Your Career Opportunities

8 Career opportunities for newly qualified trainers

Once you’ve qualified as a Personal Trainer with us, you’re ready to hit the ground running. But do you know which part of the industry you want to take by storm? There are plenty of options available for newly qualified trainers in the industry, so we put together this free guide to help you out. We also include a career pathways & Business workshop on the course to help educate you on what to expect and take the first steps.

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal training, or one to one training, is just that. It’s personal.  Working solely with your client on a one to one basis, you get to know them and understand what makes them tick, adjusting their training accordingly. This form of training can be very rewarding, you get to watch someone grow in confidence, in health and in fitness, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s also very lucrative for a new PT, allowing you to charge a higher price because of your personal touch.  It’s not unusual to be on as much as €50/hour, once you specialise in a certain type of training, (for example weight loss for mums or Strength and Conditioning)

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SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING

Semi-Private Training is effectively personal training but you’re training between 2 – 6 clients at the same time. This form of training is becoming more and more popular with new PT’s. The reason is, this type of training is great fun for you, your clients and also more cost effective for them. These small groups are usually friends or relatives, so you get to have great fun with them while helping them improve their health, mobility and overall confidence.

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GROUP TRAINING

Group training can take many forms, however, generally speaking it involves a larger number of people training together at the same time (8+ people) Group trainers can earn a large amount of money. We have countless successful past students working all over the world, doing just that. They now own and operate their own studios, with large clients bases.

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CORPORATE WELLNESS/TRAINING

Corporate training has the potential of becoming big business for PT’s. If you’re located in an area that is heavily populated by office blocks and businesses, it might be time to consider adopting a ‘Corporate Wellness Programme’ to help grow your business. Many organisations will pay for their staff to be involved in corporate wellness programmes, it can help increase the well-being of their employees and help them work better. This can be HUGELY beneficial for you as a PT. Blocks covered on our PT course on how you sell, set prices & packages for corporate fitness programs. 

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CRUISE SHIPS

Image Fitness Training is one of the largest fitness recruiters for Steiner with interview’s organised every three months for our graduates. We have a huge amount of past students now working on cruise ships, travelling the world and training people from every corner of the earth. We now know what it takes to get someone to the level of being accepted onto a cruise ship. Your client base will be varied, as you travel to different ports and locations. Experience gained here is key and it takes trainers to a whole new level.  Plus you get to see the world as you work. 

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TEAM TRAINING

Working with sports teams is another great option, and a passion for many of our students who come from a sporting background, so know the industry.
Strength and fitness training plays a huge role in many sports, and as such many athletes are recognising the importance of seeking specialist training as part of their own unique training regime.
You as an expert can work alongside them.
A good way to get your foot in the door is to express an interest and offer discounts or special training sessions during their off-season (typically October – February) to familiarise yourself with the team.
These sports teams have huge budgets set aside to pay for the abilities and knowledge that you will have once you qualify as a trainer.

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ONLINE TRAINING

Online trainers are some of the biggest earners in the industry. Taking your training online allows you to reach a global audience. Time and distance are no longer obstacles for you, your costs are low and as such it is currently a booming industry. That’s the good news. The not so good news is there’s lots of work involved in making your business viable, but don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for, because we know what it takes. Get this right and you can do very well, working from the comfort of your own home and potentially earning thousands each month. Call us today and we can tell about some of our graduates doing well online.

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MAINSTREAM GYM

This is the easiest career path to get into, but believe us when we say it can be an amazing decision. We’ve learned this because we’ve seen how our past students are doing in gyms. Image Fitness Training are the leading provider of trainers to gyms in Ireland and often the manager interviewing you will have done the course also. Working in a mainstream gym will give you access to hundreds of clients on a daily basis. You’ll get to work with clients with many different goals, fitness levels and abilities. This knowledge will mean you’re capable of training any type of person that walks through the door. That kind of knowledge makes you a HUGE part of that gym, you become so valuable to them. This means you can start climbing the ranks, start teaching other personal trainers and eventually becoming a manager of that gym.

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WHY CHOOSE US

The driving force behind setting up the NEFPC was to increase the quality and standards of instructors in the fitness industry. This has been achieved and now most of Irelands gym managers come directly to Image Fitness looking to employ trainers as they know the standards are high. We are proud to recommend our qualified students and provide any after care to help get started. This has made the NEFPC an ideal place to gain your education and start your career. We are confident that we’re the only fitness course provider that has the resources and knowledge to help you build success. We work hard with our students after they qualify, to ensure they achieve their goals and have the confidence to get started.

