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Personal Training as
a Career

Before deciding to get certified there’s some things to consider that may help you in your decision making.

Personal trainers are knowledgeable, skilled and possess the abilities to design safe and effective fitness programs. They instruct and assist people in reaching personal health and fitness goals.

Do you want to be a Personal Trainer?

A Personal Trainer Description

Personal trainers have many roles and are responsible f or maintaining the scope of practice for their profession and certification. IFA Training Certified Personal Trainers have been assessed f or nationally accredited skill sets that speak directly t o this.

Scope of Practice For Personal Trainers:

  • Having and maintaining a working knowledge of human anatomy and the concepts of functional exercise, basic nutrition and fundamental principles of exercise science.
  • An ability to design and execute individual and small group exercise fitness programs, tailored to the needs and attainable goals of the individual, apparently healthy client, in a safe and effective way.
  • An understanding for the need and importance of screening and client assessment; proficiency in conducting these evaluations initially and progressively.
  • A desire to help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate cardiovascular, flexibility and resistance exercise.
  • An ability to motivate others in an encouraging and uplifting way towards improving their overall fitness and health.
  • A dedication to maintaining personal integrity, client confidentiality and professional standards for best practice.
  • A dedication to self-improvement, self-awareness, continuous learning, personal growth and development with regard to personal health, fitness and mental capacity.
International Fitness Academy

“Putting your passion to work is what we do here at IFA Training. We’ll help you get into the profession
you love by providing a skills and knowledge base course, assuring potential clients and employers
that you have the foundation needed to work effectively as a Personal Trainer.”

- IFA Training CEO Rhys Davies

Why Become a Personal

Many people become personal trainers because they have a passion for health and fitness. Experiencing the results of a fit lifestyle first-hand creates a desire to share that knowledge.

Helping others achieve and maintain their fitness is a rewarding career and creates job satisfaction for those that pursue this path.

Why Become a Personal Trainer?
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What is your role as a
Personal Trainer?

Personal trainers get to enjoy flexible schedules and high earning potential. However, like any new career it takes time to build up and start a culture for your clients.  We like to say, “you get what you give, and it takes time.”

Don’t get discouraged if it isn’t everything that you thought it would be right in the onset. Set a realistic timeline for reaching goals, and remind yourself that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Where can you work as a
Personal Trainer?

Personal trainers are only limited by their imagination.  You can be a traveling trainer or a community park trainer or a cruise ship trainer, the work settings are vast and can be tapped into when you set your mind to it. If you start working for a local club, great! If you’ve never worked as a trainer, we recommend working for a club to get your feet wet and learn the ropes.

Where can you work as a Personal Trainer?

Get certified with IFA Training and start
doing what you love.

Personal training is a job that starts with heart, motivation and a love for all things fitness. But, there’s more to it than pumping iron at the gym.

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