FitOps is a non-profit organization powered by PERFORMIX® that trains and certifies veterans as elite personal trainers. The on-site program concludes with the certification of fitness industry professionals — who are experts in exercise and in leadership, designated as Certified Veteran Fitness Operatives (CVFO).
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The mission is for current or former U.S. Military service members. You have to apply, interview and be selected for FitOps. We’re looking for veterans with a passion for fitness, a drive to achieve their best, and ready for this next chapters of their lives.
This program is well-suited for – but not limited to – individuals who may have struggled with substance abuse, PTSD, and difficulties in transitioning into civilian life. FitOps replaces alcohol, drugs and hopelessness with endorphins, community and professional success through a passion for fitness.
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Any service members, former or current, can participate. This program is for anyone seeking community, support and a new successful chapter of their lives as certified personal trainers in the fitness community.
Everyone deserves a chance to be their best in fitness and in life. Veterans in FitOps thrive through community, support, and renewed sense of purpose. CFVOs are selected and trained to constantly look for ways to add value--to themselves, their relationships, their clients and their communities. Clients benefit from the fitness and leadership experience that each CVFO acquired in the military and honed in FitOps.
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Certification vs. Qualification
The FitOps program is the most well-rounded personal trianing certification available. Veterans must go through a rigorous three-part application process, interview and then fundraise in order to attend FitOps. We look for veterans who show a passion for fitness and a capacity for leadership that the program can then develop further. Classroom time seamlessly integrates into hands-on practice in the gym. The first week of camp is curriculum instruction from industry experts. The second week our veterans learn the business side of personal training, covering topics like business development, marketing and converting clients. The last week our veterans apply the knowledge they learned in practical settings, conducting mock interviews with potential employers, conducting client intake and assessments with mock clients as well as writing programs and taking their CPT exam. The final day of camp is graduation, where our veterans come out not just as certified personal trainers, but qualified and experienced to begin transforming their clients on day one.