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Personal Trainer Basics: NASM OPT™ Model Phase 5: Power

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Utilized for over 20 years with the world's top athletes, the NASM OPT™ Model, or Optimum Performance Training Model®, is a fitness training system based on scientific evidence and principles, the model is highly adaptable and versatile in its application, progressing individuals through five distinct yet complementary training phases.

Phase 5 of the OPT™ Model focuses on using high force and high velocity exercises to increase power.

Join NASM Master Instructors and hosts Prentiss Rhodes, Wendy Batts, and
Dr. Marty Miller for this exclusive 1-hour webinar.

You'll learn:

• How to best implement this phase of the OPT Model™ within your training programs

• The benefits of power training for clients of all abilities and athletic capacities

• Various modifications, through progressions or regressions, for your clients' specific needs 


Gain immediate access to your FREE recorded webinar, plus learn more about becoming a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM.

8 Reasons to Become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Job Guarantee

As part of the Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive programs, NASM guarantees you'll find a job within 90 days of your CPT certification, or your money back4.

Top Choice of Gyms

In a third-party survey, fitness club managers agreed that NASM develops the most qualified trainers5. Plus, NASM personal trainers often earn more than their peers6.

Simple & Effective Training

With NASM's Optimum Performance Training Model®, you'll have a systematic approach to developing personalized, and unique training plans that allow for predictable outcomes for all your clients.

Two Exam Options

We’re proud to announce our Certified Personal Trainer program now includes two exam options, the NCCA-Accredited Personal Trainer Certification (NCCA exam) and the NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (non-proctored exam), providing you more choices to fit your needs.


With the NASM Certified Personal Trainer All-Inclusive program, you have the option to receive 80 hours of on-site experience with actual fitness clients, including weekly online and practical assignments incorporating fitness training services, typical facility tasks, and mentoring.

Career Preparation

84% of NASM Certified Personal Trainers feel the Certified Personal Training program adequately prepared them for a fitness related profession7.

Unparalleled Support

Our Premium Self-Study and All-Inclusive programs offer 1-on-1 support with a coach and a mentor to assist you.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Study around your busy life. With our online platform, you can work towards your goals whenever you want, wherever you want.

Choose the most respected name in personal training
certification - NASM. We're ready when you are.


4 Terms and conditions apply to the NASM Job Guarantee and can be found in the T&Cs (Section 5).

5 Results of study conducted by MarketLab, a third-party researcher, in May-June 2016, sampling U.S.-based Club Managers.

6 Median income for NASM certified trainers is based on respondents to an NASM 2016 survey who identified themselves as full-time trainers and who provided income data (respondents who did not report an income or reported an income under minimum wage have been excluded), compared to industry median income for full-time personal trainers as reported by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Statistics for 2015 available at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9031.00 (last visited March 30, 2017).

7 Ascend Learning "NASM annual CSAT survey." Nov. 2017. n=3842.