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About Us

We moved to Boca Raton, Florida from Missouri for Tyler to attend Fitness Institute International.  Fitness Institute is a vocational school headed by Exercise Science Doctorate Anthony Abbott that is designed to take a year and a half.  Dr. Abbott is an impassioned Christian man who decided to create his own vocational school after becoming disappointed with the personal training field in general.  Although his classes are small, Dr. Abbott has produced the two highest scores ever achieved on the most prestigious international personal training certifications.  In addition, Dr. Abbott’s graduates boast a 100% pass-rate on the most difficult personal training certification that is designed for Exercise Science majors although the certification itself only has a 55% pass-rate.

Lisa initially thought that she would teach while Tyler took classes since she has a Mathematics Education degree, but after we attended a couple Fitness Institute classes together, she decided to accompany Tyler in his studies.  We went on to become the first ever co-valedictorians of Fitness Institute International, and we both placed in the top 1% of all test-takers on the most rigorous international certification.  In addition, Lisa likely scored the third highest score ever achieved.

Now that we’ve both earned our CPTS and NSCA-CPT certifications, we’ve created our own company in order to promote health and fitness education.  Our services/products include personal training, tutoring for Fitness Institute classes and the NSCA-CPT, books, and articles.  We’re located in the Boca Raton, FL area.

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Since Fitness Institute International is a little-known vocational school, here’s a little information about it.


1.   There is a 100% CPTS (Fitness Institute’s certification) graduate pass-rate on NSCA and ACSM exams.


2.   Dr. Anthony Abbott is an Exercise Science doctorate and has lead Fitness Institute for over 32 years.

Juan Carlos Santana has his Exercise Science master’s degree and is owner of Institute of Human Performance.

Mark Rosenberg is a medical doctor.

Richard Patton is a dietitian with a master’s degree in Public Health who also teaches at Miami Dade College.

Michael Ashley is a drug-free former Mr. Universe and is owner of Say Fitness.


3.   You learn directly from these individuals rather than through any teacher’s assistants.


4.   It costs around $3,600 total.  And considering that that amount of money is able to provide you with the knowledge to pass the same certifications that four-year Exercise Science programs prepare their students for, it’s extremely cost-effective.


Fitness Institute’s Home Website


The Teachers

Dr. Anthony Abbott

Juan Carlos Santana

Mark Rosenberg

Richard Patton

Michael Ashley


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