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Get more freedom. Train clients online.

Your success is guaranteed with the Online Trainer Academy.

Here's how to start working with clients online!

This in-depth course has been meticulously developed with input from 40+ professional online trainers, marketers and business owners.

You get lifetime access to OTA. Additionally, it is:

  • 100% self-paced,
  • accessible from anywhere in the world,
  • and easy to navigate.

From 2013 to Today, Why OTA?

HEAR FROM JONATHAN GOODMAN, THE FOUNDER OF THE ONLINE TRAINER ACADEMY AND YOUR NEXT MENTOR

WHAT CAN THE ACADEMY DO FOR YOU?

ACHIEVE FINANCIAL SECURITY AND FREEDOM

“Sat out on the patio this morning, drank my coffee, wrote my client’s programs, and I’m good and I’ve made my money for the day. I can do that anywhere.”

Watch Niki Martino’s Story

AFFORD TIME FOR FAMILY AND KIDS

“With the freedom I can spend time with my son. Knowing that I can take some time off and if I want to pick him up early from school or go somewhere with him I have the flexibility to do so.”

Watch Marc Jason Locquiao Story

FIND PERMISSION TO PURSUE YOUR PASSION

“If I didn’t find online training then I wouldn’t be able to spend time doing the things that I love like being outdoors with my husband and my dog […] hiking, biking, I wouldn’t have time for that because I’d be in the gym all day.”

Watch Brittany Winfrey’s Story

THE THREE PILLARS OF

ONLINE SUCCESS

THE ONLINE TRAINER ACADEMY HAS BEEN BUILT AROUND THE FOLLOWING THREE PILLARS. EACH ONE IS CRITICAL TO RUNNING A TRULY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

PILLAR #1

Systems

Build a smart business that works for you, not against you.

You’ll gain the systems that buy you time, operate in a manner that you dictate, and improve as time goes on. Operational systems aren’t sexy, but they’re your foundation. Without them you will topple and fall, wondering what went wrong.

Jon Goodman is an expert in building online training models.

– Adam Bornstein (Born Fitness, NYT bestselling author)

PILLAR #2

Marketing

Use savvy, high-integrity marketing.

You’ll learn how to get your business seen and acquire clients quickly. You’ll also see how to build a network of ideal clients who know, like and trust you. When they’re ready for an online trainer, they come to you. The marketing systems and scripts are ready for you to customize and use.

When it comes to online fitness marketing, you won’t find anybody with more successes to their name than Jon Goodman.

– Lisa Simone Richards (Public Relations Specialist)

PILLAR #3

Service

Delight your clients.

You’ll learn how to acquire and activate the right long-term clients for you. We’ll show you how to apply the psychology of adherence to improve their training and accurately assess their progress so that they are delighted with your service, crush their fitness goals, and refer others.

Jon knows what it takes to ensure that your online clients get great results, and we’re all fortunate that he’s willing to teach it to others.

– Dr. John Berardi (Precision Nutrition)

LOOK INSIDE

THE ACADEMY

We have spent 8 years developing and perfecting the most complete, proven, and actionable course to build an online training business.

 

OTA is broken down into four modules:

Here’s a bit more of what’s in each module:

Module 1:
Getting Started

This module lays the groundwork for what’s to come.

You’ll learn about the core principles, approaches, and mindset integral to building an online training business.

Module 1 will help you form a strong base from which to grow.

• You’ll determine your earning goal,
• Calculate the value of your time,
• Define your unique talents,
• And by the time you’re done, you’ll pick up your first few paying clients.

Module 2:
Business Structure

Here you’ll put the pieces together and form your perfect business model.

At the end of this module, you’ll have everything you need to get your business functioning like a well-oiled machine.

• You’ll intelligently establish your pricing and create your packages,
• Develop your application, on-boarding, and welcome packages,
• Design your client support systems,
• And learn how to protect yourself legally (includes forms and insurance)

Module 3: 
Client Care

This module will help you get great results for your remote clients.

Once you’re done with this module, you’ll know exactly how to take amazing care of your remote clientele, make them feel loved, hold them accountable, and, as a result, improve retention and referrals.

• You’ll know how to responsibly and accurately perform remote assessments,
• Motivate your online clientele
• Keep them engaged,
• Hold them accountable,
• And design proven referral structures.

