Qualifications & Experience to Launch Your Fitness Career

Why choose a career as a personal trainer?

To be honest, if the answer to this isn’t obvious then perhaps it’s not for you. The fitness industry, when working well, is about spreading knowledge, enthusiasm and support. However, when it’s not working so well it’s more focused on fast qualifications to a career of creating catchy gimmicks or hard sales of poor services in search of a quick buck.

Personal Training can, however, be one of the most rewarding careers out there. It can give you reason to wake up in the morning and a sense of pride in knowing that you have made a positive difference in people’s lives. The rewards go far beyond the money earned. That’s not to say you can’t make a great living or earn a high income, but you can do that in most professions, however few will have the same level of satisfaction at the end of each day in knowing you have made such a positive contribution to the world around you.

But there is much more to it than that.

Just remember, the career of a PT is not all sunshine and roses.

While working with passionate people looking to make a positive change is an amazing experience – that’s generally only a part, sometimes a very small part, of what you will do with your time.

Firstly you need to find clients to work with and that’s not as easy as it might sound. With hundreds of qualified trainers in your area, why would anyone select you to work with, especially if you have only just qualified and have no experience? The most sited route to new Personal Training clients is generally good word of mouth. But how can you get experience and good word of mouth if no one is willing to train with you due to lack of experience and good word of mouth?

It’s a major catch that unfortunately plagues even the most passionate of new trainers in the industry.

  • How do you market yourself?
  • How do you build a strong reputation?
  • How can you improve your credibility in the industry?

These are the struggles most newly qualified trainers are faced with.

That’s why we are different!

We will help you develop more than just the ability to pass an exam

In 2014 DCS launched its in house internship program and we still believe this is the most comprehensive route to a successful start in the fitness industry. However, it does require a large commitment in time and means a minimum of 6 months before any kind of income can be expected.

The usual route, therefore, is to sign up for a Personal Training course which can, theoretically, be completed in a matter of weeks. The problem, however, is many courses simply teach you to get through the exams but do nothing to help you prepare for the work that is to come.

As such, we are now offering full Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Training Qualifications. But you will not only receive all the course materials and be guided through the examination process, but we will be offering you real world experience at our facility, opportunities to work on marketing techniques and putting you in front of strangers to help you develop your skills as in assessing clients and working with a variety of people.

All of which is designed to ensure that the trainers coming through our course are amongst the best in the industry with a higher chance of long term success.

Launch your career in the fitness industry!

Get ahead of the curve by gaining your Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications along with real world experience and mentoring to rocket you into the industry where others limp in.

Learn at your own pace with help continually on hand.

You will receive all the course work you require to study from home and all the assistance you need to help you learn it. You will have a dedicated E-tutor to contact at any time to help with your studies at home and a dedicated mentor in our own Mark Tiffney to assist with your practical application. Bespoke online training resources. Hardback copies of the course material. Plus you will have the opportunity to shadow real world training sessions as well as the option to develop, market and implement (all with our assistance) sessions of your own.

That said, if you feel you are already competent and knowledgeable enough to pass the course and you are simply looking to obtain your certificate, we will look to fast track you to your exams and get you working in the field as quickly as possible.

It’s all down to you.

From signing up you will have up to a year to complete the course, your e-tutor will be available at all times and your mentor (Mark) will guide you through your course at a pace that is suitable to you as an individual. You will be able to meet with Mark at least once every 2 weeks but this will also be adaptable depending on your individual needs at any given point in the course structure.

Not only that, but you will have use of our facilities to practice your practical assessment work and ensure you are 100% ready come exam time.

It doesn’t stop there

Anyone who shows exceptional levels of enthusiasm, dedication and excellence throughout the course may be offered a place on our team here at Dynamic Core Studios. However, even if you aren’t a good fit with us, you will still be given full support in finding a place elsewhere, from putting together a solid CV to a guaranteed interview with another facility.

And the cost?

Incredibly, despite all of the additional service involved, our course provider will match any price for a like for like service. So not only do you get the best possible mentored course, but you get it at the best available cost. There are also interest free payment plans available meaning you could pay as little as £100 per month and be qualified and earning before you’ve even paid for the course in full.