Teacher-Training Program

The VPT Course consists of either 4, 8 or all 12 of these topics coupled with live critiqued Skype training. The course takes about 2-6 weeks to complete. When successfully complete, the student will receive a VPT diploma and be certified as a Virtual Trainer. Each VPT will be listed on Facebook, receive future email support and be ready to change the world, one client at a time.

  • Skype/Facetime
  • Office Setup
  • Virtual Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Fitness Fees
  • Virtual Routines
  • Virtual Group Exercise
  • Client Relations
  • Fitness Website
  • General Marketing
  • e-Marketing
  • Education

The VPT Level I must meet the following requirements before becoming certified:

  • Current Fitness Certification (eg, Personal Trainer, Pilates, Yoga, Cycling, etc.) OR Current Group Exercise Certification
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Device w/camera
  • Teleconferencing software (eg, Skype)
  • Age 18 or older
  • Creativity and open-mindedness with a passion for wellness

Candidates are required to purchase one of these two training manuals:

Training New Teachers All Over The World


“Marc draws from his wealth of fitness and wellness knowledge to give his clients an incredibly personalized experience. No two sessions are ever the same. They are always challenging, always inspiring one to take it to the next level….something we rarely do when working out solo! The beauty of the virtual training system is that you can work out virtually anywhere, at home, from the office, in a hotel….so no excuses!”

– Louise, Canada


“I completed Marc Thompson’s Virtual Trainer Teacher Training program last summer. Marc is an extremely knowledgeable, patient and attentive teacher. He taught me how to effectively train clients via skype and thereafter, my personal trainer business had literally no bounds!”

– Stephanie, Seattle, WA


“Marc is THE pioneer in online training. His VirtuFit training program is fun and easy to facilitate. It’s given me another great revenue stream for my business. I highly recommend his program.”

– Rob N, Manhattan, NY


“As a medical fitness exercise specialist this VPT book is the bomb. I love it that I bought not only physical book but also the kindle book. So, if your fitness Coach or trainer I highly recommend this book. By the way after buying this book I took it to Kinko paid an extra $4 and got a spiral put it now I’m loving it.”

– Koach, California


“Skype? Virtualhomefitness? Wow what an amazing experience! 8 months 3x per week at home or away. Marc’s gentle spirit and wealth of knowledge has proven to be a winning combination…oh yeah I have also worked really hard. Yoga, pilates, cardio, weight training, stability ball–the list goes on. Body, mind and spirit Marc has worked the whole me. As silly as it sounds he even taught me how to breathe. A unique experience which has changed my life. Wishing the same for you.”

– Sara, California


“Marc D Thompson is an outstanding personal trainer. He is one of the pioneers in virtual training and has changed the lives of many people by remotely designing an individualized training program for his clients and accommodating to their schedules. His wealth of knowledge, ability to modify and correct positions and encourage his clients from the other side of the camera will keep people motivated and stick to a routine that fits their schedules and environments.”

– ME, New York, NY


“Marc D. Thompson, VPT, is the trainer of the month for January. Marc has a pre-med degree, a triple-national certification and has been training professionally for over 20 years. He has been a national fitness cluster coordinator as well as a nationally certified faculty in health & fitness. Marc has taught many group team building sessions, professional athletics and many folks just like him who just want to be more fit. He has had clients as young as 6 and as old as 92, from all walks of life and all areas of the country. He has taught Yoga, Indoor cycling, Mat science and administered such programs as Cardiac Rehab, Pilates, Tai Chi, Dance, Karate and many others. He competed as a national swimmer and excelled in numerous intramural collegiate athletics. Marc believes in holistic training including all aspects of fitness both physical and mental. “Variety is the key to fitness, allowing all levels to achieve balance, self-reliance, harmony and well-being through monitored progression, complete safety and fun. Everyone can make great strides and enjoy fitness with diversity and adherence. When fitness is a passion it becomes contagious. I have never duplicated a workout with a client in over 100,000 sessions.”

– Fitness Studio, Florida

teacher-training Program fees

VPT Teacher-Training


  • Active isolated stretching
  • Adult dance & wellness
  • Adventure
  • AFAA Back on the Ball
  • AFAA Diabetes Mellitus
  • AFAA Hypertension & Exercise
  • AFAA Lifestyle Coaching
  • AFAA Lupus
  • AFAA Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise
  • AFAA Pilates
  • AFAA Tele-Fitness
  • AFAA The Pilates Method
  • AFAA Understanding Gait Function
  • AFAA Water Tai Chi
  • Alexander Technique
  • Aquatic Training
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • A-Team
  • Bodywork, Bamboo & Thai
  • Boot camp
  • Boxing
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardio Core
  • Cardio Yoga
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Child-Parent Flex
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Core Training
  • Cross Training
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Enduro
  • Flexibility Training
  • Functional
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Functional Integrated
  • Training
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Health Coaching
  • Health Intern, Polyclinic
  • Hospital
  • Hot Yoga
  • Immunology Intern,
  • Bethlehem Hospital
  • Integrated Functional
  • Interval Training
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Martial Arts
  • Mat Science
  • Motivational training
  • Myofascial Bodywork Class
  • Myofascial Release
  • Nutritional coaching
  • Personal Trainer, AFAA
  • Pilates
  • PNF
  • Post-rehabilitation
  • Power Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Resistance training
  • Resistance Yoga
  • Senior Wellness
  • SNC Training
  • Special Populations
  • Spinning/Cycling
  • Sport Specific
  • Sports Psychology
  • Stability Ball Training
  • Suspension training
  • Tai chi
  • Teen/Youth wellness
  • Trigger Points
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Virtual Trainer Faculty, IFC
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • X-Spin
  • YMCA Director
  • YMCA Fiscal Management
  • YMCA Fitness Regional
  • Coordinator
  • YMCA Membership
  • YMCA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Principles & Practices
  • YMCA Program
  • Management
  • YMCA PT Faculty
  • YMCA Senior Director
  • YMCA Supervision
  • YMCA Volunteerism
  • Yoga for Women

Teacher-Training Program In The Press

We’ve had amazing opportunities to share our unique training and results with people all over the world. Below is just one example of the many times we’ve been highlighted in the press.

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