Module 4:
Marketing

This module is all about attraction the right clients to you.

• You’ll learn a new way to think about marketing (and why you were probably doing it wrong before)
• Get direction with the “Top of Mind” marketing system,
• Finally master “attraction marketing”,
• Learn savvy email marketing strategies,
• Take advantage of proven models including, but not exclusive to, scholarships, trials, and transformation contests.

BONUS Business Skills Module

Your success is dependent on the skills that you’re able to acquire over time – so we want to give you all of the skills that you need to master online business and marketing.

In this pick-and-choose module, not part of the core curriculum, you will get everything that you need including:

• You’ll gain confidence with our proven sales training,
• Understand what makes sensational sales copy,
• Create a system for gathering and using testimonials
• Know how to hire and onboard a virtual assistant,
• Gain a deeper understanding of pricing theory to ensure that your clients happily pay you what you’re worth.

Enroll into the Academy Today!

  • Digital textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training V4.0
  • Access to the Student Success Center
  • 80+ video lessons
  • 45+ scripts, business and legal forms, and templates
  • 30 days of done-for-you social media content
  • Students-only mastermind
  • Answers to 121 most common online training questions
  • OTA-1 certification test
  • 90-day Get Clients money-back guarantee

“Yes! I’d like to pay the full amount today.”

$799 USD
(save $197)

“Yes! I prefer 4 monthly payments“

$249 USD
/month ($996 total)
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0% INTEREST
payment plans. No credit checks.
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85+ COUNTRIES
around the globe with OTA trainers.
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7 YEARS
helping 40,000+ go online.
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100%
tax-deductible expense.
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A+
Better Business Bureau rating.
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NO RISK
Get clients or your money back.
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100% SECURE
All personal info is encrypted and secure.

What can an online business do for you?

Calculate your earning potential and see for yourself
what an online fitness business can do for you:
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You’d be making $48,000 a year and $240,000 in five years.

WE GUARANTEE WORLD CLASS QUALITY

From the textbook to the easy-to-use Digital Portal: love, care, and painstaking attention to detail was put into every part of the Academy. We’re there for you every step of the way. Our online support ensures you successfully create the perfect online training business for you.

WE GUARANTEE CLARITY

You will gain a much deeper understanding about your business and about how to market your services effectively. When you implement the systems taught in The Online Trainer Academy and display your Online Trainer Certification you will stand out from the crowd – even if you’re starting from scratch.

WE GUARANTEE MORE FREEDOM

All five Online Trainer Academy modules are built around one fundamental theory: time is your most valuable asset, and you should do everything in your power to buy it back. Once you do, you’re in control. In six months to a year, you will look back at the Academy as a major turning point in your life.

90-DAY GET CLIENTS GUARANTEE

Earn an extra $1,000 from online training in your first 90 days—or your money back.*

Consider that the cost of enrollment is $799. So a $1,000 income increase represents a 125% return on your investment—in just the first 90 days.

And remember, everything you make training online is pure profit. No gym to pay a percentage to. No overhead.

No additional software or investment is required of any kind to be successful with the Academy. (And you don’t need a website either, though if you do have one, we’ll show you how to leverage it.)

Will there be hard work? Yes. This is not a weekend certification. What you want takes time, energy, and commitment. But we’ve made the process so easy to follow that a 12-year-old could do it.

*You may request a full refund within 90 days of enrollment if you have completed 50% of the exercises and have not earned an extra $1,000 USD from online training since enrolling in the Academy.

Get the guidance you need from a team of mentors who have all been there before

Amber Reynolds, OTA Program Director
The Student Success Center is filled with and run by Academy graduates who have gone on to run their own successful online fitness business—and they’re here to support your journey.

From being able to submit your work at crucial checkpoints to ensure you’re on the right track to being able to ask any question in the Online Trainer Academy Facebook group, our mentors are here to help you overcome obstacles, power through sticking points, and build a successful online training business.

Fitness industry leaders who trust the Academy

LISTEN TO WHAT ERIC CRESSEY, DR. JOHN BERARDI, MOLLY GALBRAITH, JOHN ROMANIELLO, AND JORDAN SYATT HAVE TO SAY

Alwyn Cosgrove (USA)

“It’s one of the best online business resources I’ve come across.”

