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Personal Trainer Salary Explained: A guide to starting your new career in the fitness industry

You may be sat at your desk, at home or in the office, thinking:

This whole 9-5 desk job isn’t all it cracked up to be.

Don’t worry, I'm not watching you through the webcam of your laptop. As it turns out, more and more of us are becoming restless in our 9-5 jobs.

But is it too late to start a new career? Is it a risk going from full-time work to trying to survive on a personal trainer salary?

As a personal training course provider, we encounter many people in this situation. What all our current and prospective students have in common is the drive to turn their passion for fitness, into a viable and sustainable career.

Here’s the thing…

We don’t argue with the fact that the fitness industry is an amazing industry to work in. You will meet amazing people, shape the lives of thousands of clients, and learn the skills to inspire those you work with.

The industry is also full of potential. Reports show that the fitness industry continues to expand, growing from a total worth of £6.6bn to £7.7bn between 2015 and 2016.

However, there are going to be some hurdles along the way.

Firstly, it’s not just you out there on your own. There’s a lot of competition when working in health and fitness. In fact,  there are over 13,770 registered personal trainers in the UK.

But there is a potentially bigger problem you may encounter on the road to becoming a personal trainer.

When you’re looking to start your new career, how much can you expect to earn on a personal trainer salary?

In this comprehensive guide, we’re going to walk you through everything you need to know about the finances of starting a career in the fitness industry.

We’ll provide you with up to date statistics, case studies, and original research so that you can make the best decision in terms of changing career.


Chapter One: Is there such thing as an average personal trainer salary (UK)?

Chapter Two: Boosting your salary through further qualifications: An OriGym case study. 

Chapter Three: How choosing the right gym affects both what and how you get paid.

Chapter Four: Focusing in: How to get more from your contracted, freelance, or independent fitness career.

Chapter Five: Valuing your services: Knowing how much you should charge for your expertise.

Chapter Six: What makes a successful personal trainer, successful? How can I build client lists, and warrant charging higher rates?

Chapter Seven: Case Study: how did successful personal trainers get to where they are today?


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Chapter One: Is there such thing as an average personal trainer salary (UK)?

Surely an answer to that question would be too easy, wouldn’t it?

While I do not want to place too much emphasis on average wages (as I will soon discuss), there are some reliable sources that can be helpful in order to give an overview.

We know, for example, that the average wage for a fitness instructor is £14,884 according to Payscale.

You may be thinking that this figure seems quite low, especially considering that the UK full-time average salary is £27,600, but there are some factors that need to be considered. The first is that, to be a fitness instructor in the UK, the only qualification you need is a Level 2 Gym Instructors Course.

The average salary of a fitness instructor in the UK is therefore going to be less than the average salary of a personal trainer in the UK. The job remit of a fitness instructor (or a gym instructor, as they are also referred to) is also more basic than a personal trainer.

A fitness instructor is in charge of running gym introductions, maintaining equipment, and offering basic advice to members. This reduced level of expertise reflects their lower wage, which should be viewed as an entry-level salary for those interested in long-term careers in the industry.

But what about the salary of a personal trainer?

As any personal trainer will tell you, their role requires more expertise than a fitness instructor, and therefore, more qualifications.

To become a personal trainer in the UK, you will need at least a Level 2 Gym Instructors qualification, and to have passed your Level 3 Personal Training Course.

Having these qualifications will allow you to work directly with clients, and as such, the average wage rises to £19,417 a year according to Payscale (working out at £20.15 an hour). Again, you may have a raised eyebrow about these figures, particularly if you’re considering moving from a full-time job into personal training.

Don’t discard the idea just yet…

As you’ll find out later in this guide, an independent trainer is largely free to set their own prices. This means, depending on a variety of factors including client lists and location, a personal trainer’s salary can rocket incredibly quickly.

Let’s take a look at some more specific figures provided by GlassDoor, before I move onto telling you why industry-wide averages are perhaps not the best approach to figuring out your future earnings.

GlassDoor is a really useful tool for figuring out what current professionals working in the industry earn.

We researched two of the major national fitness centres, to assemble a broad picture of salaries a personal trainer might expect to earn in the UK. The figures for Pure Gym and Virgin Active fall under the bracket of earnings we might expect from a personal trainer (£22,773 and £29,575 respectively).

However, as we will now discuss, these personal trainer salary figures do not paint a full picture.


