Working as a personal trainer is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. Helping people achieve a level of physical and mental health that they didn’t even think possible gives you an amazing buzz, a buzz you get paid for! The following guide will help you understand how to become a personal trainer in Brighton and the Sussex area and hopefully make your passion your profession.
Step 1: Gain the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
This is the minimum requirement you’ll need to work as a gym instructor. With this qualification alone you won’t be able to work as a personal trainer however, you need this as it is the entry requirement for a level 3 personal training qualification. You can not begin a level 3 personal training course without a level 2 in gym instruction.
Step 2: Gain the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Once you’ve gained the Level 2 qualification you can start this course, which will qualify you to work as a personal trainer.
Most companies offer package deals if you sign up to both at the same time. At Storm, we offer course bundles that’ll save £100’s, plus with our Advanced and Elite bundles you’re more likely to stand out from your competitors…
Step 3: Pimp up your CV
To become a personal trainer and stand out from the other trainers out there you need to be highly skilled, knowledgable, confident and a great communicator. You can’t achieve all this just by opting for the fast track approach to your training. You get what you pay for when it comes to investing in your career development. If you want to a successful career with a good income you need to invest sensibly. Cheap courses will not only be an awful learning experience with very little support but you won’t qualify equipped with everything you need to make your niche in the industry.
As the late Charles Poliquin said, ‘learn to earn’.
That is why we include a Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning qualification as part of our Elite bundle. Our Elite Graduates stand out from the competition and can also train professional athletes.
Continuing professional development
In order for you to thrive in the fitness industry, you need to continue adding to your CV. The more you learn the more you confidence you gain and the more you can help others. Which is why we give our personal trainers access to a platform with over 20 additional e-learning courses to help them do just that.
The thing that separates the biggest earning personal trainers from the lower-earning personal trainers is their business skills. Wealthy trainers understand how to build and grow a profitable business with systems that enable them to live a healthy balanced life. This is why our Advanced and Elite bundles include access to our business coaching program with a ton of resources, monthly LIVE webinars and coaching on how to build, a successful fitness business. You will also be invited to join our online coaching community where you can ask questions, share ideas and support with other trainers.
What career opportunities will these courses bring?
Once you’ve completed at least the Level 2 and 3 qualifications you’ll be qualified to work as a personal trainer or gym instructor and previous graduates have worked in gyms, studios, outdoor spaces client homes, and online.
As a personal trainer you could earn anything in the region of £25,000 to £60,000 per year (depending on where you live in the UK). You’ll also have the opportunity to charge an hourly rate. These typically range from approximately £12 per hour for starters up to £100 an hour for the more business savvy personal trainers. In fact, online trainers can earn in excess of £250,000 per year.
Our course bundles have been created with you in mind; they have been packaged together to provide you with the best value for money as well as providing you with everything you’ll need to make your new career a success.
Why train with Storm Fitness Academy?
If you want to become a personal trainer in the Brighton area our training options are the best nationally accredited courses on the market. Whether you’re new to the fitness industry or you’re keen to strengthen your portfolio we’ve got a range of training options to suit your needs.
Unlike other training providers, our courses are delivered by expert tutors who are actively working in the industry. This means that their knowledge is the most up-to-date and you really are learning from the best.
We do everything in our power to ensure you thrive in the fitness industry. That’s why we not only provide you with excellent training, we also look after you once you qualify. We offer many exciting opportunities to ensure you build a long and happy career without stress. Services we provide include guidance on your personal branding, business support, regular job opportunities, and even guaranteed interviews!
Are there finance options available?
Yes! We offer interest-free loans for any of our career pathways so you can spread the cost over 6, 9 or even 12 months. There’s plenty of opportunities so you can choose the best plan to suit you and your budget. We’ve also created a handy finance calculator to help you plan your repayments.
Got more questions?
No problem! We offer free career guidance for anyone looking to excel in the fitness industry, just get in touch via our contact form.