personal training career

Supercharge your Personal Training Career

Become a Career Personal Trainer.

The Only Gym in Alexandria that trains both clients and coaches.

Yelp’s #1 Personal Training Studio

Better Coaching.  Better Results.

4 Tracks to Start

Basic, Foundations, Mentorship Training, Mentorship Training and Marketing


Certified Coaches with Experience start at $25/hr


Coach 30 hours per week, and you are eligible for Medical Insurance, Vacation Time, and Certification Reimbursements.

Choose Your Own Hours

Work on the days you want
Choose your own time blocks

Mentorship Training

Power Lifting, Olympic Lifting, Kettle Bells, Mobility, one-on-one coaching time with Paul

Marketing Mentoring

Learn how to write and optimize blog posts, post on social media, edit and upload videos

Employee Parking

Employee Parking for Mentee Included

Open Gym

Practice your techniques and build your own fitness


Four Tracks depending on your experience:

  1. Basic – designed for a very experienced coach
  2. Foundations – designed for a certified coach with some experience
  3. Mentorship Training – designed for a certified coach with little experience
  4. Mentorship Marketing – designed for all coaches that want to learn how to find more clients.

Level 1 Certification

Sand & Steel’s Personal Training Certification

Included with your Basic, Foundations, or Mentorship Training Track.


  • Barbell Technique (Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting)
  • TRX, Exercise Tubing, Rip Training Technique
  • KettleBell and Dumbbell Technique
  • SandBag, Sandbell, Medball Technique
  • Gymnastics and Body Weight Training

Mobility and Corrective Exercises

  • Corrective Exercises
  • Partner Mobility Stretches
  • PNF Stretching


  • Movement Cuing,
  • Scaling,
  • Biomechanics,
  • Programming,
  • Anatomy



  • Mentorship/ Registration time is unpaid.
  • Experienced Coaches start at $25/hr.
  • Inexperienced Coaches start at $18/hr.

Open Gym:

You’ll also have complimentary Open gym access when clients aren’t training.

Flexible Hours:

You can set your own hours at Sand & Steel for the month at a time.  You are paid if you are actively working on marketing tasks or are training clients.


Coaches are eligible for benefits after 3 Months.  Coaches must coach at least 30 hours a week to be eligible.*

Paid Vacation: One week paid vacation accrues annually.  You must work at least 30 hrs per week to qualify.

Certification Reimbursement: Accrues annually.  Up to $500 back for certifications in fitness and personal training.

Medical Benefits: you are eligible for 50% medical insurance reimbursement after 3 months.  To qualify you must coach (on average) 30 sessions per week.

*Additional details apply.  See store for details.


  • Personal Training Insurance
  • CPR certification
  • At least one certification from companies like: CrossFit, ACSM, NASM, Yoga Certification
  • Purchase Uniform $20

Mentorship Training 16 Hours

  • One-on-One Coaching Feedback
  • Assisting Coaching Clients
  • Scaling and Cueing
  • Power Lifting Technique
  • Olympic Lifting Technique
  • Kettle Bell Technique
  • Mobility and Stretching
  • Anatomy and Biomechanics

Mentorship Marketing 14 Hours

  • Building a Bio
  • Commenting and liking posts
  • Posting on Social Media Channels
  • Drafting and Optimizing Blog Posts
  • Taking and editing pictures
  • Video Editing and sharing
  • Team Comes First

    We share clients and work together to provide the highest level of training to benefit the client.

  • Who we hire

    Intelligent, organized, and motivated individuals who can demonstrate a passion for fitness and the ability to improve.

  • Supercharge your Career

    Be prepared to learn new things, the job gets more challenging every month.  We are building a company and a culture.

Raising the Bar
We are the Professional Grade Personal Training Studio in Old Town.  Every single client has a binder organizing their workout program, specific modifications, fitness benchmarks, nutrition program, InBody Body Composition Scans, Mobility Progress, and client specific warm-ups. We are the hardest working, most organized training facility in the DC areas.
Better Coaches
While other gyms will just throw you on the floor, we take the time to certify and mentor every single personal trainer at Sand & Steel.   Our employees are building careers in personal training.  Client results begin and end with having the best coaches on the floor as possible.  Better Coaching — Better Results.
Iron Sharpens Iron
If you want to be the best coach you can be — you have to coach where the best trainers are.  Make no mistake, we will push your limits as a coach.  We’ll break down your mistakes, and force you to coach correctly.  It’ll be tough and ego-shattering…but one thing is certain…we will make you better.
Team Comes First
Especially while you are starting you’ll have a senior coach helping you improve your coaching technique.  Clients book with all coaches so you’ll have a chance to work with a variety of difference clients.