The UK’s health and fitness industry is currently worth over £5bn and alongside this, there over 7,000 gyms currently operating. The mainstream popularity of exercise continues to soar and with new trends, technology and programmes being brought to market almost every single day, as well as new facilities opening, you’d be hard pressed to find an industry with more potential and employment opportunities.

At the very heart of this boom are personal trainers. Once reserved for the rich and famous, getting access to a personal trainer, whether your goal is run a marathon, lose weight, or just stay healthy, is incredibly easy. Personal trainers have a range of responsibilities and job roles and they include: tracking and recording the progress of clients, coaching effective exercise techniques, setting goals, giving nutritional advice and creating meal plans. Every single client is going to be different and it’s unlikely that any day is going to be the same.

In terms of employment, PTs never have to find themselves bound to the gym floor. Opportunities are available to set up boot camps, work on cruise ships, get involved with corporate wellness or public health services, and even take things online. The earning potential of a personal trainer is only going to be limited by their imagination, you only need to ask the UK’s best personal trainers.

If that has piqued your interest, HFE are the UK’s leading provider of personal training courses and they are currently delivering in Glasgow. Each and every student gets access to practical training, unlimited support from a personal tutor, and access to cutting-edge learning materials like bespoke manuals, video lectures, e-learning and much more.


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