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Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor

Accredited by CPD UK Accredited by CPD UK
Interactive Video Training Interactive Video Training
Lifetime Access Lifetime Access
Duration: 3 Hours Duration: 3 Hours
Recognised Certificate Recognised Certificate
Tutor Support Tutor Support

This fitness trainer course will provide you with the in-depth knowledge of exercise science, anatomy and nutrition, empowering yourself to design personalised workout programs and guide clients towards their fitness goals.

This Course At A Glance

  • Accredited by CPD UK
  • Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
  • Identify the tools to achieve fitness goals such as losing muscle fat or living a more active life
  • Gain knowledge about strength training, cardiovascular training, and flexibility
  • Learn how to customise individual exercises for clients depending on their fitness goals
  • Understand the correct postures and movements for essential exercises
  • Learn how to design a healthy diet chart for clients
  • Understand different workout routines and best exercises for each muscle group
  • Know the number of hours you should workout a week
  • Learn how to incorporate flexibility and neuromotor training in the client’s workout routine
  • Learn ways and methods to deal with client’s pain points and guide them accordingly
  • Understand the components and use of supplements
  • Identify the process of post-workout rest and recovery to heal the body

Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor Course Overview

This online personal trainer course/fitness instructor course is crafted for professional trainers and aspiring personal trainers keen to give clients the true answer to their actual needs, as well as for those who want to help people lose their fat and become fit and healthy. You will discover and gain knowledge about the building blocks of effective training programs and how to create your own training programs to benefit both yourself and your clients.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will understand the process of formulating a workout routine, determine the strength and fitness level of clients, and learn the concept of resistance training and cardio training. 

Who should take this course?

This online personal trainer course/fitness trainer course is primarily aimed at:

  • Gym trainer
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Enthusiasts
  • Personal Trainer
  • Aspiring Personal Trainer
  • Anybody seeking to expand their fitness business
  • Anyone interested in learning how to create a fitness workout routine

However, this course is not restricted to any single profession or field of work. This course can also benefit anyone who wants to learn more about the fitness training regimen in order to incorporate it into their daily routine.

Please contact us for more information.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this personal trainer/fitness instructor course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • However, you are required to have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.

Assessment Method

This personal trainer/fitness instructor course assesses learners through multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the modules, learners must answer MCQs to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 60%.

Course Curriculum



Roles & Responsibilities Of A Strength Coach

The Major Muscle Groups Explained

Most important Muscle group overview

The Diffent Types of Muscle Fibers

Muscle Agonists & Antagonists

Quadriceps Explained

Hamstrings Explained

Calf Muscles Explained

Chest Muscles Explained

Back Muscles Explained

Shoulder Muscles Explained

Biceps Explained

Triceps Explained

Abdominal Muscles Explained

Muscle Growth Fundamentals

Common Muscle Growth Myths Debunked

Muscle Hypertrophy Explained

Progressive Overload

How Much Muscle Can You Gain in A Week/Month/Year

Client Assessment

Client Interview

Estimating 1 Rep Maximum Strength

Workout Design

Workout Design Overview


The 4 Most Important Exercises For Beginners

How Many Isolation Exercises Should You Do

Exercise Order

Volume: How Many Sets & Reps

Intensity: How Heavy Should You Train

How Often Should You Train

The Ideal Rest Periods

Time Under Tension Explained

Sample Workouts

Sample Workouts Intro

How To Design A Beginner Workout Plan

How To Correctly Warm Up Before Lifting Weights

3 Day Beginner Routine

4 Day Routin

5 Day Routine

Exercise Videos: Compound Exercises

Exercise Videos Overview

5 Most Important Aspects Of Correct Lifting Form

Bench Press

Chest Press Machine



Overhead Press

Dumbbell Overhead Press

Lat Pulldown


Barbell Row

Barbell Row (Different Grip)

Cable Row

Iso Row Machine

Exercise Videos: Isolation Exercises

Hammer Curls

Triceps Rope Pushdown

Calf Raise

Shoulder Front Raise

Shoulder Side Raise

Butterfly / Pec Deck

Dumbbell Flyes

Setting Up A Bodybuilding Diet

Nutrition Overview

Calories Explained

How to determine your calorie maintenance level (TDEE)

How to track calories

Ideal Protein Intake

Ideal Carb Intake

Ideal Fat Intake

What about the Remaining Calories

Determining Meal Structure

Quality Protein Foods

Quality Carb Foods

Quality Fat Foods

Adjusting Your Diet For Muscle Gains

Adjusting Your Diet For Weight Loss

The Perfect Pre Workout Meal

The Perfect Post Workout Meal


Supplements Overview

Top 3 Beginner Supplements

How To Use Protein Powder

How To Use Creatine

Beta Alanine


Rest & Recovery

Recovery Overview

Post Workout Recovery Routine

How To Break Through A Strength Plateau

How To Deload Correctly

The importance of sleep

6 Tips To Fall Asleep Faster

FAQ & Miscellaneous

Should Men & Women Train Differently.

What Should You Eat Before Bed To Build Muscle.

Does Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Work.

What Should You Train On Your First Day At The Gym.

Supplementary Resources

Supplementary Resources – Fitness / Gym Instructor Training Course


Assessment – Fitness / Gym Instructor Training Course

Recognised Accreditation

CPD Certification Service

This course is accredited by continuing professional development (CPD). CPD UK is globally recognised by employers, professional organisations, and academic institutions, thus a certificate from CPD Certification Service creates value towards your professional goal and achievement.
CPD certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world. Many organisations look for employees with CPD requirements, which means, that by doing this course, you would be a potential candidate in your respective field.

Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed

The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. It will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees.



Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate from Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order the Endorsed Certificate by Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. It will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees. There is a Quality Licence Scheme endorsement fee to obtain an endorsed certificate which is £65.

Certificate of Achievement from Lead Academy

After successfully passing the MCQ exam you will be eligible to order your certificate of achievement as proof of your new skill. The certificate of achievement is an official credential that confirms that you successfully finished a course with Lead Academy. Certificate can be obtained in PDF version at a cost of £12, and there is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy certificate which is £35.


Course Reviews


A professional trainer creates exercise programs and instructs exercises to help people achieve their fitness goals, including weight loss, improving sports performance, or managing a health condition.

Many skills are needed to be an effective personal trainer. For example, knowledge about fitness training, passion, communication, flexibility, and motivation. If you want to achieve more, join our fitness training course.

You will be learning to be a successful trainer by a professional trainer. He will guide you throughout the training session and teach you everything you need to become a successful fitness trainer in your respective field.

Yes, they do. The personal trainer has high demand in the UK as people are becoming more conscious about their health. Thus, they often hire or contact the fitness instructor to get the proper guidelines about body fitness and all.

If you can pass a certain level of qualifications and training on fitness, you can become a fitness instructor. You can read our How to Become a Personal Trainer blog to learn more.

It depends on their qualifications and experience in the fitness industry. Physical Trainers are expected to earn between £15,000 and £60,000 annually across the UK.

With proper training, anyone can become a physical trainer and work in a gym. But you should have a level of qualification like a level 3 diploma in personal training to be recognised as a professional fitness instructor.

You will only realise the benefit of having an accredited certificate once you face the corporate world. As employees, job places, and more value the accredited certification, you must own this certificate by doing the course with us.

CPD refers to Continuing Professional Development, and the CPD-accredited course is developed for individuals who want to improve and update their skills within their professional field continuously. This certificate claims that the certificate holder's knowledge is up-to-date in their work area.