The Highest Standard
in Personal Training
A nationally accredited school in New York City built and run by trainers, for trainers.
The FPTI exclusive curriculum is taught by a faculty of elite personal trainers and coaches dedicated to excellence. Learn hands-on in a private, personal setting with teacher/studio ratios designed for intensive learning.
You’ve always wanted to be a trainer. Now, at FPTI, your dreams can become a reality. Quickly and conveniently.
Lifetime access to career and placement services. Work for a health club, corporate fitness center, in-home or even online. Choose when you want to train. Full-time, part-time, daytime or evening.
Hands-on trainnig. Countless challenges.
FPTI will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the employment of fitness trainers and instructors will grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2018 and 2028.
The education you’ll receive at FPTI is just the first step. Industry connections and placement opportunities with top gyms are the second. FPTI delivers both.
Technical knowledge. Hands-on, practical skills. From exercise physiology to injury prevention, FPTI programs prepare you to analyze, prescribe, direct and supervise state-of-the-art fitness programs.
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Created for the dedicated fitness professional, extensive theory and hands-on training in all modalities will allow you to take your career to the next level.
Achieve a basic foundation in exercise theory and the hands-on practical skills essential to becoming a successful professional trainer. Federal Student Aid not available.
Take your personal training career to the next level. Learn advanced personal training and nutrition coaching skills designed for experienced personal trainers only.
Obtain critical skills in advanced modalities, functional anatomy, joint pathology, sports performance and business fundamentals. Pre-requisites required. Non-Title IV funded/Financial Aid not available. Not COE Approved.
Learn the art and science of nutrition coaching designed specifically for use in a personal training environment. Pre-requisites required. Non-Title IV funded/Financial Aid not available. Not COE Approved.
Our high-calibre motivators are dedicated to empowering you with the confidence and knowledge to achieve your fitness dreams.
MS, CSCS, FPTI
Casey is a graduate of FPTI’s Personal Training Master Course. He holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University as well as his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Medical Exercise Specialist certifications.
BS, CPT, PN, RKC
Alanna holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University. In addition, she is Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC), a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach and a former top trainer at Equinox.
Gregory is a graduate of FPTI’s Personal Training Master Course. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a New York State Licensed School Director
Joe is one of FPTI’s Executive Directors and Co-Founders. He holds certifications from The National Strength and Conditioning Association, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a Medical Exercise Specialist.
Mitchel is a graduate of FPTI’s Personal Training Master Course. A former Sergeant in the US Army, he also helps to support the student veteran community at FPTI. Mitchel is an expert in strength training and endurance with an extensive background in program design.
CSCS, MES, PN, CPT
Gabe is one of FPTI’s Executive Directors and Co-Founders. He holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Council on Exercise, Precision Nutrition and is a Medical Exercise Specialist.
Learn how to manage your business, maximize industry research and trends, and market yourself to a savvy clientele. Exclusive curriculum. Elite faculty. First-hand experience. At Focus Personal Training Institute, we have the professionalism and passion for personal training that makes the difference. The FPTI difference.
