How to Become a Successful PT

How to Become a Successful PT

Don’t like working in an office, having to wear a suit and sitting through boring meetings? Do you want to have a PT career to be able to make a real difference in people’s health? If your answers are yes, then read how to become a successful PT.

Being a personal trainer, you can make a living doing what you love. You can share your passion for health and fitness to make a real difference in their lives. The best thing about the job is it’s totally within your reach.

At Fit Education, we will help you to gain the skills, knowledge, experience and qualification you need to have a successful personal training career. Here’s what you need to know about how to become a PT.

The Benefits of Becoming a Personal Trainer

Working as a personal trainer can be a very satisfying and rewarding career. Here are some of the benefits to expect:

Steps to Becoming a Personal Trainer

So, you want to become a personal trainer. Welcome to the team! Here’s how to get started:

1 – Choose a Training Provider

There are many PT training providers out there. Choose one that’s:

In 2019 of graduates at Fit Education:

2 – Choose Your Roadmap and/or Speciality

Once you’ve decided on your fitness course provider, it’s time to choose a course and/or area of speciality. At Fit Education, we provide six programs of study:

3 – Complete Your Fitness Course

Once you enroll, work through the course material at your own pace. A lecturer will pair up with you to answer any questions. You also need to attend hands-on practical learning and assessment days to work with other students.

Many of our students work in the fitness industry while they’re completing their course with us. Consider a side career option as a fitness model or work as a recreation assistant or fitness instructor as you complete higher qualifications.

4 – Get Insured

Once you’re qualified, you’ll need to obtain the relevant insurances before you start working as a fitness professional. We recommend registering with AUSactive- Latest news and information from Fitness Australia (Australia’s largest health and fitness association) which includes insurance cover in a yearly fee.

5 – Maintain Certifications

Although your Fit Education qualification doesn’t expire, you’ll need to maintain your first aid and CPR certifications throughout your career. You will also need to stat up to date by completing Continuing Education Courses (CEC’s). Fit Education offers a Nutrition Shortcourse and Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Articulation.

You may also want to consider expanding your professional qualification and skill profile by completing specialist health and fitness courses in nutrition, massage therapy or yoga.

Tips to Help You Become a Successful PT

At Fit Education, we want to equip you with all the tools, knowledge and experience you need to build a successful career in fitness.

We recommend that you:

Salary Expectations for Australian Personal Trainers

Working as a PT in Australia, you’ll enjoy a somewhat uncapped earning potential. Your ability to grow your income will depend on your decision to work as a regularly employed or self-employed PT, your experience, specialist skills and entrepreneurial mindset.

During 2019, listed the average salary for an Australian personal trainer at $52,000/year. Pay rates vary depending on experience and location with higher-paying fitness professionals earning an average of $60/hour or $125,000/annum.

Outlook for the Australian Fitness Industry

The health and fitness industry in Australia is currently booming with an aging population, rising rates of obesity-related diseases and a general increase in health consciousness. As such, there’s never been a better time to get qualified and start developing your own successful fitness business. Check out the latest personal trainer and gym manger employment statistics.

If you’re interested in becoming a personal trainer and help others to achieve their health and fitness goals, contact us today.

With a range of nationally certified qualifications, excellent teachers, flexible learning options and a valuable employment network, Fit Education is the first step in your rewarding PT career in fitness.

If you found this article useful, you may also enjoy reading How To Become a PT, or Know Your Fitness and Gym Lingo.

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