Personal Trainer Education

To become a qualified personal trainer you have to undergo some pretty extensive training and learning in order to be able to train people effectively. A trainer has to help and assist a client with training, the correct form alongside superior knowledge of nutrition and eating.

A trainer also needs to have extensive knowledge of the human anatomy and understand why the body and the muscular system behaves like it does.

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So what exactly does a personal trainer learn during their education?


Anatomy & Physiology

The anatomy and physiology module covers the internal workings of the body. You enjoy an in-depth look at the way your body works and adapts to things. You will cover the muscular and skeletal system as well as the nervous systems and understand why and how the body adapts to exercise.

This is crucial as a trainer because you will have an apt understanding of your client’s individual needs and what they can and can’t do.

Specialist training techniques

Your personal training education will also delve into the world of specialist training techniques, especially where resistance training is concerned. You will learn about supersets, tri-sets, giant sets and negative reps to name but a few. All such techniques will enhance the training and its effectiveness for the client. You will be able to compose unique training plans, which are varied, structured and extremely effective.

Nutrition and the body

Nutrition is another huge module in your personal trainer education. It is probably the most difficult as you will dive deep into the world of food, how it works, and what it does in the body. You will learn about carbohydrates, proteins and fats and their biological structures. It’s this module, which really gives you that superior understanding of food, which you are able to pass onto clients.

Business planning

A huge part of personal trainer education is now a business planning section. This section which is provided by many course providers helps the trainer see the role from a business perspective and understand the role of marketing and planning etc. It’s a very beneficial module in understanding the business and if it’s a module, which isn’t on your course, do your own reading online or purchase a good book.

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Enhance your qualifications

After you have achieved your standard personal training qualifications there are so many ways which you can enhance your skillset and offer services to an even broader range of clientele. Some extra qualifications you can achieve are:


  • Pre & Postnatal care
  • Elderly populations
  • Diabetes management
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Sports massage
  • Nutrition
  • In Home Personal Training Specialist


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When it comes to a personal trainer education the above points make up the core values but we are still only scratching the service. It’s a very important job with an equally as important education.

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