A message from Dr. John Spencer Ellis, CEO of NESTA,
Thank you for taking a moment to learn about NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and how we can help you achieve your goals and dreams in the fitness and coaching industries.
We’ve been creating world-class experts since 1992. You are about to learn why we’re not your typical association, and why that’s good news for you.
NESTA is different – on purpose!
You want quality education and solid career opportunities. NESTA gives you both. Our Personal Fitness Trainer Certification holds the gold standard NCCA accreditation, and our specialty certificate courses are used by over 55,000 fitness and coaching professionals in more than 50 countries. NESTA also provides you with many turn-key fitness and coaching business systems, so you can jump start your career success.
Aside from our main division (located on this site), you will also benefit from our sister schools, which offer courses and certifications in specialty fields.
First is the Spencer Institute, which focuses on coaching, personal development and the mental aspects of success . Here you will find certifications for Life Strategies Coaching, Wellness Coaching, Sleep Science Coaching, Corporate Wellness Coaching, Holistic Life Coaching, and a wide range of additional specialties to complement any niche for fitness and coaching professionals. Each course includes business training.
If you have an interest in triathlons, adventure training or endurance sports, you’ll want to see the International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA) and learn about the Triathlon Coach Certification program. This comprehensive course gives you the training, certification and business models to work with athletes of all levels and create a full-time or part-time business, which provides you with a strong income.
Our school for martial arts fitness training is the MMA Conditioning Association. You will earn the credential of a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach. The graduates of this challenging training program have gone on to train champions in the UFC, Bellator MMA and Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Many certified coaches operate their own gyms, martial arts schools, online coaching services, or specialty training programs.
Each week, facilities from around the world contact our offices and are seeking our graduates. Many NESTA graduates have traditional jobs in health clubs, fitness centers, gyms, wellness centers and spas. They are personally and professionally fulfilled and earn a good living. Others have more entrepreneurial ambitions. Some graduates have appeared on the show Shark Tank. Others have become #1 best-selling authors. Some have their own TV shows, workout videos, podcasts, radio programs and award-winning blogs. We provide effective, affordable and fun solutions for everyone including you.
What ever you want to accomplish with your career, we are here to support and guide your specific goals and dreams.
Welcome to NESTA.
Dr. John Spencer Ellis “JSE”
CEO of NESTA