Charles Poliquin R.I.P. (Worldwide)

“The business curriculum in the Academy is game-changing.”

Christian Thibadeau (Canada)

“Jonathan Goodman with the Online Trainer Academy is the best guy out there.”

Ben Bruno (USA)

Daine McDonald (Australia)

Phil Graham (UK)

CASE STUDIES

It’s not just industry leaders who rely on OTA. People just like you are having their lives changed with this transformational program.

Malcom Wilson (USA) | fb.com/Malcolmw88
“With the extra few thousand each month I’M ABLE TO WORK LESS AND HAVE MORE TIME WITH MY SON. I spend about 10 hours a week training in-home, and 5 hours of training online. That’s it. I’m like a stay at home dad.”

Marc-André Seers (Canada) | fb.com/marcandre.seers.9
“That moment when you realize…YOU HELP CHANGE LIVES WHILE MAKING MORE MONEY than you ever dreamt of. I work with over 150 clients and travel with my girlfriend around the world – been in Hawaii since July.”

Arpita Boyd (India / currently traveling the world) | fb.com/arpita.boyd
“I’ve trained 140 clients earning an extra $30,000 in one year of online training. This, whilst I cared for my mum (who underwent her 4th heart surgery) and enjoyed a 3 month trip throughout Europe for my husband and kids, which I funded.”

Gil Mesina (Canada) | fb.com/gmesina
“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.

Kristy-Lee Wilson (Australia / USA) | ig.com/kristy_lee_wilson
“I used to be the trainer who loves to train but sucked at the business side. Now my husband and I own and operate a studio and I work with 30-50 online clients. This past year we exceeded our year-end revenue goal in July!”

Yusra Es-haq (UK) | ig.com/fitshatzi/
“I work around my kids. What more could I ask for? 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.”

Matt Clines (USA) | ig.com/mattclines
“I am about halfway through and really only started implementing everything hard last week. I already have five clients paying me $400/month. And the best part is that these are people whose lives I can really impact, that truly need my help.”

HERE'S WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

{OTA has students in over 75 countries}

Ren Jones (USA) | Fitnessjonestraining.com
“Imagine how different you’ll be from all the other online trainers when you can say ‘I have a CERTIFICATION in online training. I was like, ‘oh yeah, I want that!”

Issa Olsson (Sweden) | massiveperformance.se
“I was looking for a way to bring the experience that I gave to my clients in the gym to more people.”

Ben Mudge (Northern Ireland) | benmudge.com
“If I can do this with my cystic fibrosis, anybody can do it.”

Carolina Belmares (Canada) | sweatglow.com
“As a Mom, I don’t think that I would be able to generate an income for my family if I had to be physically with my clients all of the time.”

Marc-Jason Locquiao (Canada) | rlconditioning.com
“The struggle I was having was . . . just getting clients. Honestly.”

Tyler Richmond (Switzerland)
crossfitpegasus.ch
“Our gym was going really well. but there was a cap. When I had my child it changed my focus and I wanted to spend more time with my family.”

Enroll into the Academy Today!

  • Digital textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training V4.0
  • Access to the Student Success Center
  • 80+ video lessons
  • 45+ scripts, business and legal forms, and templates
  • 30 days of done-for-you social media content
  • Students-only mastermind
  • Answers to 121 most common online training questions
  • OTA-1 certification test
  • 90-day Get Clients money-back guarantee

“Yes! I’d like to pay the full amount today.”

$799 USD
(save $197)

“Yes! I prefer 4 monthly payments“

$249 USD
/month ($996 total)
null
0% INTEREST
payment plans. No credit checks.
null
85+ COUNTRIES
around the globe with OTA trainers.
null
7 YEARS
helping 40,000+ go online.
null
100%
tax-deductible expense.
null
A+
Better Business Bureau rating.
null
NO RISK
Get clients or your money back.
null
100% SECURE
All personal info is encrypted and secure.

Get your CEC's / CEU's!

OTA has never been turned down for CEC’s or CEU’s from any organization. Our students have successfully petitioned and gained CEC’s / CEU’s from NASM, CSEP, PTA Global, CPTN, REPS UK, CanFit Pro, NESTA, Fitness Australia, AFAA, ACE, NSCA, ACSM, NCSF, NETA, NFPT, NCCPT, AAPTE, IFPA, ISSA, REPS NZ, and many more.

