What you need to start a career as a personal trainer

Thinking of becoming a personal trainer? Before you can think about this life change, there are many things you must do first.  You are required to obtain your Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications and also get REP insurance in order to work in the UK fitness sector.  Here are some things to consider before beginning your Personal Trainer course.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate preparedness and characteristics of these four things:

Interest – An ideal candidate will have interest in health and fitness. Without having an interest in health and fitness you will find less enjoyment in the courses content.

Communications skills – If you want to be a career as a personal trainer you should expect to communicate, a lot. Communication is integral to you career. You will be conversing with clients on a daily basis. You will also be conversing with many other people within the fitness industry.

Basic Knowledge – This is not mandatory but we would expect a candidate to have a basic knowledge of health and fitness. This is a minor continuation of point one. If you have interest you will also have some knowledge.

Physical ability – We aren’t asking you to be an olympian. However, if you want to pursue a career as a personal trainer you should expect yourself to be physically engaged on a daily basis. Your clients will look to you as an example of fitness. Show them why you are a good example.


If you believe that you embody these characteristic, you should be ready to begin your Personal Trainer course.

Our courses are ran by experience fitness professionals who will offer you the support and resources that you need to become a professional personal trainer. Our courses are accredited by REP (Register of Exercise Professionals) and awarded by Active IQ.


Origym is just one of the many service providers in the UK. If you want to hear what we offer, contact one our advisors for additional information.

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