Are You Suited to a Personal Training Career?
Do you have a passion for fitness and sport?
- Are you a good listener?
- Do you like working with people?
- Are you a natural coach who can inspire others?
- Do you enjoy leading a healthy active lifestyle?
- Are you confident and self-motivated?
If you answered yes to the above questions you’re already on the right track and would make an ideal personal training candidate.
Your next step is to choose your personal training course which at level 3 can be at the certificate or diploma level. Both our courses are recognised by REPs, as required for all nationally qualified personal trainers.
With your fitness industry education now under way we suggest that you start to gain practical experience. For example, shadowing a Personal Trainer at the gym, gaining some work experience or seeking out a mentor.
If you’re willing to volunteer your time and are prepared to put a little leg work in then for the price of a few coffees you’ll gain an invaluable insight into this exciting career path.
Once qualified the most common routes into the profession are to work for a gym or for yourself. Other avenues include working in corporate fitness, on cruises, resorts, spas and even with royal families!
From here there are many opportunities to build a successful and profitable personal training business. Common routes to expansion include growing your client base, consulting, writing fitness related articles, employing other trainers and opening up your very own gym.
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.
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