The Online Trainer Academy Certification
BY JONATHAN GOODMAN
The Online Trainer Academy (OTA) certification is the gold-standard course, giving you the business development and marketing systems to craft the perfect online training business—for you and your clients.
Since 2013, our team has helped more fitness, health, and nutrition professionals make the leap online—either full- or part-time—than every other program combined. And our textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training, is the first and best on the subject.
Whether you’re a few years into your journey as a fitness pro or transitioning into it as a second career, OTA shows you how to build and grow an online training business—one that gives you unprecedented income with the kind of freedom few careers allow.
For more on how this program came about and what’s included, here’s our founder, Jonathan Goodman:
After a long wait, the Online Trainer Academy is finally open to the public!
OTA gives fitness, nutrition, and health professionals the ability to …
- Achieve financial security and freedom
- Spend more time with your family and friends
- Pursue your passions, including the ones that have nothing to do with your job
… all while providing an amazing service to remote clients.
Want to be 100% online? We can help you with that.
Want to build a hybrid business, with a combination of online and in-person training? We can help you with that, too.
Most of all, we want to help you pursue what’s best for you.
The reason is simple:
Being forced into a business model is why so many good fitness pros burn out and leave the profession.
I’ll tell you why it matters so much to me.
I started training clients in 2005.
It didn’t take long before I got frustrated, burned out, and beaten down by the industry.
I only got paid for the hours I worked. Many of those hours were the ones no one wants to work. My days started before most people are awake, and ended after they’ve gone home from work. Those were some long days.
Worst of all, no matter how well I did with my client—and I was really good at my job—my pay was limited. I got paid for the hours I worked, and there was only so much I could charge for each of those hours.
Back then, I couldn’t see any other options. I wanted to make more money, have a bigger impact on more people, and also work more reasonable hours, with more time for my own projects and, eventually, my own family. That’s why I wrote my first book and started what’s now the largest independent community of trainers in the world. And once I did, I very quickly learned that I wasn’t alone.
I also saw the biggest stumbling block for fitness pros who crave independence: Without strong business-development and marketing skills, even the most skilled fitness professionals falter, flounder, and ultimately fail.
At the same time, I saw the ones who took the time to acquire those skills could build thriving, profitable businesses with happy clients, many of whom were happy to pay a premium price for excellent results.
That’s when I realized that adding in an online training component is the path to a better career, a higher income, and a more satisfying life.
“Now I have my own schedule, I wake up, I have my own clients. I’m more efficient and productive and have more time to do what I want.”
– Claudia Baillargeon karmakin.ca (Canada)
It’s time for you to get an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.
Imagine if you had at your fingertips everything you need to build and grow an online training business, one that brings you a higher income and more freedom in a smart and strategic way, with expert information and advice from the most trusted sources.
Imagine if you had all of the scripts, templates, worksheets, examples, legal forms, and processes to guide you at every step.
Imagine if all of this was compiled into a high-quality, intuitive, format that’s gone through independent audits by both an expert in distance learning and the senior instructional designer for Yale University.
And imagine if, throughout the process of learning this material, you’re actively applying the concepts so your new business starts generating revenue before you even finish your studies.
That’s what the Online Trainer Academy can do for you.
“I would just like to say everyone who is considering the academy DO IT!! When I started the academy I had mostly 1 to 1 personal training clients and maybe a handful of online coaching clients. I created a package and gave it away for free to 10 people, 3 of which got amazing results and this was my advertisement… Do a good job and let everyone know! I know have over 100 clients and am fully booked over till November.”
– Rhanell Robertson fb:rhanell.robertson (Nigeria / United Kingdom)
V2.0 of the Online Trainer Academy
Most organizations regarded as the gold standard in their field would be happy to rest on their laurels. But for us, it’s not enough to know that we’ve helped more fitness and nutrition coaches transition to online training than all the other programs combined.
Instead of sitting back, we leveled up.
We keep moving forward because our business keeps changing. Online training is still new, with new ways of doing business constantly emerging. Fortunately, our OTA community of experts, many of whom you’ll learn from directly, are at the cutting edge. We also keep up with our thousands of students and graduates, who serve their clients in more than 82 countries. When they find new ways to tweak their business, we hear about it, and we incorporate their best ideas into our program.
That’s the process we followed to bring you OTA V2.0.
What’s in the Online Trainer Academy V2.0?
The latest version of the program includes improvements to existing materials, along with brand-new components to help you make the most of the materials:
- An upgraded textbook, with more guidance on marketing, business structure, and customer service.
- New mini-courses to help you finish what you start, master Facebook ads, and dominate Instagram.
- Unlimited mentoring and accountability.
Yes, you read that right. All students have unlimited access to our team of trained coaches and mentors. They’re available to you whenever you need them, no matter how often within our digital portal.
Our thorough curriculum hinges on three main pillars:
It’s designed to show you how to both build a profitable and sustainable business, one that allows you to take care of your clients without sacrificing your own well-being. It covers everything you need to know to reach both goals.
You’ll learn exactly how to build, run, and grow a successful online training business, even if you’re starting from scratch. Best of all, it will be a business you control, one you can ramp up or slow down whenever you want.
This isn’t a get-rich-overnight scam, and it’s not just one person’s methods. Even though we’ve helped more coaches transition to online training than any other company, we still go to great lengths to bring together both the latest and greatest ideas from the most successful online trainers, marketers, and business owners.
More than 40 of those professionals contributed directly to our fully-integrated curriculum.
You’ll learn from experts like our founder, Jonathan Goodman, along with Chris Burgess, James Clear, Jordan Lark, Stu McLaren, Krista Scott-Dixon, and many more.
“This course changed my life and it could do the same for you too! TO those of you getting started I will say that the OTA provides more than enough concepts to take you far in the online space.”
– Michael Beiter pillarcoachingservices.com (United States)
The Online Trainer Academy welcomes all forward-thinking fit pros and nutrition coaches eager to live life on their own terms.
With students and graduates from all walks of life, in more than 80 countries, these systems have been proven over and over again. It’s for anyone who meets one of these descriptions:
- You’re a personal trainer who wants to carve out a career with more freedom and control over your work and your life.
- You’re qualified to coach nutrition and want to attract the perfect clientele.
- You’re military, ex-military, a military spouse, an expatriate, or someone who has to or wants to live abroad, without having to give up your career and your income every time you move.
- You’re passionate about volunteering, you want to see the world, you want to spend more time with your family, or any combination.As long as you have some experience training clients in person, or you’re confident in your ability to create programs and coach clients online, OTA is for you.
There’s nothing like the Online Trainer Academy.
That’s why OTA has become the gold standard, trusted as an approved provider for CECs and CEUs by just about every major certifying body worldwide.
Trusted as a preapproved CEC / CEU provider by the following worldwide certifying bodies:
Please note: NSCA and ACSM do not preapprove outside certification programs but our students have never been turned down for credits through their petition process.
With the Online Trainer Academy, you can look forward to:
- Boosting your credentials by becoming a Certified Online Trainer (OTC)
- Learning the proven system, guaranteed to work for you
- Attracting perfect clients with seamless, high-integrity marketing tactics (not magical funnels)
- Generating a **reliable and dependable** income that recurs every month
- Having the FREEDOM to live well and work on your own terms
The actual program includes
- The 334-page seminal textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training
- Engaging video lessons designed to improve your understanding
- The companion workbook that guides you to building your ideal business
- Mentorship with Jonathan Goodman and the Online Trainer Academy team
- Scripts for email, social media, and sales, ready for you to customize to your needs and use with confidence
- Templates, legal forms, and examples of the materials in action so you can visualize how your own business will look in action
Perhaps this is why experts like Eric Cressey, Jordan Syatt, John Romaniello, Molly Galbraith, and Dr. John Berardi call the Online Trainer Academy their go-to resource for learning how to build and scale an online training business.