Become a personal trainer and launch your fitness career with parallel coaching

Become a Personal Trainer [and LAUNCH your fitness career]

If you want to become a Personal Trainer and launch your fitness career, then you are probably full of lots of different thoughts and emotions,

  • worried if changing careers is a good idea
  • nervous about the first day in the classroom
  • looking forward to the challenge
  • buzzing at the thought of being qualified
  • excited about working with your first client
  • ecstatic about launching your new career…

With all these emotions, you’ll be glad to know that becoming a personal trainer has got simpler.

As simple as a countdown timer for a rocket launch.

It is simple, even though the science behind it is complex, even though the outcome is a massive achievement… launching your fitness career is as simple as …

3…2…1… Get Ready for the LAUNCH!

That’s what 6000+ people have done in the last 7 years with us.  They came, they conquered and they launched into fitness and coaching.

Today I’m going to share with you the big 3 countdown steps to becoming a personal trainer and launching your fitness career, even though you have no qualifications or experience at the moment

Knowing these three steps is going to simplify your entire journey, strip away overwhelm and allow you to focus on becoming the best Personal Trainer you can be.

Let me share a couple of stories with you…

I’ll kick start with Barney.  Let’s rewind back to the summer of 2014 when he graduated as a Level 3 Personal Trainer – the same he graduated from University.  All set to head towards a Masters at Uni, he decided to launch as a personal trainer in London.  I spoke with him just this afternoon in fact and he is killing it!

However, let me introduce you to Tony his story is quite different, he graduated 6 months back:

Tony’s Story To Become a Personal Trainer:

As a Communications Team Manager, I used to find my Job challenging and exciting, especially the thought of promotion up through the ranks. But over the last year a lot has changed, I suppose… I changed! Although I still work hard at work and get great results, there isn’t much challenge or variation, it is still the same desk, the same team members and the same problems day-in-day-out.

I was taking three bags to work with me, one with all of my prepared food for the day, one with my workout and wash kit, and one with my work files. And when I sit back and think about that now, I was literally living for the weekend and evenings. As a kids football coach one evening a week, I loved the feeling of making a difference on my coaching sessions, but felt stuck, assuming I could never make coaching my full-time job.

A friend of mine mentioned becoming a personal trainer, and I flirted with the idea for a good few months dreaming up the possibilities and researching into income and how feasible it actually is. In reality I didn’t expect I would actually ever do it – I just couldn’t see myself leaving the comfort of my job, and also I thought that I had to be young to become a personal trainer.

I spoke to Hayley at Parallel Coaching and I was genuinely surprised how quick and simple it would be to get qualified, and more so I came off the phone super excited about improving my coaching skills for football and taking that next step towards a more meaningful career.

What happened next?

The next 3 months whizzed by, and I have never enjoyed learning so much. But now, 6 months after qualifying, I am holding the reins of my future in my hands. I gradually increased my coaching work, and added in personal training around my current Team Manager position. My managers were surprisingly flexible and allowed me to gradually reduce my hours, and this week I walked out on the job entirely.

It’s amazing to be able to call myself a Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach.  I specialize in reigniting activity with 30+ Men, using a mix of football and fitness. We use the local sports fields and I have never laughed so much in my life. I love working with these guys, and am already getting great results – I still find it hard to call this “work”.

I have NEVER picked my daughter up from school, and this week I have been able to collect her from school and take her down the park every day, it sounds really minor, but the freedom to work the hours I want and spend time with my family has been the biggest game-changer for me…

Your Story

If you are anything like Tony was 9 months ago then, it’s a frustrating place to be, knowing that you aren’t living your full potential, and not really enjoying your day-to-day routine.

What I really loved about Tony’s Story is that he is not an anomaly; genuinely stories like this are flooding in from graduates who have decided to change things up a gear and become a personal trainers.

Can you see your story panning out like Tony’s, have you been sitting at work thinking about a different type of career, about maximizing your coaching and becoming a personal trainer?

Possibly the biggest feedback we get from people is that they don’t know why they didn’t do it sooner. Fear of the unknown puts the brakes on your career move, and the uncertainty of what is to follow can feel like a massive turn-off to take that step. But, Tony was in the same situation, he had been thinking of a career change for years, and thinking about how to become a personal trainer for months. But what he didn’t do was take action sooner. If Tony had taken action and started to plan his career change sooner – he would have had many more weeks of picking his daughter up from school.

If you are still with me then #High5, you are clearly thinking long and hard about shifting career to become a personal trainer.

How do I Become a Personal Trainer… 3,2,1?

Like I said earlier, I’m going to share with you the big 3 countdown steps to becoming a personal trainer and launching your fitness career, even though you have no qualifications or experience at the moment

Knowing these three steps is going to simplify your entire journey, strip away overwhelm and allow you to focus on becoming the best Personal Trainer you can be.

