Are you looking for more information on personal training courses?
Are you finding it difficult getting all the answers you want?
There's so much conflicting information out there it's difficult to know where to start!
So… to make your life easier I've put together a quick blog on the “7 Tips To Avoid When Choosing a Personal Trainer Course” and added a little information on what EPTI have to offer.
Use these 7 inside tips to guide you on finding the best personal training course for your requirements and to make an informed buying decision when you choose your course.
In terms of being able to qualify and set up as a personal trainer, find work in a gym and get public liability insurance – you must study on an accredited training course. That is to say, if you are in the UK or are based in Europe, a course that is approved by REPS or eREPS and qualifies you to register at level 3.
However, fitness certifications on their own do NOT help you earn money as a PT – results with your clients do!
This is a results business, so if you’re overly shy, don’t get on well with people then all of the certifications and offers of guaranteed interviews in the world won’t make you a successful PT. The fitness industry is a PERSONALITY industry.
One of the biggest fears and doubts that potential students have when I speak to them on the telephone before they sign up for a course, is whether they will “make it” as a personal trainer once they graduate.
Maybe this is what you are thinking right now?
You’ve read the motivational quotes… “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life” and this idea sounds great. You really want to follow your passion and do something that you love, but what it really comes down to is, “Can I make a career out of training people for money, will clients really pay to train with ME?”
Well, as I said before, I’ve had this conversation with countless students over the years. It is true, many personal trainers do fall by the wayside and never reach their potential within the industry - they maybe didn’t get the results they’d hoped for with their clients, or maybe they struggled to find enough clients...there are many reasons for this, but usually it’s because they chose a certification that cut corners, that only offered the minimum in terms of providing an assessment which didn’t prepare them for the role of a personal trainer once they had their certificate in hand.
One of the first things you need to consider when building a fitness business is ‘What is my USP’?
USP = Unique Selling Proposition
Your USP is what you offer your clients that your competition doesn’t (or can’t), and why someone should do business with you over every other personal trainer out there?
If you don’t know what your USP is I strongly urge you to think of one, and fast!
Without a USP there is nothing separating you from your competition.