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Building Your Fitness Business

Learn Invaluable Business Skills for Personal Trainers with a CPD Accreditation

This online e-learning course is worth 6 CIMSPA CPD / 6 REP's points.


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Gain a CPD Certification

This highly engaging course will enable you to leap from being a qualified personal trainer to a successful fitness professional with a profitable business.

Develop your Business Skills and Excel as a Personal Trainer

You will learn how to build a successful fitness business step by step, with advice on business planning, information on how to harness the marketing mix to plan and develop your business, and establish your brand and unique selling points.

Learn how to use promotional tools to your advantage and gain and retain clients using effective sales techniques, as well as advice on key business administration regarding tax and data protection requirements.

Plug the Gap

Exercise and nutrition knowledge is essential, but you need to convert that into an income to build a career. Business skills are critical to becoming successful a fitness professional.

Principles, Not Fads and Trends

Learn fundamental business concepts that can be applied in multiple ways, and avoid the temptation of unrealistic quick-fix solutions that cost the earth.

One-Stop Shop

Gain an understanding of all the elements required to establish a fitness business, from legal requirements to planning, marketing, sales and customer management.

Up-to-date Knowledge

Latest thinking in digital marketing, social media and technology solutions to help you run your business.

Course specifics

This is an E-Learning course

You can attend this course online from the comfort of your own home.

Please check the other tabs for entry requirements.

Level 3 Diploma in Pilates / Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing or Aerobics.

If you don't have a qualification yet, why not out more about our Level 3 Diploma in Pilates or Level 2 Gym Instructor course.

We also recommend reading our personal training blog posts prior to starting the course. There is loads of useful material to help cement your understanding of personal training! Read them here:

Format

An interactive e-learning course. We recommend you work though the course more than once. There is a demonstration of the course available (look for the "Course Demo" tab).

Content

  • Planning your fitness business

In this opening unit you are introduced to all of the basic considerations and requirements of setting up a business, planning your marketing and sales, and developing a brand; you will learn how to use the appropriate marketing mix to plan and develop your fitness training business

  • Marketing and building a brand

This concentrates on the marketing of your services and ways of contacting potential clients through the use of advertising, public relations, sales promotions, direct marketing, social media and personal selling to promote your fitness training business.

  • Selling your services

This will help you to identify the qualities and attributes of a good salesperson, including good listening and questioning skills. You’ll see why it is important to agree to fair and reasonable terms with a client and abide by the legislation controlling the sale of goods and services.

  • Managing your business and client

How to align your services more effectively with clients’ needs, effective database marketing, relevance of the 1998 Data Protection Act


Assessment

There is no assessment for this course.

Try out our Course Demonstration:

If you would like a demonstration of the course and to see our e-learning platform, please click below:

Building Your Fitness Business course demonstration

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Options available to pay for your course:

Training for a new career is a big investment and with all things in life you tend to get what you pay for.

At Future Fit Training, we make it easy and affordable for you to achieve your dream career without comprising on the quality of your learning experience or more importantly, your future career! We offer a variety of payment options including;

  • Pay your course in full - all of our CPD courses can be purchased through our website in full
  • Flexible payment schemes - pay a deposit and then the balance, pay as you learn, pay by company invoice or finance through OMNI

Looking to talk to one of our advisers?

To speak to a Careers Adviser about any of our diploma courses and qualifications you can call us on the numbher below (free from landlines and BT mobiles).

Call us today: 01329 829444

FAQ

Our Support Team is ready to answer any questions you might have. These are the most commonly asked questions we get from our students.

How do I know you’re the best training provider for my course?
  • We have over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • We were winners of the ukactive's Training Provider of the Year in 2016 & 2017
  • We are ISO 9001:2015 registered by the British Standards Institute
  • We offer you affordable and flexible payment options
  • Our flexible training format allows you to train at your own pace and in your own time
  • You will receive unlimited support throughout your training
  • Our team of experienced and highly qualified tutors make your training rewarding and fun
What is CIMSPA?

Launched in 2011, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council. CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and is the strategic lead for professional development in the sector.

CIMSPA has been tasked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), backed by Sport England and employers, with leading the sport and physical activity sectors workforce development programme. This will be achieved by creating a clear and rigorous set of employer-led standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar clear and rigorous system for assessment, awarding and validating qualifications.

CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners, including Sport England, Public Health England, ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sporta and cCLOA. The institute has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world – from student and apprentice through to service director and CEO. CIMSPA already provides a route to chartered status for those working in leisure operations, and is developing similar routes for the whole of the sector. For more information go to www.cimspa.co.uk.

What is REP’s?

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training programmes that are nationally recognised and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness. For more information go to www.exerciseregister.org.

Is there a deadline to complete my training?

Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses is 3 years from when you purchased.

How long will the course take? How many hours should I study for per week?

We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.

Don't just take our word for it...

"An incredibly professional organisation…"

An incredibly professional organisation that deserves recognition for the quality of the training. It was made easy for me to qualify to Level 4 PT by use on online training to provide a foundation of knowledge, then supplemented by simply superb weekend workshops on various specific aspects - these workshops under promised and over delivered every single time through instructors that had a wealth of knowledge and experience and clearly demonstrated this in a professional manner.

Neil1969 24 01 2019

Rated 7.6 out of 10 based on 236 reviews on

Student Success Story...

Sam Rider

Fitness Journalist, Copywriter & Brand Consultant

Sam Rider is a freelance journalist and personal trainer, regularly contributing to Men’s Health, Gentlemen’s Journal, Welltodo, the Huffington Post and The Telegraph. In 2015, Sam turned freelance and used the opportunity to pursue his ambition and study for the REPS level 3 personal training qualification.

Becoming a personal trainer isn’t cheap. It’s an investment, which can pay for itself if you come out the other side with the requisite skills to earn a living as a PT. For that reason, it’s not worth cutting corners. When searching for training providers FFT looked like the obvious choice. They had excellent reviews, have been providing expert tuition for 24 years, have a 97% student satisfaction rate and were named UK Active "Training Provider of the Year" in 2016 and 2017. Their part-time online course also meant I could study at home around freelance projects and work at my own pace.