Job Purpose
Coach clients individually according to their fitness needs, through an agreed exercise/physical activity plan and assist with behavioural change.

A personal trainer’s role includes designing, implementing and evaluating exercise/physical activity programmes for a range of individual clients by collecting and analyzing client information to ensure the effectiveness of personal exercise programmes. A personal trainer should also actively encourage potential clients/members to participate in and adhere to regular exercise/physical activity programmes, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this.

Learning Outcomes
The qualified personal trainer will be able to:

  • Collect information relating to individual clients
  • Carry out fitness assessments to establish client fitness and skill level
  • Analyse information relating to individual clients
  • Identify, agree and review short,  medium and long term goals to ensure the effectiveness of exercise programmes
  • Provide a range of exercise programmes in accordance with the needs of the clients by applying principles of exercise programming
  • Make best use of the environment in which clients are exercising
  • Provide clients with accurate information on the principles of nutrition and weight management
  • Develop and applying strategies to motivate clients to join and adhere to an exercise programme
  • Deliver good customer service and be a positive role model at all times and keep up to date with industry developments
  • Promote healthy activities and related strategies for daily living to clients/members
  • Make the appropriate decisions relating to clients and their programmes/goals and, where required, refer the client to a more appropriate professional
  • Work within the parameters given at Level 3, recognizing the standards and professional limitations that this provides, referring to appropriate members of staff for guidance and support.