You’re one of the lucky people who have decided to make their passion for fitness their career and become a personal trainer. But what options are out there for furthering your career in personal training? We have a couple of ideas.
A personal trainer – nutritionist
It’s a well-known fact that diet and exercise go hand in hand. “Without the correct nutrition,” says Lisa Schneider: Managing Director of Trifocus Fitness Academy, “you will not get the results that you want to out of your exercise programme.”
This means that it’s essential for a personal trainer to know about good nutrition principles so that he can advise his clients on what they should and should not eat.
Personal trainer – Pilates instructor
Having a strong core is fundamental to any type of exercise. “Be it weight-lifting, running on the treadmill or spinning, a strong set of abdominals will help you do any exercise with ease,” says Schneider.
Any personal training qualification worth its salt will cover a broad range of core exercises, however Pilates gives a different take on ways to strengthen your abs. This is why having a Pilates qualification, for a personal trainer, is a game changer.
Personal trainer – Life coach
From time immemorial, the connection between mind and body has been known and appreciated. If your mind is healthy so is your body. “It’s a life coach’s job to make sure that their clients’ minds are healthy,” concludes Schneider, “while it’s the personal trainer’s role to keep the body in check.”
This makes being doubly qualified as a personal trainer and life coach so powerful because having this double qualification will allow you to keep clients fit holistically.
Trifocus Fitness Academy offers many specialised personal training courses to give you the edge in your career:
- Personal Training and Nutrition Certification,
- Personal Training Diploma Specialising in Pilates, and
- Personal Training Diploma Specialising in Life Coaching.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.