Online personal training programs (and how they can help your development)

Online personal trainer learning

Online personal training programs (and how they can help your development)

A step back into the classroom may fill many of us with dread! For lots of learners today, online personal training programs are the best way to go, offering the flexibility to learn at your own pace, in your own time and space. Practical skills need to be learnt with people in the right environment but the theory is something you can do at your own pace. Here are some of the other benefits:


1. Flexibility

There is often no typical working day for a personal trainer, with sessions beginning in the early morning through to late at night, weekdays and weekend. For many personal trainers gaining their academic qualifications, online learning can fit perfectly into this type of structure.

Learning in this way means that every aspect of the course can be delivered online so you can fit this into your working week, however it looks.


2. What’s involved

An online personal training course will mirror a practical learning program and include every element and necessary step to get you the qualification.

Helping clients meet their goals is the over-arching emphasis exploring anatomy, psychology, training design, principles of training and physical activity supported by guidance around diet, lifestyle and well-being.


3. How long will it take?

Completing an online program depends on whether you want to complete a short courses which may only take a couple of weeks to six months for a traineeship. The cost anywhere from £500 to £1800 but with many traineeships and 19+ eligible for grants and funding.

Many online classes offer include interactive training sessions where presentations are delivered online with Q&A sessions built in.

Some courses require a practical exam at a test centre – these exams can be scheduled to fit in with your own schedule.

Learn more about how to gain your personal trainer certification and some useful tools to help you stay focussed an manage your time.

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