Become a Professional Fitness Trainer

Professional Fitness Trainer

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you want to help others reach their potential? As a professional fitness trainer, you can inspire others to improve their overall health and fitness.

The Professional Fitness Trainer program at Branford Hall will prepare you with the skills you need to begin this exciting career. You will participate in classroom learning as well as hands-on training in a fitness center. With our program, you will learn such skills as how to design a safe and effective workout, create healthy nutrition plans, build a client base, and track your clients’ progress.

To help you enhance your qualification even further, we can help you prepare for your personal training certificate. Attaining the Certified Personal Trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) will show prospective employers and clients that you are serious about your career.

A Day in the Life

As a professional fitness trainer, you will be working with clients to help them get fit and stay healthy. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop exercise programs
  • Create individualized nutritional programs
  • Teach and demonstrate proper work out techniques
  • Explain and enforce safety rules on the use of exercise equipment
  • Motivate clients toward improved quality of life

Professional Fitness Trainer as a Career
Find out what your job will be like, the job outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Professional Fitness Trainer Courses
Read about the courses that will help get your new career started.

Placement Services at Branford Hall
Find out how Branford Hall Career Services is dedicated to helping you begin your career.

 

A Graduate's Success Story

Ken Pabst, Professional Fitness Trainer Program

 

“Enrolling in the Professional Fitness Trainer program at Branford Hall was a positive step for my career."

Ken Pabst was a senior in high school when he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer, a rare disease in which cancer cells form behind the nose and in the upper part of the throat. At age 17, Ken was active and athletic, and this diagnosis was the last thing he expected.

“I was starting my senior year of high school when I got the diagnosis. The chemotherapy and radiation treatments were so hard on my body that I had to repeat a year in school.” Ken’s courage and strength helped him through the treatments. “On Christmas day in 2004, I found out I was free of cancer. Now I am 23 years old, and going on seven years cancer free,” Ken explained.

Before his cancer diagnosis, Ken had an active lifestyle. “I was really into exercise and fitness before I was diagnosed,” Ken said, “Starting out strong and healthy helped me beat my illness. So when I thought about my future career, I knew I wanted to find a way to encourage others to get and stay healthy too, just in case anything like this would happen to them.”

With this goal in mind, Ken decided to enroll in Branford Hall Career Institute’s Professional Fitness Trainer program in Southington, CT. “At Branford Hall, the program was very focused on only the topics and skills I needed to become a fitness trainer. The teachers were great. They were always helpful with anything I needed,” Ken expressed.

After graduation, Ken found a position as a performance coach at Parisi Speed School. Parisi is an organization that helps athletes of any ability to improve their athletic performance and self-confidence. “I work with athletes as young as seven years old, and as old as college-level. Part of the Parisi philosophy is to help these athletes get faster and stronger, as well as to build self-confidence in both their athletic abilities and in their general lives,” Ken explained. “I help them with running techniques and weight lifting, and focus on getting positive results while avoiding injuries.”

Branford Hall is proud of Ken’s accomplishments and courage. He will continue to inspire others for years to come.

What Ken says about Branford Hall: “Enrolling in the Professional Fitness Trainer program at Branford Hall was a positive step for my career. I learned about exercise, wellness, and nutrition. I share this information with my clients, and I try to follow it myself, so that I keep up my own health and wellness.”

 

Ken Pabst

 

PROGRAM:

Professional Fitness Trainer

CAMPUS:

Branford Hall/Southingon, CT

 
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