There has been an increase in the demand for personal trainers in recent years. In this article, we will be looking at how to become a personal trainer. If you’re passionate about staying healthy and enjoy helping others achieve their fitness goals, then you should start considering personal training as a career.

Before getting into the heart of the subject, let’s take a look at some traits that you need as a personal trainer.

Qualities of a Good Personal Trainer

1. Ability To Set Realistic Goals

Firstly, you should be able to set realistic, short-term, and long-term goals. A PT who works one-on-one with clients in improving their physical performance should have a solid plan that is achievable. 

2. Walk the Walk

Imagine a father trying to encourage his son to reduce his sugar consumption with an ice cream in his hand, how effective do you think that would be? Your clients won’t take you seriously if you don’t follow your own advice. A good personal trainer should lead by example.

3. Good Communication Skills

Want to become a successful personal trainer? Then you’ll need to sharpen your communication skills! From listening to clients’ desires to explaining how the plan you’ve created will help them achieve their fitness goals and even motivating them through their last rep, communication is key!

How to Become a Personal Trainer 

Choose a Course Provider 

Choosing the right provider is vital. Courses are not cheap, so you need to ensure the provider you choose offers a course that is accredited by the best. This will confirm that they are a reputable business and will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful PT.

Here at Power Academy, we are accredited by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and Active IQ.

We provide the best training the UK has to offer. With so many happy and successful qualified personal trainers, we are confident that when you join Power Academy you won’t be disappointed.

Get The Qualifications

Firstly, you’ll need to start by gaining a level 2 gym instructing Diploma (this has no entry requirements). Our level 2 Diploma is accredited by , one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations. The level 2 gym instructing course will cover:

  • Health, safety and welfare within a fitness environment
  • The anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • The principles of fitness, health and exercise
  • How to plan gym based exercise
  • How to instruct gym based exercise
  • Functional Movement Training
  • Circuit Training
  • How to support clients

Once you have this you can proceed to the level 3 Personal Training Diploma. Our level 3 Personal Training Diploma is also accredited by Active IQ. This will cover: 

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • How to deliver personal training sessions
  • Functional Movement Training
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Business Skills, Sales and Marketing

At Power Academy, we offer a combined course that provides you with your level 2 gym instructing and level 3 personal training diplomas. So if you’re looking for an all in one course to start your Personal Training career, learn more about our combined online PT course here.

Start Your Journey Today!

What are you waiting for? Apply to join Power Academy and turn your passion into a career. 

 

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