Guide to Personal Training Franchises

If you're wanting to progress your business or find a more secure route to working for yourself, then there are personal training franchises out there that could be an option without the need for a big outlay.

With the popularity of personal training right now, there's an increasing number of PT's in the market. In tandem with this increase is the increasing number of personal training franchise packages that have become available.

What Options for Franchising Are There?

There are a number of routes for franchising models to take, from those that have no upfront cost at all, to those that require a more considerable upfront investment.

The PT franchises that we deal with offer a business model that supports the work you do with your clients, enabling you to focus on providing high quality individual training support and motivation.

What's In a Franchise?

A personal trainer franchise should provide proven marketing strategies and business systems to help you to quickly develop your business. These organizations have years of experience, and can help anyone from beginners to experienced trainers seeking to grow their business.

As well as experience and support, you should also look to see whether they provide marketing support in the form of leads, discounted gym equipment for your mobile business, logos and branding support and more.

The Advantage of a Franchise

You will own your own personal training business under a well established brand name, and have the advantages of a comprehensive system that is proven to work.

Services typically include :

  • Business training
  • Ongoing support
  • Marketing support, including online advertising and client enquiry services
  • Pre-designed fitness programmes
  • Admin and financial support

What Qualifications Do I Need?

To be eligible you will, of course, need to be qualified at Level 3  and eligible for CIMSPA.

Suitable qualifications to achieve your Level 3 include :

  • NVQ Level 3 in Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise (awarded by City and Guilds, Active IQ, OCR, VTCT and CYQ)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Fitness Instructing (awarded by Active IQ, City & Guilds, CYQ, NCFE, VTCT and OCR)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (awarded by Active IQ and CYQ)

What Next?

You need to start the ball rolling by contacting the franchise companies to get a starter pack. There's a number of companies that offer the franchise model in the UK, so check out our dedicated section now.

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By Ian Duncan

PT Courses