Future Careers with a PT Diploma
Personal Training is one of the most lucrative career paths in the world due to the variety of benefits it provides such as
- Change people’s lives and help them to achieve their goals
- Be your own boss and choose your own hours
- Limitless earning potential
- Do something you love
- Build your own business
The fitness industry has been booming for a number of years, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic there has been a greater focus on our health and wellbeing.
Now is the perfect time to gain your Level 3 Personal Training qualification and pivot your career path. Below we have outlined a number of potential career opportunities that you can choose to pursue once you have completed your qualification.
Open Your Own Business
After you have experience in the fitness industry and have built up business acumen you can choose to open your own premises. Previous students have gone on to establish their own highly successful PT Business’ and are now operating with numerous staff working for them and a growing customer base.
If this is an option you’d like to explore our Business Skills course will provide you with all the technical information you need alongside our own staff’s real life experience in the fitness industry.This will provide you with all the information needed in setting up your own business and what to expect. You will complete documentation such as business plans which will introduce you to data such as financial forecasting, branding, promoting and securing insurance alongside general marketing skills to help you promote your business and services.
Watch this video here to find out how our previous student Amy, completely redirected her career and now operates her highly successful ‘Body by Amy’ business.
Specialise in your chosen field
In choosing to become a personal trainer you will already have a strong interest in the fitness industry, however, you will also likely love one particular area.
We have all heard the saying ‘do what you love and you will never work a day’ and this is true, many of our students are choosing to study in one particular field because it is the subject they are most passionate about and therefore they naturally excel within this environment.
A factor of personal training is being able to motivate others and share your love of fitness with them, this will come naturally if you work within an environment you love and surround yourself with others who have similar interests.
Some of our students have gone on to specialise in
- Training Pre and Post Natal clients
- Training professional athletes
- Fat Loss Specialist
- Online Coaching
- Training physique competitors
Throughout your time on our course we will explore these various specialist areas giving you the opportunity to find your niche, alongside this we provide you with various learning materials such as our Skills Hub which provides you with access to FREE CPDs to help you upskill and begin specialising in these areas.
Also we provide a variety of CPDs such as Level 3 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance, Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Post Natal Clients plus many more that will allow you to gain the qualifications to stand out from the crowd.
At The Fitness Group we provide you with the support, education and guidance to help you build your career, confidence and solidify your place within a competitive market.
Become a Fitness Education Tutor and Assessor
Why not choose to give back and help others who are in the position you are currently?
Many personal trainers move into teaching to help ensure other personal trainers receive the best learning and support to guarantee the industry remains professional.
It goes without saying, but one of the fundamental parts of PT is working with others, you must be able to motivate, support and encourage your clients whilst building relationships with them. Therefore, these are transferable skills that will allow you to educate the upcoming PTs and successfully share your knowledge and skills with others to lead the new generation successfully.
If this is something you would be interested in why not get in touch with one of our team and they would be more than happy to answer any questions, we also provide our Level 3 Award in Education and Training which will allow you to enter the fitness education sector.
Become an Online Coach
With the impact of Coronavirus many people have turned to online learning and teaching. Lots of our graduates pivoted their business during the pandemic to offer online personal training and this has grown awareness among clients that you can receive great coaching online.
Furthermore, this allows you to access a wider pool of clients, especially those who lack confidence in a gym setting but are keen to make changes.
It is a highly efficient way of training as there are no travel requirements meaning you can access the whole population and really capitalise on the online market at a time when it is in high demand.
Recent months have shown the flexibility of online coaching and how beneficial it has been throughout these uncertain times to both the client and you as a PT.
Throughout your time as a personal trainer you will likely be self employed at one stage, this can be a scary thought for some, or for others it is the biggest appeal in becoming a personal trainer- being your own boss.
To help you prepare for self employment we provide you with all the skills necessary to be successful.
You will complete a variety of modules throughout your qualification covering areas such as;
- Deciding your clientele
- How to attract and sustain clients
- Pricing structure and financial management
- How to promote your business
- Social media management
The online market remains one of the driving influences in gaining clients and we teach you best practices in this alongside general guidance.
Self employment provides a wide range of benefits if done accurately, you are in charge of everything from your hours, clients and pricing and there is potentially a large return on your time and skills if you do this accurately. Therefore we provide you with the best advice and guidance to help you achieve the best outcomes available.