People’s Trainer Certification

What is the Revolutionary Fitness People's Trainer certification?

Part of our mission from the very start has been to develop individuals within our communities that would be fitness ambassadors promoting a healthy alternative to the oppressive health and fitness conditions our people live with daily. Our RFTs are community members who have been certified by our organization to provide RevFit programming in the neighborhoods they serve.


The process to become certified as a Revolutionary Fitness People’s Trainer (RFT) is highly rigorous, assuring a knowledgeable trainer who is well-trained in exercise science, plant-strong nutrition, yoga fundamentals and community development. Prospective trainers confirm their dedication through months of study. Candidates for certification apply to an assessment process that includes recommendations by mentoring instructors, a review of study and teaching experience, and a comprehensive, four-part examination.

The first step towards certification is through the Phoenix Education Program, once enrolled in the program you have up to a year of self-study before going through our 4-week intensive to work towards certification. There are then five levels of certification, each progression has its own set of steps.

Certification Levels of People’s Trainers:

  • Lead RFT Level 1
  • Lead RFT Level 2
  • Master RFT Level 1
  • Master RFT Level 2
  • Chief Instructor

Taught by only the best

IMG_5533Our 4-week intensive are taught by our Master Trainers on staff. There is no other group of individuals who have more experience and expertise in providing high quality and accessible services to underdeveloped communities. With many years of cumulative experience as not only strength and conditioning coaches but years of working on the front lines within our communities, there is much to be learned from this group of experts.

More quality at a fraction of the cost

As with all our services and programming, our goal is not to profit off of our community but rather to provide an extremely high quality service at a price point that is accessible for our people while still promotes our continued development. The fees attached to our certification were created to keep the program running sufficiently and subsidize scholarships for those in need. So every candidates' tuition goes to further developing Revolutionary Fitness's mission and spreading our vision into more communities.

The cut in cost though, does not mean that you are getting a poorer quality certification. In fact our program is stronger than most certifications out there. Most certifications that trainers and instructors receive to work at health clubs around the country are a study-at-home and take a multiple choice test at a testing center. Most certifications provide no hands on training and no real in-person testing of information absorption, as a result most trainers working in the industry have no real experience and this causes a lot of issues. The certifications that do offer hands on experience, it's usually in the form of a 3-day weekend workshop, where all the information is crammed into a course that is price pointed in the thousands.

1507503_747502295299953_8068927394867588554_oNot only is our entry-level certification up to a 12 month-long process, it is a multi-layered test out and hours of in-class assisting time. On top of all that, one can volunteer hours towards the organization and get their tuition drastically discounted for further affordability. Our goal is to develop as many quality People's Trainers as possible.

After completing the program to become certified you must pass all four of the following requirements:

  1. Multiple choice test based on manual/video series content.
  2. Demonstration of RevFit Mobility Sequence.
  3. Mock class in front of panel of RevFit Master Trainers.
  4. Pass Physical: Warrior Test Level 1.

Please check out Phoenix Education Program page to see the next scheduled certification course.