I guess you’re wondering how, well if you’re keen about fitness and staying healthy, you can earn money becoming a personal trainer by helping others be healthy too. You get to help other people reach their goals whilst keeping yourself fit and healthy too.
The first step to become a PT would be to gain the qualifications and taking the personal trainer courses. You can get these through a college or through a private training provide. If you go for a private training provider, a great one is FLM training, they specialise in management, leisure and fitness courses. With them you could either do singular courses or packages. Overall the packages save you money because the basic personal trainer package cost £1600 and at the end of it you end up with a level 2 qualification in gym instructing and level 3 personal training. Whereas to do these separately, for example if you d one then decided you want to do the other, overall it would cost you £1798, so your saving £198. They also do three other packages which are the advanced personal trainer course which costs £1800 instead of £2155, the premium+ pt package which costs £2300 instead of£2789 and the premium course which costs £3300 instead of £3988.
When doing this job there are certain skills and qualities you need to have which will help you with this job. For example: good people skills, knowledge of nutrition and health, enthusiasm and determination. Once doing these courses there are also other course you can take like level 3 applied nutrition methods and certificate in kettle bell training.
You’ll have to help your client reach realistic goals and plan programmes for them, you’ll need to motivate them to help reach their goal and help them with their workouts. You’ll need to give them advice on things such as health and lifestyle changes, before you start training them you need to talk to them about their health history and fitness level.
Your hours will be fitted around when your client is available which will most likely be evenings. There is not set wage for personal trainer you wage, will all depend on your experience, qualifications and if you work for a gym or are self-employed. To become a personal trainer you will need to make sure you have first aid training and public liability insurance. This includes a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certificate.
After you’ve received training you’ll need to keep up to date with you knowledge and skills, to do this you will need to attend workshops and seminars as well as development courses.