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How to Get a Job as a Personal Trainer


The UK Health and Fitness industry is currently worth over £4 billion, the second-most in Europe, and the global market is expected to surpass $105 billion in 2020! If having a career in Personal Training interests you, there’s never been a better time to become qualified and get employed.Here are some helpful tips on how to get a job as a Personal Trainer, including the places that you might not have considered who are in need of instructors.

Be passionate and enthusiastic

Without passion and enthusiasm, it’ll be difficult to motivate your clients to change their lives and improve their health and fitness to achieve their goals. Many Personal Trainers will begin their journey towards gaining their dream jobs in fitness by helping their family and friends, showing them the right exercises to do and the right types of food to eat. Practising with people close to you can help determine the type of trainer you want to go on to be! 

Gain industry-recognised qualification

The next step is to enrol on a Personal Trainer course that gives you an industry-recognised qualification, for example, the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. Whether you want to study full-time, part-time or fully online, taking a Personal Trainer course will equip you with the tools and skills for how to be a Personal Trainer. Not to mention, it’ll give you a boost towards getting those gym jobs or fitness instructor jobs!

Employed or self-employed?

This is a big decision to make. The majority of Personal Trainers will build a solid foundation of clients part-time beforehand and start up their own full-time business once qualified. But running your own business isn’t for everyone, and luckily there are plenty of other opportunities.

Types of workplaces and roles for Personal Trainers:

  • Health clubs
  • Fitness gyms
  • Holiday resorts
  • Corporate businesses
  • Sports performance facilities
  • Colleges and universities
  • Fitness Model
  • Fitness Writer

Get guaranteed interviews!

At The Training Room, we go above and beyond to help our students succeed in the ever-growing health and fitness industry. Following the completion of the course, we guarantee an interview with a leading UK health club to help you carve your fitness career path and give you a little extra helping hand to land your first job as a Personal Trainer in the UK.

Work hard on getting results from every client

Even if you start part-time with a small number of clients or employed within a private organisation; make sure you give 100% to every single one of your clients so they’re best placed to achieve their goals. At the beginning, you’ll be giving up lots of your time to support them, especially if you’re trying to grow your own business. But you know what they say, the proof is in the pudding.

Find out what else you’ll learn in order to qualify as a fully qualified Personal Trainer through The Training Room, by checking out the Personal Trainer courses page for full details.

Global Administrator | 30/07/2020 09:00:00

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