Product Gym is a part-time, 6-week product management education course in New York City. Covering the product development lifecycle, from ideation to release and maintenance, Product Gym teaches students the skills needed to excel in product management. Courses include learning how to create a product roadmap, conducting business and market analysis, defining an MVP, evaluating OKRs and KPIs, wireframing, prototype testing, and building stakeholder consensus.
Product Gym is a total of 30 hours of in-person, classroom instruction taught by a lead instructor and a subject-matter-expert. At the end of the course, students will be able to confidently build a product roadmap and define the MVP, identify the key languages needed to build software, and articulate a specific use case in their background that is relevant to product management.
Applicants do not need to have a base knowledge of product management, as Product Gym teaches content to beginners. Professionals with at least 3+ years of relevant working experience looking to make a career transition are welcome to apply.
The curriculum is designed to grow individuals’ hands-on product management skills and equip professionals with the best education and job hunting strategies. Product Gym primary instructors are product management fanatics dedicated to sharing the best of their industry knowledge. Instructors hold senior product management positions at top tech companies such as Google, LinkedIn, and Spotify. Upon Completion of Product Gym’s course, graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Product Management.
Recent Product Gym Reviews: Rating 5.0
- Product Management
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I have been watching Rich’s content for months before I decided to reach out the Product Gym. After 15 minutes of actually being on the phone with him; I was sold. I was sold on the whole program because Product Gym gets it. Product Gym’s approach is to first increase the quantity of the interviews you are going on and then improve the quality (conversion ratio) of the interviews you are going on. In both regards Rich and Cody and the best of the best.
Why? Why I am raving about these guys? Its because Rich comes from a technical recruiting background. He has actually posted positions, sorted resumes, screen candidates, negotiated salaries. He has a disgustingly intimate understanding of how technical hiring works. You need a guy like that if you stand to land this job, because everybody else that I have spoken to in this field of product management has no clue how to land a job. I have seen the number of students that have taken jobs with Product Gym. They have something truly special here and it works.
After finishing the course I was reached by 3 hiring managers for Product Management positions. The instructors were there to help me prep for the interviews( from the screening phone call, all the way up to the final rounds). The learning material and content published by Product Gym definitely helped me land a job as an Associate Product Manager for a growing company in the people’s workforce space. In addition, my salary increased by more than ~100%!!!! (I was freelancing previous to this)
I would definitely recommend Product Gym to any of my colleagues trying to break into Product Management.
I was fortunate enough to meet Rich during one of the meet ups organized by Product Gym. To say he’s been an instrumental help in upgrading my resume, recommending me for product manager jobs, coaching me through every step of the way would be an understatement.
Within meeting him for the first time, I had already gotten interviews to 2 companies (within 2 days) which weren’t even happening for me before. I also met a few people who he connected me with who have helped immensely to sharpen my focus on landing a PM job. They really do know what they are doing and I have also spoken with a few of the alumni who sing praises for Product Gym and how they have really helped them land the PM job they really wanted.
They focus on applying for jobs and generating interviews as much as possible because in the end, that’s what you really want right? To get a PM job as soon as you can. They value your time and teach you the essentials of what you will incur in your experience as a PM. I would really recommend them if your looking for a PM job. It will definitely shorten the time that you spend because the advice that they give you is gold and works out here in the world.
Just go for it! Don’t waste time cause you’ve already missed a few opportunities reading my review!
I was grandfathered into my current PM and learned quite a bit on the job and through self-guided learning, but never felt validated due to only working for a single company. I lacked confidence because I couldn’t compare my own product experience to anything other than what I read, which often created an endless loop of over-analysis. Participating in Product Gym helped me understand how to properly organize my thoughts through a PM framework which added consistency and organization to my approach. Suddenly I felt authenticated and empowered to take control of my interviews and exponentially improved my performance. PG not only filled holes in my knowledge but to me meta-skills that I will forever apply to my job hunt for the rest of my life. Completely worth the investment. Beyond the classes themselves, you receive personalized coaching, access to a network of fellow PMs. The support of the students of my cohort and our knowledge sharing have been paramount. Highly recommended. Would do again.
In the words of Tim Ferriss, the most efficient form of skill acquisition comes from studying the techniques of masters and creating a feedback loop so that you're constantly improving and cutting through the noise. That's what Product Gym does.
Was fortunate enough to meet Rich before PG and followed him online for great content and free classes. Even free matherial is solid and can teach you new skills. But the course itself is a packed with practice and will make you ready for any interview. Highly reccomended for people who just enter PM space as well as experience ones.
