How to become a Personal Trainer!


In today's article, we’re going to show you exactly how to start an exciting new career as a personal trainer.

Want to know how to become a personal trainer but unsure about where to start? We get it! This is the essential plan to a successful fitness career.

When you first start looking into becoming a PT, there is tons of information that can be seriously overwhelming.

Here are our steps on how to become a Personal Trainer.

1. Find a Personal Trainer Course

It is important that you choose the best training provider for you. Comparing different providers and understanding which one is the best, can be a daunting task. Here are a few things that you need to check: The provider's accreditation, does their study method suit your circumstances? What type of support will they provide during and post course? Will they give you the correct career support once qualified? Finally their payment methods, are they affordable?!

2. Get Qualified

To become a personal trainer, you need to have successfully completed a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Course. You don’t need any previous qualifications, nor knowledge so don’t worry about having college qualifications, a degree or even GCSE's!

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is the first step on your journey. However, our Level 3 Personal Training Combined Diploma also covers all the Level 2 gym instructing content too, we do have you covered.

3. Get Public liability insurance

Whilst insurance is not a legal requirement, you’d be taking a huge risk by not getting insurance. Without insurance, many gyms may not accept your application because if your client is injured, you will be liable for any costs. By getting insured you protect yourself against claims arising from third parties or damages. It also covers public liabilities, professional indemnity, sports equipment, personal accidents and loss of earnings. Do your research and find yourself a reputable insurance company.

4. Start your business

Depending on the route you have decided to go down, whether that's working for a gym, freelance, or self-employed. No matter what you have decided to do, we will still be by your side, offering CV development, organising vacancy applications and interviews and liaising with our fitness partners to ensure our learners gain employment and obtain all the necessary skills and tools to build your business.

5. Build your client base

We believe this is the most important part of your business. Personal trainers, of course, need customers. The more leads you have coming into your business, the more chances you can sign up new clients. So, you will need to entice customers in by speaking to members, building your social media and any other marketing.

And that’s exactly what you need to do to become a personal trainer and get into the ever exciting world of health and fitness.

If you are ready to get started? Check out our range of online health and fitness courses.

You can get started with any of our courses, immediately. Once enrolled, you get instant access to your e-learning portal.

If you want to know more about what you can expect from our personal trainer qualification, download our FREE prospectus today!

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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