How do you be­come qual­i­fied?

New Zealand Fitness - - MEN'S MUSCLES -

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.

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