Time For Personal Trainer Courses To Boost Your Career


You could do this by becoming a personal trainer or a fitness instructor depending on which interest you most. You can get these through a college or through a private training provider. If you go for a private training provider, a great one is FLM training, they specialise in management, leisure and personal trainer courses. You can either do personal training packages or do separate courses; the packages can end up saving you money because they leave you with more than one qualification but at a smaller price as they have been put together.

The hours you would work as a personal trainer would all depend on when your clients are available, so these hours will vary a lot each week, you will mostly end up evenings and weekends. There is no set salary as they can earn from £20-£100 and hour depending on experience, skills and if they work for a gym or are self-employed. You would have to spend time with your client to talk about changes which would need to be made within their lifestyle, about their health history and to check their progress through measuring their body fat levels and their heart rate. You need to make sure you check and record their progress. To do this job, beforehand you will need to have first aid training and get public liability. If you decide you do this job there are also certain skills that you will need to have such as good communication skills, people skills, plus knowledge of nutrition and health. You can do one of the packages and then afterwards do a separate course. 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.

There are four packages for you to choose from, these are the Basic personal trainer package, advanced personal trainer package, Premium+ personal trainer and the Premium+ PT & massage. Each has their own price the basic costs £1600, the advanced costs £1800, the premium costs £2300 and the premium massage costs £3300. Each of these packages offers similar qualification but as you go u in packages the amount of qualifications gets bigger and more advanced. The basic leaves you with a level 2 qualification in gym instructing and a level 3 qualification in personal training. Whereas, Premium+ PT leaves you with the same as the basic but also a Level qualification in exercise referral, 3xCPD qualifications and a day of first aid training. The advanced package leaves you with a Level 2 qualification in gym instructing, a Level 3 qualification in personal training and three CPD qualifications.