1.1: Why we shouldn’t focus too much on the numbers…

Part of the confusion here is that the average figures for a personal trainer salary quoted above are not wrong. In fact, they are entirely accurate…and yet, they don’t paint a full picture.

But why is this the case?

Within PayScale’s research, for example, the lowest wage found was £13,068, whereas the highest was £64,416.

Similarly, with the GlassDoor figures, although there was less difference, the payment structures of UK gyms can vary wildly so it becomes difficult to compare them directly.

More on that in a minute…

These differing figures are only to be expected, in an industry where any number of factors can affect how much you can earn.

Perhaps, most significantly, is the fact that there isn’t one set route for personal trainers, as there is for, say, medical professionals. A personal trainer can be hired in a variety of contexts, and therefore there is no consistent personal trainer salary.

The career paths available to a personal trainer vary from being directly employed by a healthcare facility (therefore receiving a base salary), to freelancing at a club (having to recruit and maintain clients to earn money), and being completely independent, setting up their own business.

The highest personal trainer salary found in our research will therefore apply to a successful, independent personal trainer, or a personal trainer freelancing in a club located in an affluent area.

Here, there are more risks, but there is more to gain. While you may have access to more clients, a freelancer in a club will have to pay the club rent for use of their facilities. This can pass £10,000 a year in the higher-end clubs, and therefore will significantly reduce your yearly earnings.

PayScale’s sum, of £19,417, more realistically reflects the base salary of a personal trainer employed by a club.

There is also no standard set of qualifications for a personal trainer. While it is true that you must attain your Level Two Gym Instructors and Level Three Personal Training qualifications, there are also numerous specialised CPD courses, as well as a specialised Level Four Personal Training Course, available.

Highly qualified trainers in specialist areas open more opportunities for themselves.

A personal trainer with a pre and post-natal fitness qualification, for example, will be able to take on referrals from local doctors, and will be able to advertise their expertise in a niche area of fitness.

This automatically gives them access to a wider market than a personal trainer who only has their Level Two and Three qualifications.

In short, there are many factors that directly influence your wage as a personal trainer, and half the battle in effectively predicting your wage is therefore to know the options available to you.

Chapter Two:  Boosting your salary through further qualifications: An OriGym case study

Of course, a large factor that will allow you to gain access to certain career paths are additional qualifications. So, before we tell you about traditional personal training career paths, let’s take a look at a case study regarding salaries in relation to personal trainer qualifications.

Evidence would suggest that a Level Four qualified personal trainer, does earn a higher average personal trainer salary than a Level Three Personal trainer.


Let’s unpack that a little…

To begin with, a Level Four trainer must have completed a level two gym instructors course, a level three personal trainers course, and a GP referral course. As such, they are highly qualified, and can work in both the fitness industry, and healthcare / rehabilitation settings.

Generally, trainers who have completed a level four qualification have been in the industry longer, and therefore have larger client bases, and are more likely to earn increased salaries through freelance revenue.

However, it is also true that the extra qualification directly opens up more options later in their career.

According to OriGym’s in-house research conducted in 2017, we trained over 190 individuals on our GP referral course, with over 72% of those trainers being qualified from their level three course for a year or more.

While we could suggest that this points towards personal trainers who have a GP referral already being in a stage of their careers where they are likely to earn higher wages, we could also suggest that the natural progression of a trainer is to build a client base, and then look to specialise in neighbouring fields.


So what is the truth? Can a Level Four personal training qualification boost your salary?

Here, our in-house research appears to check in with the averages stated above. As in any job, personal training takes a certain amount of time to develop skills, and therefore also, your personal trainer salary.

As you can see, far fewer PTs in the second group (working as a PT for three years or more) were earning wages in the first two brackets, with a significant portion more earning between 26K and 30K. This increase reflects increased skills, client numbers, and crucially, qualifications.

Further qualifications also allow personal trainers to become more entrepreneurial in their pursuit of clients.

Between the first sample, working in the industry for just 12 months, and the second, working for three years or over, we found that the number of personal trainers employed directly by gyms falls from 71% to 55%.

This rise in freelance work is due to the fact that a freelance personal trainer has more flexibility in terms of specialisation.

Indeed, from our samples, there were more trainers with advanced qualifications (Level four, GP Referral) in the three years or more experience group, than in the twelve months experience group.

We therefore can suggest that, due to both natural career progression and increased specialisation, a Level four personal training qualification is likely to increase your salary.

The bottom line: while being employed directly by a club is a great way to start a career in the fitness industry, allowing you to build client relationships, as your career progresses you should think about freelance work to boost your wage.