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Shauna Curtis
Shauna Curtis
2019-04-18T12:01:28+0000
Best decision I made this time last year to do the platinum plus package, highly recommend this course to anyone looking to have a career in the fitness industry. I will definitely be back on one of your new courses to further on my knowledge in this industry. Looking forward to returning to image fitness soon 😀💪read more
Karen Maher
Karen Maher
2019-04-07T07:28:18+0000
I took a big step 7 months ago.. to become a pt and choose image fitness training.. I left school with no education at 14 and I’m in my 40s .. was very nervous need I say.. but as soon as I entered the room lorcan and mark my tutors reassured me and now 7 months after with the stress hard work and dedication I finally succeeded in something I love doing helping people to live healthy life’s .. so highly recommend image fitnessread more
Tomas Buzūnas
Tomas Buzūnas
2019-03-11T15:57:43+0000
Have short message for all formers girls and lads. If you scared try courses cause of language barrier don't be all" teacher's " are amazing paision person and will answer any question you have .Specially Allan and Lorcan .read more
Przemyslaw Makal
Przemyslaw Makal
2018-11-29T08:04:10+0000
Total professional experience and knowledge 😁
Inga Lyall
Inga Lyall
2018-10-07T10:49:44+0000
Very professional, high quality Training.
Anthony Killeen
Anthony Killeen
2018-07-31T08:31:37+0000
Fantastic course with some excellent tutors with tonnes of experience and knowledge of the industry. I learned so much through this course and made some great friends along the way too. Would recommend to anyone looking to get qualified and working asap.read more
Belinda Maria Parker
Belinda Maria Parker
2018-04-09T09:47:43+0000
Peter O Halloran
Peter O Halloran
2018-04-01T00:01:22+0000
Anthony McLoughlin
Anthony McLoughlin
2017-09-07T16:43:06+0000
Micheál Penston
Micheál Penston
2017-06-29T13:46:41+0000
Fantastic course to get you started and set up in the fitness industry. The tutors are brilliant with a wealth of knowledge and take the time to ensure you fully benefit from the course. Currently doing the part time course - evenings and weekend and it's amazing the amount we have learnt so far and how we are progressing. Learning a new skill while making some brilliant friends along the way. Plus the added bonuses of the platinum plus package really sweeten the deal!!read more
Rebecca Harford
Rebecca Harford
2017-06-29T11:00:57+0000
Fantastic course with incredible tutors. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to get into the industry. I look forward to going in to my classes every week.read more
Emer Emma
Emer Emma
2017-06-20T14:50:29+0000
Adrian Nodwell
Adrian Nodwell
2017-06-13T19:19:55+0000
I completed the Training with Image in Cork where I was able to complete my studies around my permanent job doing Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Tutors were great and so helpful. Made some great friends too. Teaching my own classes now and also have Personal Training clients. Just take the gamble. It will pay off.read more
Elaine Maria Finnegan
Elaine Maria Finnegan
2017-06-13T15:56:46+0000
Filip Menkinovski
Filip Menkinovski
2017-05-16T13:58:01+0000
Jelena Maya
Jelena Maya
2017-04-30T18:59:01+0000
Nicole McCarthy
Nicole McCarthy
2017-04-27T08:38:10+0000
Mark Molloy
Mark Molloy
2017-04-02T11:26:02+0000
Great course. John & Lorcan are legend tutors. Can't go wrong.
John Vieira
John Vieira
2017-03-14T18:19:49+0000
Amazing , was a great course ... Really happy and they will actually push you to the market �
Abraham Berhe
Abraham Berhe
2017-02-13T22:55:09+0000
Dane Cullen
Dane Cullen
2017-01-26T13:34:30+0000
Joanne Cusack
Joanne Cusack
2017-01-18T20:39:23+0000
Coming to the end of my course with Image Fitness thoroughly enjoyed the course and found Johnny Broughton and Lorcan Dalton to be brilliant tutors. Both made the course very enjoyable and were always available to help when neededread more
Amanda O'Donovan
Amanda O'Donovan
2016-12-21T15:52:19+0000
