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Finding Your First Role As A Personal Trainer

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We understand that job hunting can be frustrating, exhausting and time consuming. If you’re looking to become a Personal Trainer, you may be wondering how to find your first role in the industry. Here at The Training Room we understand that this can be tough, so we’re here to give you the lowdown on taking your first steps into your Personal Training career! Read on to discover what you can achieve in your first role as a Personal Trainer.

Becoming a Personal Trainer

Firstly, you’ll need to get qualified! The Training Room provides both full time, part time and e-learning courses in personal training. This means whatever your existing commitments, you’ll be able to find a course that suits you.

With The Training Room, you’ll gain the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, an internationally recognised qualification that will allow you to enter the health and fitness sector as an ‘industry ready’ Personal Trainer.

The Training Room even provides career advice for up to 3 years from enrolling at our Health and Fitness academies! Your personal careers advisor will offer support and guidance to make finding your first role as a Personal Trainer an easy and stress-free process. You can learn more about our Health and Fitness Courses here. 

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to score your dream job as a Personal Trainer; take a look at our top tips on what employers are looking for:

Personality is everything - You’ll have to build an emotional connection with your clients in order to encourage them to reach their goals. Some clients might be self-conscious or worried about their exercise regime so it’s your job to make sure they are happy with their fitness. Your social skills have a huge part to play in success!

Get business savvy - This is particularly important if you decide to become a self-employed Personal Trainer. If you work for yourself, you’ll have to learn how get your name out there and how to market yourself to potential new clients - standing out from your competitors is key!

Industry know-how - Giving advice to clients and passing down your fitness knowledge is essential as a Personal Trainer. Your clients will trust you to provide them with all the latest information on nutrition and fitness, so you’ll need to be clued up in order to advise them successfully.

Passion for fitness - You need a huge passion for exercise to be a Personal Trainer! If you’re not inspired by health and fitness yourself, how will inspire others to achieve their fitness goals?

Personal Trainer Roles

Once you’ve qualified as a Personal Trainer, you’ll find there are lots of working options available to you, these include:

Work in a gym - Many Personal Trainers will choose to work in a gym or fitness centre training a number of different clients in a social, fun environment. This can be a great way of starting your new career as you’ll often receive support and advice from your employee and other Personal Trainers.

Self-employed Personal Training - Why not set up your own Personal Training business? Build your own brand, find your own clients and be your own boss!

Rehabilitation - You could learn to specialise in rehabilitation and help those who are recovering from an injury get back to full fitness.

Of course, these are only some of the career options available to you; with The Training Room’s internationally recognised qualification, the world is your oyster!

If you’d like to achieve your dream career as a Personal Trainer, contact The Training Room today! Once you graduate, we’ll make finding your first role as a Personal Training a straightforward process and get you going in your dream career as soon as possible. Visit The Training Room’s website now to start your new career today!


Global Administrator | 17/07/2017 16:17:03

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