Chapter Three: How choosing the right gym affects both what and how you get paid.

Take a look at our video here on personal training career options pros and cons with the fitness trainer salary of each option:


As we mentioned previously, average salaries for personal trainers can be helpful for a general figure of what you might earn.

But in order to get a solid idea of what an average personal trainer salary is, you need to research what payment structures gyms are actually offering. How does a personal trainer salary at Pure Gym differ from a David Lloyd personal trainer salary, for example?

While this may sound like a lot of work on your end, you shouldn’t worry. We’re here to help get you started…

If you’re still asking the question, how much do personal trainers make, check out our graphic below for some of the biggest gyms in the UK, and what personal trainer salary structures they offer their personal trainers. Our graphic covers areas including personal trainer hourly rates (UK), what kind of numbers constitute a personal trainer average salary, and more generally, the question of how much do personal trainers make.

3.1: “But how do all these conflicting options help me? What security will I have on a personal trainer salary?”

To get a better understanding of the financial situation of a personal trainer, it’s better to ask what can I earn, rather than what will I earn. You are therefore going to need some background information with regard to the options available to you, and the current job market…

There’s no use just asking “how much do personal trainers make?” without knowing the conditions of your working hours.

Let’s start with the potential career paths of a personal trainer, and the pros and cons of each option.

As you can see, there are some major pros and cons attributed to each personal training career path. 

On the whole, average earnings probably increase from left to right (with the rare exception of some freelancers in high-end clubs earning as much as successful independent trainers). However, it is also true that levels of risk increase left to right as well.

As we mentioned before, a general rule of thumb to go by is that being employed by a club is the safest option for newly qualified PTs. However, in order to maximise the success of your career, you should always be working towards freelance and independent work in the fitness sector.

Chapter Four: Focusing in: How to get more from your contracted, freelance, or independent fitness career.

With so many options available to newly qualified personal trainers, sometimes knowing the pros and cons of each career path isn’t enough.

Within any gym or fitness centre, there are many roles available, meaning certain prospective PTs might be suited to entirely different roles. Similarly, a freelancer or independent trainer can branch out into a number of related fields, away from their traditional one-to-one sessions with clients.

Below, we’re going to discuss some of the most popular options for personal trainers working in each career path, and the salary expectations that come with each role.

4.1: The different roles within a gym (personal trainers hired directly by a club)

Given that more gyms are offering their trainers permanent, full-time contracts, there is now a variety of different roles available for individuals who have a level two and level three personal training qualification.


Class Coordinator

Many personal trainers supplement their salaries by taking on permanent roles. One such role, popular with many personal trainers, is a class coordinator within an organisation like David Lloyd or Nuffield Health.

As a class Coordinator (also referred to as “Groups Exercise Coordinator”) your role will encompass ensuring every class within your gym runs smoothly, and that you are providing a high standard of experience for paying members. You will also host monthly classes, and manage member feedback in order to improve existing services. You must therefore be comfortable talking to customers and colleagues alike.

Here, more than many other roles, you will need excellent organisational skills, as well as a wide knowledge of group fitness classes.


Fitness Manager (20K Basic Salary)

A fitness manager will typically be responsible for the delivery of inductions, personal reviews, as well as a set amount of personal training hours.

It is the Fitness Manager’s role to ensure that branding is kept consistent across the entire gym or fitness organisation. A Fitness Manager will also have to supervise a team of personal trainers and fitness staff, and will provide regular feedback to their team. Like most fitness-related jobs, there is also a degree of face-to-face interaction with customers, both through personal training sessions and inductions, and in gathering feedback.

To be successful in this role, you have to be able to work in a team, as a leader, and will be required to delegate responsibility between several personal trainers and fitness staff members.


Wellbeing Mentor (22K Basic Salary)

A wellbeing mentor will often be required to fulfil many duties within a gym or health and fitness centre.

These include supervising the fitness floor, and offering help and support with exercise programmes and techniques. You will also be on hand to offer members advice with regard to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and you will therefore have a knowledge of nutrition as well as fitness training.

Different organisations have different job remits for their Wellbeing Mentors. For example, Nuffield Health asks their Wellbeing Mentors to take charge of their unique Health MOT program, which is a health assessment designed to enable members to work toward achievable goals.

Because you work with members closely, you will need to be comfortable building relationships with a diverse range of people. There are also a number of administrative responsibilities, so you should be capable of using computer databases in order to keep track of members’ fitness progress.

