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Rob Reynolds
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2015/02/07 17:03:46 (permalink)
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Qualifications in fitness and training?

I am interested in getting qualifications in fitness and training. This will allow me to completely change my current field which is marketing and enter the fitness industry. I have always enjoyed going to gym and training and it would be a great idea to qualify in something of my interest. The field is diverse and there are plenty of courses in it. I have been looking up at lots of courses online. Does anyone else here have qualifications in these fields? Is it good for employment? I am just worried what if they make me do heavy squats and deadlifts (something I hate doing). Please share your experiences.
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    adam_5kids
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    Re: Qualifications in fitness and training? 2015/02/07 23:01:11 (permalink)
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    Rob Reynolds
    I am interested in getting qualifications in fitness and training. This will allow me to completely change my current field which is marketing and enter the fitness industry. I have always enjoyed going to gym and training and it would be a great idea to qualify in something of my interest. The field is diverse and there are plenty of courses in it. I have been looking up at lots of courses online. Does anyone else here have qualifications in these fields? Is it good for employment? I am just worried what if they make me do heavy squats and deadlifts (something I hate doing). Please share your experiences.




    Don't bother mate, waste of time. Read loads of books and gain advice from various sources instead. 
    Working for anyone else is going to be pointless as the gym fees are ridiculous and it will take years to build a good client base. I did my level 3 Personal training at 18, along with other add on courses. It was the 12 years after that where I gained all my knowledge. The beauty in fitness is there is no right or wrong.
     
    I would just go solo along your current job until you build up a good client base, offer training in peoples homes and outside. Just get the right insurance. You don't even need to the qualifications even though these people who offer the qualifications insist you do. As for REPS its just a pointless money making scheme.
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    Papa Lazarou
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    Re: Qualifications in fitness and training? 2015/02/08 02:12:46 (permalink)
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    I run my own little fitness business now, work from home and earn a good wage.
     
    Spent years building up a client base, and now have clients world wide and enjoy my life.  
     
    Free to help as needed around the day but have no set working days.
     
    Do a little personal training but unless you are in a rich area, PTing alone will be hard to make a good wage and live off.
     
    Unless you can make yourself pretty well known, you ae gonna struggle.
     
    Adam - which insurers are you using?  Looking around to improve my deal I have so a heads up would be grand :o))
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    Re: Qualifications in fitness and training? 2015/02/08 21:16:17 (permalink)
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    Adam,would you tip me off on that insurance deal? feel free to PM me



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