The 3 Minute Guide To Becoming A Fitness Professional
- Spending most of your time in the gym.
- Wearing comfy clothes and sneakers to work.
- Staying fit & healthy.
- Setting your own hours.
- Changing lives for the better on a daily basis.
For some, a career as a personal trainer almost seems too good to be true… I mean, come on – how many people get to turn their passion into something they get paid for? It’s pretty rare, right? But if you’re reading this right now, you’re one of the lucky ones. You’ve taken the first step towards achieving your dream life and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, a career in the fitness industry is something that can be started immediately, no matter what kind of work history or study background you have!
Let’s get one thing straight though. The life of a personal trainer is not for the faint-hearted. To run a successful personal training business, whether independently or through a fitness facility, you need to be prepared to work hard, stay disciplined, be self-motivated and keep learning even after you earn your fitness qualifications. Still keen? Keep reading!
To become a fully qualified personal trainer, there are a few qualifications that are non-negotiable…
Certificate III in Fitness
This course is great starting point if you’re thinking about a fitness career as it covers all the basics from anatomy & physiology to healthy eating and delivering training programs. The Certificate III in Fitness also allows you to work as a Gym Instructor at fitness facilities, so you can get hands on work experience while you continue studying – love it!
Certificate IV in Fitness
This qualification will take your education to the next level, meaning you’ll graduate as a fully qualified Personal Trainer. Exploring each topic in more depth and adding things like training for special populations (i.e. clients with heart problems or diabetes), you’ll learn all the basics of setting up your own business so that once you have your Certificate IV in Fitness, you’ll be equipped with all the knowledge required to set up a successful personal training business!
We understand that choosing a brand new career path can be a scary thing to do and you probably have a hundred questions already such as “How will I fit study around my day job?”, “But I’m still in school, aren’t I too young?” or “I did terribly in school, how will I know if I can even pass?”. Do us a favour… before freaking out and thinking it’s all too hard, just give us a call, because we’re yet to find anyone too young, too old or too busy to get their fitness qualifications and become a personal trainer!
If you want it bad enough, we will make sure you achieve your goal of becoming a fitness professional, so take the leap and give us a call now on 1300 650 198. You won’t regret it!
If you are yet to start your fitness journey or have any questions about fitness courses, be sure to contact the Academy of Fitness!