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Fit Futures offers a comprehensive A-Z program with everything you need to know to become a successful personal trainer

Certificate in Personal Training

The Fit Futures Certificate in Personal Training is designed to equip you with all the knowledge and skills to become a confident and competent Personal Trainer.

Our comprehensive program covers everything you need to know for working within the fitness industry. From excercise and healthy eating, right through to fitness science and business studies, studying with Fit Futures will equip you with all the tools to succeed.

Once qualified, you will have a huge range of career opportunities in the fitness industry! This includes; working as a Personal Trainer with your own business or within a gym environment, working as a fitness instructor taking clients for health assessments or group exercise. Running boot camps or outdoor programs, working with Allied Health Professionals such as physiotherapists or massage therapists or working on cruise ships or in 30+ countries around the world!

Throughout the course you’ll learn all about the following areas of health & fitness:

MODULE 1 : The Fitness Industry

Understanding the fitness industry in New Zealand.

  • REPs and Networking
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Equipment
MODULE 2 : Anatomy and Physiology

Examining the muscle and skeletal structures of the human body and how we use energy.

  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Skeletal Structure and Function
  • Muscle Structure and Function
  • Cardiac and Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Hormones
  • Energy Systems
  • Biomechanics
MODULE 3: Nutrition

Exploring nutrition and digestion in relation to health and performance.

 Scope of Practice

  • Terminology
  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Digestion
MODULE 4 : Client Prep

Providing exercise pre-screening and customer service.

  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Engaging with Clients
  • Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
  • Anthropometry
  • Fitness and Strength Testing
MODULE 5 : Exercise prescription

Exploring methods of exercise prescription and considerations for exercise programming.

  • Exercise Prescription
  • Programming Rules
  • Cardiovasular Training
  • Session Delivery
  • Program Tracking
MODULE 6 : Groups

Instructing group exercise classes.

  • Group Development
  • The Planning Process
  • Instructing a Circuit Class
MODULE 7 : Special Populations

Health conditions and how to accommodate exercise for them.

  • Introduction to Special Populations
  • Heart Conditions
  • Metabolic Conditions
  • Asthma and Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental Health
MODULE 8 : Business

Starting your business with business planning.

  • Job Applications
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
MODULE 9 : Personal Training 101

Behavioural change and delivering personal training sessions.

  • Personal Training Sessions and Delivery
  • Behavioural Change
  • Body Composition
MODULE 10 : Personal Training Prescription

Session planning and assessing your client’s performance.

  • Postural Analysis
  • Screening Recommendations
  • Exercise Variations
  • Phases of Adaption
MODULE 11 : Specialised Personal Training

Personal training for children and actively ageing clients.

  • Children
  • Actively Aging Clients
  • Referrals
MODULE 12 : Personal Training for Sports Performance

Periodisation, deloading, considerations for endurance training and movement screening.

  • Performance
  • Sports Training
  • Periodisation
  • Deloading
  • Endurance
  • Movement Screening
MODULE 13 : Practical Workshop

Practical session to demonstrate your ability to program for and interact with clients.

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