It is 2017 and there are two certainties. Firstly, the fitness industry is growing. Secondly, this growth is creating more demand and demand creates more jobs. Professionals of all ages are enjoying the notion of practicing good health and fitness while earning a lucrative salary.
Due to the independent and beneficial nature of a personal trainer profession, positions are hard fought. This is why it is important for any aspiring fitness professional to take the correct procedure. These 4 steps will ensure that you can become a successful personal trainer who can walk into a host of jobs within the industry.
Firstly, you must gain your Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification. A Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification teaches you to incorporate anatomical and physiological knowledge within a practical training session. Once you have attained a recognised certificate you will be able to progress onto your Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification.
Secondly, you must pass your Level 3 qualification. A Level 3 qualification is mandatory for all personal trainers wanting to work with British fitness businesses. This course has more intensive modules that will prepare you for the rigours of a personal trainer career. There are many providers within the UK who combined these courses within a package.
Thirdly, you will have to purchase public liability insurance. You will be working with members of the general public on a daily basis. Insurance will protect you from claims from clients. Injuries often occur in training so it is a very sensible option.
Finally, even with insurance you are not prepared to start your personal trainer career. You are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of your clients. Intense exercise can also anatomically affect an individual negatively. This is why you must obtain a CPR certificate from a British accreditor.
Once you have followed these four steps you will be ready to start your personal trainer career and enjoy both the salary and the freedom that accompanies this profession.