If you have your sights set on becoming the best personal trainer you can be, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of.
Firstly, you have should be mindful of what it takes. Finding success takes time, a commitment to self-development, a lot of motivation and importantly, the right personal training qualifications.
Using the above as a blueprint, you’ll be free to build a client base and really turn being a personal trainer into a worthwhile, long term and profitable career. The beauty with the fitness and industry, particularly with being a PT, is that the sky really is the limit. Whether you want start your own independent PT business, work in a leading gym, or mastering online training, it’s all possible.
One way in particular that you can make yourself stand out and put yourself ahead of the competition, regardless of the route you’re looking to take, is by continually developing your learning with new courses and CPD.
Here are three popular options…
For those that don’t know, sports massage is an incredibly popular form of manual therapy that involves working with the body’s soft tissues (skin and muscles, just to name a few). Personal trainers should look at becoming a qualified sports massage therapist as a means of increasing their client base. You’ll not only be able to train clients on the gym floor, but also treat injuries, knocks and niggles using a variety of massage techniques.
You can kick start your journey by choosing from a range of sports massage courses.
Pre and postnatal
It may go without saying, but exercise should be as inclusive as possible. As a personal trainer you’ll naturally be wanting to invite as many types of clients as possible to train with you and that includes pre and postnatal women. The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor Course is an easy way to get yourself upskilled. You’ll learn the ins and outs of pregnancy, Government guidelines, and how to effectively plan and deliver exercise for your clients.
Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor Training
You don’t have to look very far to find both scientific and wide-spread anecdotal evidence of the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Our friends at Meditation Personal Trainers will teach you how to meditate, which is something you can then pass on to clients. Across two full days, you’ll learn principles of mindfulness and meditation and how these can be used to enhance your personal training offering.
Guest Blog written by Josh Douglas-Walton, Marketing Manager and writer for HFE, one of the UK’s leading provider of personal trainer courses and fitness qualifications.