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Personal Training

Level 3 Gym Instructing & Personal Training Diploma

If you are interested in becoming a Personal Trainer, the Fitness Group do discounted rates for PFA Scotland members. Among those who have successfully completed the course and are now working as a PT are Sam Wardrop (Dumbarton) and Chris Millar (Morton).


  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques.
  • Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status.
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions.
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change.
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients.
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.
  • Perform the practical delivery of great sessions as a Personal Training which encompasses client communication, motivation, practical competence and complete understanding of programme design
  • Prepare for employment or to set up in business on a self-employed basis – our Business Skills Course and Career Support free for all our students.
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology of Fitness
  • Professionalism and Customer Care for Fitness Instructors
  • Health and Safety in the Fitness Environment
  • Conducting Client Consultations to Support Positive Behaviour Change
  • Planning and Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health and Fitness
  • Lifestyle, Health, Wellbeing and Common Medical Conditions
  • Encouraging Positive Health and Fitness Behaviours in Clients
  • Programme Design and Delivery for Personal Training
  • Professionalism and Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
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Interested in the course?

For more information on the course and the cost please complete the form below or contact Chris on 07719 902438