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Becoming a Trainer?

Building a career.

If you want to share your passion for health, and love of fitness, and help others in their quest for the body beautiful… the enrolling one of our many personal trainer courses in the perfect way to launch your career as a qualified PT.

With any career change, it’s important to consider what it will take to get there and make a success of your shiny new fitness career. So we’ve put together a few pointers on how to get started…

Decide if you have what it takes.

Personal Trainers require a multitude of skills. Sure, you’ll have a passion for fitness and an understanding of what the role of a Personal Trainer involves. To become a personal trainer you’ll also need to be analytical, patient, persistent, organised, a strong motivator and, most importantly, a good listener. You don’t have to look like a bodybuilder to become a Personal Trainer, but you should definitely lead a active lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients.

Choose your Personal Trainer Certification.

There are a number of certifying organisations, each offering different classes, workshops and exams for getting certified. You’ll want to choose an organisation that offers Personal trainer courses that are both nationally recognised and accredited. Focus Training is one of the UK’s leading Personal Trainer Diploma course providers.

Upskill with advanced Personal Trainer Courses.

The essential Personal Trainer course will kick-start your career as a PT and is a Level II Gym Instructor qualification. This qualification will teach you how to plan safe and effective gym-based exercise sessions, use of a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and bodyweight exercises. You will also gain the crucial knowledge you’ll need for health and safety, customer care and performance management. This is the perfect start before undertaking one of our full Personal Trainer Courses.

Take a look here at what you’ll learn when you choose one of our Personal Trainer Courses.

Put yourself on the map.

Without marketing, even the most experienced PTs will struggle to generate new clients. Because even the best trainers won’t attract clients if their potential customers don’t know they exist. Take a look at our tips for marketing yourself as a Personal Trainer.

Don't Stop Evolving.

The fitness arena is a tough one to compete in. The most successful personal trainers never rest on their laurels. They keep developing to ensure they stay ahead of the game. We have a wide selection of advanced personal training courses to ensure your continued professional development.