3. Dream Big and Get Excited!

What are you most looking forward to most when you become a personal trainer?

  • Is it the flexibility of working hours (like Tony wanted to pick his kids up from school)?
  • Is it being your own boss?
  • Is it going to work in trainers and shorts?
  • Is it helping clients change their lives?

What are you most looking forward to when you become a personal trainer? Comment below

Most people overlook this step and then enter their studying without any real goal or end-point, so get yourself ahead of the game and get a big dream. The rocket launch would never happen unless there was the big dream of setting foot on the moon.

What would that “small step for man, a giant leap for mankind” moment be for you when you become a personal trainer?

2. Plan the Small Steps and the Giant Leap!

Planning the steps is important (that’s where we are now, so you have already completed stage 2. Here you need to find out:

i) what resources do you need

ii) how much will the course cost you

iii) how much time do you need,

iv) You need to find the nuts and bolts of the course, what are the attendance dates and venue details etc

These are the small steps that you will take that will allow you to become a qualified and confident personal trainer and take that giant leap into launching your fitness career.

When you enroll on our level 3 personal trainer course, you will be guided through each step and held accountable to get your studies completed.

i) first your manual arrives in the post

ii) you get assigned your home study tasks

iii) your first weekend of attendance days is high fun and practicality with a team of like-minded PTs in Training.

iv) over three months of online and face-to-face training you learn the intricacies of being the best coach you can be, and how to make it a successful personal trainer. All culminating to the final graduation weekend.

Find out more and join us on our next personal trainer course… by clicking this link: HERE

1. Become a Personal Trainer and LAUNCH

Now you are a fully qualified personal trainer, you have the certificate and all the knowledge you need, but often new fit pros still need help to launch their career successfully, they need guidance on the next move and help setting up their business or freelance career.

That’s why we include the things that we believe are non-negotiable for a PT to know, so they can feel confident when working with a client straight away.

  • 10 days of face-to-face attendance so you can practice instructing and build confidence
  • Fitness Business Kick-Starter, so you know how to get your first few clients
  • Kettlebells CPD course so you adapt to at-home or outside PT sessions easily
  • Squat Assessment Bootcamp so you know how to analyse a client effectively
  • Training Clients Outside so you can build a business outside of a gym with no equipment
  • FIT-Progressions Advanced Training Systems CPD so you can refresh knowledge for a lifetime
  • Level 2 & Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology Revision Bootcamps to learn and pass the exams confidently and use the knowledge as a FITPRO
  • Level 3 Nutrition Revision Bootcamp so you can pass the exam and help every client with calorie and portion guidance
  • Level 2 & 3 Muscle Memory Sprints to learn all the muscles with ease
  • Next step Career Consultation so you have someone to ask and guide you about your role as a FITPRO
  • 24/7 Student Support so you have someone on hand whenever you are stuck

Get started in your FITPRO career without any misconceptions or hindering beliefs. Find out more about our Level 3 Master Personal Trainer Diploma HERE <<<

Qualify as a Personal Trainer

This is the fitness industry’s GOLD standard qualification to kick start a career in health and fitness & start training clients 121 and in small groups.

Personal trainers use their expertise on a daily basis to get inside the heads of their clients, design training programs that deliver results, and support life-improving health, fitness, and nutrition changes in their clients’ lives.

Personal training is a results business and quite often, the results people achieve can be remarkable. If you feel that you have what it takes to help people to take control of their health, fitness, and well-being, then maybe it’s time for you to step up and join the ranks.

>>>> Join us on the Master Personal Trainer Course HERE

Questions about how to become a personal trainer:

It’s great that you have questions, these are the top 4 questions we get asked about becoming a personal trainer

i) what resources do you need? you don’t need any previous qualifications or coaching experience, but you do need to love fitness and be inspired by helping others.

ii) how much will the course cost you? Our Personal Trainer Course is currently £1850, which you can pay outright, or you can enrol immediately with a £100 deposit, and spread the remaining course fees (with 0% interest).

iii) how much time do you need? Expect to be graduated within 3 months of starting (dependent on your attendance days). There are 10 attendance days held in Milton Keynes (mostly on weekends and Fridays). In between your attendance days, you will need to do home study which should take no longer than 2-4 hours per week. It is designed to be achievable alongside a busy life and a full-time job.

iv) when is the next course? We run 2-3 PT courses per year in our Milton Keynes Academy, but also a couple of bespoke courses in other venues like Yeovil or Plymouth. To see our next dates and venues check  HERE


Most people see action as a great big leap, but your next action step can actually be really small. Just by reaching out and having a quick chat, you are able to get your questions answered and move closer to the Launch of your Fitness Coaching Career.

So, that is exactly what I am going to offer you – just call me on 07513735700 and I can talk through any questions you have

Im looking forward to speaking with you soon

Dedicated to More

Hayley “Become a Personal Trainer” Bergman

Parallel Coaching

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