Starting a new career in the health and fitness industry is a long and exciting road to self-employment, independence, and a career you love. Understand how much Future Fit costs & discover the range of payment options available to you.
Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options.
We’re dedicated to helping passionate individuals succeed in a way that works for them.
When you contact us, our dedicated career advisors will help you create a payment plan that suits you.
Training for a new career is a big investment and as with all things in life you tend to get what you pay for.
When you invest in training from Future Fit, you are investing in a lifelong career. Your training will set you up for a career, not merely a certificate.
Unlike other providers, our training isn’t simply a collection of online videos. It’s a comprehensive blend of interactive e-learning and face-to-face practical workshops, which we customise for each student based on their circumstances, time commitments and career goals.
When a small business or start-up has little to no capital, they need investors. Instead of using banks or other loan providers, they self-finance through personal savings and matured investments. They will also sell personal possessions such as a vehicle, or release equity on a home by downsizing. They typically live frugally– both in their personal and professional lives until they acquire their first clients. As funds increase, they invest whatever small amount of spare cash they have when they can.
The main advantage for bootstrapping to fund personal training studies is that you are unlikely to receive venture capital or find investors while still studying. This means no surrendering a portion of the business to someone else and you will not start out in business saddled with debt.
Most people who start their career in the fitness industry started as an employee of someone else. They work in a regular job during the day and study in the evening, rarely having the luxury of resigning. Once they gain their first qualification, they might take on clients at the weekends and evenings. The money from these first clients is ploughed back into the business to fund further studies. The employment is gradually phased out as they get more clients and continue to upskill.
This is a slow way to finance personal training studies, but widely acknowledged as the most secure. It provides stability and security to keep the job as a safety net while studying.
Banks remain one of the most popular sources of funding for small businesses. They offer general loans although some offer specific products for start-ups. Check which your bank offers and ideally choose business loans where available. Their popularity doesn’t however mean that they are the right product for you; before going ahead, make sure you check the terms and conditions. With a business loan, banks will want to see your business plan to ensure viability, and although many are unsecured, some may also require security for the loan which could include your home or business premises”.
Just remember that any property used as security may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your loan. You will need to start paying back the loan after a specific time, typically as little as one month. This can be problematic, especially if you don’t currently have another source of income or expect not to make a return for another year.
You will find them advertising in trade magazines, and on specialist websites and resources. Unlike banks, they may not require complex details like business plans; ideal for those who are already personal trainers and just looking for funding to study the next level
Loans through Specialist Lenders are more flexible and look at your personal circumstances when deciding. Some specialists are brokers rather than lenders and will try and source the best deal for you across a range of products.
If you have been rejected a bank loan or find their terms too inflexible for your needs, you could look to crowdfunding a loan. These are websites and services that allow you to borrow money from microlenders – typically individuals. Some small business owners prefer this method because of the more flexible terms than regular lenders such as banks. How much you pay back and when is negotiated individually with the site acting as an agent and it need not be regular instalments. For example, you could pay back half the amount after six months (with interest) and the remainder another six months later. If you don’t have the money now but expect to do so in 3, 6, or even 12 months, this could be the option for you.
A modern way to fund education, this will require some great marketing skills and a go-getting attitude. No one person could fund training worth £2,000 but 400 people willing to contribute an average of £5 each will soon get you started by using sites such as Crowdfunder, Kickstarter, and Patreon.
We offer great support for armed forces personnel and an approved training provider for the Enhanced Learning Credits Administrative Service (ELCAS). You are eligible for financial support in training with us, the amount you’re entitled to depend upon your length of service.
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