Be a Credible Fitness Professional by achieving a level 3 Personal Trainer qualification

If becoming a fitness professional is an ambition of yours and if you would love the opportunity to make a lucrative career from the health and fitness sector, a Level 2 Personal Trainer Course is the next logical step for you. However, before you commence on a Level 3 PT Course you must possess a Level 2 fitness instructor qualification. Origym offer both a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification. You can purchase both of these courses in a package together so you can move from the Level 2 fitness certificate straight onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer course without breaking stride. Origym make this transition between the two seamless.


A Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification indicates to employers and clients that you have met the required industry standard for a Personal Trainer and that you are credible in your endeavours. This handy resource for aspiring Personal Trainers delves into the role of the Personal Trainer some of the work opportunities on offer, how to get started together with some great ways to progress and advance your career.


Personal Fitness Trainers provide exercise instruction, support and guidance to a wide range of clients typically on a one to one basis to improve how thy look, feel and function. Client needs can be varied and complex and this is where successful Personal Trainers come into their own. This is because they don’t think about client fitness in isolation. Instead they are driven and focused to support client wellness by helping them optimise their holistic health looking at total client well-being rather than simply targeting individual elements.


Information gathering tools such as questionnaires can be used by the Personal Trainer during client consultations to delve into the factors that may be acting as ‘stressors’ affecting their wellbeing. Armed with this information and knowledge the trainer can discuss their findings and agree priorities. Once this is agreed they can design and creating an exercise programme that is targeted to improvements in client holistic health whilst at the same time supporting their underlying exercise and fitness objectives


Here’s an example;


You’ve just met a highly stressed client who is seeking help with losing weight and improving their body shape. Having looked at the complete picture you know that they are experiencing an emotional stress overload. An ineffective route to programme design would be to create an intensive training routine such as one that adhered to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) principles. Given their stress levels the physical demands could prove too much for your client’s body risking injury, exacerbated fatigue and low levels of enjoyment.


A better option would be to coach this client on a safe multi-joint orientated exercise programme including squats, walking and static lunges and stress reducing Swiss ball exercises. This approach will assist with speeding metabolism for successful weight loss whilst targeting positive energy flow to manage stress through the functional movement patterns you’ve selected.