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 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!
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!
Rich never gave up on me even when I wanted to give up on myself. I am a foreign national from China and desperately needed a company to provide me with work sponsorship. I am also in banking, so it was doubly hard. Most of my interviews lasted 30 seconds. You know the ones where they ask, ‘what’s your current work authorization status’ Oh H1B? No thank you.’
This was so depressing! It took me a few tries but I finally landed 5 offers. It was crazy. When it rains it pours. I think what I like most about Product Gym is Rich’s approach to life. He views it as a number’s game and he is right. There is a lot that is outside your control; so stop trying to force yourself to please everyone. It's not going to work out.
It took 7 months and it happened to me. If I was to do this on my own; I would have just given up.
Can’t believe I am actually giving a review right now to this company, because it seemed not too long ago being a PM was just a dream. I made it now.
The journey was short and gruesome. This is bonkers painful, but we made it. My biggest challenge is that I am a control freak that analyzes every meticulous detail. That didn’t work for me because of my timeline. This was a struggle, but with some kind hearted support from the best COACHING STAFF IN THE WORLD we made it through. Much love fam!
Until the next.
Rich is a magician! OMG, this bad@$$ made it happen for me and I will forever be in his debt. His team put together a plan for me (coming from a finance background) to land 3 offers in 2 months. Quite possibly, the best experience I never EVER want to have again.
Play the numbers game folks! Stop analyzing everything and wonderful results will pour in.
These guys know exactly what it takes to get you a Product Manager Job. Resume, First Round, Second Round, Onsite, Negotiation – the guys that run this are recruiters and PMs. They know what you need to put on the resume, what you need to say on the calls, how to prepare for the calls.
I didn’t sign up for this course to get general product management knowledge. You can get that for free online and for much cheaper. Some of these reviews talk about other bootcamps, but I didn’t even both asking them because when I scheduled the call on product gym – they systematically broke down why the things I was doing didn’t work, what I needed to do, and a clear path to the next steps. This was a no brainer.
Only piece of feedback is to send the slides the instructors use to teach. Your method works guys, I’m getting interviews. But I need to reference the info we learned in class before my interviews. Everything you guys are doing works so I know its hard to do across all these students
When I was trying to decide where to go to take a product management course, the first thing I did was look up the instructors. I looked at the General Assembly and I looked at Product School – their instructors were all from big, reputable companies. I went to an open house and I asked them what I had to do to get the product management job coming from Finance. They gave me great answers but I just couldn’t pull the trigger yet.
I found Product Gym through an email and went to their event and learned that looking at the instructors isn’t going to help. These instructors aren’t going to help you or me get a job. They aren’t going to hire us. In fact, I learned that if you look at all the product manager jobs that are available, they are rarely the big companies that are hiring. Even if they are, its just one or two. The vast majority is roles at smaller companies. This was such a key insight that I signed up immediately
Its gems like these that you learn at Product Gym. They have PMs come and teach the class but they also have subject matter experts. You can’t learn product management in a silo and now, as a PM at a fintech company – I actually have to work with ppl that taught the class. A product marketer taught a class – I work with a product marketer now every day. Same with Data Scientist, Same with Designer.
Come to the class ready and hungry. Do not take this course if you are not ready to put in hours for your goal. There is nothing in the market that’s even close to what Product Gym knows for getting a job in Product Management.
I am a H1B holder that had a VERY tight deadline to get a job and sponsorship before I had to leave the country. My background is in project management. I read every single review for every single school for Product management. I took Product School because they had so many good reviews but they were absolutely no help at all. I have no clue how they have so many good reviews. Their instructor asked me to write them a good review and I had to decline. I felt bad posting a bad review for them on their page but after taking Product GYM, I feel like I have to be honest.
If you've read this far in the review, know that I went through every single review for these bootcamps when I took the course months ago. If i'm spending $4k, I need to be sure. Plus, I was on a deadline. Product School has no idea how to get you a job. Product GYM walks you through the resume, the keywords you need to put, what you need to prepare for, how you apply for jobs, when do you need to ask questions to the recruiters, what are the questions they ask. The two gentlemen that run product GYM - they want you to get a job. I asked my instructor at Product SCHOOL these questions - and they know nothing. He was a good instructor, but knew nothing about the job applications and the market.
I paid money to get the job. PG doesn't sugarcoat it. I got what I paid for, and even more. My only regret is not joining this course earlier. I lost so much time with the other course and had to make it up before I had to leave.
If you read this far my advice to you is dont just consider the reviews. Get on the phone with them and Ask them the real questions that matter. I got tricked by the reviews - I hope no one else does.
For Product Gym, I love you guys for giving me everything I needed...but I really hated all the work to apply. It worked out in the end but oh my god so much work...I'm glad I did this though...=)
One of the founders is very angry all the time? Maybe be nicer..haha
I have absolutely no clue why this school does not have more reviews. I guess it goes to show that the bootcamps that ACTUALLY WORK and will ACTUALLY GET YOU INTERVIEWS/JOBS are too busy doing the real work for their students, instead of having their students try and push reviews on this site and others.
