Personal Trainer Professional Practices

Personal Trainer professional practice online course. Improve your personal training sessions, business and planning.

Course CodeBRE217
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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Learn to Manage the Business of Personal Training

Knowing how to train the body for improved performance is one thing; but making a successful career or business out of personal training is another thing altogether.


Learn to help Clients attain improved:

    • Fitness

    • Self esteem
    • Muscle Tone
    • Health
    • Wellbeing

Who will benefit from this course?

  • People who understand how to train, wanting to work as a personal trainer
  • Fitness leaders, coaches, health professionals
  • Personal trainers seeking to better  manage their work

Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Role of a personal trainer
    • Personal training professionals
    • Purpose of personal training
    • Medical approval for exercise
    • Barriers to exercise
    • Major benefits of personal training
    • Daily work and responsibilities of personal trainers
  2. Qualities of a personal trainer
    • Desirable character traits of the personal trainer
    • Core services on offer
    • A personal trainer and their role in motivation
    • Level of concern or tension (good stress)
    • Success
    • Knowledge of results
    • Education or training the professionals
  3. What you need to know - expertise for success
    • Basic components of physical fitness
    • The human body
    • Energy production
    • Energy and exercise
    • Considerations for effective business
  4. Expanding a personal training service
    • Common types of personal trainers
    • Business basics
    • Expanding your services into other areas
    • Specialised services
  5. Working with new clients
    • Working with new clients – meet and greet
    • Pre-screening
    • Anthropometric measurements
    • Summarise what you know about the client
  6. Working with clients to create fitness plans and programs
    • Taking baseline measures & assessing progress
    • The role of exercise in weight control
    • Calculating ideal body weight
    • Human movement & types of fitness programs
    • Working with older adults
    • Instructing young people
    • Over-exercising
    • Other exercise considerations
  7. Managing client departures
    • Ending the trainer-client relationship
    • Difficult clients
    • Ending the relationship
    • Finding new clients

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Explain the role of the personal trainer.
  • Explain the qualities required by a personal trainer.
  • Recommend broad areas of focus that a client should attend to in order to improve their training outcomes.
  • Investigate ways to expand a personal training service.
  • Explain how to introduce yourself as a personal trainer and start working with new clients.
  • Develop fitness plans and programs according to the needs of clients.
  • Explain how to manage client departures and terminate difficult clients.

The purpose of personal training is to focus on prevention of health issues and also enhancing health and fitness for individuals, who are able to exercise.

The right form of exercise can help to improve a person’s –

  • Physical performance – This is a person’s ability to carry out activities that require from physical actions. This can include self-care (such as washing, dressing themselves) to more complex activities, including social interactions with others. So here, for example, a person’s health may affect their ability to go out for the day, walk to get a coffee, play football with their children, go shopping and so on. So, the different aspects of daily life.
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Health outcomes generally
  • Body composition (This is a method of breaking down the body into its core components, such as protein, minerals, fat and water. It is more accurate than weight alone as it provides a better understanding of a person’s overall health. It can show a person’s fat mass, body fat percentage and muscle mass. For example, a person might be 42% fat mass).

Standing out from the many other personal trainers can be difficult in a competitive market. This course will help you stand out and offer a unique and better service that will enhance your existing skills and knowledge. When you have more satisfied customers, your business will flourish from word of mouth and more clients being referred by your satisfied existing clients.

Where Do Personal Trainers Work?

An individual may decide to hire a personal trainer due to

  • a health threat
  • health condition
  • lack of knowledge about how to get fit and healthy
  • a wish to adhere to a personal training programme.
  • the need for motivation

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