4.2: Opportunities for diversification: Freelance personal trainers and independent trainersWhen many of us think of a personal trainer, our thoughts immediately turn to trainers who work in a gym or fitness centre.

There are, however, many more options available for freelance personal trainers and independent trainers, outside of these settings:

Home personal training

As we discussed in our recent article on the topic of personal trainers with disabilities, home training is often a great option for people who have disabilities, physical and mental,  or people who generally feel intimidated by the atmosphere of a gym.

As a home trainer, you will be able to charge more than your usual tariff, as you are providing a more unique service (we’ll come on to average personal trainer rates in a minute…)

But this role also comes with its own difficulties. Because you are travelling between clients, you have to be flexible with the kind of exercises programs you can set. As a home trainer, these may include more body-weight exercises, and use of portable equipment like kettle-bells, medicine balls, and dumbbells.


Freelance training outdoors

For many personal trainers, this option is lucrative and logical. Particularly during summer months or, like in our recent case study of personal trainer, Alexander Hughes, you are based in a country with consistent clear weather.

You must, however, ensure that you have obtained a licence from the council in order to run any outdoor classes. You must also make sure that your insurance covers you for outdoor classes with clients. Generally, trainers hosting outdoor classes charge between £4-£8 per session, or offer a monthly fee of around £35-£50.

Of course, the main advantage of outdoor training is the range of options it leaves open for trainers. Popular classes among OriGym’s tutors and alumni include:

  • Military training-style bootcamps
  • Outdoor circuit training
  • Park runs


Set up your own studio or gym

For those who are successful enough to afford this option, there are some huge benefits. Usually, when a personal trainer has built their reputation to a point where they can afford their own studio or gym, they also have a large client base.

This is the main contributing factor as to why personal trainers who own gyms often earn as much as £100,000 per year. Independent trainers can also rent their facilities out to freelance trainers, providing another revenue stream through the ground rent paid by trainers working from their gym.

Of course, the main disadvantage here is the initial spend on buying equipment and a venue, as well as insurance costs for both.


Class Instructor for multiple gym chains.

A personal trainer does not have to be tied to one location, especially if they are freelancing. In fact, a popular option for freelance trainers is to boost their personal trainer salary by working for a number of different gym chains.

This is particularly true of trainers who deliver group classes.

There are also many advantages to this method. A personal trainer can charge around £20-£25 per hour for each member attending their group class. Multiply this figure by large classes in four or five different gyms, and they will find that personal trainer salary quickly grows.

Gym members from group classes are also ideal recruits for personal training clients. Check out Alex Jankowski from PT Cert’s guide on how to recruit clients from the gym floor for more information on this.

Depending on the class, a personal trainer may vary what they charge. For example, Yoga and Pilates tend to be more specialised in terms of training, and so classes are more expensive. Popular group classes hosted by personal trainers include:

  • Yoga
  • Body Pump
  • Spinning
  • Pilates
  • Body Combat
  • Legs, Bums, and Tums

Fitness classes have long been a growing aspect of personal training, with providers like Les Mills training thousands of PTs in their patented classes.

You do, however, need at least a Level 2 Gym Instructor’s Qualification to become a Les Mills trainer.


Personal Training Online  

Another option for personal trainers who have been in the industry for a couple of years or more, and that would like to increase their earnings, is to enter the lucrative world of online personal training.

The reason that online personal training has become so popular is that it relieves some of the intensity from face-to-face training. Personal trainers make great money when they have successful careers, but that does not diminish the long hours, and personal sacrifices made in the name of the profession.

With online training, PTs can offer their services to a number of clients, without having to be based from a gym. This remote work allows PTs to take on more clients, and to increase their salaries without overloading their working schedule.

Some services that are popular with online personal trainers are:

  • Nutrition and exercise plans: Although the personal trainer may not be seeing their client face to face, the plans created for clients are still specific and highly individualised to the client’s needs. They tend to be goal oriented, in order to keep the client’s motivation high while they are training in the absence of a physical trainer.

  • Online 1-2-1 Mentorship: Because the physical presence is removed from an online personal trainers client relationships, most online personal trainers offer round-the-clock email feedback, and weekly video calls with their clients. While this is still less work-intensive than, say, a 1 hour session with a client, it does provide the client with the reassurance that they are valued.

