Why only a personal training diploma isn’t enough

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Being a personal trainer is about so much more than just teaching clients how to work out in the gym. Sure, the first step to becoming a highly sought-after personal trainer is indeed knowing the difference between a bicep curl and a hammer curl, as well as the best way in which to perform these exercises. However, to be a truly exceptional personal trainer, you’ll need to go that much further.

Here’s why.

The fitness industry is continuously changing

As the world today changes, so does how people prefer to exercise. Take spinning, for example. These classes are a mainstay of most commercial health clubs and even smaller gyms, so you’d expect that this form of exercise to have been around for decades.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

Spinning as a form of exercise was developed in the early 1980s by South African-born Johnny G. Take CrossFit as another example. This exercise modality was started in the United States in 2000.

This means that, as a personal trainer, you need to be up to date with what is happening in the fitness industry and must be able to offer your clients the opportunity to try these forms of exercise out.

This is why we’ve structured our Platinum Personal Training Package to include a group instructor course and online Bootcamp course so that you can offer your clients the very best in holistic personal training.

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A personal trainer is also a therapist

When you train someone, it’s impossible for you not to talk to your clients. Sometimes, they’ll speak to you about the weather and what to eat for dinner. However, sometimes they’ll chat with you about things that are on their mind. In other words, genuinely personal issues that they’re having a hard time grappling with.

You can’t just brush off their concerns because you feel that you’re not qualified to handle these. (If you do, there’s an extremely good chance that you’ll lose them as a client because they’ll end up feeling that you don’t understand what they need.) You need to be able to discuss their concerns constructively and give positive feedback.

We know this all too well. This is why we want to equip personal trainers to be able to deal with these types of situations. Thus, as part of our Platinum Package students will get our Life Coaching Certification which is accredited by COMENSA.

You can’t have training without nutrition

You can’t expect to get the results that you’re looking for, from your training, if you don’t eat cleanly. Think about your body as a car. The higher octane of petrol that you put into the car (assuming you drive a car that runs on petrol!) the better it will perform. The same is true for your body.

The more junk food that you eat, the more sluggish you will feel and the less likely it is that you’ll feel like exercising. However, if you eat wholesome food that is rich in nutrients, you’ll feel better, more energised and happier to put on your cross-trainers and do a heavy workout session.

People who take part in sports need a specific type of nutrition. It’s for this reason that we’ve put our Sports Nutrition Diploma into our Platinum Personal Training Package.

Although it may seem quite daunting, don’t be scared! Being a personal trainer is an incredibly rewarding career option. The reason why we’ve put all of these additional courses into the Platinum Personal Training Package is so that you can be the best personal trainer you can.

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