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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.”
“It can be difficult starting out as a Personal Trainer. Overall there is very limited support and advice on the things you really need to know when running and growing a successful PT Business.
What SBS have done with the Shredded by Science Academy is nothing short of game changing.
They have brought together some of the greatest minds in fitness to educate you on everything you need to know when it comes to training clients but not just that, Luke has also added real-world business advice to the academy to help you increase your income and map out your business for growth and success.
If you are a Personal Trainer that wants to go places with their business you will not find a better course to do!”
“Covering everything from biochemistry, to deadlift cueing, to setting up as a business - SBS Academy is the most comprehensive course I've come across. The coaches are personable and incredibly knowledgeable, and the modular format makes it easy to fit in around a full time job and other commitments. In fact, I've often found myself trying to finish up work quicker so I can take a look at the next SBS unit - and I make video games for a living - so if that isn't a glowing accolade I don't know what is!”
“There are very few places that I can feel comfortable pointing both aspiring and established fitness professionals towards when they ask about where to educate and upskill themselves. It's hard to find a resource that not only provides evidence-based information but also teaches applicable skills that will lead to success in the real world of the fitness industry. But the Shredded By Science Academy is a resource I have no hesitation in recommending. The content is top notch, the tutors are world-class and the advice is genuine and effective.”
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.