biological functions and food sources of each nutrient.

Course Cost: $110.00
 
 Personal Trainer Foundations – 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s

Add a little razzle dazzle to your studying!! This self-paced, online program is an essential resource for students who want to prepare for their certification exam, as well as current fitness professionals who want to review and refresh their knowledge base. This program includes eight interactive modules that cover all of the core content included in the W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification courses, and much more! You will also have access to all of the video clips. Textbook chapter reviews, and external resources to help you better understand the content and lessons. You will have 24-hour access to this online course for one year and will be able to study and review the materials at your own pace, in your own home, and a time that is convenient for you!

 
Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
Personal Trainer Practical Review - 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s
 

These online practical labs are a great resource for students who are preparing to take the W.I.T.S. Practical exam. This is a great study tool for anyone trying to learn the essentials of being a personal trainer. If you need follow up on training issues, then this is for you. Do not attempt any of these drills unless you have been approved for physical activity by a physician. You will be able to view all videos online as well as additional resources included to support you in your studying. You will have 24-hour access to this online course for one year and will be able to study and review the materials at your own pace, in your own home, and a time that is convenient for you!

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
Group Exercise Instructor Foundations 102- 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s
 

This new, updated, unique, online CEC program is a self-paced, 9-module, mentored program that will help develop your skills for leading a group. This course includes videos, interactive discussions, quizzes, and external resources to be completed at your own pace.  Your mentor will review your responses and provide weekly feedback to enhance your learning beyond any other CEC program.Specific topics covered in this course include group exercise history, music, choreography, safety techniques, as well as basic applied science specifically relating to group exercise cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility health.

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
Group Exercise102  Instructor Practical Review - 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s
 

This updated, online CEC program is a self-paced, 9-module, mentored program will help develop your skills for leading a group and applying principles of group exercise. The course includes video, demonstrations, interactive discussions, and quizzes to be completed at your own pace.  Your online mentor will review your responses and provide weekly feedback to enhance your learning beyond any other CEC program. The principles you will learn in this class can be applied to several class formats, including: functional training, sports conditioning, circuit, boot camp, dance, step, kickboxing, hi-low, aqua, indoor cycling, equipment-based class techniques, yoga and Pilates. Textbook Title: Group Exercise Cardiovascular Fitness: 

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
Older Adult Fitness Instructor Foundations - 12 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ 1.2 IACET CEU’s
 

This class is for health and fitness professionals wanting to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults. This course is also a great review and preparation for those interested in taking the Older Adult Fitness Specialist Certification course.

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
 
Youth Fitness Instructor Foundations- 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s
 

This informative course will provide you with a core knowledge foundation in Youth Fitness topics. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled, according to the CDC. This course will help fitness professionals understand the physical and psychological differences between children and adults and provide them with the tools necessary to design effective and appropriate programs for a growing audience. This course is also a great review and preparation for those interested in taking the Youth Fitness Specialist Certification course.

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
Youth Fitness Instructor Practical Review- 9 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ .9 IACET CEU’s
 

This course provides a broad overview of concepts related to the design of fitness programs for youth. Topics include assessing youth fitness levels, parental permission, equipment, and advanced exercises, as well as strategies for training youth and understanding the physical and psychological differences between children and adults. This course is also a great review and preparation for those interested in taking the Youth Fitness Specialist Certification course

Course Cost: $195.00
 
 
 
 
WITS is the only major certifying body in the U.S. providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. WITS 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), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended college credits for this course.
 

QUESTIONS?  Contact Christine Schillinger at 920-498-6876 or by email at christine.schillinger@nwtc.edu