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Becoming a Professional Fitness Trainer in Connecticut

With locations in Southington, Branford, and Windsor, you’ve got choices!

Are you someone who loves physical fitness? Becoming a Professional Fitness Trainer can be the perfect “fit” for people who love to work out at the gym. If you love being at the gym, and have the desire to help others get into shape too, then you might want to consider this career path.

The Branford Hall Career Institute provides a Professional Fitness Training program at three campuses in Connecticut, where you can learn the skills you need to get an entry level position in the field of fitness. Branford Hall is proud to have the following three locations in Connecticut, as well as campuses in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.

Southington, CT—Try this campus if you are from Central Connecticut. Just 30 minutes south of Hartford, our campus is easy to reach and has ample parking.

Branford, CT—Branford is just 8 miles east of New Haven, along the shoreline in New Haven County. This is our main campus, and it houses numerous career-focused programs.

Windsor, CT—Just 10 miles north of Hartford, our Windsor campus is conveniently located for people who live in Hartford or any of the surrounding areas.

How to Become a Personal Trainer

One of the great aspects of completing the Professional Fitness Trainer program at Branford Hall is that you can learn the skills you need in less than one year’s time. Take a look at some of the interesting courses you will take in our program. This is just a small sampling of the skills and information you will learn as you explore your new career field.

Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology shows students the changes that occur to the body’s physiological processes because of exercise. Students will discuss areas such as body movement, energy and energy systems for movement, and cardiovascular and respiratory functions.

Exercise Psychology
Students will explore the relationship between personality and behavior in sport and exercise, and will learn how to use leadership and motivational techniques to interact with clients.

Kinesiology
This course looks at the biomechanics of human movement. Students learn joints, bones and muscles of the upper and lower body. Students will be able to identify and palpate the body’s muscles and joints.

Exercise Prescription for Special Populations 
In personal fitness training, you may encounter clients with special needs. This course explores how to work with special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, preadolescents, and athletes, as well as clients with respiratory, metabolic, nutritional, and orthopedic concerns.

Introduction to Business and Sales
An important part of a personal fitness training is attracting and retaining your clients. In this course, students learn basic business principles, and are introduced to office productivity software, marketing materials, and business development planning.

After you’ve completed our program, you will have the skills to design safe and effective workouts for your clients, as well as helping them with nutrition plans. Professional Fitness Trainers can look for jobs in a number of facilities, including fitness centers, gyms, health clubs, rehab facilities, vacation resorts, and recreation centers.

If you want to explore this career option, take a moment to get more familiar with our program. Whether you choose our Southington, Windsor, or Branford campus, you will have access to all the facilities you need to prepare for this field.

When you are ready, get in touch with us, and we would be happy to take you on a tour of our facilities. We hope you begin your new career path here at Branford Hall.