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Are you looking to become a personal trainer or fitness professional? We are specialists in providing high standard, competitively priced fitness qualifications for people at different stages of their career. Whether you’d like to complete a personal training, Pilates, or life coaching course - or any other of our fitness courses - our flexible study options can be tailored to your needs and will provide you with high quality, REPs-accredited fitness qualifications. To find out more about the courses we offer, please request a course prospectus below.

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"I only work with personal trainers who have the right skills and attitude, and TRAINFITNESS personal training graduates always do. They’re my first choice when looking to employ a trainer."


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"I’ve always loved training and helping others and, with the support and guidance I received from TRAINFITNESS, the qualifications and skills I gained through them has enabled me to pursue this passion."


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We’ve delivered personal training courses for 17 years.
We draw upon these years of experience to deliver the very best learning experience for our students.

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Friendly & knowledgeable telesales staff, Tom was a great teacher who made the classes fun to keep us engaged. Covered everything we needed to know. Great Value for money. If you are looking at getting qualified as a PT then a strongly recommend Train Fitness!!

Great course! Ian was fantastic and made the course material easy to follow and easy to understand. I've really enjoyed my 4 weeks here and it was the best decision I made upgrading from distant to intense! Looking forward to a great 2017 thanks to Train Fitness and Ian!

Train Fitness has been an amazing company to work with and have provided me with excellent support throughout my learning process. Tutor support were always helpful, friendly and quick at responding when I have an enquiry. Will defenitly be using Train Fitness for further courses.

Global opportunities. For you.

Whether you want to use your qualification in the UK or on the other side of the world, our courses are recognised globally by leading awarding organisations. This gives you the freedom and peace of mind that, no matter where your fitness career takes you, your hard work will be recognized.

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  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • A member of ukactive
  • Recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals UK
  • Accredited by Active IQ
  • Recognised by the National Register of Personal Trainers
  • Supplier to Ministry of Defence
  • Accredited by Skills Active – the sector skills council for active leisure
  • Accredited by ACSM - the American Council of Sports Medicine
  • A member of europactive
  • European Social Fund
  • Accredited by YMCA Awards


To be sure you’re choosing the best personal trainer course, you need to do your research. We’ve put together this short guide to help you understand personal training qualifications, jobs and career opportunities.

The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report 2016 states there are over 9 million people in the UK who are members of the 6500 fitness clubs and leisure centres; that’s 1 in 7 adults. According to Ibis World the personal training market is worth £626M and growing. It’s certainly a good time to become a personal trainer.

Should I become a personal trainer?

If you talk to a personal trainer, many will tell you that their passion for fitness was the main reason they did their personal training course. Even if you don’t want a job as a personal trainer, the course gives you a greater understanding of fitness and how the body reacts to exercise.

“Seeing someone achieve their goals” is the number one reason most personal trainers love their job. These real-life achievements - watching a client lose the weight they’ve never been able to shift, or seeing a client gain the strength they’ve never had - give personal trainers a sense of job satisfaction that many other professions lack.
If this is the kind of job satisfaction you’re looking for, it could just be a course away.

How do I become a personal trainer?

Your first step is to become qualified with the internationally-recognised Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym-based Exercise is a pre-requisite, and all of our personal training course options include this level 2 qualification.

The personal training course option you choose will depend on the services you want to offer as a personal trainer. While the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is the minimum requirement, there are additional qualifications and courses you can do in order to offer more services and increase your appeal to a wider section of the population. Read more about this in our personal trainer career guide.

When can I start studying my personal training course?

With us, once you’ve selected and enrolled onto the personal trainer course you’d like to do you’ll be given instant access on both our website and our mobile app. You then start studying the theory component of your fitness course by reading the information, watching any videos and animations, and doing the online worksheets and quizzes. When you’re ready, you then book onto your course or into your training and assessment days, if you haven’t already.

Where do I find a personal trainer job?

There are generally two types of employment scenarios once you’ve completed your personal trainer course. The first is an employed position where you earn a set salary, regardless of the number of personal training clients you have or the number of personal training sessions you perform. The second is a self-employed role where you pay a rental fee to the health club (or clubs) you operate in. When self-employed, your clients generally pay you directly, rather than pay the club, and your income increases the more personal training sessions you perform.

According to the Ibis World report, there is almost an equal number of employed personal trainers and self-employed personal trainers in the UK. You can read more about the pro’s and con’s of each type of employment in our blog post.