i would 💯 recommend this course for anyone who is thinking of getting into the industry image fitness was highly recommended to me and I'm glad I signed up😊 The tutors are amazing and really know their stuff..no matter how long it's been since you've studied don't worry.. they break everything down and help you understand every detail(Kevin makes anatomy a lot easier than id expected as I never done anything like it in school he is a great tutor)read more
Daniel O Sullivan
Daniel O Sullivan
2016-12-20T16:47:14+0000
Outstanding course and the best decision i ever made. The course tutor Alan is an excellent teacher who really explains everything so well and leaves noone behind!read more
Mickey Dan Murtagh
Mickey Dan Murtagh
2016-12-16T20:42:04+0000
Laura Foster
Laura Foster
2016-12-16T15:49:23+0000
I have just completed my first term at image fitness and I can honestly it has been an incredible journey so far! The tutors are extremely helpful and passionate about what they do which makes it a lot easier to understand the material. It is very much a hands on course and you really need to be willing to put yourself out there and get involved in everything! I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to pursue a career in the fitness industry! Roll on PT!! 💪🏼💪🏼read more
Mick Fogarty
Mick Fogarty
2016-12-16T15:27:44+0000
I'm really enjoying the course learning so much and it's fun to,the tutors are very good they really know there stuff,and there sound to,great course highly recommend it.read more
Sharleen Thompson
Sharleen Thompson
2016-12-16T15:16:28+0000
Clodagh Cronin
Clodagh Cronin
2016-10-05T20:38:44+0000
I loved image fitness, taught me so much, nutrition wise and the exercise and physical side. Would recommended it to anyone, Alan Murphy, the tutor in cork is probably the only person I know who you could compare to an encyclopaedia �� Learned so much that will stand to me throughout my career in the fitness industry. Would def advise it to anyone thinking about it. ��read more
Peter James Purdue
Peter James Purdue
2016-10-03T16:50:36+0000
Laura O'Leary
Laura O'Leary
2016-10-02T23:06:36+0000
Hazel Symons
Hazel Symons
2016-10-02T22:28:20+0000
Danielle Moynihan
Danielle Moynihan
2016-09-10T14:28:47+0000
Mark Mc MC Loughlin
Mark Mc MC Loughlin
2016-06-15T00:57:16+0000
Amazing guys These are the future off people who want the best training in Dublin and the UK
Isioma Hilda Okonmah
Isioma Hilda Okonmah
2015-11-02T11:43:52+0000
Jane Ift
Jane Ift
2015-10-08T12:49:21+0000
Bryan Carroll
Bryan Carroll
2015-09-21T16:09:41+0000
Very good course with knowledgable tutors. Would recommend their courses to anyone.
Laurence Ging
Laurence Ging
2015-09-21T07:37:51+0000
Brilliant course, couldn't recommend it enough for anyone looking to kick start their career in the fitness industry.
Tomas Whelan
Tomas Whelan
2015-09-20T15:10:49+0000
Jenine Whyte
Jenine Whyte
2015-09-11T21:48:23+0000
Liga Dzene
Liga Dzene
2015-08-23T12:37:35+0000
Graham Doak
Graham Doak
2015-07-27T20:13:04+0000
Absolutely loved this course highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into this industry top tutors
Tomas Foley
Tomas Foley
2015-07-27T16:39:39+0000
Mark McCoy
Mark McCoy
2015-07-23T12:00:28+0000
Great course, tutors are very supportive and giving with their own time on advice and help. If your looking to get into the fitness industry, look no furtherread more
Ruairí Smyth
Ruairí Smyth
2015-07-13T11:27:54+0000
Shannon Ivers
Shannon Ivers
2015-07-08T18:41:11+0000
Best investment I ever made and made some great friends
Oisin Tracey
Oisin Tracey
2015-07-08T17:10:15+0000
Daren Nolan
Daren Nolan
2015-07-08T14:43:02+0000
Just completed the combo course with image, it was the best decision I've ever made in my life. If you're passionate about fitness and love training and the fitness lifestyle then this is a must. Their tutors are brilliant and you also meet a bunch of great people along the way so what the hell are you waiting for! 🙂read more
Noel Bucks
Noel Bucks
2015-07-08T10:46:22+0000
Top Class Course with the best of Tutors. And their not bad looking either..
Padraic McDonagh
Padraic McDonagh
2015-07-05T10:01:44+0000
Chris McCann
Chris McCann
2015-07-04T09:51:13+0000
Diane Buttimer
Diane Buttimer
2015-05-24T18:38:14+0000
Darran Corcoran
Darran Corcoran
2015-05-22T23:17:17+0000
A brilliant course , well worth doing ! With great tutors such as Alan Murphy and Tracey France !!
Mark Byrne
Mark Byrne
2015-05-16T18:54:42+0000
Stephanie Ni Gormain
Stephanie Ni Gormain
