Start A Fitness Career In 2024 | Become a Personal Trainer

Starting a Fitness Career in 2024 | Become a Personal Trainer

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Are you looking to kickstart your career in the fitness industry but don't know where to begin? Well look no further, as we give you all the information you'll need to get your foot off the ground, with some tips and organisations that will help you meet your goal.

We're now into the first quarter of 2024, and the fitness industry is bigger than it's ever been. Since the Coronavirus Lockdown in 2020, more people are keeping fit than ever before.

The substantial rise in fitness enthusiasts means that the demand for personal trainers is at an all time high. As newbies begin their fitness journeys, they will look for guidance from people with a lot more experience than themselves.

The thought of becoming a personal trainer is daunting to fitness specialists. Not everyone has the time to go through college or university for 2 - 3 years to get their qualifications. 

We at Animal Instinct know this, so we've put together a quick guide on how to get started as a fitness instructor or personal trainer and start making a living from doing what you love!

1) Become a Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Becoming a fitness instructor is the first step in becoming a predominant figure in the fitness industry. You need to show that you have the ability to take charge of a group of people and teach them your expertise.

As a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, you are fully qualified to work in a gym. And the best part about it.... you can do this online!

It only takes around 6 - 12 weeks to complete a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course, and the cost is inexpensive to the return you can make from a career.

In fact, some companies offer this course for free! If you live in Wales, you can complete a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course through a company called Achieve More Training, fully funded by the Welsh Government.

Gaining this qualification not only allows you to make a living doing something fun, but it also allows you to learn about the different aspects of the fitness instructing process, from health & safety to adapting to different clients. You will also learn a thing or two about fitness itself!

2) Start to Build an Online Presence on Social Media

Social media is a great way of building an online presence as a member of the fitness community. Content creators such as the popular Sam Sulek and Online coach JPG Coaching have amassed millions of views with their organic content strategies.

All you need is a phone and a tripod, then you're good to go! Give people tips and advice that you've learnt from your own experience.

Social media is also perfect for building your clientele in your local area. Start by joining any social media groups for the area, and advertising your services. Amass a local following however you can and start producing content that people can engage with.

Use editing software such as CapCut to edit your content, and Canva to edit your video thumbnails. Following this strategy is the perfect method into starting your fitness career.

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Becoming a brand ambassador for a fitness brand is a fantastic way of building a following on social media. Animal Instinct is looking for like-minded brand ambassadors to join us on our mission of inspiring others in the fitness industry through our content.

Contact us today or visit our Instagram page and give us a message.

3) Become a Qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer

With a vast knowledge of the fitness industry, you can now start your qualification towards becoming a Level 3 Personal Trainer. 

As a personal trainer, you can coach people one-on-one, build up workout programs for clients and give dietary advice to help other people achieve their fitness goals. 

There are plenty of online courses out there to help you avoid paying high university fees, and give you the flexibility to complete your qualification in your own time.

Origym has a Level 3 Personal Trainer course that can be completed in as little as two weeks if you really want to! Maybe you have some spare time over the winter break and want to get cracking on the job as soon as possible.


So there you have it: a roadmap on finding your calling in the fitness industry. In addition to building your fitness career, you want to make sure you also look the part when you're leading the way for other people.

Check out the Animal Instinct online store today, and cop the finest fitness apparel in the game! You can also enjoy 10% off your first order by using code INSTINCT10 at checkout. 

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