FAQ

SINCE INTRODUCING THE ONLINE TRAINER ACADEMY, WE’VE BEEN INUNDATED WITH EMAILS THAT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

'Hi, how's it going? I’d love to be a certified online trainer - the Online Trainer Academy sounds great!
But, I'm not sure it's right for me or my situation...'

We want you to make the right choice for your situation. So let’s take a look at some of the common questions we receive:

How much does shipping cost?

The Academy is a digital program and comes with the textbook in digital format. You have the option of purchasing a physical textbook at checkout. If you opt for the physical textbook, shipping is free to the USA and $25 for international orders. 

Can I enroll later?

You can. We don’t close enrollment.

But haven’t you already waited long enough?

My situation is different/unique … will this work for me?

With thousands of students from all walks of life in 80+ countries odds are that somebody in a similar situation to you has enrolled into OTA before you. That said, we’re happy to chat. Feel free to email us at [email protected] to speak about your specific situation.

I don’t have much time, I have kids, a busy training job, another job, etc.

The Online Trainer Academy is completely streamlined and engineered for rapid, profitable implementation. It’s not just theory and training – you’ll be spending as much time doing as you will learning, building and growing your business as you go. All fluff is eliminated and (so long as you put in the work) you’ll start seeing a Return on Investment and a Return on Time real soon – not in some distant, nebulous future.

You can spend as much or as little time working through The Online Trainer Academy materials as you wish. If you invest 3 – 5 hours each week, the program should take 8 – 12 weeks to complete. In six months to a year you’ll have more free time than ever.

Can I get access to the program all at once? / Can I just buy one part of the course?

The Online Trainer Academy experience is only available in full. From the textbook to all elements of the digital portal, all elements have been crafted to work together and are not available for individual sale.

Is my credit card information secure? Can I use PayPal?

You can use Paypal or any major credit card. All transactions are processed on a server secured with 256-bit ssl – the industry standard for encryption of data online. We never store credit card information.

What if I live in the UK, Europe, Australia, or anywhere other than North America?

The Online Trainer Academy has students and grads in 75 different countries

The fundamentals are the fundamentals, no matter where you live and the systems were designed to work with all fitness professionals around the world. If you think that people where you live won’t buy then we humbly disagree. Regardless, you can take on clients elsewhere in the world with online training and are not limited to your own country.

OTA is honoured to have students and grads in the following countries:

  1. Algeria
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Barbados
  7. Belgium
  8. Belize
  9. Bolivia
  10. Brazil
  11. Brunei
  12. Burma
  13. Canada
  14. Chile
  15. China
  16. Costa Rica
  17. Croatia
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Denmark
  20. Egypt
  21. England
  22. Finland
  23. France
  24. Germany
  25. Guatamala
  1. Haiti
  2. Holland
  3. Hungary
  4. Iceland
  5. India
  6. Indonesia
  7. Ireland
  8. Israel
  9. Italy
  10. Jamaica
  11. Japan
  12. Kenya
  13. Korea
  14. Kuwait
  15. Latvia
  16. Lithuania
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Malaysia
  19. Mauritius
  20. Mexico
  21. Netherlands
  22. New Zealand
  23. Nicaragua
  24. Nigeria
  25. Northern Ireland
  1. Norway
  2. Pakistan
  3. Peru
  4. Philippines
  5. Poland
  6. Portugal
  7. Qatar
  8. Romania
  9. Russia
  10. S. Africa
  11. Scotland
  12. Serbia
  13. Singapore
  14. Slovakia
  15. Slovenia
  16. Spain
  17. Sweden
  18. Switzerland
  19. Taiwan
  20. Thailand
  21. Turkey
  22. United Arab Emirates
  23. United States
  24. Wales
  25. Zimbabwe

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes. Click the red ‘Enroll Now” button top right of your page to get to the purchase widget and click the red ‘buy now’ button for the payment plan.

Does this come with software, is software necessary, or what if I already use software?

The Online Trainer Academy does not require any software installation. All study is completed in our online learning environment, the Digital Portal. To access your course simply open your favorite browser and log in to the Portal.

