HERE’S A LOOK INTO THE ROLE OF A PERSONAL TRAINER

You may have heard of personal trainers before, and perhaps not considered it a role you could be in. But in fact, personal trainers are becoming more in demand as fitness and wellbeing are given more awareness; these days the importance of our health and bodies are talked about more than ever before.  

A personal trainer is someone who as the name suggests, trains you personally. They help others achieve their aims in terms of fitness and are the perfect fit for anybody into health and maintaining health. They often work with individuals and spend their time creating personal training programmes to ensure their clients get the best possible training to suit them.  

A personal trainer usually works at a gym along with their client and have many responsibilities to fulfil before the actual training starts. These involve carrying out fitness assessments, recognising client goals, offering advice and education, encouraging clients during workouts, recording training sessions, and generally providing personalised feedback to clients that will help them reach their goals. Most personal trainers are self-employed, so they are normally paid per hour in terms of salary.  

ULTIMATE EARNING POTENTIAL IN THE UK

Position in Career  Associated Salary (UK)  
Freelance  As you have probably already guessed, this is not an ordinally 9 to 5 job, so if you like more freedom and control in your work life, then this may be the perfect career path for you! To become a personal trainer in the UK, you’ll have to complete a Level 3 Personal training qualification, that’s accredited by an organisation such as the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Most also have a first aid qualification, as working in health means it may be needed one day. £20 – £100 per hour  
Full time  Similar to being a freelance personal trainer, there are no specific degrees you’ll need; however, you can complete your personal training qualification as part of a degree related to health or even with an apprenticeship. This means that you can choose the career path to becoming a personal trainer that is right for you, and not feel restricted to following just one.  £14,000 – £30,000 

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  1. Revolution Personal Training Studios 
  2. Ultimate Performance 
  3. Third Space  
  4. Nuffield Health 
  5. Roar Fitness 
  6. Xcelerate Gyms Edgware 
  7. Everlast Gyms 
  8. The Gym Group 
  9. Fit to Last Limited WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER? HERE’S HOW
  10. Anytime Fitness Dalston 


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