2015-03-24T11:49:43+0000
Top marks for image fitness best investment iv ever made ..Alan and Tracey has to be the best tutors iv ever had given us all 110% knowledge and supportread more
Dominika Cichocka
Dominika Cichocka
2015-03-16T15:46:12+0000
Fiona Roddy
Fiona Roddy
2015-03-06T22:34:02+0000
Extremely happy I choose Image fitness course,staff lovely very friendly and made us students feel like we were part of the Image family. . Workshops brilliant course work very good covered everything I wanted and help from tutors all along the way. Highly recommend this course to anyone you will not be disappointed so go ahead book your course with them and get into the industry with the best start ☺☺read more
Molloy Molloy
Molloy Molloy
2015-03-04T08:48:49+0000
Tracie Eileen Shine
Tracie Eileen Shine
2015-03-02T17:29:42+0000
Love this course the tutors were excellent and provided all u need... Well worth the money glad I finally done it
Cathal Greene
Cathal Greene
2015-03-02T14:14:24+0000
I have to say thank you once again to Image Fitness Training, all the staff and our amazing tutor Alan Murphy, what an inspiration you have been to us all. Money very well spent! I am strongly thinking about doing the massage course and master PT course too so I might be seeing you all again soon! Thanks again guys, best course there is 🙂read more
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
2015-02-24T22:36:41+0000
I have to say, this course well exceeded what I thought it would be- amazing is a understatement, I'm sad I'm leaving behind the last 16 weeks but excited for what lies ahead. The ppl I've met are like a new family to me and ill never forget. Thanks to Nial, Bryan, peder, John for all the help. Well done image.read more
Aaron Dooley
Aaron Dooley
2015-02-23T14:29:32+0000
Would highly recommend anyone who is looking to get involved in the fitness industry to go through Image Fitness for their qualifications, they have the most friendliest and knowledgeable staff and i can easily say it was worth every cent! Thanks guysread more
Ciarán Judd
Ciarán Judd
2015-02-12T10:22:37+0000
Shona Murray
Shona Murray
2015-02-11T14:20:22+0000
Bryan Kavanagh
Bryan Kavanagh
2015-02-11T13:14:40+0000
Vasile Cimpoaca
Vasile Cimpoaca
2015-02-08T13:04:39+0000
Stephen Kealy
Stephen Kealy
2015-02-06T17:10:03+0000
Niamh Elliott
Niamh Elliott
2015-01-29T14:49:17+0000
Sinead Mc Fadden
Sinead Mc Fadden
2014-11-24T19:42:55+0000
Robbie Duffy
Robbie Duffy
2014-10-29T17:18:39+0000
Diarmuid Magfhloinn
Diarmuid Magfhloinn
2014-10-26T22:02:07+0000
Emma Kearney
Emma Kearney
2014-10-19T17:55:26+0000
Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward
2014-10-08T16:18:14+0000
I would just like to thank everyone in image for there wonderfull help and advice during and after the course. Since completing the course i have gained the skills and experience to start up my own classes with a fellow image student. I would advise anyone interested in going in to the fitness industry to do image fitness training.read more
Stephen Nolan
Stephen Nolan
2014-10-08T00:44:58+0000
Great tutors
Patrick Bawn Brosnan
Patrick Bawn Brosnan
2014-09-02T12:23:53+0000
Melanie Garey
Melanie Garey
2014-08-27T02:13:12+0000
Jay Boggan
Jay Boggan
2014-08-03T23:49:17+0000
Robert Kawczynski
Robert Kawczynski
2014-07-29T10:50:39+0000
The best investment I ever did, it was worth every cent I paid for. Flexible payment option. Great tutors with amazing knowledge, a specially Mr. Alan Murphy who was inspiration for all of us. Options for day and evening classes. All what I say is you can't make better choice. Myself can't wait for the PT master course be available in Cork. I will book it straight away 🙂 So thank you very much to all image fitness staff and owners for all your support. 🙂 Well done guys 🙂read more
Shahn Waz
Shahn Waz
2014-06-14T08:57:11+0000
Tim Creedon
Tim Creedon
2014-06-11T23:32:43+0000
Gareth McDowell
Gareth McDowell
2014-05-28T08:51:36+0000
Fernanda Martinez
Fernanda Martinez
2014-05-24T01:06:00+0000
Sinead Ronayne
Sinead Ronayne
2014-05-16T14:11:22+0000
Steven Tierney
Steven Tierney
2014-05-14T21:11:38+0000
Jp O'brien
Jp O'brien
2014-05-07T16:50:02+0000
Robert Mc Dermott
Robert Mc Dermott
2014-04-29T12:42:26+0000
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