The first steps to becoming a Personal Trainer can be daunting that's why we have written this guide, to make this process easier.
So if you want to work as a Personal Trainer in a gym or as a freelance, you are in the right place.
This guide will give you full information on;
You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with one of our expert Career Advisers, who can provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options and help you get started if you’re ready.
Your Personal Training course should give you all the information you need to qualify. An understanding of the required skills and knowledge, however, is also very helpful:
It is important that you choose the best Personal Training course. For this reason, we have developed a complete comparison checklist to help you find the right Personal Training course and provider for you. We have compared the top UK personal training courses providers.
To fully qualify as a Personal Trainer you would also need a Level 3 Personal Training Qualification recognised by CIMSPA. These may be known as:
Become a health & fitness professional with a level 4 Elite Personal Trainer qualification plus a Level 4 Royal Society of Public Health, Nutrition qualification. Go above and beyond the industry standard with this expert-level course.
Our Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is the first step on your journey. However, to become a Personal Trainer, you need to achieve the industry standard Level 3 Personal Training qualification. All of our Personal Training courses have been designed for those who want to become Personal Trainers and be able to provide high-quality Personal Training above industry standards.
Without insurance, you won’t be able to train people in most gyms, and if your client is injured, you will be liable for any costs. Find yourself a reputable insurance company and make sure that you update this annually.
By getting insured, you protect yourself against claims arising from third parties or damages. Insurances also cover public liabilities, professional indemnity, sports equipment, personal accidents and loss of earnings.
Self-employed Personal Trainers can either pay rent to a gym to work in their space, or they may have their own personal training studio. Some also choose to train in public spaces or could go to their client’s homes to train.
There are benefits and drawbacks to both types of work:
You gain all the skills and insight you will need with our Career Accelerator Package.
Personal Trainers, of course, require customers. Although raising your profile through social media is a wonderful place to start, you’ll likely need to be more active if you want to attract new ones.
Keep up to date with the world of personal training, the latest trends, tips, hints, and insights right here.
In this page you'll learn what options you have when starting a personal training and fitness career.
As more and more people seek to reap the amazing benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, personal trainers and fitness instructors are in ever-growing demand.
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about becoming a personal trainer. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Call us on 01329 829444