To become a personal trainer you would need good people skills and to be outgoing as you have to talk to many people each day. You would need to do training and then start with being a gym instructor, to gain more experience to become a personal trainer. You would have many things to do as a personal trainer apart from helping your clients to work out. You would be planning programmes for them, recording progress, give them advice on nutrition and talk to them about their health history. Your hours will be up to you but also fitted around when your client is available which will most likely be evenings and weekends. There is not set wage for personal trainer you wage, will all depend if you are self-employed, the qualifications which you have and how much experience you have; it can be between £20 and £40 an hour. To become a personal trainer you will need to have first aid training and public liability insurance; including a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certificate.
A great training provider for learning to become a personal trainer with would have to be FLM training, they have apprenticeships available for those mostly aged between 16 and 18 but also offer a range of course which can help you gain the needed qualifications. These qualifications are available as single personal trainer course so you can chose the specific ones which you would like to do, but they also offer a range of packages which would actually work out cheape4 for you. These packages offer a range of different qualifications which would definitely help you a lot if you wanted to become a personal trainer or gym instructor or there may be a specific field you would like to go into such as sports massage therapy. Once you have gained the qualifications it would probably be best to start out as a gym instructor to gain experience and get used to working with people in this way before going on to be a personal trainer. Doing this may also help you to gain some clients in advance.
One of the packages they do is a advanced personal trainer package, this package cost £1800. You will get a Level 2 qualification in gym instructing, a Level 3 qualification in personal training and three CPD qualifications. Another course is the Premium+ PT course costs £2300, with this package you will get a Level 2 qualification in gym instructing, Level 3 in personal training and Level 3 in exercise referral; also you will get 3xCPD qualifications and a day of first aid training.