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If you want to get started in the fitness industry, NPTI Dublin will be the best money you ever spend. Turns out that Mark Bransky (instructor) is the chief educational director for all NPTI in California. He is, by leaps and bounds, the best teacher I have ever had in my entire life.

The course is expensive, (about 7k) but, if you truly want to learn and understand the fundamentals of fitness, nutrition, exercise, bioenergetics, etc then NPTI is the way to go. The book by itself can be daunting, but Mark breaks it down into analogies and gives examples that anyone can understand. Not only do you learn about these things, but you learn the rationale and science behind them.

250 hours are spent in the classroom and the other 250 are spent in the gym. Each week there is a quiz on the previous week’s lectures. Also, everyday in the gym, you will put into practical use what you have learned in the classroom.  Mark is there to give pointers, correct form, introduce us to new training methods, and to coach.  On Thursdays, students with develop mental issues come and exercise with us. We build training sessions with the knowledge we have learned. It’s definitely the highlight of their week and the students form strong bonds with us trainers. (shout out Matthew)

Every student will eventually burnout at some point during the semester, but Mark keeps it light and entertaining. He is one of the funniest people i have met. We encouraged him to do stand up comedy in the future. I usually think of myself as generally intelligent, but the depth of his knowledge is unmatched.

I got hired at Equinox as a trainer after going through the course. I believe that NPTI has prepared me to become the best trainer possible. Just because I have graduated does not mean that my journey with NPTI and Mark is over. He generously lends his time to all my questions that I text him and lends his advice whenever I ask him.  I plan to take the CES course with him in December.

Overall, it’s the best money/decision I have ever made in regards to education and furthering my career. I truly don’t have a negative thing to say about the class or the teacher. If you’re serious about learning and understanding more about fitness, I highly recommend and endorse  NPTI Dublin. I would not have gotten as much knowledge, pleasure, and entertainment if it wasn’t for Mark.


If you want to be a personal trainer than I highly recommend NPTI. If you’re like me and you don’t learn by doing training online and are better in person than NPTI is the best place to be. The teachers and staff are of the highest quality and you get learn about exercise techniques while sitting around in sweatpants all day! You can’t beat that!


If you are looking at becoming a personal trainer and want to attend a top notch program taught by one of the most knowledgeable guys in the industry, then look no further. NPTI is a great program with an awesome curriculum and hands on experience. I thought I had a pretty good foundation of training before I attended NPTI, but I what I knew was nothing compared to what I know now. Its a well rounded course that not just focuses on training people, but also incorporates anatomy and nutrition among other aspects of health and wellness. If you want to become a personal trainer with a good foundation and knowledge base, then I highly recommend NPTI.


I highly recommend NPTI to anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer. I’m more of a visual learner so being in a classroom setting and learning hands-on in an actual gym was beneficial for me.


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