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How do I become a Personal Trainer?

A Personal Trainer is more than a coach. They educate, motivate, support and train clients to be the best version of themselves.

What do Personal Trainers do?

  • Design and implement exercise/fitness programmes tailored to the need of the client.
  • Assess clients to ensure they get the best out of each individual.
  • Educate their knowledge of human anatomy, basic nutrition and the principles of exercise to clients.
  • Have the desire and drive to help clients reach their goals.
  • They motivate clients in an uplifting way.
  • Maintain a professional standard with clients.
  • Consistently looking at professional development for themselves.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

We have options for everyone that will help you to answer the question how do I become a Personal Trainer?. Full time or part-time? We’ve got you. Full time means you can be qualified in as quick as 4 weeks. Part-time mixes home study with face-to-face lessons, so you can move at a pace suited to you. We have a Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma perfect if you’re just starting out. Go from eager amateur to a successful qualified PT. The Level 3 Diploma blends both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications. Already a qualified fitness instructor? Save both time and money and jump right into the Personal Trainer part of the course. Get in touch today to discuss your options – 0800 999 6664

What is the average salary of a Personal Trainer?

According to Payscale, the average starting salary for a personal trainer is £19,601 in the UK. However, don't listen to statistics, make your pay whatever you want it! Really, your income comes down to you. Several factors can affect your income though, such as:
  1. Experience and Qualifications
As an entry-level Personal Trainer, you can expect to earn an average salary. This will, however, increase rapidly as you gain industry experience. More qualifications = more money. If you have a speciality (Padwork for example), you can charge more. The more qualifications you have indicates to clients that you have the knowledge and expertise they require.
  1. Location
Location plays a big part in the salary based on the relative wealth of the area. For example, Cumberland and Oxford are above £35K on average, while Staffordshire and Sussex are close to £20K per year.
  1. Marketing / Social Media Presence
Social media is booming with personal trainers showing their recent ‘transformations’ for clients. It is an easy and free way to market yourself as a Personal Trainer and bring in clients.

How much does it cost to become a Personal Trainer?

Buy on price alone and you will get what you pay for. If you take your chances, then prepare to be disappointed! Do your research and you will find a quality training provider that charges the right amount. Here at Focus, we offer learner loans to help fund a course. If you are being charged £300 to become a fully qualified Personal Trainer - think before you buy. Recently 2 of these type of providers have ceased to trade, and 1 other has lost the ability to continue to offer Learner Loans. If you are aware of this or have been affected by such a change get in touch. We want to do our best to see if we can help.

We're here to help anyone who has lost money to a training provider who has failed to provide a quality service.

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Can you be a Personal Trainer without a certificate?

Simply, no. Without a certificate, you will not only struggle to secure clients, but you can be liable for any injuries happening in your care. Visit here for more.
If you would like to know more about our about becoming a Personal Trainer, call us today on 0800 999 6664.