Can I work as a Personal Trainer part time?
January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018
So you love fitness… your morning or evening workout is your favourite time of day, and you have often found yourself wondering, should I become a Personal Trainer? Can I work as a Personal Trainer part time?
Not everyone quits their job and goes head first into a Personal Training Career. At Career College UK it is actually quite common for our students to study the course around their work, and then start working as a Personal Trainer part time. You might have an enjoyable and successful career in another field, but that does not mean you cannot become a Personal Trainer as well!
In the fitness industry, Personal Trainers usually work when their clients want to exercise – and this is often in the morning or evening around their 9-5 job. So rather than staying in bed, you can get up, train clients and earn an additional income. Training 2 or 3 clients a week might not sound like a lot, but at £40 per hour (national average PT rate) this can add up to over £500 per month in additional income. What’s more, you are meeting new people, building relationships and helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Personal Training also does not need to be limited to one on one sessions. A large number of our graduates go on to run outdoor programmes – such as running clubs, or bootcamp sessions. Charging a lower fee per person, even a group of 5-10 people can be a great way to earn and additional income on a Saturday morning in your local park.
What about online businesses? For the tech-minded, once you are a qualified personal trainer running a business in the online world is not as unusual as you think. Gym-goers and those looking to get in shape are always looking for inspiration, programmes and advice to get into shape and often ‘fitness programmes’ and ‘challenges’ are the answer. With your skills and knowledge as a personal trainer you can easily write up programmes, and advise clients all over the globe, from the comfort of your own home.
Personal Training courses with Career College UK can be studied at your own pace, around any working commitment with flexible payment plans, so starting a career as a Personal Trainer, even part time, is not as far-fetched as you may think.
So can I work as a Personal Trainer part time? Absolutely!
If you are interested in starting a career in the fitness industry, what are you waiting for? Enquire now for more information about our Personal Training Course at Career College UK.