Product Gym works. It's the only Product program I've seen that treats it's members like a product and is designed to create a successful outcome - landing a product job. If you're frustrated with your job search or transition into Product Management this program will address all of your pain points. It's very community oriented and creates the right environment of support and resources to aid in the job search. Make the investment in the program, it works.
After spending hours researching product management courses in NYC I could only find ones focused on concepts and fundamentals, then I stumbled upon Product Gym and I'm so glad I did. The program is focused on the practical side - actually landing that product management job you want! Rich, Cody and team lay out a clear and effective process that produces real results - I'm talking more interviews than you can handle and ultimately real offers. Along the way, you'll learn all the concepts, frameworks and lingo you need to know. If you're looking to land a job in product management, even if you come from a different background, joining Product Gym should be an absolute no-brainer!
This program arms you with all the tools necessary to land a PM role, starting with the fact that the skills needed to land a PM role are very different from those needed to be successful as a PM.
Today, because of the popularity of the PM job, the interview process has become quite structured and this course teaches you to master every step of that process.
It not only teaches you the right combination of skills to be impactful in a PM role, but also how to highlight and communicate them via the right language to all decision makers as part of your PM interview process.
I first met Rich through a meetup on how to go from finance to product management. My god, that was probably the best thing to happen to me. We went over my background and resume, he was able to connect me with other product managers who were hiring, and was able to get me interviews within a week, when before I was just applying with no responses.
Once I joined product gym, it wasn't just a quick check-in and calling it a day. There was bi-weekly meetups where I learned the skills required to be an excellent PM, as well as chats with the founders to see where I could improve in the interview process. Because ultimately, you're here not just to learn what it takes to be a PM, but to also land a PM job in as short of time as possible. Product Gym could not have helped more with my professional development, and I cannot rave about the quality and promote them more.
I am in the middle of my training with the Product Gym and so far I am beyond impressed by their dedication to deliver real value to their students. The classes are tailored to real business problems and interview processes. They know by heart each and everyone of their students and support them based on their individual needs, in addition to all the good material that is provided to all students. I believe whether or not I land a job that I truly want is from now on entirely dependent on my personal effort because PG provide all the support that one needs to succeed.
I really like Rich and Cody’s approach. These guys are the best. I first met Rich when he was presenting How to Land Multiple Offers in 45 Days in San Francisco. I have to admit at first his attitude kind of rubbed me the wrong way, but something he said to me made a whole lot of sense. Getting the job and doing the job were 2 different things. At the end of the day, I have met so many people that were great at “doing” the job, but horrible at “getting” the job. The best part was I also met other working Product Managers that felt the same way.
Considering that Rich had come all the to SF from New York and he brought with him a few success stories two other people that were a part of his program, I was sold! This turned out to be the best investment I had ever made. Within 2 and half weeks I had more phone screens than I could possibly handle! This was insane! I couldn’t handle all these calls and work full time anymore, but I really grinded through it all. The most helpful thing was how Rich PERSONALLY conducts weekly coaching calls. I mean who does that?
Every week he checked with me and my group to make sure we were good. We were okay. Thanks to Rich I landed 3 offers in 5 weeks with more to come.
I learned more about how to do this job interviewing than I ever did reading. I was averaging 16 interviews per week. Sometimes even taking interviews in the staircase or in my car on my lunch breaks.
Man just keep doing what you guys are doing!
Coaching calls are getting bigger, you might want to start splitting people up.
I’d already been a Product Manager before I joined PG.
This is the only course out there that not only teaches you the fundamentals of being a Product Manager but shows you how to actually get a PM job! I currently have two offers and expect more to come in. To be concise, this course works.
Not only are the instructors really knowledgable and helpful, the job assistance is amazing. Cody is there every step of the way for you when it comes to getting a new job, from applying, interviewing, and finally negotiation!
Before PG, I was landing interviews on my own but failing. It was tough and actually very depressing. This course empowers you, not just with knowledge, but solidarity and friends to support. Recommend this to anybody looking to become a PM or looking to switch PM jobs!
Not to sound melodramatic, but this was a life changing experience for me. I met Richard during one of the Meetup events and one of the first thing that got me intrigued in doing the course was the level of candidness and openness to having an honest conversation about what my goals are. I was comparing Product Gym with Product School and what sold me on Product Gym is the level of attentiveness and personal investment they have in the candidates' success. It is one of the best investments I made in my personal development because what you learn at PG is transferable to so many more fields than just product.
