The ladder to becoming a qualified, registered and professional personal trainer has many rungs to reach the top. From levels 1 and 2 which qualify you as a fitness instructor, you have to climb the next few rungs to reach personal trainer status. Other important requirements should also be looked at if you are aiming at becoming an all-round professional in the fitness training world with EPTI Personal Trainer Courses.

Recognition of qualifications

Whatever level of qualification you achieve, you should ensure the same are REPs accredited. REPs recognition is a stamp that confirms your qualification and competency covering levels 2, 3 and any CPD courses you may have taken. If you are REPs registered both clients and employers will be assured you have the required background to give top level service in the fitness industry.

Personal Training Courses

Levels of qualifications

Levels 1 and 2: When you start training in EPTI Personal Trainer Courses you will go through levels 1 and 2. At this stage you acquire basic knowledge of physiology and anatomy which prepare you to deal with health, fitness principles and safety. With a level 2 qualification you can guide new members working out on the gym floor.

Level 3: If you want to climb the next rung of the fitness instructor ladder, you have to progress to level 3. At this level you will gain a more in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy and required nutrition. You will be able to make required plans and help clients with their workouts. Level 3 gives you the status of personal trainer – a rung higher than fitness instructor.

Level 4: This level of fitness training involves two special areas. It will gear you to deal with clients suffering from obesity and diabetes. Level 4 will also teach you how to deal with people suffering from pain in the lower back – in areas such as planning, prescribing and conducting reviews.

Level 5: This level of training will gear you to deal with both – a client’s body as well as mindset. Areas such as counselling, human psychology, stress management etc. are covered.

To learn more about all the Personal Training Levels visit http://epti.co.uk/courses

Other areas of fitness training

Besides concentrating on fitness training, after doing EPTI Personal Trainer Courses you may have an interest in T3 and fx workouts. As an fx instructor you will be able to make your classes interesting with different types of workouts. You can cover areas such as full HIIT body workouts, martial arts etc.

Progression in training

It is important as a personal trainer to keep abreast of all the latest information and techniques in fitness training. Special Continuing Professional Development courses are available which will help you to continuously update your knowledge. A CPD course will help you to stand out among other trainers in the gym. It also gears you to conduct training with kettle-bells and Olympic lifts.

Nutrition guidance

As a personal trainer you could help clients with basic guidance as to the diets they can follow. But be aware that you are not qualified as a nutritionist. You could be approached to endorse some specialised diet programmes – avoid doing so. There are short term and long term programmes which will qualify you as a nutritionist to help your clients to achieve top fitness levels.

 

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