If you’re passionate about fitness and helping people live long healthy lives, you might want to consider a career as a personal trainer. You’ll develop exercise programs specific to your clients’ needs and be rewarded by seeing them change their lives and become more active, while at the same time challenging yourself and staying fit while you work.

Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of being a personal trainer and what fitness courses and qualifications you need to become one.

Why Become a Personal Trainer?

With the rise in obesity and sedentary lifestyles in Australia comes a new awareness of the need to take better care of ourselves. Many people prefer to use a personal trainer to keep them accountable and to make sure they do the work that’s needed to help them stay healthy and active well into old age. That means there’s currently a significant demand for good personal trainers.

Another benefit is that you get to work for yourself, on your own schedule, for as long as you want, when you want.

Do I Have What it Takes?

Since you are your own boss, you need to put in the work to get clients, to work with them and to develop the exercise plans to help them achieve their fitness goals. Therefore a love of physical fitness and helping other people are essential if you want to succeed. You’ll be working with a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds so a positive can-do attitude will certainly help.

If you’re authentic, easy to get along with, and genuinely care about helping people change their lives by getting more active, then a career as a personal trainer may well be your dream job.

How To Become a Personal Trainer

To become a personal trainer, you need to complete a Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer) which requires you to have a current Certificate III in Fitness qualification.

Certificate IV in Fitness

The Certificate IV in Fitness comprises 16 units that must be completed to gain the qualification. You can study full time for a year, part-time for up to two years, or undertake the course through distance education for one year.

You’ll learn everything you need to know to become a professional personal trainer, including how to work with children and older people, how to develop appropriate exercise programs and manage and market your own business.

Fitness Trainer Course

At The Eagle Academy, we aim to provide the very best courses in English, Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation, and Fitness for Australian and international students who want to pursue a career in the hospitality, tourism, sporting and personal training, and other business areas. We’ve become well known for our friendly advice and service, and for providing all the assistance you need to study in Australia.

For more information about our range of courses, or to enrol online, fill out the form on our contact page. You can also request a free course information pack.

Our Certificate IV in Fitness is available at our Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses so phone or email the one that best suits you for more information and to enrol.