Become a qualified personal trainer
Personal training in the UK is a boom industry. Jobs as personal trainers require a relevant NVQ or equivalent the popular choice often today is an RVQ or relevant vocational qualification. To succeed in a job as a UK personal trainer you will also need to be a people person who can listen to their client needs and meet them full on. Personal training is a career where you get out of it what you put in, as clients will only spend money with a trainer who supports and develops around their needs. If you are interested in a jobs as a personal trainer then you will need to get a recognised qualification see The Register of Exercise Professionals or our very own personal training course guide is a very good starting point.
Starting as a fitness instructor in a UK health club
Many health clubs will take on fitness instructors and train them as personal trainers however there has been a recent trend in downsizing the fitness instructor staff and employing instead freelance personal trainers, which means there are more self employed opportunities but less employed than there were two years ago.
Marketing as a personal trainer
As a self employed personal trainer or an employed one you will need to be good at marketing yourself as your earnings will depend upon it. The quickest way to build a client base is through recommendation. There are a range of support companies that can keep you abreast of the latest changes in sports science with articles from the leading authorities world wide in sports and fitness.
CPD in personal training
Continued education is a very important factor in staying ahead in your career and developing it to its full professional potential. This is something the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) stipulate personal trainers must do in order to stay on the UK exercise register and to continue to practice as a REPs accreditted UK personal trainer.
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