Personal Trainer Certification Program

Now Enrolling!

Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) is now enrolling students for the personal trainer certification program! FFC has teamed up with the American Council on Exercise Science (ACE) to provide a 32-hour personal training program based on the ACE Personal Trainer Manual and will provide practical skills and knowledge for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam.

Many organizations require a NCCA-accredited fitness certification like ACE for job placement. This course is not only a great way to add to your credibility and marketability, but also presents a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness and goals.

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Program Details

Times, Dates and Locations

  • FFC Lincoln Park, 939 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
  • Saturdays June 5 – July 31 9am to 1pm
  • Classes meet once a week for 8 consecutive weeks.*

Program Costs

Program fee is $2,000 – payment plans as well as discounts for members and employees are available; options will show in the registration form prior to completing your purchase; 100% virtual option also available. Cost includes:

  • 32 hours (8 weeks) of classroom instruction, ACE exam voucher and CPR/AED certification
  • 4 weeks of live shadowing with Master Trainer at the conclusion of the classroom instruction
  • Membership at FFC & IDEA Club Connect membership during the duration of the program
  • 4 Specialty Workshops (including CPR/AED certification)
  • 5th Edition ACE Personal Trainer Manual Set with Study Guide & Sample Test

Contact sstaves@ffc.com with more questions.

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Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of the FFC Personal Trainer Certification program, participants will be able to interview for a position as a personal trainer with FFC. Proof of a passing grade on the exam is required for all hired instructors within three months of hire date.

Register Today!

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