Category Archives: Become a personal trainer

Here you can find lots of help and advice about becoming a personal trainer

Why is it important to go the ‘extra mile’ for your client?

Personal Training, like football, is a results business.

We are in the business of helping our clients to achieve their health & fitness goals so you need to go the extra mile to guarantee that your clients succeed.

That is why it is important but what is going the ‘the extra mile’?

Being professional

If you can’t do the little things right, then you’re going to struggle with the big things. By little things we mean being punctual to your sessions with your client, be ready for the session by having your plan ready and make sure you look presentable. Read More

Should I be an online Personal Trainer?

Its becoming more and more popular to be an online PT and it can only help boost your income.

There are a host of benefits of offering online training to your clients and here we look at the most popular reasons people use them.

Its value for money

The difference in cost for clients is significant. Its likely to be cheaper to buy a 90 day plan online than a one hour face to face session would cost.

When you get so busy that its no longer possible to offer face to face personal training then offering online packages is the obvious choice to make more money and not miss out. Read More

Knowledge is POWER (Online courses)

When it comes to being a personal trainer knowledge is definitely power.

The more knowledge you have then the more you stand in good stead to have more clients.

Do you really want to be asked a question that you don’t know the answer to?

Do you really want a client to ask you to train kettle bells with them but you don’t know how?

What will happen when you can’t provide what potential clients or existing clients want? They will go elsewhere to a trainer that does have the knowledge. Who has the power now? Not you. Read More

Am I too old to be a Personal Trainer?

One of the things we get asked quite frequently when people are enquiring about a course is ‘am I too old to be a personal trainer?’

This is a question which people can sometimes say with fear but the answer is always the same.

You can never be too old to be come a PT!

The most important thing is the desire to help people to achieve their goals. To be passionate in what you do is the most important factor and to have the ability to make a positive impact on other people. Read More

Benefits Of Online Learning – PT Courses Online

There are many benefits to e-learning and it has become massively popular with learners over the last 10 years.

Not every body has the time and availability to attend classroom based teaching so its an ideal way to study from home, in a time frame that suits you.

One of the most important elements of e-learning is the fact that it can be in a time frame that suits you and you have the luxury of studying from absolutely anywhere.

You still get the help of a designated tutor along the way to help you should you need it and you have regular planned check ups to keep you on track if you have a scheduled timeframe in mind. Read More

Is Online Personal Training, here to stay?

Online personal training is becoming incredibly popular but is it just a fad or is it here to stay?

It’s a cheaper alternative and as we all can appreciate; PT’s can be quite expensive.

Online personal training can bring fantastic results as long as you are already highly motivated. If you don’t already have the drive and commitment, then its probably not for you as an automated voice probably wont motivate you the same way a real person would. Read More

3 tips for a PT interview

We all know the route to becoming a PT can be a bit of a journey.

It’s a bit like being released from the army. You are learning and regimented with your study/training then when you leave you’re suddenly on your own and think, ‘what the hell do I do now?’.

Most freshly qualified PT’s will go down the route of working in a gym as it offers the opportunity of having all your future potential clients all under one roof, and all the equipment you will ever need. Read More

How To Increase PT Sales – Our Top tips

As a PT you’re predominantly self employed, and responsible for bringing home your own bacon.

The fitness industry is very competitive so you need to find as many ways you can make an impact and get more clients.

Here we look at some useful tips to help.

Work the floor

One of the best way to get more clients is to actively approach them in the gym and show a genuine interest in them.

Plenty of times in gyms you see a PT just stood there expecting people to just come over to them and get signed up just cos they have ‘PT’ on the back of their top!  This does not happen and people will not approach you. Read More

The rise of the fitness expo

Fitness expos in the U.K. are getting more and more popular the longer they keep going.

For many a health and fitness enthusiast its like being a kid in a candy shop as everything you love, is all under one roof.

The expos are an opportunity to meet some of your idols as they all usually have big names that attend their shows.

The expos are also full of all your favourite supplement companies and clothing retailers and have guest speakers, shows and demonstrations, healthy food and drinks the companies and pretty much most things you can think of related to health and fitness. Read More

When to deload training

To put it simply, a deload is a short period of recovery usually lasting a week.

You can train with lighter weights or just limit your frequency of training and just generally ease back a bit.

A good deload can be just what your workouts need and can take your training from good to amazing. A good time to deload is when you feel demotivated, stuck in a rut or if your training has plateaued. Read More