How do you become qualified?
There can be endless opportunities to a career in fitness. According to Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), personal training courses in New Zealand can range from one day through to three years. After looking at a few course providers such as AUT University and Max College of Fitness, Jon found Fitlink NZ to best suit his needs and says they stood out because of their long history. He completed his course in just over five months and graduated with a Certificate in Fitness (Level 3) and a Certificate in Personal Training Contractor (Level 4), both qualifications recognised by REPS.
By studying through Fitlink, it gave him the skills to work as a personal trainer and also allowed him to set up his own personal training business. With Fitlink specialising in online personal training courses, this meant he could study at his own pace without having to attend set classroom hours. He says the tutors were happy and willing to support and answer any queries he had. Having the flexibility to study online, allowed him to still play rugby and spend time with his family. He will soon be starting another course with Fitlink that will give him the knowledge and training to work with specific groups such as older adults, athletes and children.