Let’s be honest there aren’t many jobs that enable you to truly love what you do, look forward to the day ahead and earn a decent salary along the way.
But for those who enjoy being active, have a genuine interest in improving human fitness and function and get a kick out of working with people one to one, becoming a Personal Trainer has a lot to offer.
In this feature, Peter Lemon our Chief Tutor who has run his own Personal Training clinic for over 15 years reveals his top 7 reasons to become a Personal Trainer together with expert advice on choosing your Personal Trainer course.
1. Love fitness and working out?
Then it’s time to do a job your passionate about and get paid! Say farewell to sitting behind a desk doing a job your heart’s not into. By becoming a Personal Trainer you will work in a positive environment – out in the sun, fresh air or in amazing gyms.
2. Awe inspiring job satisfaction
Working daily with clients and achieving their goals gives a real buzz and a sense of true purpose as your skill generates a positive difference in people’s lives. You’ll literally put a smile on your clients faces! This positive energy is seriously contagious – not only will you feel a strong sense of satisfaction through the fruits of your labour but you’ll feel a huge sense of job satisfaction as you are instrumental in the success of each client you work with. For some amazing testimonials click here.
3. You have to be fit and healthy yourself
Yep, that’s right. To be successful you simply have to eat, live and breathe the dream! Its your opportunity to walk the talk – get out there with your clients and exercise as part of the varied daily mix.
4. A cool career
One of the facts of life is that humans interested in fitness and exercise can be pretty cool and highly motivational. They can also be intelligent, engaging and decent human beings – and you can take our word for that! There’s every chance that you’ll also make tons of great friends and contacts through your new Personal Trainer career.
5. Personal Trainer certification gives you the skills and expertise for an awesome career
Take the specialist route with our advanced Personal Trainer Diploma for the best possible start available in the U.K today. We ensure that our fitness courses meet all the requirements of this expanding industry and provide you with the most up to date training. Naturally, we also understand what your clients expect from you as their Personal Trainer, and we also understand you need business acumen to flourish in this exciting career. Fear not, our PT courses have got it covered.
6. Endless possibilities
There are numerous ways to study to become a Personal Trainer. Study full-time during the day, or part-time in the mornings, evenings and at weekends – whatever suits you! On graduation some of our Personal Trainers work full time, others part time with a completely different job for the rest of the working week. A Personal Training service is something you can do anywhere and anytime all you need is some space and there’s plenty of that!
7. Achieve an awesome Personal Trainer salary
Its simple, the more hours you work, the more you’ll get paid, it’s down to you! With the growing media exposure on our profession the financial opportunities are there to be harvested – make hay while the goings good! We educate you on how to maximise your hourly rate commensurate to your level of experience and current knowledge. Armed with this information you can go on to generate a commercially viable career.
The Academy of Fitness Professionals provide the gold standard in accredited personal training courses with state of the art training fully endorsed by REPs, Skills Active and the NCFE. Their specialist knowledge features in the UK health and fitness media including the Mirror, BBC and Women’s Running. This is the ultimate learning destination for those serious about their fitness industry education and long term career as a Personal Trainer.
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