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We’ll keep this short and sweet – you’ve no doubt seen too many badly-written sales pages from people claiming they’ve got some secret ‘hack’ to fitness success. You’re here because you’re wondering how the SBS Academy will help you – let us explain.
We carefully crafted our flagship, year-long course around some concepts that are “non-negotiables” for us:
Academy students get an entire year of tuition and support from the Shredded By Science Team, Eric Helms and Dr Mike Zourdos.
Over the course of that year, you’ll be taught 4 modules covering everything you need to confidently stand on your own two feet as a Personal Trainer in any setting:
Tutor(s): Team SBS
Duration: 18 weeks plus a 2-week exam period
Tutor(s): Eric Helms
Duration: 10 weeks plus a 1-week exam period
Tutor(s): Dr Michael C. Zourdos
Duration: 10 weeks plus a 1-week exam period
Tutor(s): Luke Johnson
Duration: 6 weeks
For UK students, we have also teamed up with Train.Fitness to offer students the chance to bolt on a L2 Gym Instructor/L3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification onto their SBS Academy studies.
Please note that purchasing the bolt-ons can only be done after enrolment to the SBS Academy.
*to select this option, you must hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification
Yes, there are!
The pricing options are below:
Early-Bird One Off: £1,150
Early-Bird Monthly Direct Debit: 12 monthly payments of £115
General Sale One Off: £1,300
General Sale Monthly Direct Debit: 12 monthly payments of £130
Please note that, if you cancel your direct debit or if we don't receive payments that we're owed then your SBS Academy access will be cancelled. Lifetime access is guaranteed once we've received all monies owed.
Yes, it is – all the lectures and assessments are delivered online so you can stumble in from your 7.30 p.m. session with Sally (who has absolutely no idea how she hasn’t lost weight only eating 1300 calories a day) and study without us complaining about the smell.
If you’re UK-based, you can add bolt-ons to also enroll on a nationally accredited Personal Training L2/L3 course.
We wanted to make sure that the SBS Academy provides you with the most thorough educational experience possible. As a result, we require you to take a full year to complete the course. We only release one lecture unit per week, to ensure that you have sufficient time to study it in the depth that we expect for the exams (yes, there are exams) at the end of each module.
Currently, we don’t offer any modules for sale separately. Sorry!
Yes, you do* - and you also get access to any updated versions of the course material, free of charge.
*As above - if you're paying monthly, lifetime access is guaranteed once we've received all 12 monthly instalments.
Yes – and it’s great. We have all our past students in there, all the tutors too; it’s just a fun place to learn and connect with all the awesome people that are the SBS Academy students.
Most students study between 2-3 hours per week, and the vast majority manage to fit it in with Personal Training, an office job, family life, looking after cats, watching videos of cats on Facebook… you get the idea.
As much as we’d love to be able to certify you without exams… we can’t. At the end of each unit, there is a mini-quiz to reinforce your learning, but these don’t count towards your final grade. At the end of each module, there is an open-book exam; we use these exams to give you a final grade.
Yes - if you pass the course and don't have any outstanding payments, you will be issued with a virtual and physical copy of your certificate.
No, but we offer discounts with Train.Fitness to take their internationally accredited L2/L3 Personal Trainer Diplomas.
“To anybody even taking more than 5 seconds to consider whether to sign up to the academy, let me please save you your valuable time – JUST DO IT. I promise you it will single-handedly be the best decision you will make after first making the consideration to enter this career path.
I have been in the industry for around 12 years, coached over 20,000 hours of 1-1 clients and let me say this, the Academy has been THE MOST VALUABLE TOOL I HAVE.
I just wish that the Academy had been around at the start of my career, so I didn’t have to make so many mistakes to get me to where I am today. Yes, I have learned through experience and further education throughout my career, along with spending thousands of pounds learning from the best in the industry - but with the Academy, I honestly believe that literally EVERYTHING is covered.
The way in which the learning is set out is suitable for every learning level, the course structure is easy to follow, the various coaches presenting the units are absolutely fantastic and it’s honestly a joy to learn.
