The Training you Need to Succeed
Train as a Personal Trainer
If you’re thinking about becoming a Personal Trainer you’ll be pleased to know the UK fitness industry continues to grow and is worth around £4 billion. More gyms and clubs continue to open up and membership numbers are on the rise. Particular growth has been seen in the budget, pay as you go sector giving members easy access to affordable leisure facilities. The continued growth of gym sites and memberships is good news if you are keen on training to be a Personal Trainer which offer a supply of potential clients attracted to the specialist skills and support Personal Trainer services have to offer.
Decide to train to become a Personal Trainer and you’ll be joining an exciting, financially lucrative industry offering the ability to shape your future by running your own successful personal training business. Once you’ve completed your training and gained your level 3 personal trainer certificate you will be ready to practice as a Personal Trainer helping your clients improve the way they look, feel and function. Typically this is focused on improving fitness levels, weight loss, gaining strength, tone and muscle definition as well as improving energy levels and reducing stress.
Personal Trainers are highly qualified, sought after fitness industry experts who have the technical knowledge, practical expertise, skills and motivational personality to help their clients accomplish their fitness goals. With the growth in sedentary lifestyles, obesity and early onset diabetes together with many more health complaints clients are recognising the need to take action, get active and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Find out all you need to know about our Personal Trainer qualifications, how to get started and great ways to kick-start your career.
Training for Personal Trainers in 4 Easy Steps
Choose your PT Course
Choose from our Complete, Specialist and Ultimate packages and start your journey to being a CIMSPA & REPS recognised Personal Trainer.
Gain your qualification
Your study is now complete and you’ve become a Personal Trainer with CIMSPA and REPs recognition.
Start work as a PT
Choose between the gym based or freelance career path and start working with your first PT clients.
Grow client base & earnings
Work with more personal training clients, offer additional services and see your earnings grow.
Choose your PT course
Train as a Personal Trainer - Qualification Pathways
To become a Personal Trainer you need a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Our qualifications are REPs and CIMSPA recognised giving you the peace of mind that your nationally accredited course is fully approved by the fitness industry and will enable you to start your exciting new personal training career.
Deciding on the right qualification route for you can at times be a little tricky to figure out. That’s why we’ve made things simple with our range of CIMSPA and REPs recognised training course pathways. This gives our Academy of Fitness Professionals students the flexibility to choose the ideal PT course for them that fits their starting point, budget, timescales and lifestyle.
Simply chose the pathway that’s right for you according to where you are starting your training to become a Personal Trainer.
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Training to be a Personal Trainer- What’s Involved
We teach our personal training students both the theory and practical aspects of the role through our CIMSPA and REPs industry recognised and NCFE awarding body accredited courses.
Course theory is broken down into easy to follow modules which you study at your own pace from home. You simply work through the module study pack and then show your understanding by completing a workbook which is made up of short answer questions and case studies. This workbook is then submitted to your personal course tutor for marking and forms your learning portfolio.
Course practical skills are taught by on-line learning and workshop attendance which develops your talents for the workplace. You also get the opportunity to showcase your own personal training skills through video or workshop assessment. Ultimately Personal Training is a career that’s based on establishing lasting client relationships supporting a wide range of differing client needs and this is a pivotal aspect of your course learning.
This combination of knowledge and hands on skills ensures that by the end of your course you are ready to start working with your own clients, gradually establishing your own Personal Trainer business.
You will learn:
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.
A range of PT course options to suit your needs
Whether you’re just starting your journey to train be a Personal Trainer or are already a qualified Fitness Professional our range of CIMSPA and REPs recognised courses provide a variety of study choices to suit your needs. These include level 2 and level 3 combined diploma packages and level 3 fast-track options.
Courses are taught by blended learning which combines home based study with practical workshop days or video submission, giving you the flexibility to choose to study full-time, part-time or at your own pace.
Complete your personal trainer course with our online learning or practical attendance pathway
Practical Attendance Pathway
Training to be a personal trainer with our practical attendance pathway combines studying course theory from home and attending practical skills workshops.
You complete your course theory workbooks from home at your own pace, then, when you are ready book your practical workshops. Here you put the theory into practice and showcase your learning with your very own personal training clients.
This is a popular study method with students keen to have a practical teaching element to their course, who like the idea of working with a small group of fellow students in the gym developing their personal trainer skills.
Online Learning Pathway
Train as a personal trainer with our online pathway and gain the ultimate in flexibility, completing your course from home.
You are provided with comprehensive course materials which guide you through the theory and practical aspects of your study. You will demonstrate your learning by completing a series of workbooks and videos of yourself undertaking personal training, together with demonstrating your skills in a gym setting.
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Starting your Personal Trainer Training
It’s really easy to start your journey towards being a Personal Trainer.
Simply decide on the course that’s right for you and book your place online or by phone.
We’ll send confirmation of your booking and your enrolment forms. Return these to us and we will register you as a new student with us here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals.
You’ll then receive your student welcome pack and course materials and we will make arrangements for your welcome chat with your course tutor.
That’s it, you’re then ready to start!