I’ve learned from many resources over the years and continue to do so. This blog shares some of the best free and paid for resources I’ve used as a personal trainer that you may be able to benefit from.
Institute Of Personal Trainers
The institute of personal trainers is a free business development community with tonnes of resources. There are online courses, done for you resources, white-label templates and much more on offer all for free with goal of helping your build your fitness business. It is worth a look for yourself by clicking here.
Free 5 Day Mini Courses
These are drip fed to your inbox, delivered 1 lesson per day and feed into each companies certificated course program. The information within the 5 day mini-courses is great and is an awesome resource for getting started. You can then choose to dig in deeper and take up the full course if it is an area you want to take to the next level.
This is an awesome course that leads into their level 1 coaching course. The course outline is as follows:
They also have a whole host of other amazing resources including blog articles, PDF's and infographics.
Girls Gone Strong have a whole host of free courses, this one is particularly useful for every PT. The outline for the mini course in Pre and Post-Natal coaching is as follows:
Online Trainer Academy
Online Trainer Academy had previously offered a 4 day mini-course but are now offering a free* copy of their book The Wealthy Fit Pros Guide to Online Training. *You just need to pay shipping and handling and you also get the audio-book and e-book to get started right away. It is a very good read for getting started with online training. You can grab yours today by clicking here.
Health and Fitness Education
Health and fitness education are a fitness training provider that can train you up from starting to being a fully fledged personal trainer. Courses on offer range from level 2 gym instructor courses all the way through to level 3 personal trainer courses to level 4 certifications. Full disclose, I am currently a tutor for HFE and have seen first hand the resources and support available to learners and so have my full endorsement. You can check them out by clicking here.
My Personal Trainer Website
Have your website built from start to finish and have the ongoing management and support taken care of. This is the company that I use for this website and am very happy with the support and result provided. If you need a website for your personal training service then this is the place to use. Check them out by clicking here.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of what I have used nor what is available. I'll try to update this as and when I can with anything else that has popped up. If you find this useful or have any suggestions of what to add then please just send me a message.
Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.