Can You Turn Your Love of Fitness, into a Profession?

1 May 2019

If you’ve gone on an incredible fitness journey and discovered a passion for all things fitness-related, it’s only natural for you to want to be able to turn that passion into something more. Many people choose to go into personal training so they can help people in the same way that personal trainers might have helped you improve your fitness and health too.

So, how do you go about turning your love of fitness and activity into a career as a personal trainer? There are some key steps that you’ll need to take and i'm going to discuss them below, so keep reading to learn more.

Find a Relevant Course

Finding a relevant course should always be your first step because this will be your chance to learn about what it takes to be a successful trainer. It might all look very easy from your outside but there’s more that goes into the job that you might think. A course will teach you about all that and provide you with a basic qualification that you can build on at a later date. This is where it all starts so it’s definitely a vital step to take.

Get Qualified as a Personal Trainer

Next, you need to focus on passing your course and achieving the relevant qualification that’ll allow you to work as a personal trainer in the near future. It’s a good idea to get a certificate 4 in fitness if you're really serious about taking up a career in fitness and person training. You won’t be hired by many people if you’re not fully qualified, so you definitely can’t afford to skip this step.

Get Some Work Experience

Once you have your qualification, you can start to look for some form of work experience that’ll help you to understand better what the jobs about and what it’s like. This work experience will stand you in good stead when it comes to getting a full-time job as a personal trainer because you’ll know more about what there is to expect in the job and how it all happens on a practical level. You’ll have the chance to put the things you learned into practice.

Ensure You Have Insurance

It’s important that you have the right kind of insurance cover as a personal trainer. If you’re going to work training people with their fitness, there’s always a chance that someone could get hurt accidentally. These things might not happen very often at all but they still do happen from time to time. With the right insurance in place, you and your clients will have greater peace of mind and that can only be a good thing going forward.

Decide Which Kind of Personal Training Role You Want

There are many different types of personal training roles out there and you’ll need to learn more about all of them before you eventually decide what kind of personal trainer you want to be. You should decide whether you want to work for a specific gym or whether you want to work for yourself as a personal trainer. Many people take the self-employed route if they like the idea of not having a boss and having greater independence.

Keep Learning

You never stop learning when you’re a personal trainer because there are always new fitness techniques and ideas that you can try out and see how they work. And you’ll also learn a lot from the people that you’re training. Don’t assume that you know it all because there’s always more that you can learn and understand as a personal trainer and that’s no bad thing. When you’re always learning, you’re always gaining new perspectives.

Build Your Reputation in the Industry

If you choose the self-employed personal trainer route, you’re going to need to build your reputation gradually in the industry. That matters because you want to gain new clients and grow your presence online. The more you do that, the more clients you’ll be able to secure over time. So, how do you go about building and improving your reputation? Well, the simplest way to do it is to get results that clients are looking for every time.

If you’re passionate about fitness and you want to use that passion to help others, starting a career has a personal trainer is definitely the best way forward for you. Doing a job you love and are passionate about is a big deal and it’ll change your life for the better, so what are you waiting for?

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