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Kass Ballard, Private Training Calgary

How to Become a Personal Trainer in Canada

Are you passionate about fitness and helping others achieve their health goals? Becoming a certified personal trainer may be the perfect career path for you!

You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients, create personalized fitness plans, and guide individuals towards achieving their desired level of fitness.

Best of all you will help your clients reach their full potential. Let me tell you, the smile on your clients face when they achieve your goals is priceless.

With many programs available, becoming a trainer can be overwhelming. Let’s get started on your journey towards a rewarding career in the fitness industry!

Becoming a certified personal trainer in Canada involves 4 simple steps:

Complete a recognized personal training certification program: You’ll need to complete a training program that teaches you about things like the human body, how exercise works, and how to create fitness plans.

Get CPR and first aid certification: You’ll need to learn how to help someone if they have an emergency during a workout, so you’ll need to get certified in CPR and first aid.

Get practical experience: You’ll need to practice what you’ve learned by working with people, which could mean working as an assistant to a trainer or completing an internship.

Register with a professional organization: Finally, you’ll need to sign up with a group that supports personal trainers, so you can keep learning and growing in your career.

Is personal training right for me?

To be a good personal trainer, it’s important to enjoy exercise and have a passion for fitness. You also need to be good at communicating with people, and able to build a rapport with your clients.

Patience and empathy are important qualities to have, as you will need to encourage and motivate people to stick to their fitness goals.

Experience with weight training, weight loss, and general health and fitness is crucial.

Attention to detail is also important, as you will need to create customized fitness plans that are tailored to each client’s individual needs and preferences.

Finally, being willing to learn and grow is key, as the fitness industry is always evolving and you will need to stay up-to-date on new research and techniques.

Still have questions?

I love to connect with individuals in my industry. If you’re thinking about becoming a personal trainer, give me a call. I would love to help guide you on your way to a new career, or walk you through a standard training session.