How To Become A Personal Trainer

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Turn your love of fitness into a career. Leave the 9-5 rat race behind and qualify as a PT. We tracked down the best places to earn your certification in Dubai.


THE QUALIFICATION: Central YMCA Qualifications London

This first step into the world of fitness will give you all the tools you need to work as a gym instructor. During this 30-hour course, you’ll be taught anatomy and physiology, health and safety, customer care and exercise techniques using freeweights, cardio and fixed resistance machines. To take the course you need to be over 16 and be a gym user. You will be given two theory exams as well as a practical exam.
SWEAT IT! CYQ Gym Instructor course costs Dhs4,500. Log onto The course is recognized by the International Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).


PTA Global Personal Training Certification Course
The PTA Global course prepares you for your new career by giving you the tools you need to train your clients, such as exercise techniques, communication skills, an understanding of sports science and even business and marketing skills so you know how to grow your new company. You will also have unlimited access to the online course, which includes 65 hours of video and notes, as well as admittance to a live two-day workshop, before you take your exam.
SWEAT IT! The PTA Global PT course costs Dhs4,850. See for more details. The course is recognized by REPS.


THE QUALIFICATION: Premier Training Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Premier Training from the UK joined with Fidelity Fitness in 2013 to launch its first training courses in the UAE. You can now sign up for its Certificate in Fitness Instructing if you are over 16 and have a good level of fitness. During the course, which takes from four to six weeks to complete, you will learn about anatomy, how to design an exercise programme, customer service, and health and safety.
Courses are delivered through face-to-face and distance learning styles and there are podcasts, wedinars and video lectures available. Your exam will include practical assessments, written exams and worksheets.
SWEAT IT! Visit This is an Active IQ qualification and REPS recognised.


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