Success Story - Gemma Brass
"When I did the course I never thought I'd be doing so many things, I thought I'd just be a Personal Trainer but it has opened so many other avenues. Every day is different."
The course is a lot of home study, coupled with intensive, three or four-day workshops at the weekends, plus some exams and course work. You can take as long as you want. It could take three years but I did it within a few months.
I wanted the freedom to set up a business and work in the way I wanted, to know where I was going without the boss hanging over me. There is a very small business element to the course and you can call your tutors for advice, but really you are on your own. Starting out is the scariest thing. You think, "right, now I've got to make a living"
I got my first client about a month into doing the course and then got a handful of others quickly afterward and it has built from there. How quickly you get clients varies - sometimes you don't get a new client for a month, then you'll get three new clients in a week.
It's amazing when you see results. One of my clients had real problems with her weight. She lost it but is so grateful now, but she did the hard work herself, I just showed her the way.
When I did the course I never thought I'd be doing so many things, I thought I'd just be a Personal Trainer but it has opened so many other avenues. Every day is different.