The Instructors that they invite to teach the course are excellent in presenting the material and moreover are always open to having a discussion within the class and adapt to the needs of the students.
The coaching that Product Gym provides is applicable not only in getting a product job but in life as well - you will get the results if you follow the coaching and personal feedback that PG provides. The general community of PG is enriched through every single cohort and the overall group is incredibly supportive of each other in helping one another to get to the goal
Not even kidding! My callbacks before attending Product Gym courses were on average 1 in every 10-15 places I’d apply to. Looking back since I finished the courses, I barely knew what I was doing in these interviews. My interviews are so much more engaging now, I have so much more confidence when I speak to employers. It’s gotten to a point where I even heard back from 5 companies the other day! I’m determined to get that PM position soon and want everyone to know that Rich and everyone else that speaks at the Product Gym classes have your best interests in mind and will do nothing less to ensure you know how to get a PM job.
After Product Gym, I’ve been applying for over 2 months to different PM positions. Since then, I’ve had a few 2nd round interviews, even a few 3rd round interviews, and even my first offer last week! The best part is that Product Gym isn’t about just the 6 weeks of courses and that’s it – everyone affiliated with the company will, I repeat WILL, help you every step along the way. I called up one of the instructors from PG about the update with my first offer and they were beyond thrilled to hear, and told me not to stop that momentum. I’ve never seen a place so committed and so involved with helping you to succeed, worth every penny and minute of time I spent here since Day 1!
I never used to hear back from companies, unless it was them letting me know I didn’t get the position. I was ready to call it quits on becoming a PM and move on, but decided to give Product Gym a try as my deciding factor on whether it was the right path for me or not. I can safely say that not only was it the right decision, but I feel like my interview skills are night and day compared to how they used to be. I now have total control within my interviews, have heard back from more than half the places I’ve applied to since then! I don’t plan on slowing down, and now am certain I will be a PM soon. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
From total lack of confidence to someone who can have the attention of an entire room, the people at Product Gym KNOW exactly what they’re talking about. What I love is that everyone here is so involved in your success and go above and beyond to ensure you know what you’re doing in order to become a PM. I never once saw myself before being able to go for something like a PM, but now I have newfound ambition and will not settle for anything less. Thank you Rich, and thank you Product Gym for giving me all the help that you did!
Before attending my first Product Gym class, I had only a vague understanding of the field as a whole and not much else beyond that. Not only do I know so much more about being a PM, but I also was provided the tools and knowledge of what it takes to become a PM and how to make myself an attractive candidate for the role. Only a few weeks out and already have been receiving at least a dozen phone calls/emails back from companies interested, and I don’t see that slowing down until I successfully become a PM!
What I love about this school is how involved all the instructors are. The same people running the course are there with you every class. Whether they’re lecturing the classes and explaining what you need to know in order to succeed, or helping your resume to look good, they’re the same people that will be there with you from start to finish! I’ve never had a course with people so involved with your success until I found Product Gym. For anyone looking to learn Product Management skills and how to take steps to become one, look nowhere else but here!
If you have the drive and ambition to succeed, then Product Gym will help you attain your goal of becoming a well-paid product manager - they did for me!!
Not everyone has energy to maintain their full-time job and take classes. If you are that time of person, then stay home, frankly. Because here, if you not putting in the effort, then dont waste your time. Go to another course that will take your money just as well, but not give your the drive and focus to succeed. Go sit in class with the mundane. This class was full of a bunch of sharks and go getters who brought out my competitive nature. Best part is, that competition increased our drive and cooperation. We learned from each other. That’s what this class does - it brings out the best in you and helps you fully realize your potential. Yes, I could go on about the details but for me the real value came from the drive it re-instilled in me. GO GET IT!
Before I found ProductGym I was lost in a hopeless cycle of applying for jobs. Maybe it was my lack of confidence, but I wasn't getting anywhere, despite having previous experience in Product Management. I reached out to PG and slowly started seeing a change. Using Rich's methodologies, I was able to increase my reach, improve my main selling point (my resume and LinkedIn) and get my name in front of recruiters and generate interviews! A few weeks back, I felt as if there was no way out and maybe I wasn't cut out for another PM job. Rich told me to cut the BS, gain some confidence and showed me the way. If it weren't for PG, I would still be stuck in that dark cycle. I would HIGHLY recommend PG and its team!