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Why Choose Free Form Academy for Your Personal Trainer Certification?

Free Form Academy (FFA) is an elite, professional personal training certification program based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

At FFA, we want you to get started on the right foot. We want to ensure that you gain the confidence you need to become an incredible personal trainer.

We also believe that people learn better by doing so that's how we choose to teach you. If you're looking to succeed where others don't, join us.

Read What Our Certified Personal Trainers Have to Say

"I loved that most of the course was done online via video and the one weekend in class was perfect. It helped give me time to get through the info on my own time. Vania is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I learned SO much about nutrition and fitness and I can't wait to apply it. Excellent value, good investment."

Katherine Tar, Ottawa

"This personal training certification course is not about memorizing the theory, but FFA goes beyond and gives students the practical hands on training. I can now offer solutions to my clients on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and reach their fitness goals."

Thuy Nguyen, Ottawa

"Free Form Academy was an excellent start for any new and aspiring personal trainers to help them learn about the fundamentals. This personal training course will help trainers to not only enhance their own knowledge and experience but to also get a grip on what it truly means to be an excellent trainer!"

Luis Lazo, Ottawa

"Vania is a phenomenal instructor and extremely knowledgable. The knowledge and hands-on teaching techniques are incomparable at Free Form Academy. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to get certified."

Ronda Louis-Jeune, Ottawa

"I learned lots of different tools to enable us to execute the kind of one-on-one service that most new personal training clients are looking for. Free Form Academy has a new approach to teaching that is taking personal training and fitness to a different level."

Sophie, Ottawa

"My favourite aspects of the certification course were the field trips. I absolutely loved meeting people who are as passionate about pure, unprocessed, healthy food sources and nutrition as I am!"

Jonelle Easter, Gatineau

"Free Form Academy gave me exactly what I needed to focus my fitness priorities! I really enjoyed the video and book content as it was simple and to the point. There is often more harm than good when we make fitness super complex. Vania was a great example of a personal trainer."

Renny Stopford, Ottawa

"All in all I loved the certification course and value the info I got."

France Jolicoeur, Ottawa

Learn More About Free Form Academy's Personal Trainer Certification Program Curriculum

When you take this information-packed Personal Training Certification Course, you'll receive:

8 hours of online video
14 hours of practical hands-on training
Step-by-step guides and systems to follow for nutrition guidance and exercise program design
Detailed text book included
3 hour post course mentorship
Principles in behaviour change psychology to help clients make the necessary changes they need to see results
Business practices to turn personal training into a successful career.

Next Dates: August 11 and 12 with the exam on August 19, 2018

When you register for this personal training certification course, here's what you'll learn:

** Day 1 **

1. Change psychology
2. Introduction to nutrition
3. Introduction to exercise

** Day 2 **

1. Program design
2. Assessing new clients and coaching practices
3. Business practices

Note: You must bring a volunteer on this day

** Day 3 **

Final Exam (theory and practical): 2 hours

Note: You must receive a score of 75% or above to receive certification. A rewrite of the exam is $150+HST.

4 Pillars of Personal Training Success


Nutritional changes are a big part of a healthy, active lifestyle. Without a proper understanding of nutrition it's next to impossible to help clients lose weight and be healthy. We will focus on how to make changes in your clients daily habits to achieve the success they seek.


We ensure that you will get the fundamentals right. You will learn how to perform the exercises right. You will learn how to coach exercise movements with your clients. We will provide you with a guide to follow to progress and regress any movement. We will also teach you our methods for program design and success.


You will learn Motivational Interviewing, a behavior change counselling approach. You will learn how to use the method in the personal training setting: something that you will not find anywhere else. The best way to get more clients is to prove that you can deliver results. The key to getting results is the ability to help your clients change their lifestyle to achieve the results.


Personal training has a high turnover rate for a reason. It's a sign that the current training standards are insufficient. Free Form Academy not only teaches you how to be a good personal trainer, we also provide you with the tools to gain clients. If you want to continue being a personal trainer more than a year from now, Free Form Academy is the best choice for you.

Register Now for Our Next Personal Trainer Certification Course

Ottawa, August 11 and 12, 2018. Registration ends July 20, 2018.
Cost: $699

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