Train to be a Personal Trainer
Train to be a Personal Trainer and you’ll be joining an exciting, financially lucrative industry which offers you the potential to shape your own future by running your own successful personal training business.
At the entry level Personal Trainers are highly sought after and recognised as fitness industry experts for the technical knowledge and expertise they can deliver to those seeking to improve their fitness levels, lose weight and tone. Advanced Personal Trainers are able to work with specialist clients and command a higher hourly rate that reflects the more in-depth nature of their training and skills.
Key Skills to Become a Personal Trainer
Our Personal Trainer graduates work with clients of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness backgrounds. Naturally it helps if you’re into fitness yourself and enjoy following a healthy lifestyle but rest assured clients are not seeking someone who is super fit. Instead they are looking to invest in qualified Personal Trainer expertise to help them accomplish their health and fitness goals in a safe way that delivers gradual results.
Check out the key skills below to see if this would be a good career match for you:
- A ‘people’ person
- Enjoys fitness and working out
- A role model
- Well organised
- Good time keeping skills
- Keen to work for oneself
- Keen to train to be a personal trainer
Personal Trainer Qualifications – What’s Involved?
When you are completing your training to be a Personal Trainer you will learn both the theory and practical aspects of the role. This combination of knowledge and hands on skills will ensure that by the end of your course you are ready to start working with your own clients, gradually establishing your own Personal Trainer business.
This is the ideal way to study key aspects of the role including:
- How to motivate clients and set and review short, medium and long-term goals.
- How to assess and test fitness levels.
- Advanced communication skills that maximise client rapport and commitment.
- Record keeping, exercise prescription and programme design skills.
- How to run, review and adapt personal training sessions.
- How to advise on nutrition and health related matters and when to refer out.
To join REPs and work as a Personal Trainer you will need the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Fitness Instructing
- Level 3 Personal Training
If you are just starting out then choose between the Certificate or Diploma course package which contains all the qualifications you need at both Level 2 and Level 3.
If you already have your Level 2 choose either the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or the Personal Training Diploma.
For further details and prices click on the courses below;
What is a typical Personal Trainer salary?
As a Personal Trainer you will generally work one to one with clients and be paid by the individual per hour. If you plan to work for yourself on a freelance basis you will be able to maximise your income and set your own prices. A popular alternative for those starting out is to work for a gym. This may involve paying a gym rental, working a pre agreed number of hours as a Fitness Instructor or paying a level of commission in return for access to the gyms facilities and access to their clientele.
Click here for details on the sort of personal trainer salary you can expect and factors that can affect your salary level.
Download our prospectus to learn more about the course and how choosing the specialist Diploma route can fast-track your Personal Trainer career.