Want to be a PT, but what now?

Being a personal trainer is the perfect antidote to a corporate desk job. No office,no deadlines and the opportunity to help people help themselves. But what does it take and what should you consider before re-training?

1. What do I need?

  • A keen interest in heath and fitness
  • Good people skills
  • Knowledge of how the body works
  • A desire to help people achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

2. Certification

Research training providers who offer accredited qualifications, allowing you to access the REPS register  upon successful completion http://www.exerciseregister.org

Providers like YBFIT Training will offer you industry recognised qualifications. work out what is important to you in making your decision… is it the cost, the location, the course dates and of course ensure you are getting quality training to meet your needs. Our aims at YBFIT Training are to Educate, Support, Inspire and Motivate. Check out the aims of other providers and be confortable with who you choose and what you are getting.

3. What should I consider once qualified?

  • Heath and safety
  • Insurance
  • Environment
  • Competition locally
  • What to charge
  • Who is your target market

4. Speciality

Like a doctor, trainers who specialise can charge more. Do you want a jack of all trades or a specialist? Several level 4 courses now exist for instructors to specialise in areas such as lower back pain, diabetes, cancer, childhood obesity and others.

5. Become indispensable to your clients

Being successful takes work, skill, talent and experience. Get a mentor, join organisations such as REPS or Fitpro, go to conventions, workshops and seminars. Learn yourself to the top of your profession and along the way your clients will find out they cannot live without you!

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    We’ve had a busy weekend with both online and face to face training

    Our training courses are blended learning which means face to face tutor time with home study all with our support

    Some of our courses are still being delivered online via zoom in real time with our tutors too

    With group exercise opening up indoors again today I truly believe the fitness industry is about to get busy!
    So now is a great time to gain or even enhance your own fitness industry career

    Do you want to teach group exercise?
    Help people get fit in a fun social environment
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    Friday Focus - Meet the Tutor
    This is Claire Stone

    Claire delivers and assesses our group Training/ exercise to music and water based exercise (Aqua) qualifications.
    She is a full time fitness trainer and has trained to teach a variety of classes and she delivers these at several gyms/health clubs in Surrey.

    Claire has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years now and is still enjoying teaching group exercise classes

    She teaches up to 20 classes a week, ranging from free style cardio and conditioning classes, Les Mills Body Pump and Body Balance, as well as teaching in some old peoples homes.

    The recent lockdowns have given her the opportunity to express her real passion of freestyle fitness classes, which has proved more popular than anticipated, introducing lots of people to enjoy this experience with her online.

    Claire enjoy’s a big social life and manages to have have a balanced fitness/social life.
    She is also partial to holiday or two!

    This is what Claire says about working in the fitness industry
    “I LOVE my job and have met some great people through being in the fitness industry working for YBFIT Training and helping people achieve their goals is something I really enjoy”

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