The Learning Institute
Personal Trainer Diploma
Wouldn't you love to be a certified fitness instructor? And are you wondering how you'll achieve that? Well here's how you can achieve your goal - by registering on our home-study course. In 14 easy-to-follow modules, the course covers everything you need to know.
We provide a route for you to gain the certification that will demonstrate to your clients that you can help them to get fitter, lose weight, and get better nutrition - and do that in a safe and controlled way.
On completing the course, you'll be qualified to set yourself up as a personal fitness trainer.
Because it's home-study, you can study the personal trainer course where and when you want. That means it's really convenient. And as a personal trainer you'll wake up every morning with joy in your heart and a spring in your step. You'll be doing what you love. And you'll be helping people to get fit. What better way could there be to earn a living?
1.An introduction to personal training
What is a personal trainer?
What does a personal trainer do?
The characteristics of a personal trainer
Setting up as a personal trainer
Your working hours
Ten factors that make a good personal trainer
2. Getting started
Choosing a training location
What equipment do I need for a home gym?
Is equipment essential?
Getting your client to stick to a regime
Easing your client in
Assessing your clientís fitness
Fit? or unfit?!
Techniques for getting your client to keep to an exercise routine
3. Preparing a fitness plan for your client
How to assess your clients needs
Types of training regimes
Choosing a workout location
How the personal trainer works with the client
Checklist for what to include in a training plan
4. Getting your client to incorporate activity into their existing lifestyle
Being a kid
5. Helping your client choose an aerobic activity
Jogging and running
6. Other activities to suggest to your clients
Exercise class or video
Varying your exercise
7. Getting your clients to stretch
Legs and buttocks
8. Find an activity that your client enjoys
Donít make your client overdo things
Encourage your client to enjoy themselves
Make it a priority
Find a diversion
Reward your client
9. Assessing and improving your clientís diet
Assessing your clientís current diet
Educating your client about a healthy and nutritious diet
Preparing a diet plan
Motivating your client to make and follow dietary changes
Healthy eating tips
10. Strengthening exercises
11. Toning the upper body with light weights
An upper body workout
Shoulder (military) press
Standing dumbbell rows
Bent over rows
Bicep curls Hammer curls
12. A complete workout
Flexibility and stretching
Weight-bearing exercises (anaerobic)
Fat burning routines (aerobic)
Taking weather into account
5 ways to help your client get over a slump
13. More stretches
Upper body stretches
Lower body stretches
14. Marketing: Finding clients and promoting your services
Who needs a personal trainer?
Where do you find private clients?
How do you promote your service?
How much should you charge?
Why do I need to network with other personal trainers?
What's in your pack
A sturdily bound set of 14 course modules that lies flat for ease of study. Detailed, practical information that guides you skilfully towards becoming a professional personal trainer.
13 personal trainer's assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.
Copyright-free checklists, questionnaires, exercises, quizzes and action plans for you to use on your clients. It's a complete toolkit that gets you started as a personal trainer.
A stylish case that keeps all your course material.
A confidential personal profile for you to complete. This helps you assess your goals, your strengths and weaknesses, and your progress.
A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.
Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help check that you can tackle each type of training.
A folder for your completed assignments.
A text book to accompany the course materials.
Personal training software to use on your computer.
Question and Answer sheets for you to have your queries answered.
The contact details for your personal tutor.
Details of how to contact other students.
On completing the course
When you complete the course, you'll get:
A handsome Diploma to frame and display on your wall.
A 'Certified Personal Trainer' logo to use on your notepaper and your website.
Your name on the 'Approved Personal Trainers' listing.
We'll send a free press release to your local newspapers announcing your success (if you request it).