Personal trainers were typically seen in gyms, working with individual clients or helping small groups of people to achieve their fitness goals, but with advancements in software and social media, more people than ever before are earning a living as online personal trainers.
Personal Trainers create bespoke fitness programmes for their clients, motivating and guiding them to achieve their goals. Clients may wish to lose weight or gain muscle, and as a personal trainer you will teach them to exercise properly using personalised workout plans.
Similar jobs in fitness could include fitness instructors, but a personal trainer often holds additional qualifications, meaning they can provide clients with tailored health and exercise advice. lt’s not uncommon for those new to the industry to train as a fitness or gym instructor first before qualifying as a personal trainer.
Kimia Ghanian is a highly successful online fitness coach who studied with LLS Bolton. Her online following has exceeded one hundred thousand and she is sponsored by several fitness, nutrition and clothing brands. She offered these words of motivation to anybody interested in the different careers in sport:
“Finding your passion and purpose is a journey, but it’s worth it. It’s about exploring new hobbies and career paths to figure out what brings you joy. Trust your gut, believe in yourself, and don’t be afraid to take risks.”
The average UK salary for an employed personal trainer in the UK is £28,814 per year (as of May 2023), however, it is difficult to quantify the earning potential of online personal trainers who are developing global client bases and earning six-figure salaries.