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If you're the kind of person who runs 10K before breakfast, enjoys eating healthily and is always on the lookout for the latest news on training and fitness, then a job in the health and fitness industry could be just right for you. It's a sector that has grown exponentially over the last decade, and even when times are tough, it seems gym membership is not the first luxury that people forego when they're tightening their belts.
The first thing to do is to check out the various fitness instructor courses on offer. There are a lot of them around and they're not all accredited by the industry's governing bodies, so make sure the one you're thinking of doing will actually give you the accreditation you need. Look out for courses that are approved by CYQ or Active IQ and make sure they feature on the Register of Exercise Professional's (REP) website. If you're still not sure about some of the courses you come across and whether or not they're right for you, then it might be a good idea to give your local gym a call and ask them what kind of qualifications they look for and if they have any preference. The gym manager will be able to tell you which ones always leap out when he's looking through CVs and this will help you make your final decision.
The next thing to do is decide whether you want to look at full time or part time fitness instructor courses. If you're already working and think that you might like a career change, then a part time course would probably be the best option for you. That way you can stay working at your current job and see how you get on with the course before you make the decision to change careers totally. It will take you a bit longer to qualify, but it's probably the more sensible option.
If you've just finished school or college and you're pretty sure that a career in fitness is the way to go, then check out the full time courses on offer. It would also be worth considering any areas of specialisation that might interest you, like strength training or diet and nutrition. The more strings you have to your fitness bow, the more employable you become and the better chance you have of bagging that job in a top gym.
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Training room helped me to gain my career desire& by this they always rang me to inform me the latest updates. Also, they helped me through the finance part which helped massively and this made it easier for me to get a step forward to my future job.
Jack and the other members of the team I spoke to were brilliant. Very informative and clear, and I managed to get the entire thing signed and sorted in a few days. Well on my way through the course now.
Clear, quick and easy set up and payment options. Made my decision much easier and also the loner- term career supprt is a real bonus...looking forward to getting struck in :)
Jennifer Ruth Fleming
It was Sammy that dealt with/is dealing with my course booking. Thoroughly professional, extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, on not only the course structure, but on ways in which I will be able to complete the course around my current work/home life. I can't wait to start the course in June, many thanks :)
Chris made it very easy. Gave me time to think about it and allowed me to ask as many questions as needed.
Great service, always happy to answer any questions no matter how many and go through all the information to ensure your full understanding.
It was great! Chris gave me all the information i needed with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and even gave me time to mull it over before i paid. Never has such good service via the phone!
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Susan Elizabeth Manning
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Amy Louise Clarke
Amazing customer service, made me feel looked after and every time I’ve rung I’ve spoken to someone so lovely and willing to help with whatever I’ve needed. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family thanks to my great experience so far.
The lady who I spoke to was really friendly, helpful and accommodating. She sent me all the information really promptly and was very professional.
I cant thank training room enough for the help and support working towards my goals. The courses look excellent. I am looking forward to attending the course and achieveing my dream career.
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I am very happy with my decision to start a new career with The Training Room
Fantastic customers service.
Special mention to Chris who was patient with me as I sorted other things out while also answering all my questions.
Very open and clear about my options and how it all works and I'm excited to start my new adventure now!
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Knowledgeable, informative and friendly. I had a lot of questions and the advisor answered them all well.
Chris was looking after me through the whole process. He was exteremely helpful and set me at ease with any worries. Outstanding customer service
Liam James Anderton
Nothing less than excellent
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