Joe Bragg Explains the Personal Training Requirements for Personal Trainers in the UK and US


San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2013 -- Personal training is a rewarding career practiced by individuals throughout the world. But few people realize how much education is required in order to become a qualified personal trainer.

Becoming a personal trainer requires different courses in different parts of the world, and a website called aims to educate visitors on the exact education requirements needed to become a personal trainer in the United Kingdom or the United States.

Specifically, those who seek to become personal trainers in the UK need two main qualifications:

-Level 2 gym/fitness instructor award
-Level 3 personal training diploma

Meanwhile, personal training certification in the United States is less standardized. Those who want to become personal trainers in the US only need to take a course with an organization that meets the following requirements:

-Certified by an authorized third party
-Offers either a regional or international training course

Of course, learning personal training requirements is just one step of the journey towards becoming a personal trainer. The next step is to find a certified personal training company nearby. As a spokesperson explains, the website is designed to make that process as easy as possible:

“After learning the different training requirements in the United Kingdom and the United States, website visitors are encouraged to browse our trainer providers directory to find an organization that meets their needs. Our directory offers specific recommendations and reviews for companies throughout the UK and US.”

At the directory page, visitors will find popular personal training education companies like Discovery Learning, Premier Training International, and YMCA Fit. Those interested in taking a YMCA personal trainer course, for example, can click on the YMCA Fit link on

From that link, visitors find an application form that allows them to speak directly to a course advisor. The simple contact form asks for a name, email address, and location before prompting applicants to press the ‘Book a Phone Consultation’ button. After clicking that button, applicants will be contacted by an advisor within 48 hours.

As the spokesperson explains, the website aims to take almost all the hard work out of the personal training education process:

“Becoming a personal trainer isn’t easy. But we’ve made the process significantly easier by directly applicants exactly where they need to go for education. All that’s left is to complete the course and begin taking on clients.”

About teaches prospective personal trainers the specific education requirements needed to become a certified personal trainer. The website also allows visitors to speak directly to a personal trainer advisor by filling out a simple application form. For more information, please visit: