Personal Trainer Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Sandown Sports Club Ltd (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £135.00
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday and Weekends. Shifts TBC.
65 weeks (duration)
11 October 2021(start date)
Personal trainer (apprenticeship standard)
4 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and energetic person to start training some of our current clients, and who would like to grow with our company. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.


We currently offer gym membership, classes, one-on-one personal training programmes, semi-private (maximum 3 clients) group coaching sessions and nutritional guidance, and within all of these we educate, motivate, and support men, women and teens to improve their health and fitness.

All clients begin with an initial coaching package which includes: nutrition counselling, exercise programme design, nutritional supplements, monthly fitness assessments and weekly training sessions here at the gym.

If you are hired you'll begin coaching clients in our top class facility, alongside a fantastic team of trainers.

Bottom line: We are looking for a part time, coach.

Part Time Role: You would be expected to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

As a team we like having fun and making money by providing highly valuable fitness services and products. You will be compensated well, treated fairly and we will certainly look for ways to pay you more for your efforts if they warrant it. We want someone who enjoys working with people and making a difference in the lives of others... because ultimately that's what we do here!

Tasks You'll Be Expected To Perform

Develop Comprehensive Health & Fitness Programmes For Clients: You'll receive coaching and training on our fitness system and programmes, but you'll have flexibility to incorporate your training style and knowledge.

Tracking Client Progress: In order to ensure a client's success in our programmes, you'll need to track weekly progress, current successes and challenges, review client nutrition and exercise log worksheets and more on a weekly basis. It will be your job to hold a client accountable to his/her health and fitness programme to ensure the best results possible.

Perform Fitness Evaluations: Ideally, you'll have some fitness assessment skills and can test for: body composition, bodyweight, girth measurements, blood pressure, heart rate and various strength and flexibility tests.

Coach clients through 12-week programme: You'll be responsible for weekly exercise sessions and keeping detailed weekly progress reports on the clients your working with. If a client is having challenges throughout his/her programme, you'll coach and motivate clients and make appropriate changes to ensure consistent progress.

Demonstrate Proper Exercise Instruction: This is a big one. We need you to be able to provide proper coaching, instruction, and motivation during a client training session. You should have a working knowledge of the human body (i.e. muscles, movements, functions, etc) and be able to provide appropriate exercises for client's goals.

Provide Ongoing Health and Fitness Education: Our clients rely on us to service all of their health and fitness needs. It is your job as a fitness coach to provide your clients with health and fitness education on various topics that will empower them to lead healthy lives forever. You'll be provided with educational tools and resources, will be expected to study them and speak about them with your clients. We also spend time covering this in our weekly staff meetings.

Required Skills/Qualifications

These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:

Health and Fitness Qualifications: You should at least have a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification.

Good Communication Skills: you will be talking with our clients, who are VERY important. You must be comfortable conversing in-person and on the phone and know how to conduct yourself professionally, and deliver clear instructions to the clients.

Future Prospects

Full time employment available after.

Reality Check

Can be early starts and some late finishes Can be inconvenient to get to without a car or own transport Monday and Tuesday: 07:00 - 14:00 Wednesday: 14:30 - 21:30 Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 + Any holiday cover (hours to be adjusted in line with requirements).

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • People skills and personality
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Qualities Required

  • People skills and personality - must LOVE working with people! As mentioned above you must be very comfortable working with people
  • This is an exciting gym and you must be able to show your clients energy and excitement while working with them

Qualifications Required

Level 2 Gym instructor (Desirable) 2 - 3 A levels (or equivalent) A*- C/9 - 4 grade.

Training Provided

  • Personal Trainer Enhanced Level 3
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
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