When I trained to become a Personal Trainer (all of 12 years ago now) there weren’t many options open to me. I was actually lucky enough to get my course funded as I was already working as Fitness Instructor for a small gym chain and it was within their interest to put me through my qualification, in order to provide a wider range of services to the members of the gym.
I did mine through an internal training team for the company that I worked for, something that as of today no longer exists, most probably due to the nature of provision of qualifications within the Industry.
If you want to qualify as a Personal Trainer today, the game has completely change. You’ll be spoilt for choice with what, where, when and how much you can study, also what you pay!
So, what should you look out for when looking to become a Personal Trainer?
The fitness industry is full of myths, misconceptions and bad information. When starting out in your career it’s hard to know what is right, what is wrong and how to tell the difference.