Since 2011, the Personal Trainer Development Center has served as the premier source of free information for smart and passionate fitness professionals.
The PTDC archive contains more than 1,000 articles on the practice and business of fitness, written by hundreds of experts from all corners of the globe.
If you’re looking to work smarter, make more, and do a better job for your clients, you’ve found the right place.
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Our founder, Jonathan Goodman, launched this website in conjunction with his first book, Ignite the Fire, as a way to bring together the best the fitness industry has to offer. The site has grown to become a worldwide resource serving more than 5 million visitors a year.
- Savvy sales strategies to give you the confidence to nail any sales meeting.
- Proven, cost-effective ways to get more clients to fill your schedule.
- Smart ways to generate new income streams to add to your bottom line.
And that’s just scratching the surface. We also have guidance in these areas:
- Online training, starting your career, opening a gym, coaching, programming, exercise instruction, communication skills, working with niche populations, marketing, social media, technology, and more.
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Online Trainer Academy (OTA)
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- Are excited about online training
- Want to know how to make more, in less time, with a better schedule
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Jonathan Goodman’s Bestselling Books
In addition to Fundamentals of Online Training, the seminal textbook for online trainers, Jonathan Goodman has published seven books for personal trainers, including Ignite the Fire, which has 700+ 5-star reviews on Amazon worldwide.
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