“The Life Time Academy program simulates the real-life experience of being a Certified Personal Trainer under the guidance of two of the most established health and fitness institutions in the country,” said Andrew Wyant, president of NASM. “This partnership brings the fitness industry’s top resources to students, arming them with the latest research, methodology, techniques and expert advice designed to accelerate their career opportunities.”Among hundreds of graduates each year, there are countless success stories of men and women who have launched successful careers in the industry:
- Kathy Miller, 47 – After her mother died of Pancreatic Cancer, Kathy had to deal with her father’s stage 2 Alzheimer’s. After reading an article linking exercise to decreased chances of developing Alzheimer’s, Kathy decided she was "all in" and enrolled to become NASM certified and a Life Time Academy student.
- Amy Gunty, 27 – Losing more than 100 pounds lit a fire under Amy who enrolled with Life Time Academy following her significant weight loss. Sports made her feel happy, strong and free, and she quickly found she could help others while also enjoying a flexible schedule as a Certified Personal Trainer.
- Bob Press, 55 – Bob worked as a corporate marketer with several Fortune 500 companies. After being laid off, he decided to make a career change. Bob joined Life Time Academy and not only began a new career path, but got himself into the best shape of his life after losing 26 pounds and lowering his body fat to 16 percent.