If you are someone that enjoys helping others to better their lives, and you are passionate about exercise, the perfect job for you might be to become a Personal Trainer.
You will need to do the following studies and training:
- A level 2 Qualification as a Gym Instructor; the course can be taken part-time, six weeks, or when studied full-time, it will take eight days. On its own this course entitles you to work as a gym instructor at a gym, health club, and other fitness centres.
- Personal Trainer Level 3 Qualification; part-time this course will take you five months to complete when studied full-time, it will take three weeks. You can study the level 2 Gym Instructor course and the level 3 personal trainer course simultaneously.
- First Aid Certificate; this training course is recognized by Health and Safety and needs to be renewed every three years. It teaches basic first aid performance in case of a client sustaining an injury during a training session.
- Personal Trainer Insurance; even though this is not a legal requirement, you might find it extremely important to have. If a client should get hurt and you do not have an insurance policy you might be liable for paying out an amount of money out of your own pocket.
You completed your studies and training and got your qualification, now, what do you need to succeed as a personal trainer? You need to decide what kind of clients you want to work with and what kind of trainer you want to be. You also need to get clients through marketing your services.
Regardless of the studies or other qualifications, you need a multitude of other skills. You should be patient, organized, persistent, analytical, a great motivator and most important, a great listener. You should also lead a healthy lifestyle, even though you do not need to look like a bodybuilder, to also be a good example for your clients.…