Many people often look at the world of personal training and see it as something that’s unattainable for them. They look at the chiseled physiques and rock-hard abs of personal trainers at the gym and see the phenomenal muscular feats that these men and women are able to achieve. They think that they will never be able to get there from where they are at the moment. We’re here to tell you that you can be the personal trainer that you dream of. However, you may need to become a fitness instructor before you make the leap into the world of personal training. Why do we say this? Here’s why.
Why a level 2 fitness instructor course is the perfect bridging course for you
WHAT DOES A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR ACTUALLY DO?
A fitness instructor is possibly one of the most important people at a fitness facility. He or she is responsible for helping members navigate the machinery and correcting their form if necessary. The fitness instructor is also vital in introducing new members into the gym lifestyle. They will take them through the gym and its various facilities when they join up. So, the fitness instructor is a vital step in helping new members ease into the fitness lifestyle and keeping them – as well as existing members – excited and motivated to keep on with their training!
A fitness instructor is instrumental in building relationships
The fitness instructor at the gym is there all the time – from the time it opens to the time it closes. He or she is there when all members are there. Be it 5.30 am or 10pm, they are there, on hand, waiting to help members. They have a thorough knowledge and grounding in anatomy and physiology – just as a personal trainer does – so if a gym member happens to ask them something about a particular exercise as well as necessary modifications they are perfectly qualified to assist.
So, when you make the leap to becoming a personal trainer, after having been a fitness instructor for many years at the same fitness facility, you’ll have built a solid relationship with your potential client base. This will make it much easier for you to build up a steady portfolio of personal training clients.