Tag Archives: Become a personal trainer

Our Gym Partners

We are proud to be working with some of the biggest gyms in the UK. We have been able to build up a great list of gyms to help our newly qualified personal trainers get the best start possible in the fitness industry!

We now have 6 different gyms that we work with closely to give our learners plenty of choice when deciding what to do when starting their journey as a fitness professional. Each gym has state of the art equipment, offers flexible packages for its personal trainers & allows for you to grow your own business in a big commercial gym. Read More

Courses Coming in 2019!

We are proud to announce some new courses coming in 2019! We aim to provide the best quality and the most relevant courses available!

– Level 4 sports massage

– Level 4 physical activity and weight management for obese & diabetic clients

– Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work

– Level 3 award in business skills Read More

CPD Courses

At Velocity PT Academy we a firm believers that advancing your knowledge & always learning is a key part of being a successful health professional. Because of this ethos we are regularly learning ourselves & continue to offer additional courses in the way of CPDs.

What is a CPD? CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply. From this it allows you to learn in more specific areas, some of which may be more relevant to your career & goals. Read More

New Manchester Training Location For PT courses

Velocity PT Academy are proud to announce a brand new training location in the heart of Manchester!

Over the past 4 years Velocity has grown from strength to strength & we aim to be the number 1 fitness training provider in the UK. In working towards this goal, we will be opening a second training location. Our head office and main training centre is based in Leeds which is where we have built Velocity. Now in 2019 we are ready to open our second training site! Read More

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Velocity?

Velocity PT Academy is an exclusive private training provider that has been set up by industry-experienced professionals to educate and inspire people to unlock their potential.

Velocity PT Academy has a vision to change the perception of personal training courses in the industry. We believe that in order to become a fully qualified fitness professional you need your learning experience to suit you as an individual, that’s why we have our 2 main study options of our part-time and online courses. But why choose us? Read More

Level 3 Qualified? What Does Level 4 Sports Massage Involve?

Level 3 Qualified? What Does Level 4 Sports Massage Involve?

So, you are qualified in level 3 sports massage. Are you looking to further develop your skills making you a more knowledgeable & effective therapist?

Velocity PT Academy are proud to announce a new level 4 sports massage qualification! The course is an International level 4 certificate in sports massage therapy. The purpose of this level 4 qualification is to progress therapist’s understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles to aid the application of sports massage. Read More

Student reviews of Velocity PT Academy!

Getting feedback from our students in crucial, it helps us develop and understand the areas which may need improvement. It also ensures to future students that we are the number 1 fitness training course provider.

Matt Welch

“I attended both the level 2 and 3 personal training courses at Velocity PT Academy. I found these courses to be excellent being both fully comprehensive and well delivered by an experienced tutor.  I would definitely recommend Velocity PT Academy to anyone wishing to obtain any of their range of fitness industry recognised qualifications and would definitely use their services again myself in the future to further my own education in the field.” Read More

Marketing yourself as a Personal Trainer

When it comes to marketing and sales, personal trainers must be 100% familiar with their own personality and ability.

Often the personality of a trainer can completely match with a client which is great and allows you to create a bond straight away, however more than likely it is the style of the trainer which actually attracts the clients. There are in fact roughly 3 different types of trainers: Read More

From One-Person Business to a steady company

An important prosperity scenario is expanding a personal training business by employing multiple personal trainers.

This is possible by hiring them as employees or by connecting them to the business as self employed contractors.

Naturally the consequences differ greatly. The risk is significantly higher if an entrepreneur hires one or more personal trainers. However, the income is also higher. The relationship between base salary and commission can be managed. Little specific information is present on the criteria for hiring someone or expanding the team. A good principle is to not grow and mature to soon. It is better to first build on the strategies mentioned previously before switching to having a lot of employees. So, an entrepreneur should first increase turnover per hour and then try to build up continuity with subscriptions for personal training. When working with a team, usually a small team of two to six people, the entrepreneur should make sure to divide the core tasks efficiently, making sure that everyone does the same thing, namely delivering sessions. Specialise the team in terms of two issues. The first concerns content: Make sure that every member has their own speciality, or better yet assemble a team of personal trainers with complimentary specialities. The second concerns the commercial dimension. Hire a few trainers who continuously recruit new clients in addition to delivering sessions. Read More

Presentation and Qualifications in Personal Training

A personal trainer should convey a large quantity of characteristics that ensure the client experiences enough value and continues to follow personal training sessions for a longer period of time.

The following list provides a short overview:

– It is self-evident that a fitness instructor is professional. However, more is demanded of a personal trainer in the area of professional attitude, communication, motivation and follow up with the clients. Generally speaking, personal trainers must adopt a more proactive attitude. They must take the lead in coaching clients in every detail of the exercise programme. Nothing is left to chance. Read More