You don’t have to invest in software to use the business systems we teach – we give you free workout templates to send to your clients via Google docs. However, we do explore some professional software options that will enhance your business. Whether you choose to use the software is up to you. We’ll show you how to make your business succeed either way.

Does this come with Continuing Education Credits (CEC/CEU's) for my certification?

The Online Trainer Academy Certification and business development program is trusted worldwide. You are guaranteed to receive CEC’s / CEU’s with your certifying body. Please note that this may require a petition on your end.

Upon passing the test and graduating you will get your certificate in the mail. This certificate, along with the detailed guidelines we provide in our Continuing Education Credits Approval Information guide that you can access within our student member portal has everything that you need.

How does the Academy compare to other options?

There aren’t any other serious options. If you’re interested in building the perfect online training business for you then then Online Trainer Academy is the most actionable, easy-to-follow, thorough and best-researched program on the market.

You could learn one system from one coach, but if that doesn’t work for your situation you’ve wasted a lot of time and money. You could also enroll on a program that promises to somehow, magically, teach you how to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars while sipping cocktails on the beach with your business on “autopilot” and spend 5-10X what you’d invest into the Academy.

Maybe you’d gain some useful information, but no other program shows you the inner workings of multiple proven systems like The Online Trainer Academy does.

We’ve been teaching and improving our systems since 2013 – in fact, we were one of the first to ever teach online training. If you found your way here you’ve probably followed the PTDC or Jonathan Goodman for a while now, and you know that we don’t mess around.

Who is the Online Trainer Academy not for?

OTA is not for everybody

If you fit the following situations than OTA is not right for you.

  1. You want your hand-held. While we offer unlimited business coaching, we’re not going to babysit you. If you need direction and support at any time, we’re here for you but we aren’t going to be checking in with you to make sure that you did the work. Doing this would be a disservice to you. We’ll help you every step of the way but we won’t always be around. At the end of the day, you’re responsible for your own success.
  2. You are an advanced online fitness marketer. If you are looking for guidance on complicated paid advertising techniques, split testing, or building out automated funnels, this program is not for you.
  3. You’re brand new to the fitness industry. If you feel confident programming and in looking after your people, then you’re good to go. If not, then I suggest getting in-person experience first and come back to OTA later. So this is a time where you have to be honest with yourself. You can absolutely build a killer online training business with no in-person experience as long as you feel like you can take care of clients well. If you’re unsure, then best to give OTA (and online training) a pass and come back later.
  4. You hate social media. It’s possible to make it work without using social media but it will be a lot harder. If you absolutely hate social media you can still enroll in OTA but know that it will take you a lot longer to get going with clientele.
  5. You’re looking for a quick-fix, overnight solution. This is not a ‘get-rich quick’ program. It’s a ‘build a perfect business that grows with you’ program. That said, most of our students do begin getting their first few clients quickly.

What happens right after I enroll?

Immediately after enrolling you’ll be sent an email with login instructions for the Digital Portal. 

Upon logging into the student success center (our digital portal) you will first enjoy a short onboarding module that includes a study plan and your downloads. From there, you’re off to the races!

Enroll into the Academy Today!

  • Digital textbook, The Fundamentals of Online Training V4.0
  • Access to the Student Success Center
  • 80+ video lessons
  • 45+ scripts, business and legal forms, and templates
  • 30 days of done-for-you social media content
  • Students-only mastermind
  • Answers to 121 most common online training questions
  • OTA-1 certification test
  • 90-day Get Clients money-back guarantee

“Yes! I’d like to pay the full amount today.”

$799 USD
(save $197)

“Yes! I prefer 4 monthly payments“

$249 USD
/month ($996 total)
null
0% INTEREST
payment plans. No credit checks.
null
85+ COUNTRIES
around the globe with OTA trainers.
null
7 YEARS
helping 40,000+ go online.
null
100%
tax-deductible expense.
null
A+
Better Business Bureau rating.
null
NO RISK
Get clients or your money back.
null
100% SECURE
All personal info is encrypted and secure.
Terrel

“If you’d asked me two years ago if I’d ever be in a place like this, I’d say, ‘yeah right’. I’m so grateful sometimes I’m just… speechless.

– Terrell Baldock (momsfitnessboutique.com)