Chase Woodruff (CJ) and Colbi Bruce are the co-founders of the FTA program. Both CJ and Colbi have extensive fitness backgrounds with many successes and some failures along the way. This practical experience as well as being well versed in the science of the human body heavily influences how we have created our approach to teaching.

While the NASM curriculum may be very informational, it lacks a certain real life situational relation. This is where you nee some one with real life experience to bridge the gap between information and practice.


The Fitness Trainer Academy (FTA) is the best personal trainer certification program in Texas. The program has (3) primary goals. (1) We want each student to leave the process with a nationally accredited and accepted certification. This is why we partner with NASM, the best personal training certification in the industry. (2) We want each student to understand not only how to create workouts, but also how to accent those workouts with proper, goal specific, nutrition programs. (3) Lastly, we want each student to feel prepared to start training and prospecting from clients immediately after completing our process.

We Are An Official NASM Provider

The Fitness Trainer Academy is an official NASM Academic Partner and Course Provider. This means that students receive official NASM materials such as Textbooks, Study Guides and Practice Tests.

Se our official NASM partner listing here: [view NASM partner list]


We have been a Official Academic Partner of NASM since 2014. We value our partnership with NASM and it seems they do as well.