If you want a product management job - You need to go to this bootcamp. The guys that run this course are in the classroom EVERY WEEK WITH YOU.They are there with the instructors that teach the course, they review the instructors every week, they are responsive on slack and most of all - THEY ACTUALLY KNOW what you need to be taught to get that first interview, ace the second, and the third, etc.
I was looking at this course and Product School's. I joined Product GYM around the same time two other friends joined Product SCHOOL and GA. This course was cheaper (at that time) and I actually wanted to know from working professionals what product management was.
This course fundamentally changed my life. My two friends that took the other courses havent even gotten one phone call yet from a recruiter. 2 months after my course with Product GYM, I'm already a PM in NYC.
I can go on and on but in summary - if you want actual details on how to get the job and not just product management theory - this is the course for it.
...still don't know why there aren't amazing reviews for these guys. In my same class at Product Gym 4 other ppl landed PM jobs. NO ONE in my friends' classes got even one.
The only 'con' to this? Getting onboarded took a while - like details on where to find slides, feedback on some interviews, where to get some of the homework. But the people running this program are responsive and they are ramping up - they were there with me through til the end. I can't fault them when they are trying this hard for EVERY student.
The experience I gained from attending this course at Product Gym was phenomenal. There was so much that I did not know about Product Management and this course has shown me all the ins and outs on how to be a good Product Manager. Product Gym helped me gain the confidence to not only excel at job hunting/interviews, but minimized my worries on being able to find the job that I want/enjoy. They helped me build confidence in not only as a Product Manager, but helped me build personal confidence as well. They always emphasized that the user experience is key in the PM role and to always be up on top of what the user wants. Also to always listen to feedback and constructive criticism and to be willing to adjust. Product Gym helped me become a confident Product Manager and if you are looking into a PM role, I would highly recommmend taking this course.
My experience at Product Gym was unforgettable. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I am glad I did. I needed a career change and was looking into Product Management, and saw this course available, and I am so glad I found it. This course opened my eyes to see the big picture of a feature/product from beginning to end, as well as all the technical parts to it, and how they all mesh together. I felt like I knew the general concept of a PM before I took the course, but after taking the course, Product Gym showed me so much more and made me feel confident going into the PM role that I now very much enjoy.
From start to finish of a product, and even beyond, Product Gym showed me techniques and strategies to approach a vast amount of scenarios a PM would encounter. Not to mention, conversational skills that help you portray confidence, and fortifying that confidence with a strong backbone in Product Management. They showed me that the satisfaction of the user is key and how to retain that user from continuously using your feature or product.
I cannot emphasize how great Product Gym was to me and I would recommend this course to anyone trying to make a transition into a PM role. The instructors are very hands on and are always willing to help. Even if you feel lost at a certain time of the course, they will make sure that you are back on track and will help you every step of the way.
Do it. It is your career and you should care about it more than anyone. But what if you don’t feel like you can make it in New York as product manager?
ProductGym made me feel like I can do it. It is scary as hell to try and fail but I decided to give it a try because Cody and the team are so good at providing both emotional and practical support. Even the most dedicated person to become the next best product manager can benefit from this program. Cody and the team makes the job hunting process better because they are experienced supporters (really, they’re the advocates of people who dreams about becoming a product manager), and will let you know how brutal it is out there. They’ll make you work hard for you own dream! Personally it opened my eyes to see the possibility. Stop being anxiety about the possibility. I’d say the money for the program is worth.
Tip: attend one of the meet up. You can to walk out with something. Personally I walked out feeling good because I networked with other product managers who are already in the field.
Trying to transition into PM, and I’ve checked out (attended meetups and company events at other academies and bootcamps that help you transition into a PM role). Most of them were very high level, without the opportunity to utilize and apply what we learn, and most importantly leverage the networks within the school to find a job - everyone’s ultimate goal. PG addresses these and more, focusing on job placement as the number one priority. I highly recommend PG for anyone looking to not only learn more about product management, but to actually become one.
Product Gym created a great foundation for all things related to product management. Coming from a non-technical background, it helped give me a roadmap for all the things I needed to continue to learn in order to attain a product manager job. The instructors gave us invaluable feedback, support, and insights on what the life of a product manager is like (most if not all of them were Product Managers in well-known companies). Even after the class was over, I continue to learn through access to their events and slack forums that provide never-ending sources of knowledge. I definitely recommend you sign up for the class if you are interested in learning what it takes to get a role in product management.
(CONFIDENCE) It gave me the confidence that I too have already acquired similar skill sets over the years in the product owner role. It also helped fill in the remaining knowledge gaps. The course forces you to face your fears about applying, interviewing and discussing your skills sets and market knowledge in comparison to your peers. I learned and grew my confidence by failing then getting back up. Thank you PRODUCT GYM for this major life lesson!
I didn’t take this course to get a new job. I took the course because much more became demanded on me at my current job. Through the coursework, I've learned a ton and feel more prepared in my career growth as a PM. I really appreciated the group projects/presentations and the camaraderie that our class developed by the end of the course.
Product Gym will provide you with a solid foundation in product management within 8 weeks. Like others have said, the course is demanding, and you get out of it what you put into it. My advice is to fully immerse yourself with the process. Rich and Cody have a proven method that works and the results pay off - literally.