We’re thrilled to welcome Your Personal Training (YPT) as our latest fitness partner. YPT is a Personal Training Management company operating nationally across the UK with over 400 gym locations and over 800 Personal Trainers. They offer a comprehensive package for qualified level 3 Personal Trainers enabling them to gain employment and run their own successful business with plenty of help and support on hand every step of the way.
This new partnership will give Academy of Fitness Professionals level 3 Personal Trainer course graduates the opportunity to apply for the latest YPT Personal Trainer jobs.
We caught up with Joe Oliver, YPT Managing Director to find out more about the company and what makes it so special for aspiring Personal Trainers.
What gave you the idea to start YPT and how has the company grown?
As a practicing Personal Trainer running a PT business in health clubs in the early 2000’s I was living and breathing the challenges that Personal Trainers still experience today.
These challenges gave me the inspiration to create a model where Personal Trainers can operate in a more financially sustainable system with longevity and career progression options. We now manage over 800 Personal Trainers nationwide within our portfolio of over 400+ partner fitness facilities.
What’s different about becoming a YPT Personal Trainer?
We focus on 3 core areas that help trainers succeed.
1 – We only place 1 Personal Trainer per 450 – 600 members within a given facility. This provides a sustainable “shop window” of opportunity for the Personal Trainer to gain their client base of between 20-40 customers.
2 – Running a business within YPT carries a licence fee, however a trainer must only complete the equivalent of 15 hours of Personal Training per month to pay this fee. After this financial commitment, 100% of income is retained by the Personal Trainer thus providing a high earning opportunity.
3 – Marketing and training support. We deliver a range of mentoring, training, education and infrastructure support to engage and develop Personal Trainers.
How does YPT help newly qualified Personal Trainers to get started and establish themselves?
As a newly qualified Personal Trainer entering the industry we provide a range of support processes to include:
- Sales Training
- Personal Trainer business coaching scheme
- Pricing structures
- Marketing collaterals and education
- Social media training and exposure
- CPD via our partner organisations
- Public Liability Insurance
- Business documentation and resources
What qualities are you looking for in a YPT Personal Trainer?
We are looking for Personal Trainers who are passionate about customer service and results. We need Personal Trainers who care about the industry and seeing their clients evolve and improve. The baseline is a Level 3 Personal Training certification but we look for Personal Trainers who wish to develop their education and work as part of a unique team.
How can Academy of Fitness Professionals graduates apply for a YPT Personal Trainer job?
Speak to the Academy of Fitness Professionals team who have access to the latest YPT Personal Trainer vacancies or visit the YPT website.
How do you see the Personal Training industry evolving?
As an employer partner for CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) we envisage an uplift in the standards of newly qualified Personal Trainers, their education and ongoing training. As a result of this change in the framework of Personal Training qualifications, I see education as a critical area that Personal Trainers need to focus on in order to keep pace with the industry changes. As an organisation we support trainers through this process and are delighted to be working with the Academy of Fitness Professionals.
What excites you about working in the fitness industry?
Initially I had the same motivation as many Personal Trainers out there. I think we all thrive seeing our clients undertake a life changing transformation. From here on in, I am proud to have created a company where Personal Trainers around the UK can ultimately have a fantastic opportunity to deliver their career and lifestyle goals through YPT.
What’s next for YPT?
We are currently moving towards partnering with our 500th gym facility which will be a huge achievement. This year we have been nominated by UK Active for the Transformational Leadership Team award, a huge achievement that demonstrates all the efforts of everyone involved with the business.
If you’re thinking about becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor you can request a copy of our prospectus and career guide here.
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, BBC2 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.