Welcome to FPTI! Established by passionate fitness enthusiasts Joe Masiello and Gabe Valencia, FPTI is more than just a school; it's a transformational experience designed to shape aspiring individuals into confident and expert personal trainers.

A team Guided by Passion


Joe and Gabe's story is one of unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence. Their journey began with a shared passion for fitness, fueled by their personal transformations through exercise. Determined to turn their passion into a fulfilling career, they embarked on the path of becoming personal trainers.

From Passion to Purpose


Joe and Gabe founded Focus Integrated Fitness and began training clients outdoors, in apartments, and eventually in a modest NYC studio. What mattered most was not fancy equipment but their ability to deliver results and exceptional service. Clients came to them, drawn by the quality of instruction and the undeniable impact of their workouts.

Transforming the Standards


Discover our network of esteemed gym partners that collaborate with FPTI to offer exciting opportunities for career growth and hands-on experience in the fitness industry. Join forces with top-notch fitness centers to take your journey as a certified personal trainer to the next level.

Empowering Trainers


The result of their vision was the Personal Training Master Course, a program that combines their years of expertise into an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Students learn exercise science with live, expert instructors, making complex topics accessible and engaging. Graduates emerge not just as certified trainers but as confident, skilled professionals equipped to transform lives.

Expanding Horizons, Building Bridges


Today, FPTI stands as a beacon of excellence in the fitness industry. Leading fitness institutions like Equinox, Blink, Crunch, and Life Time Fitness have recognized the value of our hands-on training approach, partnering with us to provide direct employment opportunities to our graduates.

Becoming Part of a Legacy in Fitness


At FPTI, we've created a vibrant community of exceptional personal trainers who share our passion for fitness and a commitment to excellence. Whether you're just beginning your fitness journey or looking to elevate your career, we invite you to be part of our inspiring community.

Explore our programs, connect with our knowledgeable admissions advisors, and embark on a life-changing adventure with Focus Personal Training Institute. Join us, and together, we'll shape the future of fitness, one trainer at a time.


The FPTI training floor is based on a functional open-floor concept, where you’ll learn the “how” via hands-on practical instruction. Here, you will master the art of coaching movements using dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, bands, and body weight. This will provide you with a skillset to train anyone, anywhere, at any time.


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