World fitness business leader


The Online Trainer Academy


Jon Goodman is the author and founder of the first ever certification program for online training, including a first-of-its-kind textbook, workbook, online

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Personal Trainer Development Center

fitness pros community

Jon Goodman founded the PTDC, the world’s largest independent community of personal trainers. It was built to improve the reputation of the fitness industry and ensure that smart, passionate trainers have amazing careers that are both personally and financially satisfying.

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Have more freedom, make more money, help more people – Train clients online. Read Jon’s new blog to learn savvy online training strategy and business tips from the world leader in business education for online trainers.

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Jonathan Goodman

loves exercise, hates bad socks, and considers himself a key lime pie connoisseur.

He is the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center (the PTDC) and the Online Trainer Academy and sold tens of thousands of copies of his books including non-fiction, children, and the first-ever textbook for online fitness trainers. He writes about personal training, online training, and enjoy philosophizing and experimenting with new media. Originally from Toronto, Jon spends his winters exploring the World with his wife and young family.