How to Become a Personal Trainer?

Where to start and where to go next in your PT career?

Personal Training Journey

Before your start. Are you a good fit for this career?

Many providers would be happy to enrol any student with no questions asked. We build students to succeed but fundamentally there should be elements there for use to get the right result which is a return on your investment from our courses.

  1. The will to put in the work. Being enthusiastic about fitness is key but in order to motivate others to reach their goals you got to put in the work first. 
  2. Ability to communicate and listen. It is a people business.
  3. Time management skills and organisation. You don’t need to be a pro but have basic skills or cornerstones of running a successful PT business.
  4. IT skills. For starters you need this to access and navigate our online course material. 

Know the industry before stepping in it

The fitness industry is vast and there are many different paths to take. Levels 2 & 3 are essential stepping stones for your journey into the industry. Where you start is important because it can set you up on a path to a rewarding career. Many upskill and become specialists commanding high incomes for themselves.  

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Are you ready?

No skills or abilities are required to start your journey into a personal trainer course. All you need is to put aside the time to invest in the course in order to start training people as a Personal Trainer you need Level 3 Personal Training Qualification. Which is why we offer our combo course.  

Find the right course & provider

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is your introduction to personal training but in order to teach as a Personal Trainer you will need to reach level 3. Those of you that have already obtained level 3 might be interested in our advance and more focused courses.

Learn from people who are where you want to be. There are many providers of personal training courses but most of all look for mentors that will help you excel. 

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Do the work, get qualified

Once you find a training provider to get your qualification, sign up to follow the course through online learning, theory and practical workshops. At Redefining Fitness you will have face-to-face interaction with PT instructors at the top of their game. Once you do the work and get qualified we will give you the information you need to equip you to start your career. This includes getting yourself insured such as Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Sports Equipment Cover, Personal Accident Cover and Loss of Earnings Cover.

Get the experience and start earning

After gaining your qualifications you can either start at a gym (look out for our job postings) or be self-employed where you can pay rent to use their space or have your own personal training space for clients.

The salary for PT on average salary is £27,000 but is dependent on location. The higher the population of a city or town the greater the scope of more clients and pay.

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Make your mark and grow

Once you have gained experience and established yourself in the community, you can expand your client base. Then start offering new services and classes. Getting positive testimonials and marketing through social media will mean you will have a long and fruitful career.

Ever wondered where do I start on how to become a personal trainer? We are here to start you the right way!

  • Expert trainers qualified to Level 5 and above
  • Flexible training to suit your schedule
  • Blend of one to one/small group tutoring and online learning
  • Widely connected to gyms across the UK
  • Provide optional business support for trainers looking to start their own business – including marketing, sales and finance

Request a callback

Are you ready to start your journey to become a personal trainer be your own boss? We have flexible packages to suit all budgets, timings and styles of learning…

Combo Package

£ 2000
  • Assigned personal success tutor
  • Learn anywhere in the UK
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • 24/7 support
  • Pay in instalments. Interest free & flexible payment plans. £1800 if paid upfront

Business Plus Package

£ 2450
  • Assigned personal success tutor
  • 6 months post grad support
  • Learn anywhere in the UK
  • Level 2 & 3
  • 24/7 support
  • Pay in installments. Interest free & flexible payment plans

Level 2

£ 950
  • Assigned personal success tutor
  • Learn anywhere in the UK
  • 24/7 support
  • Pay in installments. Interest free & flexible payment plans

Level 3

£ 1250
  • Assigned personal success tutor
  • Learn anywhere in the UK
  • 24/7 support
  • Pay in installments. Interest free flexible payment plans.

Want to Know More?

For a more detailed view of our courses all in one place why not look at our prospectus.
You will find all courses and packages as well as pricelist.

Download our prospectus to start your fitness journey today.


I was looking for a training provider that could help me take my fitness knowledge and teaching to the next level. So I could better help my clients and offer extra value to separate myself from other PTs in my area. I found the courses very in-depth and well-structured. I would recommend this to any personal trainer who is interested in giving a better service and results for their clients.

Sahil D

How to Become a Personal Trainer

Speak to one of our experts!

For more information on our range of courses and additional support speak to one of our friendly experts today. We are here to ensure you become a personal trainer that provides you with a rewarding career!