Focus is the best school to go to !! The teachers and stuff are professional and knowledgeable keep you motivated and inspire you to be better .when I started at... »Focus is the best school to go to !! The teachers and stuff are professional and knowledgeable keep you motivated and inspire you to be better .when I started at focus I was nervous and experienced language problems and difficulties I had the stuff right behind me pushing me toward success .This school will give u all the information and tools to become a high quality personal trainer . I am so pleased and happy I choose focus for my education and I am so proud to be FPTI graduate . «
This is BY FAR the best Personal Training School in the Country!!! My experience at FPTI was awesome. Everyone on Staff really cares about each students success. ... »This is BY FAR the best Personal Training School in the Country!!! My experience at FPTI was awesome. Everyone on Staff really cares about each students success. I now have a solid foundation in personal training. My career goals are set and my Personal Training business is taking off; Especially in the area of Virtual Training (FPTI is leading everyone in this area). I not only learned virtually, my practical exams required me to train virtually. I now have Clients in Florida, I live in NYC!! I highly recommend this school, take the Masters course, its worth the effort. From Theory and Application to Practical Application FPTI consistently proves themselves to be the best. I would do it all again !! «
Focus is the best school to go to for every level of fitness you are. I loved everything about the school, especially the fact that it was hands on and... »Focus is the best school to go to for every level of fitness you are. I loved everything about the school, especially the fact that it was hands on and virtual!! . All Teachers and Staff are absolutely considerate and well informed. This school will give you a ton of fundamental kinesiology for a personal trainer which can lead you to become a better trainer for the fitness industry!! I'm so pleased and proud to be one of the students in Focus Personal Institution.If you can graduate from this school I strongly believe you will pass any certification that you wish to have. «
If you are looking for a Good quality, communication, value and professional School that’s going to teach you the in and out of the Personal training? That would be FOCUS... »If you are looking for a Good quality, communication, value and professional School that’s going to teach you the in and out of the Personal training? That would be FOCUS hands down. Professional and knowledgeable instructors and staff. I was scared, nervous you name it on my first day at focus, the staff, instructors along with the rest of the students in the class made it for me, a thing of the past! I would find myself waiting excited for class to start to learn more! Thank you to my instructors at Focus (Charlie & Kevin), also Caroline L and M. Reynolds. And absolutely, the rest of the staff are just as good and professional! Forever grateful Del. 💚💪🏾 «
I attended the Personal Training 600-hour Master Course from January to June this year. I started out the program at the facility in Chelsea. After years of slow, arduous progress... »I attended the Personal Training 600-hour Master Course from January to June this year. I started out the program at the facility in Chelsea. After years of slow, arduous progress in the gym, I made great strides towards my fitness goals under the masterful training of my course instructors. The week before the midterm, COVID-19 spread throughout New York City and necessitated a citywide shutdown. During these very trying times, the Focus faculty and staff tried so hard to protect the safety of the students while also ensuring we had the best educational opportunities afforded to us. We completed the midterm under new social distancing guidelines and waited to hear back about when we would be able to continue the second half of the course. In April, we moved to a virtual platform and finished the course online. In completely uncharted waters, the faculty and staff and Focus taught us how to train virtually and apply these concepts in person as well. In addition to making sure every student received special equipment at home in order to practice what we were learning in the classroom (during an equipment shortage, mind you!), the faculty and staff succeeded in making sure that no students were left behind in their learning during these unprecedented times. Thanks to everyone at Focus, I am a better trainer and coach from learning how to train online. I can’t stress enough how much I recommend going; going to Focus has reaffirmed both my love for fitness and my belief in my own capabilities for success. Thanks so much, everyone!! 🙂 «
*This is not a paid review*First and foremost everyone who attends here while receiving the same level of knowledge and hands on training will have their own opinion and view... »*This is not a paid review*First and foremost everyone who attends here while receiving the same level of knowledge and hands on training will have their own opinion and view of the school. The follow reflects my time and my view only.I was a student here from Jan 2019 to June 2019. The school, the teachers/instructors, the administrators are all very personable and knowledgeable. The day is split up into theory and practical (hands on). As for the theory aspect of the program, it can be overwhelming with the amount of information that you are taught. From anatomy to diseases to the business aspect of training you are taught more than enough to pass any of the major CPT exams. It’s on the same level of in-depth information that is taught with some courses that you would take if you were in college for Exercise Science/Kinesiology. The instructors do an excellent job of making sure that you understand the work though. (Even if it means them stepping out of their comfort zone to demonstrate). When it comes to the practical/hands on part of the program you will definitely gain experience training people. What you learn during theory will carry over to the hands on training. I had a great time learning, training, and being trained by my fellow classmates. The diversity of my classmates (male,female, age, height, weight) made it such a joy working with them.All in all, this an amazing school for anyone who wishes to become a personal trainer. The amount of experience you will receive along with the knowledge you gain will put you ahead of the curve when it comes time to enter the workforce. Speaking of the workforce FPTI will work with you and help you get a job. To this day I get emails about employers looking for trainers. I recommend this school for everyone. «
I had a great experience at Focus Personal Training Institute. An education from Focus has instantly put me a level above most trainers who I have encountered since graduating. The... »I had a great experience at Focus Personal Training Institute. An education from Focus has instantly put me a level above most trainers who I have encountered since graduating. The staff is professional and supportive and were all able to make an almost seamless transition to virtual learning. I have nothing but good things to say and highly recommend Focus to anyone looking to build a career in fitness. «
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