There are literally hundreds of tips I’ve picked up and been able to implement immediately with my clients and I am so thankful for that.
Let me put it this way, implementing a couple of the tips with a new client, will ensure they remain a long term client thus paying you back for the money spent on the course, so it’s almost as though the course is free
Once again - this is the best investment I’ve ever made in my career.”
“The SBS Academy is grounded in the diligent pursuit of scientific excellence. Their objective to make sure that all of their students are exposed to my research review (AARR) is a benchmark of their unrelenting mission to provide evidence-based education”
“Enrolling on the SBS Academy was one of the best decisions I made with regards to furthering my career in the fitness industry. Over the past few months, I have learnt so much more than what I would have gained from a 6-week intensive course. The academy stands out by miles from others as most of the content and values truly cannot be found on other courses – and I researched extensively before I decided to enrol. If I had to sum up my experience, I would say it’s the best content and support-based value for money in the fitness industry at the moment.”
“Would recommend for anyone wanting to nail the foundations that so many people get wrong.
From the fundamentals of PT with a wide array of experts in the industry to powerlifting from Dr Mike Zourdous and bodybuilding from Dr Eric Helms both world renowned coaches in there feilds.
Very good information from some of the worlds best, touched on a lot of stuff that I knew but really should have paid more attention too, it did add in some gems to my methods especially for programming powerlifting and all in all got me thinking a bit more and getting clients better results.”
“Followed SBS for a while before enrolling and I have no regrets at all. The course content and format is top notch. Week by week lessons take the pressure off and give you enough time to understand each unit or ask questions. Feedback and responses from the guys at SBS are second to none with other learners able to communicate with each other. This course is what puts you in an advantage against the bog standard pt courses and I would definitely look to invest in any other courses in the future.”
“From dealing with my queries and concerns before signing up to the course (as a fitness enthusiast rather than a PT) right through to post qualification, the support from SBS has been second to none.
The Academy itself was fantastic and gave me the knowledge and confidence to move into Personal Training as a career. Having undertaken other courses I can wholeheartedly say that SBS are head and shoulders above other education providers in terms of their materials, tutors, support and community.
Cannot recommend enough to anyone working in the industry or with a keen interest in training.”
“I decided to join SBS Academy in March last year because fitness and training became a hobby which formed part of my life.
My coach recommended the academy to me. I could not imagine a better course to learn from which empowered me with the knowledge I would not of got elsewhere It gave me the ability to prep myself for my second fitness photoshoot with much confidence.
I couldn’t recommend the course enough.
It was by far the best decision I took last year.”
“Feedback after the first 3 modules of the SBS PT Course
- Very good structure of content
- Learning from the best trainers and scientists of the business
- The content (which alone is already top notch) is presented in a very enjoyable way: videos with slides + seeing the presenter talking while he holds the lecture
- very quick and easy communication - the team is always trying to help solve problems as quickly as possible
It's obvious that the SBS team is constantly improving the quality of their content and the way they present it.
They're not only concerned about making money by selling an online course but are constantly striving to provide the best possible product.
“The best thing I did for myself in 2017 was to enrol at SBS. I had to make sacrifices to pay for the course, but I honestly have no regrets. I’ve only done a quarter of the course, but already feel the quality of service I give to my clients has improved significantly.”
“I have been following and listening to everything this team puts out. I love the value of the content and the cheeky banter between the team. I listen to their podcasts during weight training and it also helps me get through cardio.
What an awesome team of individuals. Thanks for all you do!
I am enjoying the SBS Academy. I am happy I made the leap and invested into my education through your company.”
You don’t need to be a qualified Personal Trainer to enroll on the SBS Academy. If you’re a trainer already, great – we’ll make you a better one (promise). If you’re thinking of becoming a coach, then you’re in the right place too. If that’s not on your radar, but you’re obsessed with learning about the science and application of all things fitness – perfect.
Our only real requirement is that you’re curious, committed and capable of setting aside 3-5 hours a week for studying. And that you send us protein bars.*
*Okay, not really. You’ll also need a computer or smartphone, and a WiFi connection. That’s it.