American Fitness and Nutrition Academy

Pasadena, California

American Fitness and Nutrition Academy Strengthen your future by learning how to help transform the lives of others.

The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy (AFNA) makes it possible for active people like you to get hands-on training for careers in fitness—without spending much time in school. In fact, you can qualify for world-recognized certification as a personal fitness trainer in just 32 weeks.

You'll be taught by credentialed instructors who have lots of experience in the fitness industry. And your classes will take place in modern classrooms and open-floor fitness training facilities with the same kind of equipment found in most commercial athletic clubs.

You can even choose a day or evening class schedule. Plus, each class has a low student-to-teacher ratio so that you can receive as much personalized attention from your instructors as possible.

It's all aimed at giving you the best opportunity to learn skills that are in high demand within settings like fitness studios, athletic clubs, resorts, corporate exercise facilities, and physical therapy clinics.

So get moving. This is your chance to train for a fun and lively career in one of the world's top fitness markets. Let AFNA know that you'd like to receive more details right away!

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Fitness and Nutrition Trainer Program

Are you active, outgoing, and eager to become a certified personal trainer? At AFNA, you can reach that goal in only eight months. This diploma program is built on a widely respected curriculum intended to prepare you for the Certified Personal Trainer Exam from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

As part of your training, you'll get lots of hands-on practice at applying what you learn. And you'll be taught about areas such as:

  • Exercise science
  • The mechanics of body movements
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Strength and flexibility
  • Health conditions like obesity, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Dietary interventions for better training and athletic performance

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to perform many of the most essential tasks of a personal training professional. For example, you'll learn about things like:

  • Interviewing clients
  • Testing and assessing people's fitness levels
  • Creating customized exercise programs
  • Devising strategies for managing weight and planning caloric intake
  • Keeping clients motivated and tuned into correct exercise form and posture
  • Coaching and instructing groups of people
  • Training clients who may have special needs
  • Finding and retaining clients

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Financial Assistance for Students Who Qualify

Need help paying for your training? You might be eligible for federal student aid. AFNA is approved by the U.S. Department of Education as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). That means federal student loans and grants can be used for training at AFNA. And military service members (or their spouses and dependents) can qualify to use their GI Bill, MyCAA, or similar VA educational benefits at the school.

Career Support

AFNA wants every student to succeed. That's why your training will help you learn how to promote your skills, create an effective resume, do well in job interviews, follow professional standards, and more. You can also benefit from the school's ongoing relationships with employers and professionals in the fitness community. AFNA gathers information about appropriate new job opportunities and offers support with choosing an available career path. Some employers even recruit new hires directly from the school.

A Terrific Location

Do you want to train in a region that's rich with opportunities? AFNA's southern California location makes this school a great place to start building your foundation for success. That's because the sunny Los Angeles metro area is home to a big fitness industry that thrives year-round thanks, in large part, to the consistently good weather.

Pasadena, California
350 S Lake Ave Ste 260
Pasadena CA 91101

Get Your Future in Shape

Right now is a great time to move ahead with your goal of becoming a fitness pro. And AFNA is ready to help people like you start achieving success. So ask for additional information today!

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The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy is nationally accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education (ACCET).