Personal Trainers will train individuals usually on a one to one basis to help them achieve their personal health and fitness goals. They will plan programmes tailored to their client and motivate them to help them to stick to the plan, they will also provide advice on nutrition and healthy eating and keep records of their clients to monitor their progress. Most personal trainers are self employed therefore there are no set salary scales as it dependant on amount of clients and hours worked.
To become a personal trainer you will normally need to have experience as a fitness instructor with a recognised qualification such as a level 2 diploma in health, fitness and exercise instruction. You could get started in this role through an apprenticeship.
- The ability to motivate and inspire others
- An excellent level of fitness
- Friendly and outgoing manner
- A responsible attitude
- A good knowledge of the anatomy to ensure clients do not injure themselves
- The ability to create and deliver your own exercise routines
£14,000 to £16,000