  • Location Flexibility: Perhaps the biggest advantage of online personal training is the potential to expand. While traditional personal trainers are tied to their immediate geographic location, online personal trainers can train clients from around the world. This means that their client lists and promotion tactics can expand to encompass a remit far beyond what they could achieve working in gyms and fitness centres.

Of course, with setting up an online personal training business, there are a host of new challenges and opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, you’re going to have to learn the ins and outs of marketing yourself online, and how you can both increase the traffic to your site, and convert visitors into sales once they are there.

While we can’t cover the full suite of online marketing tools and techniques in this article, we can outline some of the major aspects that you’ll need to get right in order to provide further revenue for your business.

Namely, SEO (check out this amazing SEO guide by the guys over at Moz) which will help you to get your content on the first page of google, making your brand and services more visible, and content marketing to drive interested readers and fitness enthusiasts to your sales pages.

The three personal training career paths stated above (hired by a club, freelance, independent) while normatively accepted in the industry, are also generalisations. While you will find that these are the contexts in which most personal trainers make their living, the reality of finding a job is a little more complex.

For example, an increasing number of gyms and healthcare facilities are offering part time contracts to independent trainers, as a means to supplement their client base and overall earnings.

As such, we conducted a small-scale survey of the current job market and vacancies available in order to identify some key trends in the market (February 2018).


4.3: Observations from the current personal training job market (February 2018)

  • OriGym’s research found that an increasing number of gyms offer “rent relief” deals to personal trainers. Gyms and leisure centres including Nuffield Health, Virgin Active, Anytime Fitness, and Pure Gym offer structures whereby personal trainers freelancing can reduce the amount of ground rent they pay. Relief options vary, but one common offer involves trading rent paid for hours on the gym floor.

  • Roughly a third (31.3%) of the jobs we researched offered a guaranteed base salary to personal trainers. This is indicative of a wider market shift towards personal trainers being hired full time, rather than taking up freelance contracts. One reason for this could be the increasing popularity of fitness in the UK and the proliferation of 24 hour gyms, a recent study finding as many as one in every seven people in the UK being a permanent member of a gym.

  • A number of the job advertisements we encountered offered a salary estimate on an OTE basis. In most cases, a base salary was not stipulated, instead an estimate was offered (the most frequently quoted was 25,000-50,000 per annum).

  • Increasingly, we encountered gyms and fitness providers offering part-time hours on an hourly rate. Generally, these rates were between £20 and £35 per hour. Such providers include fitness providers like British Military Fitness. Generally, from the job advertisements we found, part time work seemed to be aimed at already established trainers, who want to supplement their earnings by running additional classes.

  • Other trends we identified were providers offering “competitive” annual or hourly salaries. This was particularly true of job advertisements for full time work on a base salary. This is where industry averages, like those provided above by sites like PayScale, are useful. Base salaries and terms of employment also varied depending on factors like qualifications, experience, and existing clients (the latter particularly relevant for independent and smaller gyms.) 

It is however, important to remember how quickly the market shifts.

We specified our research period of February 2018, because we want to emphasise that trends may pass quickly, especially if the market grows or shrinks. A personal trainer salary may rise or fall depending on the strength of the market, among other factors.

In short, conducting your own research before diving into a new career is crucial for future success in the industry.

Chapter Five:  Valuing your services: Knowing how much you should charge for your expertise.

After you have decided which career path is best for you, particularly if you have decided upon freelance or going independent, you need to know how much you can charge clients for your services.

Independent personal trainers do not have the luxury of exterior wage structures and the administrative backing of a large organisation, meaning they must work it out for themselves.

This can be tricky.

One particularly important aspect for an independent trainer is their pricing. It’s hard to figure out your personal trainer salary, if you don’t know what to charge your clients. Go too low, and you’ll have to work around the clock to stay competitive and be successful. Too high, and your clients will defer to your cheaper competitors.

You, therefore, need to know your competition…

Research is crucial!

Here, national averages are particularly unhelpful. There is no one-size-fits-all pricing structure that will apply in every area of the UK. Instead, specific local areas have their own average prices, and it’s up to you to research and decide how you’re going to compete with the existing market in your area.

To give a sense as to how important research is for independent trainers, we researched the price plans of working PTs in five major cities of the UK:

The role that location plays in pricing for independent trainers is clear.

At an average of £92 per hour, central London personal trainers have the highest pricing plans by some distance. Despite the lowest hourly rate being £50, the average being closer to the highest amount (£100) indicates that, on the whole, central London trainers approach the three-figure mark per hour.

If we compare this to our lowest average, Cardiff, there are also some interesting results.

