Smart Workout

124 East 40th Street
Suite 603 NY, NY
ph. (212) 661-1660

Trainer Academy

For Group Fitness Instruction & Personal Training Techniques

SMART WORKOUT's Trainer Academy, for Group Fitness Instruction, and Personal Training Techniques

Smart Workout
is proud to offer its “Trainer Academy,” a program utilizing academic and practical applications to educate fitness professionals in the areas of Group Fitness Instruction and Personal Training Techniques.

This program is designed for people who are passionate about fitness, and who want to become Group Fitness Instructors, and Personal Trainers. We will provide our participants with knowledge and skill sets which will augment professional performance.

This program is suited for both career changers, and novice trainers, who may (or may not), have completed a national certification, but who have not had formal training or education in the field. There are no prerequisites.

Smart Workout is a CEU provider for AFAA. This course carries 15 CEU's.


The classes will be held on 9 dates between Friday, March 1st, and Sunday, March 24th.

There are 60 hours of class instruction. The tuition is $500, and is payable in full upon registration.

The specific dates and times are:
Friday, March 1st, from 6:15 to 9:30pm
Saturday, March 2nd, from 9:00am to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 3rd, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Friday, March 15th, from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Saturday, March 16th, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, March 17th, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Friday, March 22nd, from 6:00pm to 9:15pm
Saturday, March 23rd, from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm

All training will be done at Smart Workout, 124 East 40th street (near the corner of Lexington Avenue), suite 603.




1. Body Series

a) Upper body
b) Lower Body
c) Buff Bottoms
d) Abs
d) Stretch
e) Total Body Conditioning

2. Resistance Classes

a) TRX Suspension Training
b) "Circuit" on the weight plate machines
c) Wedge
d) On The Ball

3. Cardio Classes

a) Spin 1 & 2
b) Helix
c) Tred n' Shed

4. Fusion Classes

b) Boot Camp
c) Kickboxing
d) Airopes TW
e) Indoor Rowing
f) Boxing

5. Modifications


1. How to use cable weight plate resistance machines

2. Fitness Assessments

3. The Personal Training Package

a) The Interview
b) Training Log
c) Goal Setting
d) Program Design

4. Baseline Tests

a) Body Composition analysis
b) Cardio respiratory
c) Endurance
d) Strength

5. Strength modules

a) Free weights
b) Abs
c) Bosu
d) Resistance bands
e) Medicine Ball
f) Smith Machine
g) Cable weight machines (four variations)
h) TRX
i) Stability Ball
j) Kettlebells
k) Airopes

6. Cardio Modules

a) Recumbent bike / Elliptical
b) Spin Bike
c) Kickboxing
d) Boxing
e) Treadmill
f) Indoor Rowing
g) Helix
h) Warrior (bootcamp)
i) Step
j) Katami
k) Wave

7. One Time (promotional) Training

8. Sports Performance for Golf

a) Planning the training program
b) Specific modules
...... Alignment
...... Birdie Upper Body
...... Golf Trainer
...... Par Upper Body
...... Core

9. Sports Performance for Tennis

a) Quick Feet

10. Sports Performance for Skiing

a) Planning the training program
b) Specific modules
...... Black Diamond
...... Green Circle Lower Body
...... Blue Square Lower Body

11. Alignment

a) For flexibility and stability
b) For mobility

12. Assisted Stretch


The Smart Workout Academy is a training program, not a certification. It is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that you will need to get started as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

The Smart Workout Academy will help you prepare for many national certifications, such as AFAA Primary Group Fitness, and ACE Personal Training. Our program will help clarify many of the concepts found in the study guides of these organizations, by providing a foundation in the basics of anatomy, fitness testing, program design, and more.

We do provide a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course.


This program does not guarantee you a job with Smart Workout. This is a stand-alone training program designed to provide career changers and novice trainers with the fundamental tools that they will need to succeed in the fitness industry. The training in this program is an excellent preparation for national certification exams, and for starting a career with a fitness facility.

But to be clear, Smart Workout would welcome and encourage the top talent of this program to apply to become a part of our team.

We offer two different employment opportunities:

A. 50 hour internship

Work 50 hours at Smart Workout, teaching classes or doing Personal Trainings. At the completion of the 50 hours, you would get a full refund of the tuition you paid for this program. This creates in essence, a "barter"-- 50 hours of labor for 60 hours of training time. In addition to the tuition refund, you'd gain valuable practical experience, and resume enhancement.

B. Fitness Assistant Position

At the conclusion of the internship, you could become a Fitness Assistant. This is a paid position. You would be required to obtain two national certifications (AFAA Group Fitness and ACE Personal Trainer). The job involves teaching classes, giving personal trainings, marketing, and customer service. We would train you for this, but you would need to provide the talent and enthusiasm for these tasks. The compensation is $10/hour, paid every week, plus a $500 "completion bonus," paid after you've worked for us for 500 hours. After that, if you have obtained your national certifications, your base pay would increase to $13/hr, and would increase $1/hr more every 8 months that you continue to work for us.


You will receive a Smart Workout Trainer Academy Manual (which includes class scripts, assessment forms, and training modules), included in your tuition.


Register for the Smart Workout Trainer Academy by using the forms included in this PDF file.

Smart Workout
124 East 40th Street (Park/Lex Ave)
Suite 603
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-661-1660

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