Being a Personal Trainer allows you to deal with apparently healthy clients just looking to stay fit or get in shape. At eta Online, we offer the National Certificate in Fitness which will prepare you to be a personal trainer, and then your second year is the time for optional specialisation. You can decide between becoming an Exercise Specialist or a Sports Conditioner Trainer. The information below should help you to choose the specific area that will best suit your interests and strengths.
Both courses have strong benefits;
Sports Conditioning Trainer
As a Sports Conditioning Trainer, you get to work with elite aspiring athletes through one on one sessions and drilling as a group.
You will learn to work intelligently, both on and off the field. You will have to come up with periodised programs that allow your athlete to peak at critical times in the season. You will learn to be creative in creating plans for different athletes, always reviewing what may be working or require tweaking.
Being an Exercise Specialist allows you to work with a diverse market of clients.
You will be able to work with people at all stages of life. You might be helping young children to develop and grow through physical exercise. You will also be trained to work with pregnant women, and learn how to make sure they stays strong through their pregnancies. Finally, you will learn to work with older adults, gaining safe and effective techniques of keeping them strong and healthy into old age.
Whichever path you choose, your passion and the drive to be at the top of your game should inspire you to be the best you can.
If you simply cannot decide between the two, no fear, eta Online gives you the option to study extra specialisations: