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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.
Very easy to understand staff, told me what I needed to no plus sum, and put me on the correct course I needed to be on.
David John Ingram
Very friendly and easy process
I would definitely recommend them. I was treated really well, answered all my questions even though I thought some of the questions I asked were silly ones.
great customer journey. Really was given all the information and was not pressured at all, Jack, Ella and Jack's supervisor were sensational at their job.
Very professional whilst still seeming passionate. Extremely informative.
Lovely girl who spoke me through it all in detail.
Laura was so lovely!! I was nervous about studying again and asked so many questions she couldn't have been more helpful! she was just as excited as I was to start a new journey
Thanks Laura! :)
The booking experience was smooth and the service was brilliant from all members of staff I spoke to. Laura was amazing - she guided me through the booking process and provided great detail making me confident this is the perfect course for me!!
Daniel Robert Johnson
Fantastic service! I was skeptical at first but after several calls I was sure that studying Personal Training with the Training room was the right move for me to make and thanks to Laura I am on my journey to becoming a personal trainer.
All staff are excellent and very professional and they made a point in making sure that I understood everything before we progressed further
Very helpful and liked that I was re directed back to the first agent I spoke to about it months ago. Made it very perosnal.
Craig Aaron Drake
Very friendly and helpful. Very reassuring as to how much support one can have while studying. :)
Great customer service- smooth process, nice people
Great service when on the phone, and great help signing me up
The Training Room's booking service was very straightforward and easy with clear instructions. Received the receipt within minutes of making the payment
Amazing people ! Shout out to Lewis he’s lovely !! Promotion!!
Kelly-Anne Kathleen Brewer
Very welcoming and helpful members especially Marie Anderson. She was very patient with me and answered all my questions and provided me in all details that i want for my course. Amazing service.
Thanks a lot.
very willing to help and cooperate
Laura has been really helpful with my enquiry into a teaching assistant course provided by the training room, she answered all my questions and helped me make my decision to go ahead with the course. Very professional and a pleasure to speak to.