Despite being the lowest city for average rate per hour, Cardiff was one of the largest spreads in terms of pricing. The lowest rate we found in our research was just £12, whereas the highest was more than triple that at £40 per session. From this, we can assume that clients paying £40 per session are getting a more specialised service. Indeed, the prestige and qualifications of a trainer was the defining factor in pricing on a local level.

In many cases, prestige refers to “celebrity” trainers (the highest charging trainer from Liverpool, for example, boasting a client list of local premiership footballers, actors, and reality television stars).

Given that we have some average figures for independent trainers around the UK, we can also work out an average personal trainer salary (UK) for independent trainers in those cities.

According to OriGym co-founder Luke Hughes: an established personal trainer with a full client list will take up to around 30 hours worth of sessions per week. Usually, this works out as a trainer having fifteen regular clients booking two sessions a week (these are of course, estimate figures).

Assuming that a personal trainer books 30 hours of sessions per week, and works 50 weeks per year, we can work out estimate income based on the averages given above.

I’m sure a lot of you are reading this thinking, “Amazing! Look how much money I can make!”

Remember, these are overall earnings, based off the assumption that a personal trainer has an established industry presence, and is relatively successful in their field. We also have to consider what will be deducted from these figures, which, for an independent personal trainer, can amount to a substantial sum of money.

This may include, for example, insurance costs, property rental, new equipment, and the price of further qualifications. What we want to demonstrate more than anything else is that you have to know your market in order to achieve success.

Research your pricing, and then find an angle that makes your service stand out above the rest.

Chapter Six: What makes a successful personal trainer, successful? How can I build client lists, and warrant charging higher rates?

Whether you are a freelance trainer or entirely independent, you have to be able to market and sell your services.

To do this, you need to create a niche for yourself. A successful personal trainer has to be a master of marketing, as well as an expert when it comes to health and fitness. The best way to attract high-end customers and bump up your personal trainer salary is to invest in further qualifications.

CPD courses (or, Continuous Professional Development courses) teach you additional skills that may not have been thoroughly covered in your Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. Here at OriGym, we teach a wide variety of CPD courses and, as all course providers should, are committed to furthering the knowledge of our students, even after they have graduated.

Popular, specialist CPD courses that will help push your career forwards include:

Kettlebells Courses

  • Kettlebells training, industry-wide, is a popular CPD choice for personal trainers looking to vary their workout programs. A kettlebell CPD will teach you how to use dynamic movements to tailor kettlebell training to your client’s needs.

Circuits Fitness Courses

  • Circuits are another popular CPD course, particularly for trainers looking to venture into teaching group classes. A Circuits CPD course combines knowledge of the benefits of functional movements, with a variety of sport specific exercises that can be tailored to clients of all abilities.

Suspension Training Fitness Courses

  • Suspension training is growing in popularity across the UK, making it one of the rising stars of the CPD world. Using minimal equipment, suspension training is highly customisable. The suspension training CPD course therefore teaches you all the necessary skills you need to create highly tailored exercises for a variety of clients.

Boxing and Padwork Fitness Courses

  • Another highly popular CPD option, boxing and padwork sessions are popular with clients and trainers alike. The boxing and padwork CPD addresses the fundamental aspects of boxing and padwork exercise, and will teach new trainers a wide range of advanced combinations and movements to be integrated into their own exercise programs.

Business Training Courses

  • The popularity of business training CPD courses demonstrate how crucial it is that personal trainers master sales and marketing as well as a knowledge of fitness. The course will teach personal trainers how to advertise, sell, promote, and market their services. Ultimately, these skills will help drastically increase your average personal trainer salary. The courses are usually conducted within a workshop format, and are highly regarded by gyms and leisure centres.

Generally, the most successful trainers working in both gyms and on a freelance basis, will have a wide range of CPD courses on top of their level two and three qualifications.

What we’re trying to say here is that the learning should never stop. You should always want to get better!


And that’s that!

You now have all the up-to-date industry research that you need to make a start on your journey to a new fitness career.

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Written by Luke Hughes

CEO and Co-Founder

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Luke is the CEO and Co-Founder of OriGym. Holding a first-class degree in Sport and Exercise and an MSc in Sport and Nutrition, he is also qualified as a Level 4 Personal Trainer with various specialist credentials covering the entire spectrum of health, fitness and business. Luke has contributed to a variety of major industry publications, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Metro, Cosmopolitan, The Mirror, The Sun, The Standard and more.

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