Fitness and Personal Trainers work in the active leisure market and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities for safe and effective exercise and fitness. Those looking to become a personal trainer will develop skills in programme design, instruction and assistance for the purpose of reaching personal health and fitness goals.

They would need the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, work well with others and have excellent communication skills. A personal trainer will need the skills to motivate their clients and be physically fit themselves – our competition is the perfect environment to test these skills.

Passionate about health & fitness
Have good communication skills
Can inspire people
Willing to work unusual work patterns

Career opportunities

  • Fitness Centres

  • Private Clients

  • Endless specialist courses e.g. yoga, aerobics, nutrition

  • Injury rehabilitation (with further training)

Average Salary
Entry Level
+ 2.7%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

Meet our Fitness Training role model

Kaja Choma medal pic


Meet our personal training role model Kaja. She competed in the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer competition. She’s now a self-employed Personal Trainer in Northern Ireland.

What next?

Photo of Declan competing internationally in the Automobile Technology Competition

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