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Your copy of the seminal, 338-page textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training V3.0. (Choose digital or hard copy.)
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Personal one-on-one guidance from highly qualified coaches. (Mentorship lasts 30 days or 12 months, depending on your plan, with the option to upgrade for more.)
Hi, I’m Jonathan Goodman, founder of the Online Trainer Academy, and 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.
I guess you could say that I wanted it all. 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 and nutrition pros and gym owners 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 satisfied 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.
In order for that to happen, the online fitness industry needed a mark of distinction allowing those actually qualified to stand out amidst the noise. And that’s why I created the Online Trainer Academy Certification.
I really do hope you decide to join us, and I can’t wait to meet you when you do.”
Marc-Andre Seers, OTA-2, PN-2, CanFit Pro CPT
Quebec | CANADA
I’ve been traveling the world with my girlfriend for years (California, Honolulu, etc.). Business is booming. I just had my first $35,000 month.
Yusra Es-haq, OTA-1, NASM CPT, GGS-1, CPPC, PN-1
LONDON | UNITED KINGDOM
I didn’t want to leave them hanging when I went on maternity with my fourth … this is where the online training idea evolved.
This is not just convenient and affordable for our clients but also it allows for trainers like me to still be able to do what we love whilst raising a family at the same time.
I work around my kids, what more could I ask for!
Malcolm Wilson, OTA-1, NASM-CPT, TRX
CONNECTICUT | USA
I thought, instead of opening up the gym, first I should have a successful online business.
That would let me be more flexible with my time, give me more time with my son. And there were fewer barriers to entry. Less was required to start up.
My credit’s better now, I have some money saved up, and my wife and I bought a house. The Online Trainer Academy has really helped me build confidence. If you’re someone who wants to run your own business, it helps you realize, you can do this.
Malcolm’s now opened up his gym. It’s called Level Up Fitness.
Gil Mesina, OTA-2, B.Eng, PN-1
ONTARIO | CANADA
I have no formal background in personal training.
I am an Electrical Engineer by formal education. I always want to learn ways to become more efficient and optimize my time for the effort I am putting in. I was attracted to OTA because of all the great reviews.
When I started back in 2016, I trained 4 friends for FREE.
Today I have trained almost 340 people (paid, of course) in 19 countries.
Molly Galbraith, OTA-1, CSCS, GGS-1, CPPC
KENTUCKY | USA
If we didn’t incorporate online training into Girls Gone Strong (GGS), we wouldn’t have grown and hired a team as we have. It takes money to increase overall impact. I’m proud that we’re able to provide work and income for a team of 40+ strong women.
GGS has evolved into an international training, education, and empowerment organization that serves a community of more than a million women from 80+ countries around the world.
Kristy-Lee Wilson, OTA-1, PN-1, CPT, CES, PES
AUSTRALIA / USA
I was burnt out and frustrated and almost quit the fitness industry for a corporate job.
OTA gave me the clarity and confidence to penetrate the noise and simplify my approach. My husband and I now own and operate a studio and I work with 30-50 online clients.
Incredibly, this past year we exceeded our year-end revenue goal in July!”
A large-scale survey reveals trainers’ frustrations and goals—response #62 sets our course.
The 1K Extra program (OTA’s precursor) launches with 250 enrollments.
Forbes calls Jonathan Goodman “one of the [fitness] industry’s best examples of trainer/social media crossover.”
The 1,000th student enrolls in 1K Extra, now serving trainers in 30 countries.
OTA is born!
The Online Trainer Academy is launched, and with it The Fundamentals of Online Training, the world’s first textbook for remote coaching.
Enrollment tops 3,000 trainers in 75 countries.
After thousands of hours and more than a million dollars in labor, consulting, and R&D, plus two robust independent analyses by distance learning experts, V2.0 of the course and textbook is born.
The Better Business Bureau awards OTA its coveted A+ rating, and OTA appears in Never Lose a Customer Again, the WSJ bestseller, as a model for trustworthy business practices and exemplary customer experience.
Online Trainer Academy introduces Personal Breakthrough Coaching.
We’ve now helped more than 30,000 trainers in 85+ countries go online. And we’re adding more every day.