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Ok, so you’re thinking about becoming a personal trainer and you’ve got an idea about the personal trainer course that will get you the qualifications you need. But, you have a nagging doubt about the actual day to day of being in the industry and what the job actually entails.

There are jobs that look great from the outside, but the reality of living them each day isn’t what you might have expected. So, to help you in this regard, we now look at what the job involves, to give you a better idea about what you’ll be doing after completing the relevant fitness instructor course.

Early Starts & Late Finishes

Something you’ll need to get used to as a personal trainer is early starts and late finishes, whether working self-employed or in a health centre setting. That’s because the bulk of the clients you’re going to get will be professional people who work 9 to 5 jobs, typically from Monday to Friday. They basically have to arrange their fitness training when they’re free.

You’ll typically be applying what you’ve learnt on your online fitness courses early in the morning and later in the evening. Of course, this may not be the case if you work at a health centre and you’re asked to work the day shift, but as it’s when most people are free, so that’s when most of your customers will need your services.

Your Typical Day to Day Duties

As you’ll learn on health and fitness courses with OCA, the role of a personal trainer is a varied one where your main role is supporting people in their fitness regimens. There are a number of things you’re likely to be doing at some point each day.

They include:

  • Showing clients how to properly perform exercises
  • Creating fitness and nutrition plans for your clients to follow
  • Assessing fitness levels and modifying exercise plans accordingly
  • Monitoring and adjusting programs based on your client’s progress
  • Providing motivation and guidance when needed
  • Offering information & resources on health and fitness issues
  • Administering emergency first aid if required

Client safety is a big part of your role as a personal trainer, so you’ll need a firm understanding of what to do in any given medical emergency. You’ll be dealing with lots of clients too, so your organisational skills need to be spot on to keep track of the progress of everyone receiving fitness instruction from you.

CPD Approved Health & Fitness Courses from OCA

So, as you can see, the job is one that lets you meet lots of new people every day and help them on their journey to fitness and all the benefits that come along with it. At Online Courses Australia our Certificate in Nutrition and Business is just one of many of the high-quality CPD-approved online courses that we offer for fitness professionals with every hour studied equalling 1 CPD point.

Our courses include one-on-one tutor support via phone and live chat, meaning that help is available 7 days a week. Also, the health and fitness courses we offer have been created in close collaboration with industry experts who know precisely what those in the sector are looking for.

So, if you’d like to know more about what we’ve described here or about us in general, visit us online at However, if you would like to talk to us directly about your training needs, call us today on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be delighted to help you find the ideal solution.

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